QCIS is delighted to announce that Prof Dacheng Tao has been awarded a prestigious IAPR Fellow on 14 November, 2012. This Award was introduced in 1994 and is conferred biennially to acknowledge distinguished contributions to the field of pattern recognition and to IAPR activities - scientific contributions to pattern recognition, and service to IAPR are taken into account in the selection process.
The UTS Newroom reports that Vice-Chancellor, Prof Ross Milbourne, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of the Australian Technology Network (ATN) to increase co-operation with Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU).
The International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) is continuing its AI Video Competion that it ran from 1989 until 1997, and reinstated in 2011. In 2013, a total of 17 submissions were accepted to be screened during the conference. Awards were presented at IJCAI for a number of video categories at a ceremony on 8 August.