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School of Computer Science and Software Engineering
 April 2014
Saturday 26
12:00 - EVENT - CSSC LAN : CSSC LAN, held in Tutorial Room 2.28 in the CS building More Information
The CSSC is holding a LAN in Tutorial Room 2.28 on April 26th from 12pm to 12pm on April 27th. No ticket/fee required, please try and RSVP on the CSSC Facebook page. BYO computer / laptop, networking cords, peripherals and money for pizza.
Wednesday 30
9:00 - WORKSHOP - [email protected] - Profiling Party III Website | More Information
iVEC's Supercomputing Team invites you to join us at [email protected] (Room G11, Physics Building) on Wednesday 30 April 2014, for "Profiling Party III." The Profiling Party is from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, but you are welcome to take part at any time during the day.

This is an opportunity to spend a day with iVEC Supercomputing team members and work on your own applications. The agenda will be defined around the issues you are encountering. Possible topics could include * Profiling your code -- finding hotspots and bottlenecks * Loop optimisation * Generating and understanding compiler feedback * Improving your HPC workflow * Resolving batch system questions * Getting the most from iVEC resources

If you're interested in one-on-one interaction with the Supercomputing team to help you get more from the iVEC resources, or if you're just beginning and not sure where to start, let us help. No issue is too small!

Space is limited!

If you are interested in participating, please contact Chris Bording, [email protected] with an idea of what you would like to work on and if possible what time you would like to attend.

Best regards,

Chris Bording and Rebecca Hartman-Baker Profiling Party Planners

 May 2014
Wednesday 14
13:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Which Engineering Specialisation? Event More Information
Need help deciding which engineering specialisation to study? Get academic perspectives on what it is like to study and work in each specialisation.

Presentations 1.00-1.20pm Mechanical Engineering 1.20-1.40pm Environmental Engineering 1.40-2.00pm Mining Engineering 2.00-2.20pm Software Engineering 2.20-2.40 Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2.40-3.00pm Chemical Engineering 3.00-3.20pm Civil Engineering

Plus UEC BBQ at 4pm outside the lecture theatre.
Tuesday 20
9:00 - Training - MOOSE Training - Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment Website | More Information
iVEC and CSIRO invite you to attend training on MOOSE – Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment. The MOOSE platform is a general problem solver that can accommodate many mathematical models. It has recently been released as open-source software, making it even easier for academic researchers to adopt. Some of the capabilities of MOOSE include:

Fully-coupled, fully-implicit multiphysics solver

Dimension independent physics

Automatically parallel (largest runs >100,000 CPU cores!)

Modular development simplifies code reuse

Built-in mesh adaptivity

Continuous and Discontinuous Galerkin (DG) (at the same time!)

Intuitive parallel multi scale solves

Dimension agnostic, parallel geometric search (for contact related applications)

Flexible, plugable graphical user interface

~30 plugable interfaces allow specialisation of every part of the solve

More information about MOOSE can be found at the MOOSE website: https://mooseframework.org

Please refer to the URL for the Program Overview and more information.

Cody Permann’s visit is sponsored by CSIRO to support researchers in WA. If you would like to arrange a meeting with Cody, please contact Thomas Poulet <[email protected]>, other enquiries should be directed to Rebecca Hartman-Baker <[email protected]>.

Although the training is free, you must register your attendance (through the URL) as places are limited. The intensive program builds a solid foundation for MOOSE use, so attendance on all three days is advised.
Tuesday 27
13:00 - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - UWA Young Engineers (UWAYE) AGM : What is UWAYE planning in the coming year? Come find out! More Information
UWA Young Engineers (UWAYE) are holding their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday the 27th of May. Come find out what UWAYE are planning for the coming year, see what it takes to become a committee member of UWAYE and what the benefits of holding such a position has!

As always food and drinks will be provided.

If you have any queries about the event please contact [email protected]

Looking forward to seeing you there!

