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4th Annual Dennis Moore Oration Dinner: 'Where is that Data Utopia?' Looking beyond the Data to Deliver Efficiencies

Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015

Each year, the Australian Computer Society (ACS) presents leading edge orations by world class speakers. 

This year our guest speaker is Svetha Venkatesh, Alfred Deakin Professor, Director Centre for Pattern Recognition and Data Analytics, Deakin University, Australia.

Professor Venkatesh’s Oration title is: ‘Where is that Data Utopia?’ Looking beyond the data to deliver efficiencies.

Data is compelling, seducing us to believe that analysis will always empower us. But this is often not true. Particularly, when events are rare or predictions are poor. Sometimes, data is unavailable. This oration considers what to do when confronted with failures with current data or analysis.

The Oration is named after Dennis Moore, 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.  

This event will be held on Wednesday 21st October 2015 at the University Club. For more information and to purchase your ticket, please click here.