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New research lifts the clouds on land clearing and biodiversity loss

QUT researchers have developed a new machine learning mathematical system that helps to identify and detect changes in biodiversity, including land clearing, when satellite imagery is obstructed by clouds. Using statistical methods to quantify uncertainty, the research, published in Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, analysed available satellite images of an 180km square area in central…

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Research Collaboration: Parks Victoria

Parks Victoria is responsible for managing a diverse estate that covers more than 4 million hectares (about 18 per cent of Victoria) and includes national parks, urban parks, wilderness areas, 75 per cent of Victoria’s wetlands and 70 per cent of Victoria’s coastline. Parks Victoria and AMSI have established a collaborative relationship to demonstrate the…

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Schools struggle as maths, science teachers in short supply

Herald Sun Education Reporter, Suzan Delibasic, has reported on new data by the Australian Education Union revealing more than two in five Victorian principals say maths and sciences classes are not taught by teachers qualified to teach the subject. The article features commentary by AMSI Director, Professor Tim Marchant, who said the lack of supply of…

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Forecasting the spread of COVID-19

What will happen next with COVID-19 in Australia? If ten people are infected today, how many will be infected in three days, 30 days or six weeks? As the pandemic escalated across the world in March last year, understanding how the virus spread and at what speed became crucial. Professor Rob Hyndman, Head of the Department…

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What does a data science career look like in the era of AI?

Looking to launch your data science career? If thinking about a career analysing big data, you’re no doubt aware that artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more and more ubiquitous. Everything is getting smarter, as new AI and machine learning technology enables data-driven solutions for individuals, organisations, governments, security frameworks, energy and natural resource management. Learn…

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