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How many species were saved by national parks?

National parks are the cornerstone of modern conservation efforts. They now cover more than 10% of the Earth’s land surface and are found on every continent and sea.We can prove that these national parks stop human destruction of habitat. We can prove that they benefit the lives and livelihoods of people who visit and surround them. However, we can't yet prove that they have stopped the extinction of a single species. This isn't because we don’t believe that they've helped. …

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Human data interaction with big data visual analytics

Our research is seeking to answer the question: 'How can we support human interaction with big data?'We want to integrate the outstanding capabilities of humans in terms of visual information exploration with the enormous processing power of computers. These elements have the capacity to form a powerful knowledge discovery environment. This research will use datasets from the Queensland Government and the QUT Ecoacoustic research group over multiple years. Other big datasets, such as Amazon’s product review dataset, could also be …

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Human-in-the-loop techniques to debug machine learning models

Machine learning models are being deployed in critical domains such as healthcare, education and fintech. The current approach to deploying machine learning models is based on considering a data-centric approach where the models are evaluated using performance measures on a test set. However, the high performance of the model on test data is not indicative of its reliability,An important aspect of reliability is in the understanding of what exactly a machine learning model encodes, and to verify if it learns …

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Master of Philosophy
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Humanized models for pre-clinical osteosarcoma research

Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most commonly occurring malignant bone tumour, predominantly affecting children and adolescents. Most OS patients are treated with a combination of surgery (tumour resection) and systemic chemotherapy with Doxorubicin.Unfortunately local recurrence and subsequent metastatic spread still frequently occurs, with an ultimate five-year survival rate of only around 25% once metastasis has occurred. There has been no progress in the enhancement of overall OS patient survival in the last four decades. One of the main reasons for this …

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PhD
Master of Philosophy

Hyperautomation and digital transformation: emerging coordination

Information technology is always a key factor in managing and organising working processes and plays a fundamental role in business architecture and capabilities. Nowadays, new forms of information technology and advanced technologies have emerged which impact on all parameters of organisational structure. Traditional coordination mechanisms require characteristics due to the application of advance technologies. Hyperautomation offers the possibilities for integration of a much larger scope of organisational activities in one coordinated process.In this research you will investigate how hyperautomation impacts …

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PhD
Master of Philosophy
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Immune regulation in tissue formation

Immune cells are essential in maintaining tissue homeostasis and function.This project will will work on the interaction between immune cells and tissue forming cells aiming to regulate the processes of tissue repair and regeneration.

Implement supervisory control of pan and fugal stations in the sugar industry using machine learning

For several years, we've recognised the benefit of a supervisory or advisory support tool for pan stage operations in sugar factories. However, it appears no system is currently operating to the extent where there are strong, beneficial results.Supervisors and operators currently manage the shift operations with:their knowledge and experience of the processthe operational plan for the pan and fugal stations nominated by the production manager.However, operating the pan and fugal stations optimally has become increasingly complex with heavy financial implications.To …

Improving mechanical properties of hydrogels for tissue engineering

Hydrogels provide a hydrated, extracellular, matrix-like environment that allow for the culturing and study of cells. However, hydrogels are typically soft and fragile, which limits their potential for load-bearing applications such as cartilage tissue engineering.This project aims to improve the mechanical properties of hydrogels for tissue engineering using a range of experimental and theoretical approaches.

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Master of Philosophy
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Industrial water treatment

Our research group has a strong focus on solving problems related to water treatment.Research topics in this area include, but are not limited to:coal seam gasshale oil and gasmunicipal wastewateracid mine drainagemining waterfood and beverage manufacturingagriculturedesalinationammonia and phosphate nutrient recoverymetal recovery.The majority of projects involve collaboration with industry. …

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Master of Philosophy
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Information accessibility for people with a disability

Our research is seeking to answer the question: 'How can we make information accessible to people with diverse needs?'The web has become the primary mechanism for information delivery. However, there can be significant barriers accessing this information for people with intellectual disabilities.This project aims to address the web usability issue by developing technological solutions. These solutions will allow people with intellectual disabilities to independently seek information.We're looking for multiple students to join this research project. You can work on a …

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PhD
Master of Philosophy
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Innovation in process mining

Organisations store large amounts of data where every step is logged in information systems and available for analysts to reveal the hidden behaviour and performance of the business process. This can range from requests being handled within a government body, claims by an insurance company or orders from an online store. Process mining aims to derive information from this recorded historical organisational data. For instance, business analysts use process mining software to visualise logs and derive information and insights for …

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Master of Philosophy
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Integration of organisational process and systems architectures in preparation for innovations

'Innovation' has become an omnipresent buzz word and a phenomena that many companies are trying to embrace or at least ready themselves for. While the very notion of innovation is rapidly evolving, one on-going challenge is how to fit digital and process innovations into an already live and operational organisational ecosystem. The challenges aggravate with the diversity of new emerging technology trends such as IoT, Blockchain and RPA.While new processes and new technologies are constantly been considered as organisations move …

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Master of Philosophy
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