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The evening will commence with welcomes from the ATSE SA Division Chair, Dr Mike Heard FTSE and our host, the Director of the Royal Institution, Australia (RiAus), Dr Paul Willis. They will be followed by presentations at the leading edge of science by three Fellows who were elected to the Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering in November 2016. Refreshments and finger food will be available prior to the start and during the evening.
Dr Craig was born in Glasgow, Scotland and has a PhD in physics from St. Andrews University. From 1981 to 1990 she worked for the UK Ministry of Defence. In 1990 she emigrated to Australia and since then has worked for the Australian Department of Defence as a scientist, holding a number of positions over 25 years.
The rapid emergence of software defined, data driven and networked systems, coupled with global access to these technologies has resulted in capabilities that are multifunctional, rapidly evolving and highly diverse. This talk will discuss the increasing trend towards zero day threats across the entire threat spectrum (including cyber) and will discuss how new technologies such as big data, autonomous and cognitive systems can be used to help address the "uncertainty challenge".
Professor Reid joined the School of Computer Science in the University of Adelaide in September 2012. He is part of the Australian Centre for Visual Technologies a University research centre within the School. He was formerly a Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford where, helped run the Active Vision Group which is part of the wider Robotics Research Group.
His research interests span a wide range of topics in Computer Vision. In particular he is concerned with algorithms for visual control of active head/eye robotic platforms (for surveillance and navigation), visual geometry and camera self-calibration (applications of these to measurement, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), including sporting events), visual Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM), human motion capture, activity analysis, and novel view synthesis.
Professor Reid will talk on the topic: "Making Robots see"
Professor Langridge was named South Australia's 2011 Scientist of the Year. He was born in Adelaide and brought up in Canberra where he studied at the Australian National University. When he graduated he worked in Germany at the University of Freiburg. He first joined the University of Adelaide as a lecturer in agricultural biochemistry in 1984. He became Professor in Plant Science at the University of Adelaide in 1998, and CEO of the ACPFG, which he helped to establish, in 2003 Professor Langridge pioneered the use of molecular markers in cereal breeding. His research interests are in the area of deploying genetic technologies and new strategies to improve the breeding of cereal crops. In 2010 chaired a Prime Minister’s Science Engineering and innovation Council report on issues of food security.
Professor Langridge will talk on the topic: "The fraught role of technology in plant breeding"
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