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The Sydney Informatics Hub presents the

Accelerated Computing for Innovation Conference



Welcome to the Accelerated Computing for Innovation Conference presented by the Sydney Informatics Hub, a Core Research Facility of the University of Sydney.

We are celebrating the cutting edge of computing in a one-day technology, big data, and machine learning/A.I. spectacular! We have a fantastic line up of speakers showcasing outstanding work in science and industry revolutionised by accelerated computing, including precision medicine; wildlife and crop conservation; exploring the evolving virtual earth; star, rock, and shark spotting; education and language technology, crime prediction and more!


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8.45am - 9.00am Registration

9.00am - 9.15am Welcome

  • Jeremy Hammond, University of Sydney

09.15am - 11.15am Life, Evolution and Health

  • Aidan O’Brien, CSIRO - Life science research at scale
  • Mark Pinese, Garvan - Computing the genomics of good health
  • Carolyn Hogg, University of Sydney - The future is here – the benefits of genomic tools in translocations
  • John Sebastian Eden, University of Sydney - Revealing the hidden world of viruses
  • Emily Remnant, University of Sydney - Using big data to find small things inside bees: Discovering new honey bee viruses with metatranscriptomics

11.15am - 11.30am Morning tea (provided)

  • Poster session and sponsor booths

11.30am - 12.30pm National Collaborative Infrastructure

  • Andrew Lonie, Melbourne Bioinformatics, University of Melbourne - Planning digital research infrastructure for biosciences
  • Christopher Harris, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre - Enabling Petascale Science with the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre
  • Ben Evans, NCI

12.30pm - 1.15pm Lunch (provided)

  • Poster session and sponsor booths

1.15pm - 3.15pm Earth, Environment and Space

  • Dietmar Muller, University of Sydney - Understanding Earth System Evolution—Connecting Deep to Surface Processes
  • Geraint Lewis, University of Sydney - What’s happening in the dark-side of the universe?
  • Caroline Foster, ASTRO3D, University of Sydney - Galaxy formation and evolution
  • Cormac Purcell, Macquarie University - Sharks, tombs and cosmic bubbles: how machine-learning spans diverse scientific fields

3.15pm - 3.30pm Afternoon tea (provided)

  • Poster session and sponsor booths

3.30pm - 5.30pm Humans and Society

  • Kai Riemer and Sandra Peter, University of Sydney - AI - History, hype and hysteria
  • Hanh Le, Appen - Understanding speech and text in low-resource languages
  • Sonya Corcoran, Digital Innovation - Who is making what and how?
  • Roman Marchant, University of Sydney - Understanding and preventing crime using Data Science

5.30pm Closing Remarks

  • Simon Ringer, University of Sydney


HPC, GPU, Big Data, Genomics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

This conference will connect all different aspects of computing technologies and applications and get people thinking about how they might use these in their own work. We are ambitiously targeting a broad demographic to try and encourage skill- and knowledge-sharing across disciplines. Think outside your box.

For more information, see:

https://informatics.sydney.edu.au/hpc_conference/




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