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Nick Barnes, Peter Baumgartner, Tiberio Caetano, Hugh Durrant-Whyte, Gerwin Klein, Penelope Sanderson, Abdul Sattar, Peter Stuckey, Sylvie Thiebaux, Pascal Van Hentenryck, Toby Walsh



National Information and Communications Technology Australia (NICTA) is the largest ICT research center in Australia, having been established 10 years ago in 2002. It has five laboratories in four Australian capital cities: Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, and Brisbane. There are currently around 700 staff and Ph.D. students working at NICTA. In June 2009, the 100th Ph.D. student to study at NICTA graduated. At present and averaged over the year, one new Ph.D. student studying at NICTA graduates every 10 days. NICTA has close links with its university members (Australian National University, the University of New South Wales, and the University of Melbourne) as well as with its partner universit..

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Funding Acknowledgements

NICTA is funded by the Australian government as represented by the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and the Australian Research Council through the ICT Centre of Excellence program. Some of this research was also supported in part by the Australian Research Council through its Special Research Initiative (SRI) in Bionic Vision Science and Technology grant to Bionic Vision Australia (BVA). A number of the AI projects also receive support from the Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development. Thanks to Paulette Lieby and Adele Scott for providing the simulated prosthetic vision images.