New Research Centre for the School
Professor Svetha Venkatesh, one of Australia's most distinguished researchers, has joined the School of Information Technology to head a new Strategic Research Centre - PRaDA (Pattern Recognition and Data Analytics).
PRaDA's research interests will focus on:
- graphical models and their application to multi-media surveillance
- building large-scale observations systems
- new media capture paradigms
Professor Venkatesh is also involved in two new exciting start-up companies:
iCetana - an award-winning company that develops intelligent video surveillance software that enables operators to focus only on the one percent of events requiring attention.
TOBY Playpad - a new interactive iPad app offering a revolutionary new way to accelerate learning for children with autism. It allows a parent to do the early intervention learning with their child at home. By empowering parents to deliver therapy outcomes at home, the app addresses a critical gap - the time parents have to wait to access therapy - after their child has been diagnosed with autism.
From Curtin University in Western Australia, Professor Venkatesh is joined by her research team:
- Associate Professor Dinh Phung
- Dr Santu Rana (Research Associate)
- Dr Sunil Gupta (Research Fellow)
- Dr Budhaditya Saha (Research Fellow)
- Dr Thi Duong
- Dr Thin Nguyen
- Dr Truyen Tran
They are all based on the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.
For more information visit the PRaDA website: http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/src/prada/