Detecting Rare Events

Free Public Lecture

Detecting Rare Events

This lecture will explore the prediction of rare events, and what can be done when current predictions for these events are poor. It will argue that, instead of rare event classification, the focus should be on identifying the riskiest events with minimal error – as such events are likely precursors to outliers of interest.

Professor Svetha Venkatesh is the Director of the Centre for Pattern Recognition and Data Analytics at Deakin University. Her work on outlier detection is used in surveillance and has been tested at Barwon Health to predict suicide risk.


  • Professor Svetha Venkatesh
    Professor Svetha Venkatesh, Director