CIRES CI Hongzhi Yin 2023 Young Tall Poppy Science Award Finalist

A huge congratulations to CIRES Chief Investigator and Associate Professor Yin Hongzhi for being a finalist in Queensland’s 2023 Young Tall Poppy Awards! Hongzhi was nominated for his research to return control of AI and its reliance on data to users. The award ceremony was held in Brisbane on the 18th October 2023.

Privacy and AI domination are significant challenges that humankind faces in the context of big data and AI, and AI’s reliance on data has led to the empowerment of tech giants and reshaping the global order. Hongzhi has developed a new decentralised intelligent computing model that collaboratively processes and analyses data on connected personal devices, providing real-time intelligent services without relying on a central controller.

Held annually around Australia, in Queensland the Young Tall Poppy Science Awards are hosted by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science in partnership with the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist. The awards recognise and celebrate researchers who demonstrate scientific excellence combined with a unique passion for science communication, which can inspire young people to enter STEM study and careers.

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ITRP Managers Symposium

On 16-17 October, CIRES Centre Manager Kate Aldridge and Coordinator Kathleen Williamson attended the 2023 ARC National ITRP Managers Symposium held in Adelaide; meeting with ARC representatives and fellow Managers from across Australia and sharing tips, insights and experience in the operational management of our ARC Hubs and Training Centres. This important knowledge sharing and problem solving event, also included a professional training session “Speaking with Influence” presented by Gary Edwards which provided many tactics and strategies to improve communication, and get better results in any situation. Below is a photo of the UQ representatives at the Symposium.