AI-enabled Education

Big Data Society

Data Analytics Research Lab

Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

March 9-10, 2020


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AI-enabled Education

Education across the world has undergone a critical transformation in the last decades. In the last few years, with the advancement in the technology, education has adopted the use of new technological tools, and today, the advancement in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science has the potential to deal with challenges in teaching and learning processes. For example, students learn differently, at different rates and with differing levels of learning ability and aptitude. Students has different analytical thought, various creative and communicative abilities, skill sets that differ from one region of the world to another. And some students may deal with physical and mental disabilities.

The challenges in this hackathon will focus on novel applications of AI in education from machine learning and data analytics to process automation and cognitive assistants. To facilitate personalize learning for each individual student and to augment teching with personal conversational education assistants.

*Download* Keynote/Challenges LINK


Who can attend ?

Teams (between 2 to 5 people): students and professional.
  1. Each group member should register individually online. Please check the Registration link in the next Section.
  2. Register your group on the first day of the hackathon (9th March 2020), at the venue.


-Over $6000 eftpos gift cards and Training Vouchers (ITIC).

-Certificate of achievement for top 3 performing team .

-Give away gifts from the sponsors.

-Certificate of attendance for the Hackathon.

-Certificate of attendance for the Workshops.


Data Analytics Research Lab, Big Data Society

Our Previous Hackathons:


9th March 2020: Hackathon Day 1: Technical Summit

9:00-9:30 Check in and registration

9:30-10:00 Openning:
    - Bridget Tracy (Chief Digital Officer, IBM Australia/NZ)
    - Stephen Elbourn (Director, ITIC)
    - Prof. Michael Sheng (Head, Department of Computing, Macquarie University)

10:00-10:30 Keynote (AI-enabled Education) + Hackathon Challenges:
    - Dr. Amin Beheshti (Director, AI enabled Processes (AIP) Research Centre - Macquarie University)

10:30 - 11:30 Storage/ Software Defined Storage
    - Kaveh Fanian (IBM - Enterprise Sales Specialist)
    - Damon Wynne (IBM - Client Services Manager for storage A/NZ)

11:30 - 12:30 AI and Machine Learning
    - Dev Mookerjee (Technology and Red Hat Synergy Leader ANZ)
    - Steve Nouri (ACS - Head of Data Science )

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch and Networking

1:30 - 3:00 Cyber Security
    - Dr. Stephenie Andal (Cyber Security Innovation Node - Manager)
    - Teresa Pun (NSW Treasury - Industry, Jobs and Innovation - Senior Associate)
    - Chris Hockings (CTO IBM Security Australia/NZ)

10th March 2020: Hackathon Day 2: Competition

10:00-12:30 Hackathon Challenges Q&A
12:30-1:30 Lunch and Networking
14:30-16:00 Hackathon Demo and Presentation
16:00-17:00 Prizes

Register for the Hackathon

     Hackathon (Day1 and Day 2) Registration: LINK

Hackathon Venue

      Hackathon (Day1 and Day 2) Venue: IBM Australia (Level 17, 259 George St, Sydney NSW 2000)