Prof Frank Dunshea

Session: Presidents Session


Presentation: Application of computer vision and machine learning to assess physiological responses of consumers and livestock



Professor Frank Dunshea’s research career in the area of growth physiology and nutrition and the use of domestic animals in nutritional and biomedical research has an impressive breadth and quality, spanning more than 35 years.  He has published over 750 journal, conference, book, patents or technical articles. 

His research has had a high scientific impact, with many of the results being rapidly adopted by industry. Frank is a respected research leader in global livestock industries and is committed to ensuring that livestock industries operate in a responsible and sustainable manner. Much of his work has focussed on improving efficiency through reducing inputs and outputs while maintaining product quality and consumer health with a particular emphasis on product quality.

His recent work has focussed on the use of video imaging and biometrics to assess consumer sensory responses and animal physiological state. In addition to many awards, he is a Fellow of the Australian Nutrition Society, the Australasian Pig Science Association and the Australian Society of Animal Production.