How AI and MATLAB are Helping Winegrowers Analyse Bushfire Smoke Contamination
10:00 – 10:30 am
Over the last decade, the occurrence of bushfires has worsened. Australia has experienced one of the longest and most severe bushfire events in recorded history, gravely affecting wine regions. From the recent bushfire event, Adelaide Hills, an iconic wine region, has lost more than a third of its grapevine plantations. Smoke produced from bushfires can pollute vineyards by contaminating berries with unsavoury compounds, known as smoke taint, that are later passed to the wine. Wines tainted by smoke present sensorial aromas described as ash, smoky, burnt and medicinal, which can spoil an entire vintage. At present, there are no available tools for winegrowers to assess smoke contamination and make an informed decision on what amelioration measures can be implemented. The Digital Agriculture, Food and Wine group at the University of Melbourne has devised short- and long-range remote sensing techniques and e-noses coupled with Artificial Intelligence using MATLAB to obtain Machine Learning models to assess smoke contamination in grapevines and smoke taint in final wines.
University of Melbourne
Sigfredo Fuentes is an Associate Professor in Digital Agriculture, Food and Wine Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Previously he worked at the Universities of Adelaide, Technology, Sydney; Western Sydney (PhD) and Chile. His scientific interests ranges from climate change impacts on agriculture, development of new computational tools for plant physiology, food, animal and wine sciences. Some of the technologies applied by Professor Fuentes are new and emerging sensor networks with IoT, proximal, short and long range remote sensing using robots and UAVs, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Professor Fuentes has published more than 100 papers in peer reviewed journals related to the previously mentioned research areas in the last 8 years.
21 MATLAB Features You Need Now
10:45 – 11:15 am
Are you getting the most out of MATLAB®, or are you still using it just the way you were taught your first year in university? With over 2,000 people working year-round to design, build, test, and document MathWorks products, it is a safe bet that there are more than a few useful features you don’t know.
This fast-paced talk will introduce at least 21 features you can start using today to make your use of MATLAB more efficient, more effective, and more fun. Some features will be very new, while others may be 5, 10, or maybe even more than 15 years old. How many of them will be new to you?
Jean-Baptiste is the Technical Manager at MathWorks Australia, leading a team of customer facing engineers. He joined MathWorks France in 2008 and worked with customers in the control design, physical modeling, automatic code generation, and verification and validation domains before moving to MathWorks Australia in 2013.
Prior to joining MathWorks, Jean-Baptiste worked as a control design engineer with PSA France (Engine & Powertrain Control Design), Air International Australia (development of embedded software for HVAC systems) and Parrot France (design of AR.Drone's controls).
Jean-Baptiste holds a master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the French engineering school ENSIEG with a specialisation in control engineering.
Adapting to New Australasian Business Landscapes with MATLAB and Simulink
10:00 – 10:30 am
Industry trends, technology advances and natural events have encouraged Australasian businesses to embrace digital transformation and new market opportunities. It presents challenges for organisations to adapt and reskill their engineers and work differently. It also presents immense opportunities for engineers and scientists in Australia in New Zealand. For example, the divestment of large car manufacturers in Australia has led to the emergence of highly innovative SMEs in the electric vehicle and space industries. Through the prism of MATLAB and Simulink usage across several industries, we will look how digital transformation is taking shape and how engineers in the region are adapting to megatrends and evolving they way they work in a fully digital work.
Stéphane Marouani is the Country Manager at MathWorks Australia with more than 24 years of experience in the IT industry. He is responsible for maintaining the company’s long-term growth and strategic direction in Australia and New Zealand. Before joining MathWorks in February 2012, Stéphane was Senior Sales manager at IBM Australia and previously Country Manager at ILOG Australia. Stéphane has an engineering degree in computer science and computer vision from the École Polytechnique of Nice Sophia-Antipolis in France. He also post graduated in robotics and artificial intelligence with research at the University of Southern California
Automated Optical Inspection and Defect Detection for Industrial Applications
10:15 – 10:45 am
Identifying product defects and reducing manufacturing errors in industrial applications can help reduce labor and manufacturing costs. While traditional techniques for automated optical inspection tend to be brittle, deep learning based techniques are more robust and more accurate.
Whether you are new to deep learning or an expert, MathWorks toolsMATLAB® can help you detect and localize different types of abnormalities so you can and hence replace traditional inspection processes with accurate, repeatable, and reliable vision inspection.
Bulletproofing Collaborative Software Development with MATLAB and Simulink
10:45 – 11:15 am
How do you manage your code and models as they grow, become more complex, and require multiple people to work on them simultaneously?
This session will introduce some of the software development tools available in MATLAB® and Simulink® to better manage your files, track changes, work collaboratively, and write more robust applications. We will also discuss how to automate testing and deploy your tests to continuous integration (CI) systems to ensure your application always works.
Managing your code and model dependencies using Projects
Tracking changes and working collaboratively using source control (Git)
Writing better, robust, and portable code and models
Creating tests to prove your applications works as expected
Leveraging CI systems (such as Jenkins) to automate testing and reporting
Designing and Deploying Embedded Algorithms on PLCs and Other Industrial Controllers
11:00 – 11:30 am
In this session, we will show how industrial systems engineers can use desktop simulation to design and test control logic and predictive algorithms without the need for a physical prototype.
