USQ teams in CSIRO’s ON program

Five USQ teams, representing various research areas, have been selected to participate in CSIRO’s innovation accelerator "ON" program.

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One team, led by Dr Afshin Ghahramani, is building a mathematical model-based intelligent weed management system based around QCIF services and infrastructure. QCIF’s USQ-based eResearch Analyst Dr Francis Gacenga (pictured) is part of the team.

The other USQ ON projects include (with the team lead in brackets):

  • WiRE: the first integrated entrepreneurship capacity building program for Australian women in rural enterprises (Prof. Retha Wiesner)
  • light-weight, autonomous, GPS-enabled predator aversion technology (Dr Benjamin Allen)
  • a phenotyping livestock feeder to improve livestock condition, welfare and productivity (Dr Matthew Tscharke)
  • an online, psychological education-based program for professional development that can be integrated into medical systems and organisations (Dr Bonnie Clough).