Professor Tat-Jun Chin is The University of Adelaide Professorial Chair of Sentient Satellites. He received his PhD in Computer Systems Engineering from Monash University in 2007, which was partly supported by the Endeavour Australia-Asia Award, and a Bachelor in Mechatronics Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2004, where he won the Vice Chancellor’s Award. Professor Chin’s research interest lies in optimisation for computer vision and machine learning, and their application to intelligent satellites and space robotics. He has published more than 100 research articles on the subject, and has won several awards for his research, including a Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) award in 2015, a British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC) award and Best of European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) award in 2018, two awards from the Defence Science and Technology Group in 2015 and 2017 respectively, and an International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR) award in 2019.
Professor Chin is also the Director of Machine Learning for Space at The Australian Institute for Machine Learning. He was a Finalist in the Academic of the Year Category at Australian Space Awards 2021.