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Some of the best and brightest SA researchers may develop ways to teach computers to ‘see’, create new
contactless and high-speed sensors for medical screening of DNA, and better understand the impact of
disturbed sleep on our health.

This varied research and more is being supported by a $10.4 million investment in 14 new SA research projects
under the ARC Future Fellowships scheme. The funding is part of over
$151.5 million being awarded to Australian universities for 209 new Future Fellowships, starting July 2012.

Some examples of the SA projects are provided below.

To view summaries of all funded projects and more information on the Future Fellowships funding scheme, visit
the outcomes page of the ARC website.

Dr Chunhua Shen                          Associate Professor Peter            Professor Derek Abbott
Continuously learning to see                                                  Advanced biosensing in the
(FT120100969)                            Breathing disturbances and           terahertz (THz) sub-wavelength
                                         reflexes in sleep and effects on     regime (FT120100351)
The ultimate goal of computer            sleep and daytime function
vision is to make a machine able         (FT120100510)                        This project will build on
to understand the world through                                               Australian excellence in
analysis of images or videos. The        This project will investigate        photonics, exploiting the
new machine learning techniques          protective reflexes in sleep and     advanced use of T-rays for
developed in this project will           the impact of breathing              sensing of biological substances
enable previously impossible             disturbances and frequent arousal    such as proteins and DNA. For
methods of computer vision and           on markers of brain functioning      the first time, this will enable
help strengthen Australia's              and health. This will also           contactless automated sensing
competitiveness in this important        significantly advance the            for high-speed medical screening
area.                                    understanding of key                 of diseases, a critical step toward
                                         mechanisms promoting unstable        the ultimate vision of customised
$644,671                                 breathing in sleep and ill health    medicine.
The University of Adelaide               and functioning from disturbed
Media contact: (08) 8313 0814            sleep.                               $931,168
                                                                              The University of Adelaide
                                         $821,831                             Media contact: (08) 8313 0814
                                         The Flinders University of
                                         South Australia
                                         Media contact: (08) 8201 2965

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