Postdoc Alumni

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Debaditya Acharya

Postdoctoral Fellow, Object Detection Activity, Host Business Unit - Oceans and Atmosphere, Location Clayton site

  • Deb commenced with the MLAI FSP on 18/2/2021 and has now pursued another pathway with RMIT as a lecturer from 15/7/2022.

    Previously...I am working as a CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellow, in CSIRO, where my work will contribute towards the Future Science Platform (FSP) of Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence (MLAI) and its applications to anomaly detection in fisheries. Previously, I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at RMIT University, Australia, working on projects related to food automation using computer vision and deep learning. I completed my Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Melbourne, Australia, where I worked on the topic of visual sensing for indoor positioning, which aims at the development of an infrastructure-free indoor positioning technology that is suitable for mass implementation. I have also worked in the field of object tracking and positioning in indoor environments, using computer vision and deep learning. My research works are published in international peer-reviewed journals and international conferences.

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Tian Cong

Postdoctoral Fellow, Context Activity, Host Business Unit - Oceans and Atmosphere, Location Eveleigh site

  • Tian worked with the MLAI FSP during 2021.

    Previously...I worked as a Marie Curie Early Stage researcher at AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland, from 2017 to 2019. In the meanwhile, I conducted my PhD at AGH University, focusing on using Bayesian statistics for inferring the occurrence of abnormal operation in industrial processes. Currently I am working on some methods to extract key information from climate data for the use of data assimilation. My research interest include Bayesian inference, nonlinear dimension reduction and machine learning.”

    My research involves addressing the gap between computer vision and robotic vision by developing learning techniques for reliable robotic vision. I will soon be receiving my PhD from the Queensland University of Technology, where I worked with the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision and QUT Centre for Robotics. My PhD thesis explored uncertainty estimation for object detectors in open-set conditions - in these conditions, novel objects are be encountered and traditional detectors typically make perception failures. Prior to my PhD, I received my Bachelors in Mechatronics Engineering at QUT.

Xuhui Fan

Postdoctoral Fellow, Context Activity, Host Business Unit - Data 61, Location Eveleigh site

  • Xuhui worked with the MLAI FSP during 21-22.

    Previously...I am currently working on developing advanced machine learning algorithms to address the Ocean and Atmosphere problems. I obtained my PhD degree in UTS and bachelor's degree in mathematical statistics at University of Science and Technology of China. My research focuses on developing Bayesian machine learning algorithms and applying them into real world problems.

Dimity Miller

Postdoctoral Fellow, Spatiotemporal Activity, Host Business Unit - Data 61, Location Pullenvale site

  • Dimity commenced with the MLAI FSP on 7/6/2021 and has pursued a pathway with QUT as a lecturer from 7/2022.

    Previously...My research involves addressing the gap between computer vision and robotic vision by developing learning techniques for reliable robotic vision. I will soon be receiving my PhD from the Queensland University of Technology, where I worked with the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision and QUT Centre for Robotics. My PhD thesis explored uncertainty estimation for object detectors in open-set conditions - in these conditions, novel objects are be encountered and traditional detectors typically make perception failures. Prior to my PhD, I received my Bachelors in Mechatronics Engineering at QUT.

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Liyuan Pan

Postdoctoral Fellow, Object Detection Activity, Host Business Unit - Data 61, Location Black Mountain site

  • Liyuan worked with the MLAI FSP during 21-22.

    Previously...I completed my PhD degree in computer vision at the Australian National University. My research interests include image deblurring, flow estimation, depth completion, and high-speed image reconstruction with event cameras. As part of my work with the FSP, I am currently working on feature extraction with multi-modal architectures by fusing LiDAR data and RGB data.

Gajan Suthokumar

Postdoctoral Fellow, Decisions Activity, Host Business Unit - Data 61, Location Eveleigh site

  • Gajun worked with the MLAI FSP during 2021.

    Previously...I have a Ph.D. from University of New South Wales in speech processing and machine learning (ML). My research was on anti-spoofing for voice biometrics systems where I developed novel feature extraction, modelling and variability compensation techniques. I won the best student paper award at 10th APSIPA ASC in 2018. As a ML engineer, I have also developed and deployed efficient ML algorithms for various applications in network traffic optimization, supply chain, Internet of things and medical anomaly detection. My research interests are in developing machine learning, deep learning and statistical data science techniques to solve real-world decision problems. Currently, I am attached to both CSIRO and UNSW Data Science hub.

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Jing Zhang

Postdoctoral Fellow, Spatiotemporal Activity, Host Business Unit - Minerals, Location Black Mountain site

  • Jing worked with the MLAI FSP during 2021.

    Previously...I completed a Ph.D degree with Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering, the Australian National University. My main research interests include saliency detection, weakly supervised learning, generative model, uncertainty estimation. I won the best student paper prize at DICTA 2017, the best deep/machine learning paper prize at APSIPA ASC 2017 and the best paper award nominee at IEEE CVPR 2020. In my spare time. I love cooking and playing badminton.

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Muming Zhao

Postdoctoral Fellow, Spatiotemporal Activity, Host Business Unit - Data 61, Location Pullenvale site

  • Muming worked with the MLAI FSP during 2021.

    Previously...Muming finished her PhD at University of Technology Sydney, with research areas focusing on machine learning and computer vision. She is now with the MLAI FSP/Data 61 under the supervision of Peyman Moghadam. Muming’s PhD thesis studied the vision task of crowd counting in surveillance scenes. This is a dense prediction task with a focus on 2D images. Currently she is extending her research to high-dimensional 3D or 4D data. There will be both richer information and more challenging problems to be exploited and studied in the high-dimensional space. Working at CSIRO, Muming is excited to research on novel machine learning algorithms for multimodal spatialtemporal data and also keen to solve real world problems with both internal and external collaborations.

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Yan Zuo

Postdoctoral Fellow, Hybrid Prediction Activity, Host Business Unit - Manufacturing, Location Clayton site

  • Yan worked with the MLAI FSP during 2021-22 and has a new role with Amazon from 8/2022.

    Previously...I completed my PhD in 2019 from Monash University where my research focused on a family of learning algorithms categorised as ensemble learning methods. I investigated incorporating decision forests and ferns within deep learning frameworks and applying them to computer vision for robotics. These applications include a range of tasks including image classification, image segmentation, image synthesis and video prediction. Under the ML/AI Future Science Project and I am looking at investigating machine learning and deep learning methods for manufacturing and materials science applications. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, calisthenics and travelling.