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Mind Control – Brain Computer Interface for assisting stroke patients

Watch Phd student Sam Darvishi present a segment on Scope TV science show demonstrating the Brain Computer Interface he has been developing to assist stroke patients regain motor skills.

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Recent study shows the world’s wealthiest people study engineering

The findings of a study by Approved Index, show that more than a fifth (22 per cent) of the world’s wealthiest people studied engineering as a subject at university. Read the full story here.  

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Female EEE engineers are making an impact in the world

Girls, start now to apply your interests to changing the world as an engineer.  Read some inspiring testimonies from successful IEEE Women in Engineering members.

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S. Kahourzade, Interior PM Generator for Portable AC Generator Sets – 23rd April, 2015.

  Abstract: Permanent magnet (PM) machines have been widely used in numerous applications; from domestic to high-industrial and military applications, renewable energy systems to transportation. Among the PM machines, permanent-magnet generators had rapid growth as they are considered advantage compared to the conventional wound-field generators due to having smaller size, higher efficiency and reliability, and […]

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Electric Boat Australia Engineering Scholarship 2015

This Scholarship has been established by Electric Boat Australia and is open to students who are Australian or New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of Australia and undertaking their fourth year of a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Electrical and Electronic) program of study at the University of Adelaide. One scholarship is available in 2015 valued at […]

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Research Seminar, Assoc. Prof. M. McDonnell — Enhanced Image Classification With a Fast-Learning Shallow Convolutional Neural Network

  Abstract: “Deep learning” methods, such as deep convolutional networks, have inspired a renaissance in neural network use, and are becoming the default option for difficult problems like image and speech recognition. However, here we show that state-of-the-art results for some well-known image classification benchmarks can be surpassed using a “shallow” convolutional neural network. The […]

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Research Seminar, Ms X. (Demi) Gao – Modeling electrode place discrimination in cochlear implant stimulation

  Abstract: Cochlear implants provide functional hearing to people who are profoundly deaf or hearing impaired by replacing the function of missing sensory receptor cells with an array of stimulating electrodes. We have developed a model for predicting the optimal number of electrodes, as well as the optimal locations and usage probabilities of electrodes, from […]

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Research Seminar, Ms F. El-Hamad — Power contribution analysis of QT interval variability and muscle sympathetic nerve activity

  Abstract: Increased sympathetic nervous system activity contributes to the development and progression of cardiovascular disease. Therefore, quantifying the level of sympathetic outflow directed at the heart maybe of diagnostic interest in clinical as well as nonclinical contexts. Beat-to-beat variability of the QT interval, measured from ECG recordings, is sought to provide an indirect non-invasive […]

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Research Seminar, Mr. M. Trinkle – Towards Untethered Speech-to-text Transcription in Noisy Meeting Rooms

  Abstract: Speech to text transcription is constantly improving in accuracy and becoming more wide-spread. However most speech-to-text systems require close-talking microphones to achieve sufficient audio quality. This is not always practical especially in military installations, where wireless lapel microphones pose a security risk. This talk considers speech-to-text transcription in a video conferencing environment using […]

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