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Sensors to Social & Market Research, an interesting analogy

July 27, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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IEEE Evening Lecture with Champ Mendis, PhD


Bio-inspired systems focus on the design, development and understanding of systems composed of algorithms that mimic the behaviours or processes of biological entities.
In this talk the speaker will show a brief summary of his research and an overview of his current research directions, to then focus on the interesting analogies between wireless sensor and complex human social structures presenting a set of solutions that can be applied in Social and Market Research.


Champ Mendis work as a Visual Analytics Specialist for Colmar Brunton and Yoursource in Melbourne, and as an Adjunct lecturer and PhD supervisor at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga. He is involved in bring extracting intelligence from data, and had worked for clients such as Virgin Australia, the University of Melbourne, Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC), Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).
He initially started work in Insurance, then worked in Habitat, Telecommunications, Education, and Defence Industries. He has presented in many international forums in Australia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Switzerland, Austria and UK.
Champ Mendis completed the PhD Computing & Information Systems at the University of Melbourne in 2015. He had received the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), and special travel grant from School of Engineering, the University of Melbourne and bursary from European Alliance for Innovation to support his research studies.


Wed 27 July, 5:30pm refreshments for 6:00pm start


Room 8.03 Doug McDonell Building University of Melbourne
Parkville, Victoria


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Room 8.03

Doug McDonell Building - University of Melbourne
Parkville, VIC Australia