 June 2014
Monday 02
14:00 - Training Course - iVEC Supercomputing Training Courses Website | More Information
In the week beginning 2 June 2014, iVEC will offer the following free short courses on supercomputing topics:

Introduction to iVEC: 2:00 – 3:00pm Mon 2nd June

Introduction to Linux: 3:30 – 4:30pm Mon 2nd June

Introduction to Supercomputing: 10:00am – 4:00pm Tues 3rd June

Developing with MPI and OpenMP: 10:00am – 4:00pm Wed 4th June.

Further details of the courses and the registration form can be found on the iVEC website. Courses are delivered in a face to face classroom style. Attendees are encouraged to bring and work on their own laptops. Staff from the Supercomputing Team will be facilitating so you can meet and chat with them.

Any queries, please contact Dr Rebecca Hartman-Baker – [email protected]

This is a free event however, you must register as places are limited.
Tuesday 24
9:00 - COURSE - Introductory Statistics : A Short Course using SPSS Website | More Information
The aim of this course is to introduce you to basic statistics. It will cover descriptive statistics (means and standard deviations); data exploration; basic categorical data analysis; simple linear regression and basic analysis of variance (ANOVA). The statistical package SPSS will be used to illustrate the ideas demonstrated. The course will be held in a computer laboratory allowing participants to immediately apply the material covered through a series of practical examples.

 July 2014
Tuesday 01
9:00 - COURSE - R Basics : A Statistics Short Course Website | More Information
R is a free and extremely powerful language and software environment for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphics. The course is designed for those who have no experience with R, but have a basic understanding of statistics. The course will include: Introduction to R: How to install R on your computer; basic R commands, how to use and understand the R help pages. Data: Reading in data and data manipulation; summarising data; basic statistical analysis and fitting linear models. Graphics and output: Basic plotting commands and how to customise your plots; how to export your plots and output in a user-friendly format. Functions: Writing simple functions and flow control structures.
Tuesday 08
9:00 - COURSE - ANOVA, Linear Regression and Logistic Regression : A Short Course using SPSS Website | More Information
The course is designed for people with knowledge of basic statistics who want to learn more about regression and analysis of variance (ANOVA).

This course covers techniques that can be used to analyse data with continuous and categorical variables. The course will begin with simple linear regression and then proceed with approaches that can be used with more than two variables such as multiple regression. ANOVA with interactions and blocking will also be covered. The course will end with techniques that address the analysis of binary or ordinal variables.
Monday 14
9:00 - COURSE - Applied Structural Equation Models : A Short Course using Mplus Website | More Information
The course is designed as an applied course in Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) using the Mplus software package. SEM is used widely by researchers to test complex relationships among observed (measured) and latent (unobserved) variables and subsumes other analytical techniques such as regression, path analysis, factor analysis, and canonical correlation. Mplus is rapidly becoming the program of choice for the analysis of SEMs. Mplus offers a general modelling framework that allows both the modelling of cross-sectional and longitudinal data using observed variables that are a combination of continuous and categorical variables. In addition, Mplus analyses multilevel modelling structures.

The first three days of the course will be an introduction to SEM and the Mplus program. The focus of the last two days of the course is on the analysis of more advanced SEM models.

If you are familiar with the Mplus program and have an understanding of material typically covered in an introduction to SEM course, you may choose to attend only the last two days of the course.

If you have completed an introductory course in SEM using another program (e.g., Amos, Lisrel, EQS) but have not previously used the Mplus program, you may choose to attend the first day and then the last two days of the course.
Wednesday 23
9:00 - COURSE - Introduction to Statistics : A Short Course using Microsoft Excel Website | More Information
This course aims to provide you with an introduction to the facilities available in MS Excel from a statistical point of view. As well as an introduction to Excel, spreadsheet functions and graphics, it concentrates on performing basic statistical methods, producing charts and tables, and discusses the limitations of Excel when it comes to more complex statistical analysis.

