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Bridging the semantic gap between raw data and the information required by users

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article image Institute for Multi-Sensor Processing and Content Analysis (IMPCA)
The Institute for Multi-Sensor Processing and Content Analysis (IMPCA) was established to bridge the growing divide between the collection of large amounts of raw sensory data, to produce information and generate patterns that can be better utilised by users.

IMPCA facilitate this by:
  • developing automated procedures to categorise and manage data sets
  • to find patterns and anomalies inherent in the data
  • to assign contextual meaning and structure to the data
The Institute helps interpret large volumes of data in a high level, easy to understand manner.

IMPCA is part of the Department of Computing at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia.

Its main research areas and current main projects are:
  • Large-Scale Surveillance Systems (Public Transport, Virtual Observer, and Graffiti Detection)
  • Smart Homes
  • Computational Media Aesthetics
  • Social Media Project
  • Centre in Perceptive and Intelligent Machines in Complex Environments (PIMCE)
  • Centre for Early Intervention in Autism
As technology advances, it is imperative that IMPCA keep abreast of these developments. IMPCA's industry partners are:
  • DTI Group Ltd
  • Western Australia Police
  • Public Transport Authority (PTA)
  • XID Technologies, Singapore
  • Australian National University - Prof. M.V. Srinivasan
  • Australian National University - Prof. M. Cardew-Hall
  • Monash University
  • University of Melbourne
  • SRI International, USA
  • University of Texas, USA
  • University of California, Irvine, USA
  • University of Toronto, CA
  • University of Applied Science Dortmund, Germany
  • Deakin University
The Institute now have the unprecedented ability to record and store large volumes of data easily.

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