ADSN 2022 Conference: Brisbane, 21-22 November

Our Inaugural Conference is in the books - and it was a big success!

The QUT Centre for Data Science hosted the event in Brisbane. Around 90 people from around Australia attended the two-day, face-to-face get together.

The conference featured:

  • 2 Keynote talks
  • 9 Invited Speaker talks
  • Industry Panel Discussion
  • Communications Workshop
  • Workshop on formulating a response to the Australian Academy of Science report on advancing Data-intensive research in Australia
  • Workshop on formulating ideas and plans for the ADSN in 2023
  • Two poster sessions
  • Networking - get to know each other sessions

Thank you to everyone who attended and made this such a special event. We'd like to give a special thanks to the QUT Centre for Data Science for organising the event.

The ADSN hopes this is just the first of many conferences to follow!

Day 1 Keynote Speaker:

Dr Tomasz Bednarz, Director of Strategic Researcher Engagement at NVIDIA

Day 2 Keynote Speaker:

Richard Fox, Data & Analytics Manager for the AFL (Australian Football League)

Invited Speakers:

Prof Joanna Batstone, Monash Data Futures Institute: AI & Data Science for Social Good
Becki Cook, QUT Centre for Data Science: Indigenous Data Science: co-designing a framework for best practice enhancement of data literacy
Prof Lewis Mitchell, The University of Adelaide: Data science and mathematical modelling
Prof Richi Nayak, QUT Centre for Data Science: Neural Natural Language Processing Methods with added Context
A/Prof Yoni Nazarathy, The University of Queensland: Julia as a data science research tool
Dr Emi Tanaka, Monash Econometrics & Business Statistics: Towards a unified language in experimental designs
Dr Ides Wong, CSIRO: Healthcare, tech-celerated: using data to power an open and equitable health system.
A/Prof Andrew Zammit Mangion, University of Wollongong: Deep learning for facilitating parameter estimation in statistical models
Dr Astrid Zeman, Melbourne Centre for Data Science: Analysing images using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks to supplement human decision making
Levi-Craig Murray, Strategic Manager of Indigenous Data, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Tim Macuga, Senior Project Officer, ADSN & QUT Centre for Data Science: Communicating your research story
Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen, QUT Centre for Data Science Director: Conference Host & Moderator

Industry Panel Discussion


Moderator: Prof Michael Rosemann, Director of QUT's Centre for Future Enterprise.  Panellists (L-R): Dr Iain McCowan, Dubber AI; Dr Matt Aburn, WearOptimo; Emma Black, BlackBox Co; Prof Mark Harvey, QUT VP of Business Development

Photo Gallery

Conference Organising Committee: QUT Centre for Data Science

Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen, Centre Director

Tim Macuga, Senior Project Officer

Becki Cook, Centre Manager

Chantel Thoms, Project Officer

Conor Daniel Hassan, PhD Candidate