 August 2014
Sunday 10
10:00 - OPEN DAY - 2014 Open Day : Join us for our Open Day and experience all that UWA has to offer Website | More Information
Come and find out about UWA’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses, scholarship opportunities, outstanding career options and explore our community programs and facilities.

This year there will be campus tram tours, hands-on activities, live music and entertainment, as well as plenty of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Join us for Open Day 2014 from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Sunday 10 August.
Tuesday 12
16:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Student Information Sundowner for potential PhD and honours : Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Tuesday 12 August 4pm to 6pm Website | More Information
Talk to our internationally renowned medical researchers individually. All available Honours and PhD student projects outlined at this casual sundowner in the stunning foyer of the new Perkins building within QEII. Park in the visitors carpark off Verdun street.
Wednesday 20
16:00 - SEMINAR - 3D Facial Morphometric Analysis: Applications to Gender Classification and Scoring. : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. More Information
Gender score is the cognitive judgement of the degree of masculinity or femininity of a face which is considered to be a continuum. Gender scores have long been used in psychological studies to understand the complex psychosocial relationships between people.

Perceptual scores for gender and attractiveness have been employed for quality assessment and planning of cosmetic facial surgery. Various neurological disorders have been linked to the facial structure in general and the facial gender perception in particular. While, subjective gender scoring by human raters has been a tool of choice for psychological studies for many years, the process is both time and resource consuming. This study investigates the geometric features used by the human cognitive system in perceiving the degree of masculinity/femininity of a 3D face. It then proposes a mathematical model that can mimic the human gender perception.

The results suggest that the human cognitive system employs a combination of Euclidean and geodesic distances between biologically significant landmarks of the face for gender scoring. It proposes a mathematical model that is able to automatically assign an objective gender score to a 3D face with a correlation of up to 0.895 with the human subjective scores.


Syed Zulqarnain Gilani

Syed Zulqarnain Gilani is a PhD scholar in the Computer Science & Software Engineering Department at UWA. His research topic is 3D Morphometric Face Analysis: Applications to Syndrome Delineation. Mr. Gilani did his MS in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan and secured the Presidents Gold Medal. Prior to joining UWA, he was an Assistant Professor in NUST. He is working with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists to find possible alternatives diagnosis of syndromes like Autism from 3D faces. His research interests include computer vision, 3D face analysis, pattern recognition and machine learning.

Faisal Shafait

Faisal Shafait is working as a Research Assistant Professor in the Computer Science & Software Engineering Department at The University of Western Australia. Formerly, he was a Senior Researcher at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany and a visiting researcher at Google, California. He received his Ph.D. in computer engineering with the highest distinction from Kaiserslautern University of Technology, Germany in 2008. His research interests include machine learning and pattern recognition with a special emphasis on applications in document image analysis. He has co-authored over 100 publications in international peer-reviewed conferences and journals in this area. He is an Editorial Board member of the International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition (IJDAR), and a Program Committee member of leading document analysis conferences including ICDAR, DAS, and ICFHR. He is also serving on the Leadership Board of IAPR’s Technical Committee on Computational Forensics (TC-6).

Professor Ajmal Mian

Professor Ajmal Mian completed his PhD from The University of Western Australia in 2006 with distinction and received the Australasian Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award from Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia. He received the prestigious Australian Postdoctoral and Australian Research Fellowships in 2008 and 2011 respectively. He received the UWA Outstanding Young Investigator Award in 2011 and the West Australian Early Career Scientist of the Year award in 2012. He has secured four Australian Research Councit grants worth over $2 Million. He is currently a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering at The University of Western Australia. His research interests include computer vision, 3D shape analysis, pattern recognition, machine learning, multimodal biometrics, and hyperspectral image analysis.

PS* This seminar is free and open to the public & no RSVP required.

