Data intensive research groups and centres in WA generating world class researchResearch Groups and Centres
Sitting at the intersection of domain expertise, mathematics and computing, the applications of Data Science are pervasive. Research groups and facilities are increasingly utilising the availability of large volumes and more complex data sets to solve challenges across sectors.
The Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre aims to be Australia’s leading organisation for market insight, innovation and applied technology in the grains industry. AEGIC is an initiative of the Western Australian State Government and Australia’s Grains Research and Development Corporation.
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 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. The centre anticipates its critical research will position Perth and WA as a global leader in precision medicine, and enable quantum leaps in predicting disease.
The Robotics and Automation discipline at UWA addresses challenges in engineering where continuous human presence is either undesirable or impossible, and where teleoperation and automation can improve operations.
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.
Digital technology is transforming our lives, professionally and personally. Agriculture has been a latecomer to this change but is catching up fast through significant investment into new technologies such as sensors, Internet of Things (IoT), drones, robotics, analytics and much more.
Using innovative techniques, the Complex Data Modelling research group at UWA develops mathematical, statistical and computational methodology to support engineering projects.
ICRAR’s Data Intensive Astronomy program’s main focus is the development of the data management and processing technologies required for the SKA.
The Defence Science Centre (WA) will facilitate science and innovation connections across universities, industry and Defence to support security and technology development and capability requirements. The Centre will also support the commercialisation of defence-related research and cultivate a competitive, local defence industry that will diversify and strengthen the State’s economy, and create new jobs.
The Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC) are 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. DHCRC are also building a world-leading research and innovation centre, with all work designed to address identified industry issues. Over 80 organisations, including health funds, larger and small health and technology providers, and 16 universities, have joined this Australia-wide R&D consortium.
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.
Everyone benefits from work that is meaningful and productive. In a time of constant transition, the Future of Work Institute seeks to understand and improve work opportunities. They partner with groups and organisations from all sectors to implement, evaluate, and support change.
The Health Research and Data Analytics Hub has been established to extend Curtin’s ability to utilise large-scale health datasets from a variety of administrative and clinical settings to better understand care practices associated with positive health outcomes and help train a future workforce in health data analytics.
The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) 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.
The Intelligent Virtual Environment and Simulation (IVES) aims to identify and nurture promising research areas in the disciplines of intelligent systems and interactive virtual environment. IVES focuses on intelligent data analytics, data science, data mining, pattern recognition, 3D virtual environments (including Virtual and Augmented Realities), simulation, human computer interactions and interfaces, learning analytics, and computational intelligence techniques
The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mining Innovation Hub is a CRC ORE development and is operating as a node of CRC ORE. The Kalgoorlie Hub will focus on nurturing innovations which will add significant value to our burgeoning minerals industry. The Hub is set to translate leading Australian mining research into real economic outcomes for the region and the country.
The Machine Learning Applications for Physical Sciences (MAPS) research cluster focus on the application of state-of-the-art Machine Learning algorithms for efficient processing, accurate characterisation and robust prediction of signals arising in physical sciences.
The quantum information, simulation and algorithms discipline researches the potential to harness nature at a deeper level while developing new possibilities for communication and data processing.
This group’s research develops optimisation, scheduling and control solutions for the mining and offshore extraction sectors and associated operations, such as transport, energy supply and the servicing of remote communities.
The Renewable Energy and Microgrids research cluster looks at the future of energy generation and how to improve renewable energy distribution so it is safer and more effective. The discipline is uncovering ways to implement automatic grid reconfiguration to prevent and restore outages, creating a process for the system to independently get back online when the power goes out.
The Systems for Knowledge Discovery from Data research cluster studies big data systems: systems that gather sensed data, discover knowledge from that data, and ensure the integrity, security and availability of data and systems. The group brings together experts in three inter-related discipline areas: data mining, cybersecurity and sensor network systems.