Through automatic generation of C/C++ code and code compliant with the IEC 61131-3 standard, you can accelerate deployment of embedded algorithms onto industrial controllers like PLCs, and stay hardware platform independent.
We show how to leverage simulation models of industrial systems using Model-Based Design to develop control logic and condition monitoring algorithms, automatically generate code for PLCs, and perform real-time testing.
Configure and Use MATLAB in the Cloud to Develop, Scale, and Deploy AI Applications
11:00 – 11:30 am
Many organizations use one or more cloud environments for efficiency, scalability, and mobility, especially for the development and deployment of AI models and applications. Cloud environments can be difficult to set up, maintain, and ultimately use.
In this talk we show you how to configure and use MATLAB® in cloud environments, demonstrated with an AI workflow. We will use several cloud environments:
Your own private cloud environment hosted on-premise
Public clouds such as AWS or Azure
The MathWorks Cloud with MATLAB Online™
A hybrid cloud setup, using two or more of these cloud environments
In each cloud configuration, we will show how MATLAB, MATLAB Parallel Server™, and MATLAB Production Server™ can be used.
Machine Learning: Proven Applications and New Features
10:00 – 10:30 am
While many organizations get excited about adopting machine learning techniques, success does not come easy. Come to this talk to learn about applications where machine learning generates considerable ROI, including fleet data analysis, energy forecasting, and smart manufacturing. We will also demonstrate how engineers are integrating machine learning techniques with their controls and signal processing workflows to improve system performance.
Throughout the presentation we will highlight new features in MATLAB® that accelerate deploying machine learning. This includes applying automation techniques to feature selection, model selection, and hyperparameter optimization (AutoML). We will also cover new ways for integrating machine learning moddoels with production workflows such as updating deployed models, and C/C++ code generation.
Come to this talk to learn how your peers have applied machine learning, and to get inspiration for how machine learning could be applied to your own work.
Test-Driven Development in Agile Model-Based Design
10:15 – 10:45 am
Developing complex systems with quickly evolving customer requirements presents challenges for development, verification, and compliance with safety standards.
Model-Based Design accelerates agile system development by allowing you to gain early insights into system feasibility and to speed development through simulation, automatic code generation, and continuous testing. With test-driven development, requirements are first captured as test cases that drive the implementation. Model-Based Design provides a framework that supports test-diven development. Bringing together these approaches achieves agility in the system development process. As a result, development teams can better understand customer requirements, quickly respond to changes, identify errors earlier, refactor the design, and deliver working systems faster. We will discuss how you can apply test-driven development by authoring tests that drive system development and implementation in the context of Model-Based Design.
What's New in Simulink
09:30 – 10:00 am
Learn about new capabilities in the Simulink® product families to support your research, design, and development workflows. This talk highlights features for physical modelling, algorithm development, team collaboration, and other application areas. You will see a high-level overview of the major capabilities and how you can use Simulink to design, simulate, implement, and test a variety of time-varying systems, including controls, signal processing, physical modelling, and automatic code generation.
Ruth-Anne Marchant is a Senior Application Engineer specializing in Simulink, and Model-Based Design. Since joining MathWorks in 2015, her focus is on supporting customers adopt Model-Based Design with Simulink. Prior to joining MathWorks, Ruth-Anne worked in the Canadian aerospace industry as a control systems engineer. Ruth-Anne holds a BASc in computer engineering and an MASc in electrical and computer engineering, both from the University of Waterloo, Canada, specializing in control systems.
What’s New in MATLAB
09:30 – 10:00 am
Learn about new capabilities in the MATLAB® product families to support your research, design, and development workflows. This talk highlights features for deep learning, machine learning, and other application areas. You will see new tools for preprocessing and analyzing data; developing algorithms; creating interactive apps; packaging and sharing simulations; and modeling, simulating, and verifying designs.
Peter Brady is an application engineer with MathWorks striving to accelerate our customer’s engineering and scientific computing workflows across maths, statistics, finance and machine learning. Prior to joining MathWorks, Peter worked in computational fluid and thermodynamics as well as high performance computing for a number of defence and civil contractors as well as a few universities. He has worked in fields as diverse as cavitation, wave/turbulence interactions, rainfall and runoff, nano-fluidics, HVAC and natural convection including scale out cloud simulation techniques. Peter holds doctorate in free surface computational fluid dynamics and a bachelor’s of civil engineering both from the University of Technology Sydney.
Pragmatic Digital Transformation
10:30 – 11:00 am
Organizations with digital transformation initiatives are making the transition from visionary ambitions to practical projects. These organizations have defined their high-level digital transformation objectives, and are now looking to their engineers and scientists to achieve them by learning new technologies, collaborating with unfamiliar groups, and proposing new products and services.
To meet this challenge, technical organizations must master how to systematically use data and models, not only during the research and development stages, but also across groups throughout the lifecycle of the offering. An effective digital transformation plan needs to consider changes in people’s skills, processes, and technology.
Join us as Jim Tung describes this pragmatic approach to digital transformation and demonstrates how engineering and scientific teams are leveraging data and models to achieve their transformative objectives.
Jim Tung has more than 30 years of experience in the technical computing software markets. He is a 25-year veteran of MathWorks, holding the positions of vice president of marketing and vice president of business development before assuming his current role focusing on business and technology strategy and analysis. Jim previously held marketing and sales management positions at Lotus Development and Keithley DAS, a pioneering manufacturer of PC-based data acquisition systems. Jim holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University.
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