CMU-A launches new live Masterclass Series

Posted 22nd February 2021

Carnegie Mellon University in Australia’s first ever Masterclass Series will get underway this week, with a class tackling cutting-edge developments in the area of artificial intelligence led by Dr Zig Zdziarski.

The new Masterclass Series includes five online classes delivered in real-time at no-cost to participants, covering topics such as data analytics for business intelligence, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and corruption in the digital age.

Each masterclass will be led by the Adelaide campus’ world-renowned faculty and include a one-hour lecture and 30-minute Q and A.

The first class, AI and the 4th Industrial Revolution, will be held this Thursday, February 25 at 8am. It will then be repeated on February 26, at 4pm, for those unable to attend the previous day.

Dr. Zdziarski will draw on his extensive expertise in AI and computer vision, which has included working as a consultant for the banking, insurance, and retail sector, as well as lecturing in AI at the National College of Ireland, to deliver his masterclass.

At CMU-A, he teaches Data Warehousing, Data Focused Python, and Programming R for Analytics.

“One of the key topics I’ll be looking at is the 4th Industrial Revolution, which is something people may have heard of, but not necessarily know in depth,” Dr. Zdziarski said.

“We’re right in the middle of this revolution and it’s impacting every single aspect of our lives. It’s important we understand it, the role AI plays in it, and what you can do to help it work for you.”

Head of CMU-A Prof. Emil Bolongaita said the courses have been designed for professionals wanting to take bold steps in their careers in the post-COVID 19 job market by learning about new and emerging knowledge and tools that are revolutionising industries and societies.

“Executives, managers, and professionals are confronting new problems and unprecedented opportunities brought about by rapid technological progress, global economic competition, and socio-political transformation,” he said.

“To succeed and thrive in this volatile and dynamic environment, equipping oneself with the latest information and insights across disciplines are vital. This is where our Masterclasses come in.

“They’re designed to help you grasp the profound changes that are transforming business, politics and society today, and to convey the pathways that you can choose to direct your destiny and that of your organisation or the broader society.”

The Masterclasses Series covers:

AI and the 4th Industrial Revolution: presented by Prof. Zig Zdziarski

When: Thursday, February 25, 8am – 9:30am and Friday, February 26, 4pm – 5:30pm

Digital Transformation and the New Realities: presented by Prof. Riaz Esmailzadeh

    When: Thursday, March 4: 8am – 9:30am and Friday, March 5: 4pm – 5:30pm

    Big Data and Government: Strategies for Success presented by Prof. Tim O’Loughlin

    When: Thursday March 11, 8am – 9:30am and Friday, March 12, 4pm – 5:30pm

    Machine Learning and Data Analytics: presented by Prof. Murli Viswanathan

    When: Wednesday, March 17, 4pm – 5:30pm and Thursday, March 18, 8am – 9:30am

    Public Entrepreneurship and Corruption in the Digital Era: presented by Prof. Emil Bolongaita

    When: Thursday, March 25, 8am – 9:30am and Friday, March 26, 4pm – 5:30pm.

    Please note: All times are in Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT).

    To register for Dr. Zdziarski’s class, AI and the 4th Industrial Revolution, click here.

    The full program guide can be downloaded here.