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Qinfeng ‘Javen’ Shi

Qinfeng ‘Javen’ Shi

Professor Javen Qinfeng Shi is the national lead of Smarter Regions Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) bid, founding director of Probabilistic Graphical Model group, director in advanced reasoning and learning of Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) at the University of Adelaide. He is the first ARC discovery early career researcher award (DECRA) awardee in machine learning (2012-2014).

He has transferred his research to many domains ranging from agriculture, mining, sport, manufacturing, automated trades, computer vision, water utility, health, education and others.

One of his very recent achievements is that he formed the team DeepSightX recently won 2nd place in a global competition to predict mineral deposits in June 2019. One thousand people from 62 countries had entered. In merely 3 months, his team outperforms professional companies with over 40 years experience in mining.

More recently (Sept. 2019), he and his team helped MIDDOL Pty Ltd win the Golden Prize (1st place) at SAIC Volkswagen’s Logistics Innovation Day in Shanghai. The prize was for the development of MIDDOL’s digital factory, a dashboard that can monitor the processes taking place on the factory floor powered by AI beating VW’s suppliers around the global.

He is currently leading and developing Smarter Regions Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) bid. The AI4Regions CRC (~$60M-80M over 10 years) will empower regional Australia to gain the maximum benefit from the AI revolution. It will transform existing industries and grow a technology sector in and for regional Australia. The CRC will be a partnership of industry, government, universities and VET training organisations and will be the first major effort to specifically focussed on enabling regions to capture the benefits of AI solving problems across all industry sectors.

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