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Sun 22 - Wed 25, Sep 2019

RoboVis 2019, Glenelg, SA

Overview


RoboVis is the annual symposium of the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision. The event showcases the latest research in Robotic Vision and related areas.

This year, RoboVis will be hosted by the Centre’s University of Adelaide node and will be held from the 22nd to 25th September at the Stamford Grand in Glenelg, South Australia.

The program consists of talks by guest speakers, research presentations, technical demonstrations, 3-minute PhD spotlights, poster sessions, as well as social/networking activities. We will also celebrate the Centre’s research achievements since RoboVis last year.

All Centre staff (PhD Researchers, Research Fellows, Associate Investigators, Research Affiliates, Research Associates, Engineers, Chief Investigators, Board Members, and Operations Team members) are welcome.

Register your attendance

(Registration closes 11:30pm Wednesday 17th July 2019)

Please note:

  • Research Training is scheduled for the afternoon of Wednesday 25th September. It is compulsory for Research Fellows & PhD researchers to attend this training. You will have accommodation for Wednesday night, then check out and travel home on Thursday 26th September.
  • Centre staff who have caring responsibilities that will prevent them from attending Robovis are encouraged to contact their local Node Administrator to enquire about travel support that is available to facilitate attendance.

If you require further information, please contact robovis2019@roboticvision.org.

Program


Sunday 22nd September 2019

Time

Venue

Description

From 2:00pm

Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg

Arrival and check in

4.30pm-6:00pm

Outside Ballrooms 1-3

Registration desk open

6:30pm

Horizons Restaurant

Cocktail reception and welcome (chair Centre Deputy Director)

Monday 23rd September 2019

Time

Venue

Description

7:00am-9:00am

Promenade Restaurant

Breakfast

7:00am-9:00am

Ballroom 3

Poster set-up (chair Dylan Campbell)

7:00am-9:00am

Ballrooms 1-2

3MT set-up (chair Yasir Latif)

7:30am-9:00am

Outside Ballrooms 1-3

Registration desk open

9:15am

Ballrooms 1-2

Welcome and housekeeping (chair Centre Deputy Director)

9:30am

Ballrooms 1-2

Research presentations - Nicole Robinson; Yuankai Qi; Masoud Faraki (chair Itzik Ben Shabat)

10:30am-11:00am

Outside Ballrooms 1-3

Morning tea

10:30am

Ballroom 3

Poster session 1

12:00pm

Outside Ballrooms 1-3

Lunch

12:00pm

Hindmarsh Meeting Rooms 1-2

Centre Advisory Board meeting (working lunch)

1:30pm

Ballrooms 1-2

Research spotlight, Professor Robert Mahony (chair Tat-Jun Chin)

2:30pm

Ballrooms 1-2

Perspectives talk, Dr Ramesh Raja Segaran (chair Tat-Jun Chin)

3:00pm-3:30pm

Outside Ballrooms 1-3

Afternoon tea

3:30pm

Ballrooms 1-2

3MT presentations (chair Yasir Latif)

4:30pm

Free time

5:30pm

Ballrooms 1-2

Guest Speaker, Professor Dana Kulic (chair Centre Director)

6:30pm

Ballrooms 1-2

Networking dinner and Trivia Night

Tuesday 24th September 2019

Time

Venue

Description

7:00am-9:00am

Promenade Restaurant

Breakfast

7:00am-9:00am

Ballroom 3

Poster and demo set-up (chair Dylan Campbell and Thomas Rowntree)

7:30am-9:00am

Hindmarsh Meeting Room 1-2

RVSS 2020 Curriculum Meeting

7:30am-9:00am

Outside Ballrooms 1-3

Registration desk open

9:30am

Ballrooms 1-2

Guest Speaker, Dr Paul Alexander (chair Tat-Jun Chin)

10:30am-11:00am

Outside Ballrooms 1-3

Morning tea

10:30am

Ballroom 3

Poster Session 2 (chair Dylan Campbell)

12:00pm

Outside - Ball Room 1-3

Lunch

12:00pm

Hindmarsh Meeting Rooms 1-2

RVSS 2020 Committee Meeting (working lunch)

1:30pm

Ballrooms 1-2

Research presentations, Fatemeh Saleh; Mike Sasdelli; Pieter van Goor (chair Ravi Garg)

2:15pm

Ballrooms 1-2

Professional Staff Presentation (chair Katrina Tune)

2:30pm

TBA

Group photo (chair Thuy Mai)

3:00pm-3:30pm

Outside Ballrooms 1-3

Afternoon tea

3:00pm

Ballroom 3

Demo session (chair Thomas Rowntree)

5:00pm

Free time

5:30pm

Ballrooms 1-2

Guest Speaker, Dr Michelle Perugini (chair Centre Deputy Director)

6:30pm

Ballrooms 1-2

Gala dinner and awards night

Wednesday 25th September 2019

Time

Venue

Description

7:00am-9:00am

Promenade Restaurant

Breakfast and check out (check out not including PhD Students and Research Fellows)

