Research and training centres using big data to deliver new insights

Research & Training Centres

ARC Training Centre for Transforming Maintenance through Data Science

The Centre aims to develop a new generation of data scientist specialists, equipping them with the skills needed to develop new data science methods for solving complex modelling and optimisation challenges in asset maintenance. This cohort of data scientists will drive an exciting transformation of maintenance practice in the Australian resources industry based on new advances in machine learning, artificial intelligence and optimisation. The Centre is a  partnership between Curtin University, the University of Western Australia, CSIRO, Alcoa, BHP, Roy Hill, MRIWA and CORE Innovation Hub.

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Australian National Phenome Centre

By analysing chemicals within the body, researchers at the Australian National Phenome Centre (ANPC) hope to uncover the complex interactions of genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors which contribute to a person’s health and disease risk.

The ANPC anticipates its critical research will position Perth and WA as a global leader in precision medicine, and enable quantum leaps in predicting disease. Long-term, the ANPC hopes to build ‘global atlases’ of human disease, providing insights into future health risks which everyone on the planet can benefit from.

The only one of its kind in the southern hemisphere, the ANPC brings together all five Western Australian universities and leading health and medical research institutes. It is linked to the International Phenome Centre Network and also has wide applications in agriculture and environmental science.

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Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) conducts rigorous, data-informed research on economic and social issues as they relate to families, businesses and communities. Centre researchers apply econometric analysis, spatial modelling, microsimulation and complex data analytics to explore economic and social issues, and provide rigorous empirical insights to support informed public debate and policy design.

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Digital Health CRC

In an age when people expect access to advanced healthcare and better health outcomes, public and private health organisations alike recognise that ‘STEM’ skills are crucial. As a result of this, and the rapid digitisation of health services around the world, the demand for health data scientists, health technologists and technology-literate clinical staff has never been greater.

The Digital Health CRC is a 7 year CRC that commenced July 2018. With over 80 organisations across health funds, health technology providers and including 16 universities, the Digital Health CRC is developing a unique, multidisciplinary, collaborative taskforce of research, clinical, industry, government and educational organisations to focus research and development on combining individual and collective expertise with data, information and telecommunication technologies.

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Food Agility CRC

Food Agility CRC’s mission is to lead the digital revolution for a sustainable food future. It is a $150million+ innovation hub, bringing together a diverse partner network that spans the food system, including agrifood businesses, technology companies, research institutions, agribusiness service providers and government. Food Agility innovates, creating new digital technologies and services for the agrifood industry; educates, building a digitally-capable agrifood workforce for the future; and influences, promoting agile and design-led approaches in the Australian innovation system. Food Agility is funded by the Australian Government under its Cooperative Research Centre Program and by its partners.

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The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research is an equal joint venture between Curtin University and The University of Western Australia with funding support from the State Government of Western Australia. ICRAR has research nodes at both universities and is now host to over 100 staff and postgraduate students.

ICRAR has strong support from the government of Australia and is working closely with industry and the astronomy community, including CSIRO and the Australian Telescope National Facility, the Pawsey Centre, and the international SKA Project Office (SPO), based in the UK.

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