Tomasz Bednarz is an A/Professor and Head of Visualisation at the EPICentre UNSW and Team Leader at CSIRO's Data61 (Big Data Visualisation and Analytics Team). He is also linked with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) and holds Adjunct positions at the QUT (Mathematical Sciences), University of Sydney (Design Lab) and University of South Australia (School of IT and Math Sciences). He has done his doctorate and masters in computational science area, and is currently undertaking MBA-Executive study at the ACU. Over last couple of years at he has been involved in wide range of projects in area of immersive visualisation, human-computer interaction, computational imaging and visualisation, multi-sensors assimilation. He led cloud-based imaging project that received merit Queensland's iAward in 2015 (http://cloudimaging.net.au). He has been leading project Platform for Big Data Analytics and Visual Analytics, connecting data analytics, statistical modelling, image analytics, machine learning, visualisation into one stack of reusable solutions running on the CSIRO infrastructure. His broad range of expertise is evidenced by the quality and number of publications, http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-7376-2011.
ACEMS Deputy Director Kerrie Mengersen is leading a team of researchers to try to save the jaguar population in Peru. Her project combines the use of statistics, mathematics, and virtual reality technology to help leaders make informed decisions about the threatened species, and the land it depends on.
Investigation and development of virtual log models for Southern Pines will be based on analysis of data from the cores, peeled billets and approximately 60 sawn logs. We plan to predict log and stem wood properties from the breast height cores taken in the field study.
Prizes, awards and special recognition
Recognition of Service Award was awarded to Tomasz Bednarz. Awarded from the ACM Association for Computing Machinery.
CSIRO Corporate Citizen Award was awarded to Tomasz Bednarz. Awarded from the CSIRO.
Pioneer Member of ACM SIGGRAPH was awarded to Tomasz Bednarz. Awarded from the ACM SIGGRAPH.
Widzyj-Capehart, E., & Bednarz T.
(2015). Web-based immersive panoramic display systems for mining applications and beyond. The Eighth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions.
Koffer, R., & Bednarz T.
(2015). Demoscene stories and old school code tricks. FMX2015.
Psaltis, S. T. P., Taylor J.T., Matyka M.M., Turner I., & Bednarz T.
(2015). Computational fluid dynamics and GPUs. Eleventh International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries.
Koffer, R., Mann T., Stamnes B., Sanger M., & Bednarz T.
(2015). Best of demoscene – Old School / New School with Commentary by Invited Demosceners. FMX 2015.
Lagerstrom, R., Arzhaeva Y., Szul P., Obst O., Power R., Robinson B., et al.
(2016). Image classification to support emergency situation awareness. Frontiers in Robotics and AI. 3, doi: 10.3389/frobt.2016.00054