****All Welcome****

 September 2014
Monday 08
17:45 - EVENT - Beyond Earth: TWC Innovation Lecture : The Warren Centre's 2014 Innovation Lecture Series, Beyond Earth, will highlight the significant role that Australia and Australians play in global space industries. Website | More Information
The Warren Centre’s Beyond Earth Innovation lecture on Monday 8 September will focus on the exciting new area of space tourism, and the opportunities it can provide for engineers and scientists in Australia and worldwide. The lecture will be presented by Enrico Palermo, a University of Western Australia engineering graduate who now works in California’s Mojave Desert, heading up operations for Virgin Galactic’s The Spaceship Company – the world’s first company building a fleet of commercial manned spaceships.

The lecture will start at 5:45pm on Monday 8 September at the UniClub WA Auditorium.
Tuesday 23
8:45 - COURSE - Forecasting: Principles and Practice - a 3 day course Website | More Information
In this workshop, we will explore methods and models for forecasting time series. Topics to be covered include seasonality and trends, exponential smoothing, ARIMA modelling, dynamic regression and state space models, as well as forecast accuracy methods and forecast evaluation techniques such as cross-validation. The workshop will involve a mixture of lectures and practical sessions using R.

Workshop participants will be assumed to be familiar with basic statistical tools such as multiple regression and maximum likelihood estimation, but no knowledge of time series or forecasting will be assumed. Some prior experience in R is desirable.

UWA Postgraduate Research students receive subsidised fees.

9:00 - WORKSHOP - iVEC Profiling Party IV Website | More Information
iVEC’s Supercomputing Team invites you to join them at [email protected] for “Profiling Party IV”. The Profiling Party is from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, but you are welcome to take part at any time during the day.

This is an opportunity to spend a day with iVEC Supercomputing team members and work on your own applications. The agenda will be defined around the issues you are encountering. Possible topics could include:

- Profiling your code — finding hotspots and bottlenecks

- Loop optimisation

- Generating and understanding compiler feedback

- Improving your HPC workflow

- Resolving batch system questions

- Getting the most from iVEC resources

If you’re interested in one-on-one interaction with the Supercomputing team to help you get more from the iVEC resources, or if you’re just beginning and not sure where to start, let us help. No issue is too small!

Space is limited!

Please contact Brian Skjerven with an idea of what you would like to work on and if possible what time you would like to attend.
Tuesday 30
9:00 - COURSE - Surveys: Instrument Design and Testing : A Short Course Website | More Information
This course is aimed at anyone wishing to improve their survey questionnaires. This course is useful for both people new to questionnaire design and those who have experience and would like to extend their knowledge. It will be a benefit not only for people who anticipate designing a questionnaire in the future, but for those in the role of critiquing commissioned or existing research.

UWA Postgraduate Research students receive subsidised fees.

 October 2014
Saturday 04
10:00 - EVENT - SpringArts 2014 : St George's College Open Day of all things Art! Website | More Information
St George's College will throw open its doors for everyone to visit, explore and discover what life is like in the 'castle'! In conjunction with Open Gardens Australia the day will feature building and garden tours, a variety of musical performances, extensive art exhibition (including works by Jarrad Seng and John Ogburn), poetry readings, recitals of Randolph Stow works, food and beverages also available for purchase.

A live broadcast will also be held at the College of the 720 ABC James Lush program and the "Roots and Shoots" segment with Sabrina Hahn. Everyone is welcome to attend the broadcast from 8.30 am until 10.00 am.

An entry fee will be applicable from 10.00 am onwards of $8.00 per person (under 18 are free of charge). The monies raised will go towards our Scholarship Fund.

Come along and enjoy the beautiful spring day at St George's College.
Friday 10
9:00 - CONFERENCE - 2nd National SKMRC Melanoma Conference : Register now for SKMRC’s 2nd National Melanoma Conference in Perth Website | More Information
If you are a clinician, researcher or industry representative interested in cutting edge melanoma research and the very latest treatment developments, please register now for SKMRC’s 2nd national melanoma conference in Perth, WA this October at skmrc.org.au This is a rare opportunity for Perth researchers and clinicians to hear from national and international experts on melanoma. This exciting conference will also provide potential opportunities to collaborate with some of the world’s leading melanoma researchers.

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