8:30am-9:30am

Ballrooms 1-2

Demonstrator Project meetings

9:30am-10:30am

Ballrooms 1-2

Science Project meetings

10:30am

Outside Ballrooms 1-3

Morning tea

11:00am

Ballrooms 1-2

Perspectives talk, Dr Paul Dalby (chair Tat-Jun Chin)

11:30am

Ballrooms 1-2

Summary and close by Centre Director

12:00pm

Outside Ballrooms 1-3

Lunch

1:30pm

Ballrooms 1-2

Alumni talk, Dr Fangyi Zhang

2:15pm

Ballrooms 1-2

Alumni talk, Dr Vincent Lui

3:00pm

Outside Ballrooms 1-3

Afternoon tea

3:30pm

Ballrooms 1-2

Alumni talk, Dr Viorela Ila

4:15pm

Ballrooms 1-2

Alumni talk, Dr Juxi Leitner

5:00pm

Free time

6:00pm

Local Dinner - TBA

Dinner for PhD Students and Research Fellows

Talks


Professor Dana Kulić

Professor Dana Kulić

Professor, Monash University

Dana Kulić received the combined B. A. Sc. and M. Eng. degree in electro-mechanical engineering, and the Ph. D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of British Columbia, Canada, in 1998 and 2005, respectively. From 2006 to 2009, Dr. Kulić was a JSPS Post-doctoral Fellow and a Project Assistant Professor at the Nakamura-Yamane Laboratory at the University of Tokyo, Japan. In 2009, Dr. Kulić established the Adaptive System Laboratory at the University of Waterloo, Canada, conducting research in human robot interaction, human motion analysis for rehabilitation and humanoid robotics.  Since 2019, Dr. Kulić. is a professor at Monash University, Australia. Her research interests include robot learning, humanoid robots, human-robot interaction and mechatronics.

Dr Paul Alexander

Dr Paul Alexander

Chief Technical Officer, Cohda Wireless

Dr Paul Alexander is a pioneer in the field of iterative detection, with innovative and novel research dating back to the mid 1990s, and a track record of turning his research into products in Australia, Singapore and the United States of America.

Paul was the principal designer of advanced 3G receivers at Southern Poro Communications before co-founding Cohda Wireless to capitalise on new techniques he developed with his team at the University of South Australia.

From the beginning, Paul has led the creation of all of Cohda’s IP and has built an impressive patent portfolio. He continues to create innovative IP at the head of Cohda’s Research team.

Dr Michelle Perugini

Dr Michelle Perugini

Co-Founder and CEO of Presagen and Life Whisperer

Dr Michelle Perugini is an entrepreneur, academic and an internationally renowned expert in health, medical research, advanced analytics, and cognitive AI.

Michelle spent the first 13 years of her career in health and medical research, specialising in predictive genetics and translational medicine. Michelle led large complex research projects that translated genetic mutation analysis (bioinformatics) to clinical treatments for cancer patients. She was also the pioneer of new methods in proteomics that now drive drug discovery.

In 2007 Michelle co-founded the innovative start-up ISD Analytics where she led the research and development, and commercialisation, of its award-winning human-population behaviour predictive analytics software product Simulait. ISD Analytics was acquired by Ernst & Young (EY) in 2015 and became one of EY’s global suite of analytics products. Michelle is now working with and mentoring various innovative technology start-ups, and is a co-founder of Presagen and Life Whisperer.

Presagen specializes in AI-Driven Image-Based Medical Diagnostics. Presagen’s Cloud AI Platform safely connects data from medical institutes globally to enable the rapid co-development of medical imaging software products that can be delivered at scale and at low cost, to any clinic anywhere in the world. Presagen’s first product is Life Whisperer.

Life Whisperer uses artificial intelligence (AI) to better identify healthy embryos for IVF, and to ultimately improve outcomes for couples wanting to have children.

Professor Robert Mahony

Professor Robert Mahony

ANU Node Leader and Chief Investigator, Vision & Action Program Leader

Rob Mahony is a Professor in the Research School of Engineering at the Australian National University and has been a Chief Investigator with the Centre since its inauguration in 2014. His research interests are in non-linear systems theory with applications in robotics and computer vision.

He wrote the seminal paper providing a clear exposition of non-linear complementary filters on the special orthogonal group for attitude estimation; an enabling technology in the early development of quadrotor aerial robotic vehicles.  He was the first to provide a principled analysis for using optical flow of control of aerial robotic vehicles and was a coauthor on the first experimental paper that demonstrated landing of a quadrotor vehicle on a textured but featureless moving surface.

In 2016, Rob was named a Fellow of the IEEE, recognising his contribution to the control aspects of aerial robotics.

Dr Paul Dalby

Dr Paul Dalby

Business Development Manager, Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML)

Paul Dalby is the Business Development Manager for the Australian Institute for Machine Learning. He is a highly accomplished and qualified executive consultant who has helped to facilitate over $250M in funding for research and government programs. He has facilitated strategic planning workshops for the Premier of South Australia, senior executives, research scientists, government agency staff and community organisations. He has prepared strategic plans for companies (up to $110M turnover pa), major government initiatives (up to $750M) and community groups. Paul has project managed cross-disciplinary, cross-agency projects as well as taking on the role of Director for the Goyder Institute for Water Research in South Australia. He has Board experience on industry associations, non-government agencies and start-up companies. He has a wealth of experience planning and setting the strategic direction of organisations and their existing business activities, identifying and proving opportunities for growth in income.

