Deakin Research

Deakin Research


TOBY Playpad in India

We want to reach out to as many people as possible, says Professor Svetha Venkatesh.

PRaDA honoured in Geelong

TOBY Playpad wins Smart Technology Award

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Centre for Pattern Recognition and Data Analytics
School of Information Technology
Deakin University
Locked Bag 20000

Pattern Recognition and Data Analytics

PRaDA focuses on discovery of patterns in large-scale data. While we advance theory across a range of statistical methods - from linear algebra to probabilistic techniques - we remain grounded in real world problems. We are data domain agnostic. We have projects in areas as diverse as surveillance, social media, and pervasive health.

Our research drive the start-up iCetana's innovative anomaly detection software. The software uses ideas from Compressed Sensing to enable simultaneous surveillance of many cameras deployed in diverse settings. A local city council has used our algorithms to detect loitering, anti-social behaviour and traffic violations.

Our research also drive TOBY Playpad, a uniquely adaptive early intervention program for children with Autism. TOBY Playpad monitors each child's performance on tasks from a complex syllabus and adjusts lesson delivery to each and every child. Parent feedback tells us that, thanks to TOBY, their children are learning new social, cognitive, and sensory skills.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

6th September 2012