On 25th September 2018 the NSW Branch hosted Tian (Frank) Feng as our speaker. Tian is a post-doctoral research fellow with the Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre at the University of New South Wales. The talk title was “Urban Modelling and Understanding with Machine Learning” and had the themes: urban modelling with computer graphics, urban understanding with computer vision and machine learning in urban modelling and urban understanding. An example machine learning application is use of random forests to predict urban area land use from geo-tagged photographs in social media databases. Other topics discussed included the use of plant model generation algorithms to generate urban models and running traffic simulations for a newly planned suburb.
Prof Matt Wand, NSW Branch councillor