Jump to Search Jump to Navigation Jump to Content

WA Information Technology & Telecommunications Alliance (WAiTTA) gala awards dinner

by Daniel Wedge | Jul 04, 2014
The annual WA Information Technology & Telecommunications Alliance (WAiTTA) gala awards dinner was held on 20 June at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. These awards recognise outstanding innovations in the ICT sector developed in WA in the last year. CET Research Associate Tom Horrocks was one of five honours students shortlisted from WA for the student project award for his Honours thesis in 2012/13, entitled "From Data to Strata: Recognising and Correlating Coal Seam Patterns Across Wireline Logs".
The annual WA Information Technology & Telecommunications Alliance (WAiTTA) gala awards dinner was held on 20 June at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. These awards recognise outstanding innovations in the ICT sector developed in WA in the last year. CET Research Associate Tom Horrocks was one of five honours students shortlisted from WA for the student project award for his Honours thesis in 2012/13, entitled "From Data to Strata: Recognising and Correlating Coal Seam Patterns Across Wireline Logs". This project was supervised at CET by Associate Professor Eun-Jung Holden and Assistant Professor Daniel Wedge, and by Darren Christophersen from Conducive. Tom developed a fast and objective method that used machine learning for classifying intervals from downhole geophysical logs and then using pattern matching to correlate lithologies from multiple drillholes. Recently, this work has led to the development of CET's Wireline Spelunker (link to: http://www.cet.edu.au/news-and-media/news/news-details/2014/05/12/cet-staff-and-students-participated-in-the-inaugural-unearthed-hackathon) which has received much industry attention.

The awards dinner was well attended by about 450 representatives from academia and local and national ICT companies. The night started well when the door prize was won by Eun-Jung Holden who happily took home six bottles of wine. In the end, the student prize was won by UWA electrical engineering PhD student Stuart Speidel. Other awards were given in the fields of resources industry based ICT projects, new IT products and systems on the market, and government systems development.