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Health data mining collaboration

Deakin has signed an MOU with India's Max Healthcare to enhance healthcare management.

CRESP award for excellent paper

Dr Truyen Tran has won the Centre of Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention (CRESP) Early Career Researcher Best Research Paper Award for 2014.

Machines learn to pick up the cues

A new data pattern recognition program is pinpointing people most at risk of suicide.

ARC funding for Deakin

Success for Deakin in the latest round of ARC Discovery, DECRA and LIEF grants.

TOBY Playpad in India

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

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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.

27th February 2015