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A robot demonstrator for event cameras

Event cameras are bio-inspired sensors capable of providing a continuous stream of events with low latency, and high dynamic range. Opposed to capturing the whole scene at fixed time intervals like conventional cameras, each pixel in an event camera operates independently from the other pixels and responds to changes in the perceived brightness. Recently we proposed the use of event cameras for robot localization. However, the demonstration was limited to a static dataset. In this research project, you will have …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
School
School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics
Research centre(s)
Centre for Robotics

Machine learning for understanding and predicting behaviour

Understanding behaviour and predicting events is a core machine learning task, and has many applications in areas including computer vision (to detect or prediction actions in video) and signal processing (to detect events in medical signals).While a large body of research exists exploring these tasks, a number of common challenges persist including:capturing variations in how behaviours or events appear across different subjects, such that predictions can be accurately made for previously unseen subjectsmodelling and incorporating long-term relationships, such as previously …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
School
School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics

Community and Public Health Nutrition Workforce

The training of a specialised community and public health nutrition (CPHN) workforce assumes they are optimally placed to address food and nutrition issues at a population and community level. However, concomitant with the rise of diet as the leading risk factor contributing to the burden of disease in Australia, has been a dramatic disinvestment in this workforcePermanent, full time nutritionist positions embedded in communities or population settings are few. If an organisation invests in a nutrition intervention it is increasingly …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Mapping the perpetration of violence in Australia

This PhD involves a contribution to The Perpetration Project, a program of national research on the perpetration of violence in Australia. This research will map the extent and character of men’s and women’s use of violence and violence-related behaviours in intimate, domestic, and family settings. Associate Professor Michael Flood is co-leading the project, with collaborators in two external organisations, the Equality Institute and the Accountability Matters Project. This project began in 2020.The Perpetration Project will provide the first national data …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Justice
Research centre(s)
Centre for Justice

Preventing grate over-heating in solid fuel boilers

The furnace grate is a key component of the many boilers that burn solid fuels. Many biomasses with large particle sizes such as woodchip burn on furnace grates and grate combustion assists the combustion of fuels that burn in mostly in suspension such as sugar cane bagasse and sawdust.While furnace grates are successfully used in the combustion of a range of solid fuels, they can overheat and fail, resulting in downtime and high costs for grate replacement.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
School
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering
Research centre(s)
Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy

Early prevention of inflammation-related diseases: characterization and use of milk and infant formula

Our belief in the importance of the 'first thousand days' and the critical part that nutrition plays has led my group to studies evaluating the composition and actions of milk and infant formula.Our studies of exosomes in biological fluids have led us to consider their presence and potential roles in milk and thus nutrition. To date, we have mainly determined proteomic contents (cargo) of exosomes but have been increasingly swayed by the literature suggesting important roles for microRNAs in general …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Biomedical Sciences

High tech vs high touch: designing IT for preventing homelessness

This project is about preventing homelessness for mature women before it begins. This aim is to intervene prior to the crisis occurring, that is, we aim to intervene when housing stress is occurring or likely to occur (nb. housing stress is defined here as meaning having difficulty maintaining safe and appropriate housing).According to the health continuum of prevention, three stages of harm prevention exist:primary (prevent the harm occurring)secondary (attempt to stop existing harm early)tertiary (attempt to reduce the impact of …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science
Research centre(s)
Centre for Data Science

PneuMatters: Preventing early-onset pneumonia in high-risk children through maternal immunisation - a study in Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Māori, or Pacific Islander infants

The PneuMatters study is evaluating the efficacy of a pneumococcal vaccine in preventing pneumonia in the first 12 months of life in high-risk infants whose mothers received the vaccine while pregnant. The study is being conducted in Darwin, South-East Queensland and Malaysia. Participants are recruited in antenatal clinics and are followed until the baby turns 12 months of age.Australian participants must be pregnant with infants who will be identified as either Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Māori, or Pacific Islander. This …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Public Health and Social Work

Understanding Online Global Shopping Event Participation

Online global shopping events, like Singles’ Day, Amazon Prime Day, Click Frenzy and Cyber Monday, resemble traditional physical sales events, like Black Friday and Post-Christmas sales, however differ operationally in that they exist digitally. Such online sales events have grown significantly in sales, media attention and consumer interest. While researchers have examined consumer behaviour in the context of physical retail sales events – such as willingness to attend, participate, or value sought – research is scare in relation to this …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations

Personalised decision aids to inform induction of labour and prevent stillbirth

The primary purpose of artificially inducing labour is to prevent stillbirth. However clinical guidelines are very standardised and generally recommending induction of labour at 41 weeks gestation. Clinical guidelines do not vary by ethnicity, woman's body mass index and other factors that might increase or reduce the risk of stillbirth. As a result, costly inductions may be performed unnecessarily, or too late.The aim of this project is to conduct a literature review that will inform an ethics application on risk …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Public Health and Social Work
Research centre(s)
Centre for Healthcare Transformation
Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation

TRAP: Translation into practice of Tools for Risk Assessment for healing and prevention of venous leg ulcers

Approximately 30% of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) fail to respond to evidence-based treatments and remain unhealed; while after healing, 60–70% of ulcers recur. Currently most clinicians use only their experience to identify patients with VLUs at high risk of failure to heal or recurrence after healing.To address this problem objectively, this project team has developed and validated two risk assessment tools to identify patients at high risk of failure to heal or ulcer recurrence. A prospective, multi-site study has demonstrated …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Nursing

Restoring adiponectin signalling to prevent prostate cancer progression

Advanced prostate cancer (PCa) is a leading cause of cancer-associated death in Australian men. Anti-androgens, which exploit the tumour’s reliance on androgens for its growth and spread, offer temporary remission in advanced PCa patients, but due to treatment resistance, fail to be curative. A further complication of anti-androgens is that they trigger a deleterious suite of metabolic side-effects resembling obesity/Metabolic syndrome. These symptoms not only impact patient health but promote the tumour to be more aggressive and resist treatment. Vital …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Biomedical Sciences

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