Grand Challenge Lecture: can we eliminate human error from the road system?

Speaker Professor Hugh Bradlow, President, Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

Every year about 1300 people die on Australian roads and about 45,000 receive injuries sufficiently serious to warrant hospitalisation (about 11 per cent of emergency room admissions). According to US statistics, 94 per cent of road accidents are caused by human error.

Emerging technology creates the possibility of a fully autonomous road system where no human is involved in the control of a vehicle. This would not only save thousands of lives and reduce the burden on the health system, but would eliminate congestion and avoid the need to build new roads. It is likely to be the single biggest urban transformation we witness in the first half of the 21st century.

Besides explaining the impact of an autonomous transport system, Professor Bradlow will demystify the emerging technologies that make this transition possible: the synthesis of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, autonomous systems, 5G mobile networks and centimetre-accuracy mapping systems.

Finally, he will consider the implications to the economy in terms of the factors described above as well as employment and industry disruption.

Event details:
Friday 27 July, 4pm – 5:15pm
The Kindler Theatre, Level 4 P Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus.
Free event. RSVP via Eventbrite.

Dream Big: Engineering our World

To celebrate International Women in Engineering day, Engineers Australia have partnered with QUT to host a screening of the ‘Dream Big: Engineering our world’.
This family-friendly event will include an introductory address followed by the movie screening and Q&A discussion with some of Queensland’s prominent engineers.
Popcorn, workshops, and experiential activities for students are included in ticket price.

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DMRC Friday Seminar and Book Launch

The Digital Media Research Centre Fridays Seminar Series 2018 continues on June 22 at 1 – 3pm with four exciting presentations! Join us to hear about the latest research being generated by Centre members and research students.

Please register to attend at the Eventbrite site.

After the seminar, all are welcome to stay for the launch of DMRC member Terry Flew’s new book, recently published by Palgrave: Understanding Global Media (second edition). More information is available on the DMRC website.

Event details:
Friday 22 June, 1-3pm
Room 607, Building Z9, Creative Industries Precinct, QUT Kelvin Grove Campus

Contact us at dmrc@qut.edu.au for further information.

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Teaching Artist Programs at Seanse Art Center

You are invited to a Creative Lab Seminar presentation by Marit Ulvund, Teaching Artist Programs at Seanse Art Center, 3pm – 4.30pm, Thursday 7 June in Room 607, Level 6, Z9 Building, QUT Kelvin Grove campus.

This is a free event but registration at Eventbrite is essential.

About:

Since 2002, Norway has had a national program for bringing professional art to all school children. The program is acclaimed, however several reports conclude that ‘students want more say in the content of the Rucksack’ (Anne Bamford 2012, 33). Research in the field demonstrates that teaching artists in programs and partnerships represent a new and effectual model for arts in education and community work. The three first international teaching artist conferences (Oslo 2012, Brisbane 2014, and Edinburgh 2016) have confirmed that a world community of teaching artists is emerging.

Based on studies of practices in USA, Scotland and Norway, Marit Ulvund will present definitions of a teaching artist, art program and creative partnerships. Seanse have supported art programs since 2008, and Marit will exemplify by referring to short and long art practices. A particular focus will be given to five art programs in schools supported by Seanse in 2015-16. These were researched with focus on the work and role of the teaching artist.

Artist Researcher at Work Professional Development and Publication Series

This Professional Development and Publication Series, presented by the QUT Creative Lab, will commence on Friday 15 June and run until Friday 20 July. This is a series of professional development seminars, followed by ‘Shut Up and Write’ sessions, for aspiring, emerging, or established researchers who would like to take concrete steps to bolster their research profile.

Read the program (PDF, 740KB).

Register for the Shut up & Write sessions.

No registration required to attend the professional development seminars. All aspiring and emerging researchers (including QUT doctoral alumni) and established researchers are welcome.

SilverRail’s TED Cinema Experience and networking event

SilverRail’s annual Brisbane Meetup welcomes alumni interested in mathematics, travel and technology to attend a cinema experience and night of networking.

SilverRail is hosting the TED Cinema Experience and screening a selection of must-see TED talks from the world’s most inspired thinkers. Register and get ready to explore your curiosity and engage with new ideas and people.

This is a a great opportunity to grow your skills and network with like-minded tech and travel friends and collaborators.

Event details: 
June 21, 5:30-9:00pm
New Farm Cinemas
FREE.

Seeing Business Opportunities in the Changing Environment

The Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research, the leading hub for entrepreneurship, innovation and small business research in Australia, along with QUT foundry, an innovation and startup hub at QUT, invite you to the free breakfast seminar:

“How to Understand Different Changes in the Business Environment & Their Potential to Trigger, Shape & Enhance Business Opportunities”.

Hear from experts in technology, entrepreneurship, innovation, design, hardware, robotics and health. Please register now to secure your place.

Event details:
Friday 1 June, 7am Breakfast, 7:30am Talks.
QUT Gardens Point Campus, Gibson Room, Level 10 Z Block.
FREE
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IHBI Inspires – 2018 Conference

NOW ACCEPTING ABSTRACTS: All members of the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) including Higher Degree Research Students, early career and mid career researchers are invited to submit an abstract via the IHBI website.

IHBI Inspires is a unique two-day program and outstanding opportunity for IHBI members to meet, collaborate and share their research with peers and supervisors. Discover IHBI’s world-class research through oral presentation sessions, poster presentations and enjoy workshops targeting grants and research funding at different career milestones. Network at the conference dinner with keynote speaker and entertainment by a local band.

Conference details:
August 16-17 2018, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
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IFE Grand Challenge Lecture: Backing Australia’s Research Ecosystem

Join us at the next Grand Challenge Lecture as we hear from Professor Margaret Sheil AO, QUT Vice-Chancellor, who will discuss effective models, strategies, and example breakthroughs of a successful national research environment. Read more.

Event details:
Friday 25 May, 4-5pm
The Kindler Theatre (P 421), Level 4, P Block
QUT Gardens Point Campus

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Research Showcase – QUT Women in Leadership

QUT’s Women in Leadership Committee invites you to a special event to celebrate the achievements of some of our mid-career women researchers who are making an impact in their respective fields.

A number of QUT PhD alumni will be speaking at the event, including Dr Glenda Caldwell, Associate Professor Moe Wynn, Dr Lisa van Leent and Dr Rowena Maguire.

Read more about the presenters (PDF 723KB).

Event details:
Thursday 14 June, 12-2pm
Gardens Theatre Foyer, QUT Gardens Point Campus. Light lunch provided. RSVP.

Event contact: Kym Mapleston.