Our 160+ members conduct globally competitive research and development in machine learning, artificial intelligence, computer vision and deep learning.
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Professor Simon Lucey
Simon Lucey PhD is the director of the Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) and a professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide. He is also a principal scientist at the autonomous vehicle company Argo AI .
Before joining AIML in October 2020, he was an associate research professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute in Pittsburgh, Pa. Professor Lucey has received various career awards, including an ARC Future Fellowship (2009-2013). His research interests span computer vision, machine learning, and robotics. He enjoys drawing inspiration from AI researchers of the past to attempt to unlock computational and mathematical models that underlie the processes of visual perception.
AIML members are at the heart of our institute. They comprise a wide variety of skill sets and career levels — from senior academics, experienced researchers and engineers, students, and professional staff.
Leaders in their field, AIML academics support research and teaching across all areas of machine learning.
Our researchers undertake highly innovative and challenging research to achieve international standing and lead advancements in the field of machine learning.
AIML supports a cohort of more than 70 PhD and master degree students, each supervised by our leading academics and senior researchers.
Governance and leadership
AIML’s advisory board provides objective advice and input into our strategic planning and business operations, as well as insight into market trends and opportunities. Board members assist in the engagement of key stakeholders and help promote AIML in spheres of influence.
AIML advisory board
Name Role Professor Laura Parry
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Excellence) Professor Katrina Falkner Executive Dean, Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology Ms Lusia Guthrie Independent business consultant; Chair, BioMelbourne Network; Chair, Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre Mr Adam Reid Chief Executive Officer, Department for Innovation and Skills Dr Tony Lindsay Director, STELaRLab, Lockheed Martin Australia
Early career research committee
Mr Matthew Howe - Chair
Dr Rafael Felix Alves
Mr James Paul Bockman
Dr Tong He
Mr Michael Mogford
Mr Mahdi Kazemi Moghaddam
Mr Adrian Orenstein
Ms Violetta Shevchenko
Mr Thomas Martin Walker
Mr Yang Zao
Dr Huangying Zhan