Dr Cécile Paris FTSE is a Senior Principal Research Scientist Science Leader at CSIRO Data61. Her expertise is in Computational Linguistics, User Modelling and social computing. She has been a pioneer in applying these techniques to such areas as social media. Cécile received a Bachelor degree from the University of California in Berkeley and a PhD from Columbia University in New York. She joined CSIRO about 20 years ago, after working in research institutes in the US and the UK. Currently in CSIRO, she leads the Knowledge Discovery and Management Research Group. She has over 250 referred publications and is very active in the research community here and internationally.
This talk describes how computational linguistics and the study of human communication plays a significant role in the digital economy. Some of the research questions that arise in these areas will be discussed, both in the understanding of language and generating it, and why they need to be addressed. Some past applications that the speaker has worked on at CSIRO will be described such as tailored delivery and on-line communities. The talk will also include a description of some recent work at CSIRO investigating language and its use in social media.
Professor Branka Vucetic FTSE is an ARC Laureate Fellow and Professor in Telecommunications at the University of Sydney, where she directs the Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications.
Her research interests include wireless communications and error control coding. Prof. Vucetic’s main research contributions are adaptive error control schemes, adopted for major wireless network standards, and soft output detection and decoding algorithms, which have been widely used in mobile communications systems.
She has provided R&D support to the federal government’s Smart Grid, Smart City national demonstration project on its wireless solutions.
Professor Vucetic recently received the Chinese Government Friendship Award by the China’s central government for continuous and sustained cooperation in education, science and technology.
She is a Fellow of IEEE, which recognised her contributions in channel coding theory and its applications in wireless communication systems.
This talk addresses the gaps that are evident in meeting the demands of the Internet of Things (IoT) through wireless technology. Traditional wired communication technologies have played a crucial role in industrial monitoring and control networks over the past few decades, but are inadequate to meet the highly dynamic and stringent demands of emerging IoT applications, primarily due to the rigidity of access to wired infrastructure. Wireless technologies have the potential to enable a completely new class of applications in manufacturing, healthcare, energy and traffic but still have severe limitations especially when real-time, reliable distributed control and protection operations are concerned, due to their high latencies and insufficient reliability. New theories, mechanisms and technologies for wireless networks with consistently ultralow latencies and ultrahigh reliability are required and this talk describes the main standardisation activities to overcome this gap and recent results in wireless communications research at Sydney University Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications.
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