2019 Presentations & Events

The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development run regular weekly and monthly meetings/workshops throughout the year. A list of upcoming meetings and workshops that have been scheduled for 2019 can be found below.  New events will be added to this list as they become available.

Monday, 2nd September 2019 - 1.00pm
Associate Professor Paola Escudero.
Please don't miss this interesting presentation.
Paola Escudero
Monday, 19th August 2019 - 11.00am
Size does matter: Attentional and perceptual biases in relation to bodies - Dr Nicole Thomas.
Monday, 12th August 2019 - 11.00am
Please join us at the next MMM as we hear from a team of MCA researchers following their return from a field-based experimentation trip to a remote community in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Monday, 29th July 2019 - 11.00am
Please join us at the next MMM – Werrington South edition with invited speaker Professor Paul Hurley as he presents on the ‘Imaging of Things’, followed by an exciting project presentation by our ICNS-IISc Interns as their program draws to an end.
Monday, 22nd July 2019 - 11.00am
Join us at the next MMM as Professor Best delivers a follow up presentation on 'Natural phonetic variation and early word recognition', and Dr MacRitchie presents on 'Learning through music'.
Monday, 15th July 2019 - 11.00am
Please join us for a presentation from Dr Olivia Morgan Lapenta and talks from our PhD candidates.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Wednesday, 10th July 2019 - 10.30am
Listen and discuss The Age Lab research findings on ageing; engage with the topic of ‘learning and healthy ageing’, the importance of making connections for older adults and how older adults can benefit by learning another language or learning to play a musical instrument. This forum is a part of building a foundation for WSU to engage with the broader community.
Monday, 8th July 2019 - 11am
A/Prof Paul Breen talk on "Sensing & Stimulating - Human I/O", followed by Research Partner Incentive Program talk (Dr Christa Lam Cassettari & A/Prof Paul Breen). Dr Ganesh Naik will give a talk on "Science in the Shine Dome".
We look forward to seeing you all there!
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Monday, 1st July 2019 - 1.00pm
Professor Alana Maurushat is a Professor of Cybercrime and Behaviour. She is the Cyber-Ambassador for the NSW Cybersecurity Network and is on the Board of Directors for cybercrime investigation company IFW Global. Her presentation is titled "AI enabled Cybercrime" which looks at cybersecurity threats currently faced by organisations.
Please don't miss this interesting presentation.
Alana Maurushat
Monday, 1st July 2019 - 12pm
Dr Laurence Bruggeman will give a presentation titled "Rhyme competition in spoken word recognition depends on the availability of cognitive resources". Prof Kate Stevens will give a brief MARCS & WSU Update.
A BBQ lunch will be provided after the meeting, prior to the MAC.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
Laurence Bruggeman
Monday, 24th June 2019 - 11am
MARCS internal competition "knock out round" for the Research Impact Competition will see our researchers presenting their research in a bid to represent MARCS at the University wide competition in October.
Please don't miss this exciting MMM!
Monday, 17th June 2019 - 11am
MARCS HDR students will compete in the 3 Minute Thesis competition with the winner going to the 3MT Western Sydney University finals. Presentations on an 80,000 word PhD thesis would take about 9 hours, but 3MT contestants have only 3 minutes to present, and are permitted to use just one slide!
Please don't miss this exciting MMM!
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Monday, 3rd June 2019 - 1.00pm
Professor Liz Pellicano from Macquarie University will give a presentation titled "Knowing autistic lives". In this talk, she will discuss how truly understanding autism requires both objective and subjective understanding, experience and expertise. We look forward to seeing you there!
Liz Pellicano
Monday, 3rd June 2019 - 12pm
Prof Kate Stevens will give a brief Director's update, followed by Dr Bronson Harry who will present "Tutorial and simulations with ADAM: an adaptation and anticipation model of sensorimotor synchronization".
Please don't miss this informative MMM!
Bronson Harry
Monday, 27th May 2019 - 11.00am
MARCS HDR Director, Dr Manuel Varlet will present on new MARCS HDR initiatives including scholarship opportunities and academic support. We will also hear presentations from some of our HDR students.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Monday, 20th May 2019 - 11.00am
MARCS Senior Technical Officer, Dr Donovan Govan will talk to us about Text Mining with R.
Please don't miss this informative presentation!
