Annual Event

Information Resilience Symposium 2024

The ARC Training Centre for Information Resilience (CIRES) invites data professionals, executives, managers, AI researchers, and policymakers to take part in this event to collaborate with academia, the public sector, and industry in mutually advancing the integration of AI into how we learn, our daily life and work environments while promoting information resilience. 

Please register your attendance via Eventbrite below by Thursday 18th July 2024.

10:45am - 5:30pm (AEST)

7 August, 2024

The Long Room, Customs House, 399 Queen Street, Brisbane City

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Education and Training for Thriving in the Age of AI

Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) offer substantial opportunities to enhance how we live and work by integrating AI into various aspects of our daily routines and professional tasks. However, these advancements also bring challenges related to job displacement, misinformation, maintaining public trust in AI systems, and ensuring equitable access to AI technologies. This event will explore how we can better prepare individuals for living and working with AI and how information resilience can support the sustainable development of AI technologies. Key areas of focus include: 

  • Transforming employment and the workforce 
  • Developing capacity for working with GenAI  
  • Balancing productivity and well-being 
  • Impact of over-reliance on AI 
  • Education and Training in the age of AI  

The ARC Training Centre for Information Resilience (CIRES) invites data professionals, executives, managers, AI researchers, and policymakers to take part in this event to collaborate with academia, the public sector, and industry in mutually advancing the integration of AI into how we learn, our daily life and work environments while promoting information resilience. This year’s event will focus on Education and Training for Thriving in the Age of AI.

Symposium Objectives 

  • To explore how AI can be seamlessly integrated into our daily lives and workspaces, enhancing productivity and quality of life. 
  • To explore innovative teaching methods that leverage AI and prepare educators and learners for the age of AI, ensuring effective and relevant education for the future. 
  • To emphasise the importance of continuous learning and adaptability in an AI-driven world towards future-proofing careers.
  • To share insights from AI-related research conducted by the ARC Centre for Information Resilience. 

Details of 2024 program are available below and will continue to be updated.

10:45am-11:00amArrival, registration, tea & coffeeThe Long Room, Customs House
11:00am-11:10amWelcome & OverviewAssociate Professor Hassan Khosravi
11:10am-11:20amOpening address, CIRES Centre DirectorProfessor Shazia Sadiq
11:20am-11:30amAddress from The University of Queensland Leadership Team
11:30am-12:30pmKeynote Talk: Using Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Human IntelligenceKristen Dicerbo, Chief Learning Officer, Khan Academy
1:15pm-2:15pmInteractive Session
2:15pm-3:00pmPanel Discussion: Future-Proofing Careers: Lifelong Learning in the Age of AI
3:00pm-3:15pmAfternoon Tea
3:15pm-4:00pmKeynote TalkAssociate Professor Paul Denny, The University of Auckland
4:00pm-4:10pmClosing addressAssociate Professor Hassan Khosravi
4:10pm-5:30pmNetworking Drinks & Research Poster ShowcaseThe River Room, Customs House
5:30pmSymposium CloseThe River Terrace, Customs House
  • Dr Kristen Dicerbo

    Khan Academy

    Keynote Speaker

    Kristen DiCerbo, Ph.D. is the chief learning officer at Khan Academy. In this role, she is responsible for driving and communicating the learning strategy for Khan Academy’s programs, content, and product to realize deep engagement and better learning outcomes. She leads the content and product management teams, ensuring pedagogical coherence and a research-informed design across Khan Academy’s offerings.

    Prior to coming to Khan Academy, Kristen was the vice-president of learning research and design at Pearson. Throughout her career she has focused on conducting and embedding learning science research into digital learning experiences, including work with the Cisco Networking Academy. She also served as a school psychologist in an Arizona school district.

    Kristen has a B.A. in psychology and sociology from Hamilton College and an M.Ed. and Ph.D. in educational psychology from Arizona State University.

  • Associate Professor Paul Denny

    The University of Auckland

    Keynote Speaker

    Paul Denny is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His research interests include developing and evaluating tools for supporting collaborative learning, particularly involving student-generated resources, and exploring the ways that students engage with these environments. His recent work in computing education has explored the implications arising from the emergence of large language models such as Codex. One of his projects, PeerWise, hosts more than six million practice questions, with associated solutions and explanations, created by students from 90 countries. He has fostered a community of educational researchers around this project, more than 160 of whom have published their work as a result.

    Paul has been recognized for contributions to teaching both nationally and internationally, receiving New Zealand’s National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award (2009), the Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching (2010), and the QS Reimagine Education Overall Award (2018).

  • Professor Kelly Matthews

    The University of Queensland

    Professor Kelly Matthews is a highly respected scholar of higher education curriculum, pedagogy, and student experience, multiple award-winning university teacher, and senior leader collaborating on university-wide teaching, learning, and student experience strategic initiatives.

    Her research has shaped the discourse of student voice, arguing for students as partners in higher education. With over 120 academic publications and 80 invited talks, Kelly aims to impact the everyday relational practices of students, academics, and staff associated with connection, care, community, and commitment to collaborative learning.

    She is currently the Interim Pro-Vice Chancellor (Teaching & Learning) at The University of Queensland.

  • Professor Xiaofang Zhou

    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    Xiaofang Zhou is Otto Poon Professor of Engineering and Chair Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. 

    His research focus is to find effective and efficient solutions for managing, integrating and analyzing large-scale complex data for business, scientific and personal applications. He has been working in spatiotemporal databases, data quality management, big data analytics, recommender systems, machine learning and AI, co-authored over 500 research papers. 

    He was a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Queensland (UQ) from 1999 – 2020, leading its Data and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) research group and the Data Science discipline. Before joining UQ, he was a senior research scientist and leader of the Spatial Information Systems group at CSIRO. 

  • Associate Professor Hassan Khosravi

    The University of Queensland

    Welcome and Symposium Chair

    Hassan Khosravi is an Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Data Science and Learning Analytics at The University of Queensland, and Chief Investigator and Theme Leader with CIRES. As a computer scientist by training, he is passionate about the role of artificial intelligence in the future of education. In his research, he draws on theoretical insights from learning science and exemplary techniques from the fields of human-computer interaction, learning analytics and explainable AI to design, implement, validate and deliver technological solutions that contribute to the delivery of learner-centred, data-driven learning at scale. His past research and publications have addressed a number of diverse topics such as learning graphical models, statistical-relational learning, social network analysis, cybersecurity and game theory.

  • Professor Shazia Sadiq

    The University of Queensland

    Opening Address

    Shazia Sadiq is the Director of the ARC Training Centre for Information Resilience (CIRES), and a research and education leader in data science at The University of Queensland. Her research track record has focused on overcoming challenges that stem from disparate IT systems and result in information silos, and she has developed new methods that to tackle these challenges through integrated solutions for information quality and effective use. Shazia is passionate about the positive impact emerging technologies from data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence can have on our future. She advocates for the responsible and ethical technology developments and believe strongly that these developments require trans-disciplinary collaborations between research, industry, government and community.

Please register for this year’s symposium via the link below by Thursday 18th July 2024.

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SYMPOSIUM CHAIR Associate Professor Hassan Khosravi h.khosravi@uq.edu.au

For any event enquiries please contact the CIRES Team via cires@uq.edu.au


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