Dr Ramesh Raja Segaran

Dr Ramesh Raja Segaran

Director, Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility (URAF)

Ramesh is Director of the Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility (URAF) at the University of Adelaide, as well as a Remote Pilot License (RePL) instructor. He is a pioneer in the usage of remotely piloted aircraft for large-scale and wide-area conservation and agriculture problems. He studies the application of remote sensing technologies, including the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for environmental monitoring and precision agriculture. He is an expert in augmenting field data collection methods with emerging technologies and decision support tools for conservation and agriculture.

 

Registration


Register here

Registration close 11:30pm Wednesday 17th July 2019.

Please note:

  • Research Training is scheduled for the afternoon of Wednesday 25th September. It is compulsory for Research Fellows & PhD students to attend this training. You will have accommodation for Wednesday night, then check out and travel home on Thursday.
  • Centre staff who have caring responsibilities that will prevent them from attending Robovis are encouraged contact their local Node Administrator to enquire about travel support that is available to facilitate attendance.

If you have questions, please contact robovis2019@roboticvision.org

Venue & Logistics


Venue

RoboVis 2019 will be held at the Stamford Grand in Glenelg, South Australia.

Dates

Our main program kicks off on Monday 23rd September. We will have a Welcome Reception at 6.30pm on Sunday 22nd September. There will be a Training Session in the afternoon of Wednesday 25th September 2019 for Research Fellows and PhD Students.

Travel and accommodation

We recommend all attendees travel to Adelaide and check-in to the venue in the afternoon of Sunday 22nd September, to be in time for the Welcome Reception.

To get to the Stamford Grand from Adelaide Airport, a short transfer is required.

We will provide shared accommodation which has been booked for all travellers.

Travel arrangements

ANU and Monash attendees should contact Carol Taylor (ANU) and Sandra Pedersen (Monash) who will be able to assist with your flight bookings for the symposium.

QUT participants need to book their flights through the online QUT Corporate Travel Management (CTM) system.

Adelaide participants should just ensure to register for the event to secure accommodation.

Staff with caring responsibilities

Centre staff who have caring responsibilities that will prevent them from attending Robovis are encouraged to contact their local Node Administrator to enquire about travel support that is available to facilitate attendance.

Research Training (Research Fellows and PhD Students only)

The Research Training session is scheduled in the afternoon of Wednesday 25th September 2019 for Research Fellows and PhD Students.

This year, we will have a series of talks by centre Alumni, to speak about their experience and career since leaving the Centre. This will be an opportunity to obtain inside information on how to embark on your dream career.

The training event will conclude with dinners in off-site locations in Glenelg.

Please note it is compulsory for all RFs & PhD researchers to attend this session. You will have accommodation for Wednesday night,  then check out and travel home on Thursday.

3MT/Demos/Posters


There are a number of ways you can showcase your research to the rest of the Centre during RoboVis2019.  Register your interest in participating in one or more of these events by contacting the relevant coordinator directly now and indicating your interest on your registration form.

Elevator Pitch Presentations (3MT)
This year the competition will be coordinated by Adelaide Research Fellow Yasir Latif.  Guidelines for the competition can be found here
PowerPoint Slide Template for your presentation are here
If you have any questions please contact  Yasir Latif directly.

Demo Sessions
Adelaide Research Engineer Thomas Rowntree will coordinate this year’s demo sessions.  The guidelines can be found here
Poster Template here
If you have any questions please contact Tom directly.

Research Poster Session
ANU Research Fellow Dylan Campbell will coordinate the poster session. The research poster session will allow all students to design and present one poster. Guidelines are available here .  If you have any questions please contact Dylan directly. The Poster Template is available here

Awards for the best Elevator Pitch, Demo and Research Poster will be presented on the evening of Tuesday 24th September 2019.

Organisers


Associate Professor Tat-Jun Chin, The University of Adelaide

Associate Professor Tat-Jun Chin, The University of Adelaide

Program Chair

Email: tat-jun.chin@adelaide.edu.au

Website: http://cs.adelaide.edu.au/~tjchin

Ms Thuy Mai, The University of Adelaide

Ms Thuy Mai, The University of Adelaide

Event Coordinator

Email: thuy.mai@adelaide.edu.au

 

Dr Dylan Campbell, ANU

Dr Dylan Campbell, ANU

Poster Chair

Email: dylan.campbell@anu.edu.au

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/djcampbell/

Dr Yasir Latif, The University of Adelaide

Dr Yasir Latif, The University of Adelaide

3 Minute Thesis Chair

Email: yasir.latif@adelaide.edu.au

Website: http://ylatif.github.io/

Mr Tom Rowntree, The University of Adelaide

Mr Tom Rowntree, The University of Adelaide

Demo Chair

Email: tom.rowntree@adelaide.edu.au

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