Monday, 13th May 2019 - 11.00am
This MMM will feature two interesting research presentations from MARCS Professors Cathi Best and Chris Davis
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Monday, 06 May 2019 - 1.00pm
Professor Dan Ventura will present "Hierarchical Bayesian Program Learning as an Approach to Computational Creativity". We look forward to seeing you all there!
Monday, 6th May 2019 - 12.00pm
MARCS Institute Director, Professor Kate Stevens will give a brief update on MARCS activities. Staff & Students are also invited to give a brief snapshot on any published articles.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Monday, 29 April 2019 - 1.00pm
Don't miss Professor Janet Werker from the University of British Columbia who will give a presentation titled "Multisensory Foundations of Infant Speech Perception and Early Word Learning".
We look forward to seeing you all there!
Monday, 29th April 2019 - 12.00pm
Dr Chris Wang presents "Automate the boring stuff” is an introductory program targeted at researchers, students, professional staff, and indeed anyone who uses a computer, to show you how to code small, practical programs to automate repetitive and time consuming administrative tasks.
Monday, 15th April 2019 - 11.00am
Join us at the Werrington South campus for the next MMM with presentations by postdoctoral researcher Dr Travis Monk, and PhD candidates Atiqul Islam and Nicolas Ralph. We look forward to seeing you there!
Monday, 8th April 2019 - 11.00am
Please join us for our first Student Presentation Panel which will feature talks by MARCS PhD candidates on a range of topics. We look forward to seeing you there!
Monday, 1 April 2019 - 1.00pm
How is patterning of behaviour organized? Who or what decides what action possibilities or behavioural modes are afforded within a given task context? Professor Michael Richardson, ARC Future Fellow, Dept of Psychology, Macquarie University will address these and other questions in his presentation titled "Symmetries of Order in Perception, Action and Cognition".
We look forward to seeing you all there!
Monday, 1st April2019 - 12.00pm
MARCS Institute Director, Professor Kate Stevens will give a brief update on MARCS activities. Staff & Students are also invited to give a brief snapshot on any published articles.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Monday, 25th March 2019 - 11.00am
Dr Leidy Castro-Meneses will give a presentation showcasing the skills and talent of the Technical Services Team and outlining the range of support available to MARCS Staff and Students.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Monday, 18th March 2019 - 11.00am
Dr Dominique Estival will give a presentation on the results of the AusTalk Map Task dialogue project funded by the Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language CoEDL.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Dominique Estival
Monday, 11th March 2019 - 11.00am
Dr Nigel Nettheim will give a talk titled "Is maternal love a basic emotion? With applications to the study of expressive gesture and music."
We look forward to seeing you there!
Dr Nigel Nettheim
Monday, 4th March 2019 - 1.00pm
Professor Peter Keller will give a presentation titled " Music as a Microcosm of Human Interaction". Note: A light lunch will be provided between MMM and Mac.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Peter Keller
Monday, 11th March 2019 - 11.00am
Professor Kate Stevens will give a brief update, followed by an introduction to the new SharePoint site. Our MMM committee will also welcome suggestions for planning future MMM meetings for 2019.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Monday, 25th February 2019 - 11.00am
Dr Christa Lam-Cassettari will present on BabyLab Podcast series and A/Professor Robert Mailhammer will give a presentation on 2019 CoEDL Fest.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 - 3pm
The International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems proudly announce a presentation by Professor Tobi Delbruck from the Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich. This presentation will take place at Level 2, Building BA, Werrington South campus.
Monday, 18th February 2019 - 11.00am
A/Professor Gabrielle Weidemann presentation "Australian infants sensitivity to the cultural differences in the display of infant directed emotions as modelled by Australian and Japanese mothers.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Monday, 11th February 2019 - 10.50am for a 11am start
Professor Kate Stevens will welcome everyone to the first MMM for 2019. We will also hear presentations from our Summer Interns, followed by a light lunch.
We look forward to seeing everyone there!
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Monday, 29th January 2019 - 11am
Dr Drew Weatherhead, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Infant Studies Centre at University of British Columbia will give a presentation titled "Visual speech influences lexical access in infants".
Room 3.G.55.
Thursday, 31 January 2019 - 1pm
At this workshop, REDI's Andre Urfer will explain the role of REDI Business and its services available to researchers. It will provide tips on how to engage with industry and navigate the legal minefield involved. Not to be missed!
Lunch Provided.
Room 3.G.55.
Zoom Access: https://uws.zoom.us/j/4539237934 (PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android)