In Summary

  • Swinburne and Tel Aviv University formalise a joint data science institute
  • Both institutions have signed a collaborative centre agreement outlining the goals of the centre

Swinburne has formalised the launch of a data science institute with Tel Aviv University with the signing of a joint agreement.

At an event this week in Melbourne, Swinburne Vice-Chancellor Professor Linda Kristjanson met with Tel Aviv University Professor Joseph Klafter to sign a collaborative centre agreement outlining the goals of the joint centre.

The joint research centre will focus on:

  • New data science methodologies to transform scientific discovery
  • Novel data science platforms
  • Data science and data analytics
  • Privacy, security and cyber security

The centre will host PhD students who will be jointly supervised by academics from Swinburne and Tel Aviv University.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development) Professor Aleksandar Subic says the centre will expand on Swinburne’s current research strengths in big data and analytics and support development of international research engagement in the new Swinburne Data Science Research Institute.

“Swinburne is a core member of the new Victorian Government-supported Oceania Cyber Security Centre, and has established a strategic research partnership with CSIRO that involves research collaboration with Data61,” Professor Subic says.

“By formalising our partnership with Tel Aviv University, Swinburne will be able to combine existing big data expertise while deepening its research capacity and capability on a global-scale.”

Director of Swinburne’s Data Science Institute, Professor Timos Sellis, says the new partnership will expand research engagement with Tel Aviv University and the new Landing Pad recently established in Tel Aviv by Federal Government under the National Innovation and Science Agenda.

“The joint research centre will provide opportunities to share facilities, enable researcher collaboration for projects and publications, and develop joint government and industry partnerships in both countries. The joint research centre also aims to host a ‘data incubator’ involving the start-up community,” Professor Sellis says.