Even wondered how dolphins identify each other? Are you interested in Machine Learning? This month at NE:Tech, Cameron Trotter, a PhD student from Newcastle University, will be joining us to discuss how he has explored applying Machine Learning to identify individual cetaceans. Using Siamese Neural Networks, this exciting research aims to support understanding marine life on Earth. NE:Tech will be hosted online via the attached Zoom link. Although we would like to return to face-to-face meetups, the health and safety of our members is a top priority. We are paying close attention to the government guidelines and will return to physical meetups when it is safe and sensible to do so.

Next Event

NE:Tech Online - March 2021

March 11, 2021

Cameron Trotter

ML for Conservation: Who's Fin is This?



In this talk, we will take a deep dive into the world of conservation tech, an emerging area of applied machine learning. Focussing on marine conservation, we'll examine how ML can be a force for good in helping protect some of the world's most vulnerable species and better inform conservationists about the animals they study, specifically through the use of Siamese Neural Networks, an exciting and developing subset of more traditional Convolutional Neural Networks

PhD Student @ Newcastle University

About Cameron Trotter

I’m a third year PhD student at Newcastle University working in conservation tech and deep learning, specifically fine-grain image classification and metric learning. I decided to study in this area as I was keen for my research to have a positive impact on the world, and helping conservation efforts in the North East is a great way to do this. Outside of my work I’m a keen cyclist, self taught (read: almost decent) chef, and a lover of pub quizzes - although they are somewhat incompatible with my current dislike of global pandemics and the novel coronavirus.

Previous Events

NE:Tech Online - February 2021

February 11, 2021

Steven Waterman

I built a website to automatically edit audiobooks



NE:Tech - December 2020

December 10, 2020

Paul Featonby, Nick Martin, Olly Marsay and Kate Trimble

Bump: We sprinted the London Marathon



NE:Tech Online - November 2020

November 12, 2020

Faye Ellis

Tips and Best Practices for the AWS Security Specialty Certification



Jim Hooker

Cyber Security in the Supply Chain




Mark Jose

Technical Principal

@ Scott Logic

James Leftley

Senior Developer

@ Scott Logic

Chris Brown

Senior Test Engineer

@ Scott Logic

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