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
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The University of Adelaide
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The Flinders University of
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