Posts by Alison Donnellan
Team CSIRO’s Data61 representing Australia in ‘robot Olympics’
Team CSIRO’s Data61 will represent Australia – and the Southern Hemisphere –in the ‘robot Olympics’ this month in the United States. Experts from around the world have spent the past three years pushing the boundaries of autonomous robotic technology to map, navigate and search environments as part of the Subterranean Challenge, run by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Professor Josef Pieprzyk awarded IACR Fellowship
Professor Josef Pieprzyk of CSIRO’s Data61 can now add International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) Fellow to his list of outstanding achievements in the field of data security. Below, Josef looks back on his career milestones, most impactful research, and proudest moments, and shares some insights into his next big breakthrough.
Look, but don’t touch: Digital Humans and performance analysis
Harnessing the power of high-performance computing, a Digital Human is a detailed replica of a person (or part of a person) and their environment. It digitally duplicates someone’s anatomy by using data from body scans and medical imaging, enabling us to evaluate the functions, movement and health of a person without putting them through invasive tests.
The Megatrends that will impact Australia in the next 10-20 years
They are powerful trajectories of change occurring at the intersection of geopolitical, socioeconomic, environmental and technological trends. CSIRO’s Stefan Hajkowicz examines the megatrends that have withstood the pressures of the global pandemic and might well remodel the way we do business, writes Dr Stefan Hajkowicz, Senior Principle Scientist, for the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
CSIRO’s Data61 researcher named one of the most impactful in the world
Meet Dr Sherry Xu - a Senior Researcher within the Architecture and Analytics Platforms team at CSIRO's Data61, she was recently named as one of the most impactful software engineers in the global SE community by Bibliometric Assessment of Software Engineering Scholars Institute. We're speaking to Dr Xu about her upcoming projects, creating impactful work, and her 4,000+ citations.
Gizmo gives space scientists a leg up at new exhibition
Modelled off insects like ants and cockroaches, our hexapods are designed to go where no robot or human can easily […]
Q&A with Dr Fawad Nazir, the new Research Director for Engineering and Design
Please join us in welcoming Dr Fawad Nazir, the new Research Director of Engineering and Design at CSIRO’s Data61. With […]
Decision-making strategies for directors
From managing stakeholders and uncertainty to irreversible consequences, using decision theory can lead to better organisational outcomes, writes Dr Stefan Hajkowicz in the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Coastal hazard assessment tool wins national environment and sustainability award
The Port Phillip Coast Hazard Assessment project, conducted by CSIRO’s Data61 in collaboration with the Victorian Department of Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), has received the Environment and Sustainability award at both the Victorian and National APSEA Industry Awards, held separately in March this year.
Spotlight on Women in Tech: Dr Monica Wen Chen
We’re speaking to Dr Monica Wen Chen, an award-winning AI research scientist in the Decision Making Under Uncertainty group within the Analytics and Decision Sciences Program here at CSIRO’s Data61. Dr Chen discusses her career path, what she’s currently working on, one of the biggest changes that needs to take place in the tech industry and her advice on breaking into the world of data science.