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Networks and communications for smart grid applications

Smart grids are a new concept to design and operate power generation, transmission, distribution and other related systems in an integrated environment with emerging services.There are a number of challenges in developing and using smart grid systems. One of the challenges is low-latency communications for real-time smart grid applications in:wide area networks (WANs) such as wide area controlneighbourhood area networks (NANs) such as real-time demand responsehome area networks (HANs) such as home energy scheduling.Existing standards for smart grid communications are …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Information Systems

Big data computing in distributed or cloud environments

Big data is data with large volume, fast and dynamic generation and diversity of data formats. Their management, storage, retrieval and processing is a challenge due to these features.In distributed computing environments, the MapReduce pattern and its Haddoop and Smark implementations are widely used for big data computing. However, they are not directly suitable for many real-world applications such as some bioinformatics problems and other all-to-all comparison problems.As well as that, the efficient utilisation and scheduling of the resources for …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Information Systems

Evaluating the navigability of Australian universities’ websites

Website design is a crucial factor to the success of virtually all applications for e-commerce, digital government and online learning in the 21st century.A university homepage serves as the main portal through which users, particularly outsiders, find and access information about the university. Search and navigation represent two principal means for finding information on a website.Although there have been thorough research and applications regarding search engine optimisation for university websites, limited research has been conducted on navigability.Website navigability refers to …

Study level
Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

A biofabricated surgical referral suite to predict intracranial aneurysm rupture

Intracranial aneurysms are bulging, weak areas of an artery that supply blood to the brain which are relatively common. While most aneurysms do not show symptoms, 1% spontaneously rupture which can be fatal or it can leave the survivor with permanent disabilities. This catastrophic outcome has motivated surgeons to operate on approximately 30% of aneurysms despite their rate of complications arising and cost of operation.The impact of aneurysm morphology on blood flow shear stress and rupture could educate surgical decision-making …

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering

Map-reduce databases for process mining: a good match?

Process mining is a specialised form of analytics of growing practical significance. It is well known for its ability to mine datasets, resulting from the execution of processes, to identify inefficiencies, and to reveal insights into resource behaviour, activity dependencies, and process compliance, among others.As such, it is instrumental to effective decision making and streamlining of business processes. Process mining can also operate in tandem with process automation to fine tune on-the-fly decision making and predicting resource utilisation.A challenge that …

Study level
Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Information Systems

An novel data-driven structural optimisation method for engineering and science

Structural optimisation, an effective design method for light-weight and high-performance structures, traditionally relies on the computational mechanics method with empirical constitutive model of related material. However, the empirical constitutive modelling remains an open question worldwide for a long term. The imperfect knowledge of constitutive laws and empiricism and arbitrariness of constitutive modelling process limit the applications of structural optimisation methods in advanced material structures.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering

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