Spark related topics
ResearchMy research interests are in deep learning. I am
leading a deep learning research group at La Trobe university. There
are currently 5 students in the group working on a number of different
projects. We are focused on working three different data types: video,
image and text. For video we are working with the Australian Institute
of Sport (AIS) on action recognition in a number of different sports.
For image we are working with the Alfred hospital on cancer diagnosis
from CT scans of lungs. For text we are working with Telstra on improving
customer service experiences.
We also have a project working on distributed deep learning on Apache
Spark. The code is completely written in Scala and provides a user
friendly way of running distributed deep learning on Apache Spark. It
features many common deep learning algorithms such as 2D and 3D
convolutional neural networks, auto encoders, fully connected layers,
sparse coding, optimization algorithms like adagrad, momentum, etc. We
are researching on various ways of minimizing communication costs
during the training of distributed models.
List of Research Interests
- Deep Learning
- Computer Vision
- Text mining
- Big Data using Apache Spark
Getting Started with Deep Learning Workshop
We will be running a deep learrning workshop on the 23rd of Feburary 2018. The workshop starts from the basics assuming no prior knowledge. It then moves to cover the state-of-the-art deep learning algorithms for computer vision and natural language processing. It also includes extensive labs in Tensorflow and Sonnet.
Please click the following link to get more information including registration information.
Getting started with Deep Learning Workshop Information
I am currently teaching a subject called Big Data Management
on the Cloud CSE3/5BDC. This subjects goes into substantial depth into
the Hadoop Ecosystem. It both teaches students how to program in the
Hadoop Ecosystem and expose students to the system architectures
underneath. It also covers a lot of the most popular services offered
by Amazon Web Services (AWS). Students gain hands on experience
programming Hadoop and Amazon Web Services.
The details of the Big Data Managment on the cloud subject can
be found here: CSE3/4BDC