Infotech Outstanding Award 2016
Associate Professor Richi Nayak received the Infotech Outstanding Achievement Award at the Women in Technology (WiT) 2016 Awards.
Data science team
Research in our discipline focuses on the development of effective and efficient algorithms and systems for big data applications.
Searching for a cure
Dr. Guido Zuccon has received a $346,446 ARC grant for his research project. His research is looking into how people can make better health choices from search engines.
Researchers from Data science collaborate with Digital Agriculture to help drive the digital revolution that is set to take over the agricultural industry.Find out more about Digital Agriculture
- information retrieval
- data mining
- web intelligence
Real world applications
- environmental monitoring
- XML-based search
- spatial information
- personalisation of search results
- understanding the evolutionary and regulatory relationships across bacterial genomes.
The Category 1 funded research projects we are currently leading are:
This project aims to help people make better health decisions from search engines by improving the information that search queries return. Google is utilised by 80 per cent of Australians to search health symptoms, despite evidence showing that many often find incorrect and unreliable health information.
Expected outcomes include new models and methods for evaluating high-stakes search and new search technologies to help people find and recognise high quality information to make better health decisions.
Next-generation sequencing technologies have brought a revolution in biology and healthcare, while taxing the ability of scientists and clinicians to identify and process relevant data, to make sense of it all and communicate it to others in a concise and meaningful way.
This project aims to tackle this problem through fundamentally new approaches to data selection and visualisation at very large scale, actively encoding for insight into underlying biological and biomedical processes, bringing sustainable discovery of new relationships and variations within the data.
The project aims to support new approaches to medical diagnosis and treatment, and offer crucial lessons to address the broader challenge of understanding large, complex data sets.
This project investigates the challenging problem of securing real-time control of large-scale power systems.
Both industrial control systems and electricity power systems are a critical part of national infrastructures of industrial countries like Australia and Germany. The power systems are operated under real-time monitoring and control for system stability and efficiency, while the real-time control of power systems rely on 'domain separation' for the security and integrity of measurement and control data and data transmissions. Any 'air gaps' between the domains can be easily breached for a cyber attack, causing serious security threats worldwide in critical infrastructure systems including power networks.
The current practice is to monitor the integrity of the security domains through manual audits. However, manual checks are far slow to react to cyber attacks. System inspectors and maintainers may also cause unexpected and insecure incidents by accident.
The dramatic rise in massive text data has led to an increasing number of challenges in scalability and noisy information. Supervised classification has become expensive and time consuming as acquiring training sets for a large number of categories becomes more complex and classifiers are sensitive to data. Un-supervised classification has become an attractive alternative given it does not require training sets. However, un-supervised classification is still complex and there is a gap between understanding of concepts and features.
This project aims to exploit domain ontology to find specific ontology which can bridge the gap, leading to a breakthrough for un-supervised classification. It provides foundations for classifying big text data.
An integrated mathematical approach to synchronise and optimise hospital operations, 2014-2017
Human cues for robot navigation, 2014-2016.
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Are you looking to study at a higher or more detailed level? We are currently looking for students to research topics at a variety of study levels, including PhD, Masters, Honours or the Vacation Research Experience Scheme (VRES).