Svetha Venkatesh

Australian Laureate Fellow
Alfred Deakin Professor and Director
Center for Pattern Recognition and Data Analytics (PRaDA)
Deakin University, Geelong Waurn Ponds
VIC-3216, Australia


+61 3 5227 2905
FAX: +61 3 5227 2028

Research Areas

  • Machine Learning, Probabilistic Graphical Models and Data Mining
  • Health Analytics and Pervasive Healthcare
  • Multimedia and Socia Media Analysis

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Recent Keynotes

  • 2016: Keynote, 18th Annual Conference of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) and 8th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Affective Disorders Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July, 2016.
  • 2016: Keynote, 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining PAKDD, April 2016, New Zealand
  • 2015: Dennis Moore Distinguished Oration, Australian Computer Society, October 2015, Perth, Australia.
  • 2015: Harrison Lecture for Innovation, Geelong Smart Network, Geelong, October 2015


  • iCetana: Intelligent video surveillance enabling operators to concentrate on 1% of events
  • Toby Austism Therapy: A new way to accelerate early intervention for children with Autism, empowering parents to deliver guided therapy
  • Virtual Observer: Wide area surveillance with unlimited numbers of “virtual cameras” for scene monitoring.
  • iHosp - Health Analytics