Professor Javen Shi is the National Lead and Chief Scientist of Smarter Regions Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) bid (~$160M over 10 years), Director in Advanced Releasing and Learning, Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML), and Founding Director of Probabilistic Graphical Model Group at the University of Adelaide.
He is recognised both locally and internationally for the impact of his work, through an impressive record of publishing in the highest ranked venue in the field of Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition (22 CVPR papers), through an impeccable record of ARC funding (including his DECRA, 2 DP as 1st CI, 3 LP as Co-CI). He has published over 70 peer reviewed papers, over 90% are at ERA [A/A*].
He has transferred his research to many domains ranging from agriculture, mining, sport, manufacturing, automated trades, computer vision, water utility, health, education and others. One of his very recent achievements is that he formed the team DeepSightX recently won 2nd place in a global competition to predict mineral deposits in June 2019. One thousand people from 62 countries had entered. In merely 3 months, his team outperforms professional companies with over 40 years experience in mining. More recently (Sept. 2019), he and his team helped MIDDOL Pty Ltd win the Golden Prize (1st place) at SAIC Volkswagen's Logistics Innovation Day in Shanghai. The prize was for the development of MIDDOL's digital factory, a dashboard that can monitor the processes taking place on the factory floor powered by AI beating VW's suppliers around the global. He is currently leading and developing Smarter Regions Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) bid to empower regional Australia to gain the maximum benefit from the AI revolution. It will transform existing industries and grow a technology sector in and for regional Australia.