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Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Professor Brendan McCane

The Rise of the Machines

About Professor Brendan McCane's research

Brendan's research is on the boundary between machine learning and computer vision. That is, how to get a computer to learn what is in an image based on example images. Some of his early work in this area included face detection and face recognition algorithms – similar to the algorithms that now run on all smart phones and social media platforms.

His work encompasses applications in medical and biological imaging including interpreting x-rays of the lumbar spine and the facial skeleton. Recently he has made contributions to the theory of deep neural networks and deep learning, and to self-learning robotics.

Brendan is also a passionate teacher and has an ongoing research project on how to best teach computer programming to novice programmers with a focus on mastery learning.

Streaming information for Professor Brendan McCane's IPL

This event will be live-streamed, from 5:25pm Wednesday 23 October 2019, at the following web address:

Professor Brendan McCane's IPL video stream

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Date Wednesday, 23 October 2019
Time 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Sciences
Event Type Lecture
Public Lecture
CampusDunedin
DepartmentComputer Science
LocationMoot Court, Richardson Building, 85 Albany St, North Dunedin
CostFree
Contact NameSophie Ehlers or Bailey McLean
Contact Phone+64 3 479 4875
Contact Emailevents@otago.ac.nz

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