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ACS WA Dennis Moore Oration and 1962 Awards 2023

Returning to the UWA University Club, the WA Branch of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) annually presents leading edge orations by world class speakers, accompanied by a sumptious three-course dinner.

Event Start: Fri 24 Nov 06:15 PM AWST
Event Finish: Fri 24 Nov 10:00 PM AWST


Registration End Date: Thu 23 Nov 05:00 PM

<p>PROUDLY SPONSORED BY</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1695796515000"></img></a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong><em>The Dennis Moore Oration is the most prestigious forum held by ACS (WA) annually. </em></strong> </p> <p>The annual Dennis Moore Oration was inaugurated in honour of Professor Dennis Moore AM, the father-figure of computing in Western Australia. Professor Moore was inaugural chair of the WA Computer Society (<em>which 50+ years later became the ACS of today</em>), the Director of the very first computing centre in WA, an executive director of Government Computing, and then appointed foundation Head of School of Computing at Curtin University of Technology in 1987. </p> <p> </p> <p>The Dennis Moore Oration has been hosted by ACS (WA) since 2012 (<em>on the 50th anniversary of the installation of the first computer at UWA in 1962 by Dennis Moore AM</em>) with a range of distinguished speakers on an ICT topic supported by leading edge research, including Professor Andrew Rohl, Professor Ian Reid, Professor Craig Valli, Professor Svetha Venkatesh, Dr Adrian Boeing, Professor Matt Bellgard, Professor Jingbo Wang, Associate Professor Rachel Cardell-Oliver, Associate Professor Doina Olaru and Associate Professor Vidy Potdar. </p> <p> </p> <p>This year will be no exception, as we are honoured to have Professor Tom Gedeon, Human-Centric Advancements Chair in AI at Curtin University, present on this year&#39;s Oration topic &quot;<strong><em>Building AI tools which respond to and understand people while preserving privacy&quot;</em></strong>.</p> <p> </p> <p>Abstract: With today’s wide availability of inexpensive sensors, we are increasingly collecting data directly from the behaviour of people, using wearables and cameras. This allows us to create AI tools which interpret human actions and even reactions to the outputs of our AI tools, and thus fine-tune or modify their output. This will mimic the kinds of non-verbal messaging two people will use during a conversation. This kind of AI which responds to human actions and reactions is responsive AI. </p> <p> </p> <p>Responsive AI is the use of sensors on or pointing at people, with the use of AI to predict subtle emotional states, actions and reactions. In practice, this is wearable sensors for skin conductance, heart rate, muscle activation, skin temperature and so on, and cameras (eye gaze, video, thermal cameras or hyperspectral cameras). </p> <p> </p> <p>The use of AI to detect subtle human internal states poses novel privacy risks, along with the expected privacy risks from video cameras. These risks can be mitigated using privacy preserving approaches, called responsible AI.</p> <p> </p> <p>Responsible AI is a privacy by design approach to control the private and personal data used. In practice, this means the use of adversarial generative algorithms to remove personal identity information from sensor streams, and from video.</p> <p> </p> <p>Professor Gedeon will describe some of his previous work in these areas, and demonstrate that full use of responsive AI needs responsible AI.</p> <p> </p> <p>The winners of the 1962 Prize and 1962 Medal will also be announced. These prestigious awards, sponsored by Professor Dennis Moore AM, showcase the best and brightest minds in WA and are a celebration of local talent, student excellence and the next generation of ICT Professionals. </p> <p> </p> <p>This year, the distinguished Oration event will be held at The UWA Club on Friday 24th November, 2023.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Registrations Open from 1800 for Pre-Dinner Drinks at 1815 - 1900 Start</strong></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>**Dress Code: Formal dress attire**</strong></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Background - Dennis Moore Oration</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>The Oration is named after <strong>Dennis Moore</strong>, the father-figure of computing in Western Australia.  Professor Moore was first chairman of the WA Computer Society, the Director of the very first computing centre in WA, an executive director of Government Computing, and then appointed foundation Head of School of Computing at Curtin University of Technology in 1987.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>ACS 1962 Prize</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>The prize celebrates the year in which the first digital computer was installed in Western Australia and is sponsored by <strong>Dennis Moore FACS. </strong>This prestigious prize is annually awarded to an individual <strong>Computing/Information Systems</strong> student in Western Australia.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>ACS 1962 Medal</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>The medal is named in honour of the year that Western Australia&#39;s first internally programmed digital computer was installed by Professor Dennis Moore FACS. This medal is awarded to the most outstanding completed <strong>Doctoral research (eg PhD)</strong> in Western Australia in the field of <strong>Information Technology and Computer Science</strong>.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong><em>The 2022 Award Winners</em></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><em>     <img alt="User-added image" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1691657523000"></img></em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>        1962 Prize - David Adams and Yuval Berman      </em></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><em>     <img alt="User-added image" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1691657377000"></img></em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>              1962 Medal - Dr Uzair Nadeem</em></strong></p> <p> </p>

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Professor. Tom Gedeon

Professor. Tom Gedeon

Tom Gedeon holds the Optus Chair in AI at Curtin University. Prior to this, he was Professor of Computer Science and former Deputy Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at ANU. He gained his BSc (Hons) and PhD from the University of Western Australia.
Professor Gedeon’s main research area is Responsive and Responsible AI. His focus is on the development of automated systems for information extraction, from eye gaze and physiological data, as well as textual and other data, and for the synthesis of the extracted information into humanly useful information resources, primarily using neural/deep networks and fuzzy logic methods, and delivered in real, augmented and virtual environments.
Professor Gedeon has over 400 publications, and has run multiple international conferences. He is a former president of the Asia-Pacific Neural Network Assembly, and former President of the Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia. He has been General Chair for the International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP) three times. He has been nominated for VC's awards for postgraduate supervision at three Universities. He was recently a member of the Australian Research Council's College of Experts. He is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, and the INNS/Elsevier journal Neural Networks.

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Entrance 1, Hackett Drive,Crawley,WA,Australia

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    Entrance 1, Hackett Drive
    Crawley WA 6009
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    Fri 24 Nov 06:15 PM AWST

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    Fri 24 Nov 10:00 PM AWST
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