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Join us at next week’s Branch Forum to hear from Dr Mahesh Prakash from CSIRO Data61

Thursday, 02 Mar 2017

Dr Mahesh Prakash is a Senior Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO Data61 and leads a group of 40 Scientists, Engineers and Software Professionals who develop and apply Computational Models and Data Analytics for various Geophysical and Industrial Systems.

Natural Hazards such as floods and fires are affecting larger sections of the population as the society becomes more urbanised with increasing densities living close to the coast and in urban/rural fringe areas. With the added complexity of climate change, going forward, we are now facing significant pressures in relation to infrastructure planning issues.

Governments all over the world are now grappling with the challenge of shifting resources from an unsustainable response and recovery paradigm to a key focus on adaptation and mitigation. One of the biggest hurdles in making this switch is the lack of evidence that allows planners and decision makers to gauge the impact and cost/benefit associated in moving from response/recovery to adaptation/mitigation.

Data61 in collaboration with other Business Units in CSIRO, are working towards addressing this significant challenge using novel modelling, workflow, data analytics and model-data fusion techniques.

This presentation is aimed at providing a summary of these activities both through real world exemplars and work in progress concepts. Audience that will be interested in this talk will include data scientists, modellers, planners and decision makers from government and industry.

Date:Wednesday 8 March, 2017
Time:5:45pm registration for a 6:00pm start
Venue:           Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC) South Wharf
Speaker:Dr Mahesh Prakash, Senior Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO Data61

For more information and to register, please click here.