Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Based in the Australian Institute of Machine Learning, our Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence research group develops and applies methods that enable machines to self-learn, in order to replicate human intelligence.

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Working predominantly with ‘big data’, our Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence group’s researchers focus on core machine learning theory, as well as text analysis, image understanding, and other applications. We also develop algorithms that allow machines to describe and reason about what they see, and plan actions accordingly.

We apply our research to: 

  • understand human-, object- and machine-object interactions
  • develop large-scale semantic environmental maps.

Research impact

Recent breakthroughs in deep learning have allowed the group to tackle new visual learning problems. For example, one area of uncertainty we are investigating is how deep learning works in relation to:

  • effective transfer learning
  • probabilistic graphical models
  • efficient training and inference algorithms. 

Our Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence group’s applied research has been decisive in providing solutions to prominent modern-day challenges. This has resulted in:

  • multiple award-winning conference papers being published, and articles in high-quality journals
  • a spin-out company, Snap Network Surveillance, being formed to commercialise innovative technology enabling video captured by large camera networks to be used more effectively for live and forensic purposes.

Our Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence research group collaborates with the private and public sector, including:

  • multinational defence companies
  • local government agencies
  • medical imaging companies.

Our researchers

We have expertise across a wide range of areas. Many of our researchers are available to assist with research project supervision for Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy students. To enquire about consulting services or working with us on a research project, please contact the researchers listed below.

Research team Expertise
Associate Professor Gustavo Carneiro Computer vision and robotics; Machine learning and artificial intelligence; Medical image analysis
Associate Professor Tat-Jun Chin Computer vision and robotics; Machine learning and artificial intelligence
Dr Anthony Dick  
Dr Lingqiao Liu  
Professor Ian Reid  
Professor Chunhua Shen Computer vision and robotics; Machine learning and artificial intelligence
Associate Professor Qinfeng (Javen) Shi Computer vision and robotics; Machine learning and artificial intelligence
Professor Anton van den Hengel  
Professor Frank Neumann  
Dr Markus Wagner Optimisation and logistics; Software engineering; Machine learning and artificial intelligence
Dr Qi Wu Computer vision and robotics; Machine learning and artificial intelligence

Higher degrees by research

Whether you intend to work in research or industry, a higher degree by research can give you a competitive edge throughout your career. Find out more about studying a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

Higher Degrees by Research