Real World Big Data – On Farm Experimentation & Mine-Site Optimisation

We have an excellent line-up for the next Mega Data Cluster event, to be held on Friday 2nd June, hosted by Curtin University. Short presentations will be followed by networking and refreshments.

Our first speaker is Prof Simon Cook, the Western Australian Premier’s Fellow in Digital Agriculture.

Simon’s career spans 25 years in research management to support precision agriculture, information-rich natural resource use and agricultural development. “The agriculture industry now has access to large volumes of data that it didn’t have before. The challenge is to translate the data availability into improved decision making capability, both on farm and within the supply chain. This is essential if agriculture is to keep ahead of increasing pressure to deliver food security, while maintaining the natural resource base on which it depends. “This is a one-off opportunity for WA to draw together the many excellent researchers and practitioners that operate around the theme of big data and analytics to deliver outcomes that will support agribusiness and the State”

Dr Ryan Loxton, Curtin Associate Professor of Industrial Optimisation, will talk on how mine-site scheduling complexities can be treated through algorithms for enhanced productivity.

“…the project team developed unique mathematical algorithms for scheduling maintenance activities in mine plant shutdowns. Scheduling shut-downs is currently a time-consuming manual process. But new algorithms take just seconds to run and consider a range of factors such as activity workflow, plant access restrictions, safety regulations, and personnel and equipment availability to create an optimal schedule that minimises maintenance downtime…”


Date: Friday, 2nd June
Time: 4:15pm registration for 4:30pm start. Finish by 7:00pm
Location: Curtin University, Bentley.
Level 2, Building 216 (CISCO IoE Innovation Centre)
Parking: Various visitor car parks – D3, C13 – see parking guide for more info
Cost: There is no cost to attend, but you must register for this event
Registration: Contact us using the Contact form, mentioning you’d like to attend and we will arrange your registration
Please register by 26th May


Many thanks to Curtin University for hosting this event.

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