Centre for Data Science

Data is everywhere. Our vision is to be a national and global leader in developing methods to use that data to benefit our world.

QUT is ideally positioned to help Australia deliver benefit from data science. Led by internationally-renowned statistician, Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen, the centre brings together QUT's strengths and track record in data analysis, computation and eResearch, as well as cross-disciplinary projects and connections to centres of excellence, cooperative research centres, and national and international networks.

QUT is providing A$7.5M over five years to fund the centre's core research and activities, confirming our commitment to data science research and education.

Mission and priorities

We draw together diverse capabilities in data science to deliver world-class research, unique training opportunities and active external engagement.

Frontier methods in data science

We're solving fundamental problems in gathering, modelling and analysing data, to make data-informed decisions that deliver benefits to industry, society and the environment.


We connect you to the breadth and depth of data science researchers across all of QUT, to develop state-of-the-art solutions.

The Australian Data Science Network

We connect people, resources and opportunities across the many Australian universities and industry partners working with data.

Queen's Wharf, Brisbane

QUT and the Queensland Government have created and implemented a long-term study of the benefits and impacts of Queen’s Wharf Brisbane (QWB), a $3.6 billion dollar integrated resort development in the Brisbane CBD encompassing hotel and residential accommodation, a casino, retail and entertainment areas and public space.

With the first two phases of the first-of-its-kind study now complete, the QUT Centre for Data Science will lead the next phase of this 20-year study to examine the benefits and impacts of this development.

Future expertise in data science

We’re training the next generation of data scientists and empowering people to analyse the wealth of data generated worldwide.

In conjunction with QUT's degree programs and majors, such as Master of Data Analytics, Bachelor of Mathematics, and Bachelor of Information Technology, the centre will provide research and professional training opportunities for undergraduate students through to mid-career researchers and senior professionals.

In addition, we can help people looking for data skills with short courses, seminars, MOOCs and professional sabbaticals. We offer commercial research and consulting services in data science and its applications.

Research news

9 April

Cyber hygiene critical as we move to working from home

With millions of Australians now working from home to maintain social isolation, a QUT expert is warning employees and employers to ensure they exercise the highest level of ‘cyber hygiene’.

8 April

COVID-19 could be spread on breath of infected people

While we have heard much discussion about how COVID-19 infection spreads, little focus has been placed on the airborne route of infection, so far, says QUT International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health director Professor Lidia Morawska.

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