About the Optus-Curtin Centre of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence
The Optus-Curtin Innovation Alliance leverages synergies between Curtin’s excellent research, teaching and learning capabilities, and Optus’ market-leading technology and infrastructure capabilities.
The five year alliance includes a Centre of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence embedded in the School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Curtin University, with strong links to the Curtin Institute for Computation.
It involves the appointment of three Optus Research Fellows to work alongside the Optus Chair in Artificial Intelligence, Professor Brad Yu, and focuses on applying artificial technologies in areas such as regional telecommunications, improving higher education student outcomes and the urban environment, as well as funding for PhD scholarships and student projects.
Who are we?
Professor Brad Yu, Optus Chair in Artificial Intelligence
Professor Yu works in networked systems, robotics, AI and is a Fellow of IE Australia. His list of honors include the Endeavour Asia Award, APD and QEII Fellowships, a finalist of the Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia, a 2019 John Booker Medal in Engineering Science and has been awarded multiple Australian Academy of Science and Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering visiting fellowships and grants.
Imogen Bartlett, Program Manager
Imogen Bartlett has worked for many years in the ICT industry deploying large-scale solutions for customers around Australia. She is currently the Program Manager for the Optus-Curtin Innovation Alliance. With a keen interest in the next generation of technology, she is looking forward to what the partnership can showcase, teach and develop for the future.
Imogen stepped our of the ICT world for a number of years to manage a not-for-profit that ran structured mentoring programs to students in disadvantaged WA schools. This initiative involved engaging corporate and skilled volunteering to help the students and the administration of many public schools in the Perth metro area. This time in the not-for-profit sector has driven her to continue to seek opportunities to assist the next generation, specifically in the areas of STEM and championing diversity.
After completing her MBA, Imogen returned to the ICT sector and her current role and maintains her passion for developing great communities both inside and outside of work. She is an active participant in volunteer mentoring, a member of the Women in Tech Western Australia (WiTWA) Event Sub-committee and is well known for her ability to help translate between different industries and sectors.
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