Jo Plested is an Associate Lecturer who has been researching deep learning for eight years. Her expertise is focused on transfer learning for small specialised datasets. For three years, Jo lectured in and produced all course material and assessments for the deep learning section of the graduate level course “Neural Networks, Deep Learning and Bio-inspired Computing” for up to 250 students at the Australian National University. Jo is also part of a group that developed a data science and artificial intelligence short course for Defence. She is currently developing a new deep learning course for the University of New South Wales Canberra. She has supervised over 20 students doing Honours, Masters and Chief of Defence Force (CDF) one and two semester projects. She has mentored many more coursework students in research undertaken as part of her course. Over 20 of these projects are published as high ranking international conference and journal papers.
Jo Plested has received over $270,000 in research grants, mostly in deep learning. She has been lead investigator for $160,000 of those grants.