Whyte Lecture 2019

Whyte Lecture 2019

Whyte Lectures Face-to-face
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
6 pm - 8:30 pm (AEDT)

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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.

About the speaker

Dr Alex Hauptmann

Professor 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.

Since then, Professor 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.

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About Whyte lectures

Presented by the Faculty of Information Technology and Whyte Fund Committee, this annual oration aims to provide thought leadership and inspiration in the librarianship, archives and records sector by inviting distinguished speakers to share their insights.

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