A2I2 Co-Director Alfred Deakin Professor Svetha Venkatesh elected Science Fellow

News / Shannon Ryan / August 26, 2021

Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A2I2) Co-Director, Alfred Deakin Professor and ARC Laureate Fellow Svetha Venkatesh has been elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. This latest honour follows Professor Venkatesh’s appointment as an Australian Research Council Australian Laureate Fellow in 2017 and election as a Fellow of both the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (2006) and the International Association of Pattern Recognition (2004).

Professor Venkatesh has pioneered many theoretical and algorithmic foundations for detecting normal and anomalous activities and deriving meaning from digital video. This underpinning theory has significantly impacted applications including automated security and video search. These contributions to theory and methods have been internationally recognised through widely-cited publications, patents, and the establishment of an award-winning global security company.

Her recent work examines how to use machine learning to accelerate the process of experimental design and is the focus of her ARC Laureate Fellowship. Collaborating with scientists and engineers from diverse fields such as material science and metallurgy, the team has invented new products and processes.

To hear Alfred Deakin Professor and ARC Laureate Fellow Svetha Venkatesh being interviewed on SBS go to: SBS Interview.

For more information see: Deakin News

Source: Deakin News & SBS