The Whyte Lecture

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10 Dec 2019 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Level 6, Myer Mural Hall
314/336 Bourke Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000


Monash University Faculty of Information Technology and the Whyte Fund Committee are pleased to invite you to the 2019 Whyte Lecture. This will be presented by Dr Alexander Hauptmann, Research Professor in the Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University.

Professor Hauptmann will discuss how user-generated content is changing the way human rights advocates, law enforcement officers and conflict analysts investigate and respond to crimes captured on video.

Professor Hauptmann will also introduce current work by human rights analysts and outline ongoing and future initiatives that can make a significant difference to public and human rights safety.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday 10 December 2019
Time: 6.00–8:30pm
Schedule: 6.00pm    Registration: refreshments served
6.30pm    Welcome address
6.35pm    Presentation by Professor Alexander Hauptmann
7.20pm   Q&A
7.45pm    Refreshments and canapés served
8.30pm    Close
Location: Level 6, Myer Mural Hall
314/336 Bourke Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Register: Attendance is free, but registration is required

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About Dr Alex Hauptmann

Dr Alex Hauptmann

Dr Alex Hauptmann is a research professor in the Language Technologies Institute, School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). His research interests have led him to pursue and combine several different areas: video analysis, man-machine communication, natural language processing, speech understanding and synthesis, and machine learning.

In 1994 he became leader of the Informedia Digital Video Library project, which pioneered fundamental approaches to audio and video indexing, and created the News-on-Demand application for broadcast news.

Since then, Dr Hauptmann has conducted research on video analysis and retrieval, and spearheaded the development of different applications in surveillance, medicine and social media analysis. His success has been documented in the annual NIST TRECVID video analysis evaluations. His more recent work in human rights includes a collaboration with the Center for Human Rights Science at CMU.

Event Contact

Ms Penny O'Sullivan
Monash University