X-Sensing 2019

Cross-disciplinary Conference on Scientific Analytics.

25 - 29 November 2019, Coffs Harbour, Australia.




Program Overview

The conference program is divided into two parts:

  • a two-day training workshop in machine learning and digital skills, and
  • a three-day cross-disciplinary meeting centered around a hack-day.

Registration for each part is separate - come for the full week, the workshop or just the conference.

  Training Workshop Cross-Disciplinary Meeting
25th Nov
26th Nov
27th Nov
28th Nov
29th Nov
Morning: Introduction to Machine Learning Advanced Visualisation Talks, Project Pitches Hack Day Participant Talks
Afternoon: Practical Deep Learning for Science Finding Structures in Data Unconference,
Project Prep
Hack Day Project Summaries
Evening:     Conference Dinner (Hack Day)  

Our invited speakers will be presenting at the cross-disciplinary conference during Wednesday and Friday. Participants will also have time to present their own research as a short talk.

Industry Support

The hack-day is a key focus of the meeting and a fantastic opportunity to bootstrap cross-disciplinary projects. Our generous industry partners are sending experts in machine-learning, computer vision, visualisation, data-wrangling, sensors and aerial platforms to help you achieve your vision:

Invited Speakers

We are lining up fantastic speakers to inspire you help you achieve your hack-day goals.

Dr Michael Bewley

Dr Michael Bewley - Senior Director of AI Systems at Nearmap

Dr Michael Bewley has worked in a wide range of industries. He started out detecting Alzheimers with brain scans, then moved to complex systems and product analytics on medical devices at Cochlear. He then completed a PhD at the ACFR, interpreting imagery produced by underwater robots for marine scientists, before taking on the Lead Data Scientist role in marketing at CommBank. He is now the Director of AI at Nearmap, a fast growing Australian technology company that captures high resolution aerial imagery in four countries.

Dr Ilana Feain

Dr Ilana Feain - Scientific Commercialisation Specialist at CSIRO

Dr Feain is a commercialisation specialist at CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science. She has extensive astrophysics research experience and and was project scientist for the Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope, before founding a medical imaging company to develop an innovative radiation therapy machine for treating cancer.

Associate Prof Ross

Assoc. Prof Shawn Ross - Director of e-Research at Macquarie University

Trained as an historian, Shawn also has over 20 years of fieldwork experience in archaeology, including excavation, pedestrian survey, satellite remote sensing, ceramics processing, technical photography, and data management. Shawn has also directed the Federated Archaeological Information Management Systems (FAIMS) project, which is building information technology infrastructure for archaeology and other fieldwork-based disciplines. FAIMS has led to the development of a new research direction, examining the impact of digital technologies on archaeological research and developing approaches to building robust digital infrastructure in 'small' disciplines like archaeology.