Join us for an exciting in-person event on Mon 4th March and Tuesday 5th March, and explore how AI is revolutionising education and the latest advancement!

To register for the events:

Registrations close onĀ Friday, 1 March 2024

About the speaker:

Professor Ian McLoughlin (Professor, Singapore Institute of Technology) was Head of the School of Computing at the University of Kent (Medway) from 2015-2019, a professor in the University of Science and Technology of China from 2012-2015. Before that, he spent 10 years at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and 10 years in the electronics R&D industry in New Zealand and the UK. He became a Chartered Engineer in 1998, a Fellow of the IET in 2013, and was twice a Chinese Academy of Sciences President's Fellow. He has over 250 papers, 5 books, and 10 patents in the fields of speech & audio, wireless communications, and embedded systems, and has steered numerous technical innovations from conception through to successful deployment.

Session 1: Made in university: transforming the post-AI education industry

Monday 4th March (10 - 11.30am, followed by morning tea 11.30-11.50am)
Just like other industries, our particular industry inputs raw material, refines and shapes it into a product, and charges a fee for doing so. We succeed or fail in terms of our ability to accomplish that transformation, and to do so cost-effectively. We have capacity constraints, production schedules and market growth. We are also judged by our product quality, just like any other industry. The main difference, though, is that the materials we process are human beings. This seminar explores transforming the way we prepare graduates for the world of post-chatGPT employment in the 21st century with examples of innovation from my own university (Singapore Institute of Technology).
Note to PhD students who have some work experience: SIT is looking to fill 6 new junior faculty positions in 2024.

Session 2: Advances in speech and audio AI

Tuesday 5th March 14-15pm
Abstract: The latest advances in the speech and audio technology field are leading to systems with real-world capabilities that are poised to change the way we live and do business. Just as the neighbouring field of NLP has experienced a renaissance thanks to ChatGPT, the field of speech and audio has tremendous latent possibilities that researchers are beginning to unlock. In this talk, Prof. McLoughlin will explore the field and present some of his research areas in which machine learning and signal processing are combined to deliver future advanced speech and audio applications.


Mon (UQ Cyber ASOC 78-level 4 Cyber Wing), Tues (HCC Studio (78-311)