With the NSW Government’s early August announcement of its plans to establish a whole-of-government data analytics centre and formation of Data 61, data analytics gains increased prominence in the business community.
With researchers like Dr Paulo Shakarian from Arizona State University who spoke on the subject of “AI decodes Islamic State strategy” and Prof Hugh Durrant-Whyte from Sydney University who spoke on “Data Science for the Science community”, KDD2015, the first Australian edition of the largest international conference in data analytics, attracted 1192 registrations.
Big Data has ushered in an exciting new age in data exploration and utilization and offers a unique opportunity to identify new trends and patterns in diverse and emerging types of data. Every day, around 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are generated. In fact, 90% of the data in the world today was created in the last two years!
Are you sick and tired of wasting time in the shops, looking for that perfect outfit, trying on an endless number of different ensembles in different fitting rooms in different stores only to find that the garment you have chosen is either not flattering, the colour doesn’t suit you or you simply don’t like it?
Formally opened by NSW Minister for Innovation the Hon Victor Dominello MP, the sensory augmenting capabilities of the UTS Data Arena allow researchers to observe interrelationships, patterns and anomalies not normally seen in data portrayed in a 2D format. This interactive 3D visualisation system enables the exploration and visualization of data.
Led by A/Prof Jian Zhang, AAi’s Multimedia and New Media Analytics research group demonstrated their intelligent video surveillance and multimedia search project at the 2015 Sydney CeBIT event on 6 May.
Invited by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Prof Longbing shared his views on deep behaviour analytics to a group of over 30 senior analytics professionals from various government departments as a means of motivating and inspiring professional practice in analytics within the government. Our young PhD candidate, Shameek Ghosh, has also been invited to share his health informatics research at HISA NSW’s 3rd Young Talent Time event.
The paper by Qian Liu, Jinyan Li and Zhenhua Li on Using B-factor-related features for accurate classification between protein binding interfaces and crystal packing contacts won the Best Paper Award (BMC Bioinformatics) at the recent International Conference on Bioinformatics. It proposes to use four features related to B factor for the classification between biological interfaces and crystal packing contacts. The proposed computational methods have a potential for large-scale and accurate identification of biological interactions from the experimentally determined structural data stored at the Protein DataBank which may have diverse interface sizes.
A new monograph, Metasynthetic Computing and Engineering of Complex Systems, by Prof Longbing Cao, has recently been put online by Springer. The book uses the systematological methodology in addressing system complexities in open complex giant systems, for which it may not only be effective to apply reductionism or holism. The book aims to encourage and inspire discussion, design, implementation and reflection of effective methodologies and tools for computing and engineering open complex systems and problems. Researchers, research students and practitioners in complex systems, artificial intelligence, data science, computer science, and even system science, cognitive science, behaviour science, and social science, will find this book invaluable.
Funded through the Australian Research Council's (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme, the project, in partnership with the ATO, aims to build theoretical breakthroughs and novel tools for deep analytics and active management of non-self-finalising (NSF) individual and business behaviours.
The paper on “Tertiary structure-based prediction of conformational B-cell epitopes through B factors” with lead author, A/P Jinyan Li of AAi has been accepted by the International Society of Computational Biology and was presented at the 22nd Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology, held on 11-15 July in Boston, USA.
AAi honorary visiting student, Marco Rossetti from Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy is an Endeavour Scholarship recipient and had been with the Institute for six months. He shared his views with us and found being a visiting student is an incredible experience.