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CARMA Seminar

CARMA Special Semester on Computation and Visualisation

3:00 pm

Tuesday, 27th Feb 2018

V205, Mathematics Building


Associate Professor Stephan Chalup

(The University of Newcastle)

Artificial Neural Networks - Old and New

The human brain is still one of the most powerful and at the same time most energy efficient computers. Artificial neural networks (ANN) are inspired by their biological counterparts and the workings of biological nervous systems. ANNs were among the most popular machine learning algorithms in the 1980-90s. However, after 2000 other algorithms came to be regarded as more accurate and practical. In 2012 ANNs came back with a big bang: a new form of biologically-inspired ANNs, deep convolutional neural networks, showed surprisingly good performances on image classification and object detection tasks, far superior to all other methods available. Since then deep networks have breaken records in many application domains, from object detection for autonomous vehicles to playing the game of Go and skin health diagnostics. Deep networks are currently revolutionising machine learning in academia and industry. They can be regarded as the most disruptive technology in any industry that involves machine learning, artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, data mining or control. This seminar aims at providing an overview of ANNs - old and new - with a special view towards how visualisations could help to explain how they work.

About the speaker: Stephan Chalup (Ph.D., Dipl.-Math.) is an associate professor at the University of Newcastle in Australia, where he is leading the Interdisciplinary Machine Learning Research Group and the Newcastle Robotics Lab. He studied mathematics with neuroscience at the University of Heidelberg and completed his Ph.D. in Computing Science at the Machine Learning Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2002. Stephan has published 100 research articles and is on the editorial boards of several journals. He is member of the University of Newcastle's Priority Research Centre CARMA.

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CARMA Seminar

3:00 pm

Tuesday, 6th Mar 2018

V205, Mathematics Building


Dr Hadi Charkhgard

(University of South Florida)

Recent Algorithmic Advances on Multi-Objective Integer Programming

Multi-objective optimization provides decision-makers with a complete view of the trade-offs between their objective functions that are attainable by feasible solutions. Since many problems can be formulated as integer programs, the development of efficient and reliable multi-objective integer programming solvers may have significant benefits for problem solving in industry and government. However, the conjunction of multiple objectives and integrality yields problems that can be challenging to solve. So, this talk provides an overview of a few new exact as well as heuristic algorithms for this class of optimization problems. In particular, the talk focuses on computing the nondominated frontier and also the problem of optimization over the frontier. It is worth mentioning that all of the algorithms and their corresponding open-source software packages are developed in Multi-Objective Optimization Laboratory at the University of South Florida.

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CARMA Conference

CTAC 2018

Tuesday, 27th Nov 2018 — Friday, 30th Nov 2018

Hunter Room, Newcastle City Hall [Newcastle, NSW]

Computational Techniques and Applications Conference (CTAC) 2018 will be hosted in Newcastle by CARMA from 27-30 November, 2019. This conference will focus on computational mathematics, scientific, technical and industrial applications and high-performance computing. Please visit the conference website for further information.

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CARMA Workshop

EViMS 3

Saturday, 1st Dec 2018 — Monday, 3rd Dec 2018

(Location to be decided)

Dates to be confirmed. Information will be available on the workshop website.

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CARMA Workshop

International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies

Sunday, 7th Apr 2019 — Wednesday, 10th Apr 2019

Noah's On the Beach [Newcastle, NSW]

The 34th International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies (IWWWFB) will be held in Newcastle in 2019. Please visit the workshop website for more information.

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