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Bird and bat meter

Study level

Master of Philosophy

Honours

Vacation research experience scheme

Faculty/Lead unit

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Supervisors

Professor Margot Brereton
Position
Professor Eng. & Interaction Design
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Associate Professor Susan Fuller
Position
Associate Professor in Ecology
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Dr Catherine Leigh
Position
Senior Research Fellow
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Professor Stuart Parsons
Position
Head of School, EEBS
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Dr Erin Peterson
Position
Principal Research Fellow
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Professor Paul Roe
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty

Overview

This project seeks to construct a device to acoustically monitor Australian wildlife and to present the detected species and sound summaries to end users through a website or app. The box will record and analyse the sounds for bird and bat calls and relay the findings to a website or application.

The project has a number of different parts which are suitable to different students depending on your interest.

Research activities

Research activities include:

  • designing and building a Raspberry Pi-based bird and bat detector
  • designing algorithms to detect birds and bats based on modern AI techniques including deep learning
  • working with end users on interesting interfaces to access the collected data and promoted engagement and interest in the natural environment.

Outcomes

The goal of the project is to produce a working prototype system. Individual students will work on different parts of the project depending on their interest and expertise. We anticipate the outcomes will also lead to a research paper.

Skills and experience

To be considered for this background, you will need a background in one of the following:

  • designing computer hardware
  • AI or machine learning
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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