Posts by Alison Donnellan
From CSIRO software engineer to start-up CEO: Silvia’s journey to revolutionising healthcare
Dr Silvia Pfeiffer's Coviu has been revolutionising patient care in Australia's medical industry for years. Here's how she went from a software engineer at CSIRO's Data61 to the CEO of one of the fastest growing companies in the nation.
Spotlight on Women in Tech: Dr Sarvnaz Karimi
A Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO's Data61, Dr Sarvnaz Karimi has over 12 years of experience working in health informatics, applying her expertise at the intersection of Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing (NLP), and Machine Learning.
Spotlight on Women in Tech: Ms Farina Riaz
Meet Ms Farina Riaz, a postgraduate student at CSIRO’s Data61 who is currently working on quantum artificial intelligence (AI) and its applications. We chat to her about her most impactful projects, career journey, and how STEM industries and research organisations can attract more talented women.
Spotlight on Women in Tech: Dr Qinghua Lu
Meet Dr Qinghua Lu, the team leader of Data61's Software Engineering for AI program and an expert in blockchain and software architecture. We chat to her about her career, current projects, the creation of responsible AI, and what the STEM industry can do to attract and enable women.
Spotlight on Women in Tech: Ms Lauren Hanson
A Mechanical Engineer in the Advanced Mechatronics System Team within the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group at CSIRO's Data61, Ms Lauren Hanson has helped create world-class communications nodes for the DARPA Subt team and is currently designing dynamic tracked robots.
Meet Prof Didar Zowghi, Software Engineer for AI and AI Diversity and Inclusiveness
Introducing Prof Didar Zowghi, CSIRO's Data61's newly appointed Software Engineering for AI Lead. A leader in human-centric technology design and a renowned information technology educator, Professor Zowghi joins Data61 in January from the University of Technology. Here, she shares her career journey and highlights, goals for her new role, AI insights, and advice on pursuing a career in tech.
Our 2021 Year in Review highlights
It’s been an extraordinary year. Uncertainties and challenges have remained, but so too has perseverance, innovation, and successes. We’re proud of the science excellence, adaptive transformation and future building that CSIRO’s Data61 has achieved this year.
The latest phishing tricks and how to identify and avoid them
Are you confident you can tell a real email from a fake one? Often taking the form of an email from work, a retailer, or even a business client, phishing scams have cost Aussies $3.8 million this year, and they're not as easy to spot as you think they are.
How team CSIRO’s Data61 won silver at the ‘Robot Olympics’
Here, Team Leader of team CSIRO’s Data61 and Group Leader of Data61’s Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group Dr Navinda Kottege shares a behind-the-scenes look at the techniques, strategies, and technology the team employed during the Challenge.
How SMEs can harness the power of AI
Artificial intelligence (AI) can affect and benefit SMEs in two ways: by altering their business environment and making the conditions they do business in easier, and by helping them to change their business models and practices, leading to increased productivity and outreach, and to scale up their operations.