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.

Aerial view of Brisbane

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

1 May

QUT partners in new Queensland AI Hub

QUT is part of a consortium involving the State Government, universities and industry leaders behind a new centre aimed at building Queensland’s artificial intelligence capabilities.

24 April

COVID-19: QUT model predicts its course, resolution and eventual good news

COVID-19 has infected millions and killed hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, but a new predictor model devised at QUT offers glimmers of hope, suggesting the worst has passed and indicating well under 1000 deaths for Australia.

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