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Dr Stephen Petrie

Data Scientist
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, Australia; Master of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, Australia; Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Melbourne, Australia


Steve is a Data Scientist with experience in data analysis, neural networks, astrophysics, mathematical biology, image processing, and evolutionary optimisation. He is an inter-disciplinary researcher who has collaborated with economists, biologists, computer scientists, physicists, clinicians, and government policy makers.

Steve's background is in physics; he has an MPhil in theoretical cosmology and a PhD in infectious disease modelling. His PhD involved modelling influenza infection dynamics within the respiratory tract, in order to assess the fitness of drug-resistant strains of influenza. His primary role at CTI is to build the "TM-Link" worldwide trademark database, which includes the development of a neural network-based linking algorithm which identifies similar trademarks across different countries. The TM-Link database is an open database that is used by researchers and policy makers to research exporting and international branding dynamics.

Steve also has extensive experience implementing projects on high performance computing infrastructure, including supercomputers run by Swinburne University, Melbourne University, and Melbourne Bioinformatics, and cloud computation services run by Amazon and the National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources project (Nectar).

Research interests

Advanced Statistics and Big Data; Data Visualisation; Database Systems

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Applied Economics - 140200

Teaching areas

Advanced Statistics and Big Data;Data Visualisation;Database Systems

Further information


Also published as: Petrie, Stephen; Petrie, S.; Petrie, Stephen M.; Petrie, Steve
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2020: IP Australia Updates to TMLink *; IP Australia

* Chief Investigator

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