Log on to your laptop. Start swotting up on sea life. Millions of everyday Australians are being encouraged to take a ‘dry dive’ on the Great Barrier Reef, as part of a first-of-its-kind, citizen science project.
We have an unparalleled opportunity to use data modelling to inform many areas of research, from identifying who is at greater risk of disease to understanding the impacts of climate change. We can also use big data science to capitalise on the explosion of online and linked data to help improve social systems.
We're making the most of today's data-rich information age, using strong analytical capabilities and advanced modelling and analysis tools to extract reliable knowledge.
Research we're conducting in the field of computational modelling and simulation science includes:
- computational biology
- computational materials science
- industrial mathematics.
Technology for solutions
With world-class computing and visualisation infrastructure, we're uniquely positioned to turn data into knowledge.
Mathematical modelling and computer simulation reduces the need to carry out expensive and often time-consuming experimentation. Our technology helps industry make decisions about production, optimising operations, and designing new processes.
The future of data expertise
We're training the next generation of quantitative scientists alongside our computer and information scientists, and High Performance Computing (HPC) and data visualisation specialists. These experts are developing the hardware and software needed to ensure the integrity of data sets and to derive insights that impact policy and decision making, and shape the society we live in.
A research project that mimics nature to create sustainable environmental and energy applications, and another focussed on helping the human body clock adjust to the impact of artificial lighting in homes and workplaces, are two of four QUT-based projects awarded more than $3.5M in Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (ARC) funding for 2018.