Alternative Links to Defence

Alternative Links to Defence

The Artificial Intelligence for Decision Making Initiative

 

In May 2020, the Office of National Intelligence (ONI) and the Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group announced the Artificial Intelligence for Decision Making Initiative. Individuals, businesses and universities were invited to apply their expertise to solve 23 Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) challenges relevant to Australian Defence. Emerging scholar, Dr Baylee Brits, was among the first group of shortlisted applicants.

Innovative Computing Device Wins Eureka Prize

Innovative Computing Device Wins Eureka Prize

Congratulations to Associate Professor Toby Murray, Dr Mark Beaumont  and Dr Robert Sison and team! The Cross Domain Desktop Compositor wins the 2021 Australian Department of Defence Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia.

CDIC Impacted SME Support Cell (ISSC) - Attack Class Submarine Program

CDIC Impacted SME Support Cell (ISSC) - Attack Class Submarine Program

Defence has established an Impacted SME Support Cell inside the Centre for Defence Industry Capability to support industry adversely impacted by the cancellation of the contracts with Naval Group Australia and Lockheed Martin for the Attack Class submarine.

MEDIA RELEASE : $1.34M to Boost Australian Innovations in the Detection of Chemical and Biological Threats

MEDIA RELEASE : $1.34M to Boost Australian Innovations in the Detection of Chemical and Biological Threats

06 September 2021

 The Victorian Defence Science Institute (DSI) and the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) are stimulating new ground breaking sensor research and the formation of Defence oriented multidisciplinary teams through funding awarded under the “DSI-Hazardous Agent Challenge (HAC)”.

The HAC is a DSI-led joint venture with DSTG that drew together Defence subject matter experts, end-user communities, industry and academia to explore the context and requirements for operating in environments which are potentially contaminated by a chemical or biological threat. Chemical and biological hazards, whether released on purpose or by accident, are some of the most insidious and challenging threats faced by Defence personnel and civilian first responders. Early warning provided by advanced sensor technology, and before dangerous levels are reached, is a cornerstone capability that protects our frontline operators from harm.

"Congratulations to the 4th Round AUSMURI Award Winning Team - Prof Ben Rubinstein, Prof Vassilis Kostakos, Associate Prof Toby Murray and Dr Olya Ohrimenko."

"Congratulations to the 4th Round AUSMURI Award Winning Team - Prof Ben Rubinstein, Prof Vassilis Kostakos, Associate Prof Toby Murray and Dr Olya Ohrimenko."

The University of Melbourne, Macquarie University and the University of Newcastle, are sharing in $3 million funding for a collaborative project exploring how cyber bots can learn and form teams, either amongst themselves or with humans, to counter cyber threats.  Funded as part of the Next Generation Technologies Fund's (NGTF) Australia—US Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (AUSMURI) program, "Autonomy through Robust Learning and Effective Human/Bot Teaming" sees the team working with colleagues at the University of Wisconsin, Carnegie Mellon University, UC San Diego and Pennsylvania State University to improve how AI systems interact with humans, while protecting institutions from cyber attacks.
 

New Report by Australian Strategic Policy Institute

New Report by Australian Strategic Policy Institute

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute has released a new report that proposes establishing a formal partnership between the Australian Department of Defence, defence industry and Australian universities.

For ten years, The Defence Science Institute has been bringing these groups together to drive innovation. Thanks to our Australian Defence Science and Universities Network (ADSUN) and Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) partners, this is now a national effort.

 

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Now Closed: Current Round of DSI Collaborative Research Grants and Research Higher Degree Grants

Now Closed: Current Round of DSI Collaborative Research Grants and Research Higher Degree Grants

Following a tremendous response, the current round of DSI Collaborative Research Grants and Research Higher Degree Grants is now closed for new applications. Thank you to all those who applied!

Please monitor the website, newsletter and social media posts for information on new funding opportunities as they arise.

Australian Catholic University Joins the Defence Science Institute as its Newest University Partner

Australian Catholic University Joins the Defence Science Institute as its Newest University Partner

The Defence Science Institute welcomes Australian Catholic University (ACU) as the newest member of its university stakeholder cohort. The university’s Victorian campuses will join the nine other leading Victorian and Tasmanian universities that partner with DSI to bring forth the best in defence science research.

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