21.juuni, 14:00 ICT-315 "ANU TechLauncher: For the Love of Innovation"
Tarkvarateaduse instituudi seminaril neljapäeval, 21.06.2018 kell 14:00 esineb Dr. Charles Gretton (Austraalia riiklik ülikool) teemal "ANU TechLauncher: For the Love of Innovation".
Seminar toimub ruumis ICT-315.
TechLauncher is a program devised by the Research School of Computer Science at the Australian National University, and is convened by The Speaker. An interdisciplinary endeavour, TechLauncher combines many project-based courses, enabling mature undergraduate and post-graduate students to develop and showcase research and professional skills. The majority of the 320 students enrolled in TechLauncher courses are from our graduate and undergraduate computing and engineering programs. We also have participation from our School of Music, the Crawford School of Economics, the Research School of Earth Sciences, and others. Industry engagement is a critical aspect, with more than half our projects having industry and/or government clients, with project IP licenced to the university for assessment purposes. Individual and team outputs are evaluated by student peers, industry mentors, project sponsors, and academic examiners. TechLauncher also supports student-led innovation, with a number of companies having started in TechLauncher. We advocate this model as a means for research and teaching institutions to improve student (employment) outcomes and supercharge industry and government engagement.
Dr Charles Gretton is a Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University. Working closely with a number of collaborators, highlights of Dr Gretton's recent contributions include: (i) computing proxies for cost allocations in transportation games, (ii) compositional upper bounding concepts for Bounded Model Checking and AI Planning, with associated mechanisation of results in HOL4, and (iii) applications oriented work developing an adaptive large neighbourhood search heuristic for computing economical and visually attractive routes. In addition to contributing to the research literature Dr Gretton co-founded HIVERY, a company backed by Data61 and The Coca-Cola Founders platform. HIVERY provides retail-AI solutions in the USA, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.