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Our research

Learn more about our focus areas across four streams of research.

We promote research through solid partnerships with colleagues in federal, state and local government, with industry and service providers, and with professional practice.

Research focus

The focus of all our research programs is to:

  • develop smart citizen capability, using innovative approaches to social survey, data mining, and econometric and choice modelling
  • rethink the distribution and storage of energy and water, and dealing with waste
  • develop new frameworks for building, precinct, and city information modelling
  • investigate active public engagement with smart housing, smart appliances, smart meters, smart home operating systems and smart wearables
  • explore working environments such as hospitals, schools, factories and offices of the future
  • plan for low to zero emission transport solutions.

We promote research through solid partnerships with colleagues in federal, state and local government, with industry and service providers, and with professional practice. Our partnerships are framed around understanding and meeting the end-users’ needs, through projects dedicated to bringing the end-user into the research teams as core participants.

Research within the institute is transdisciplinary, involving at least two academic disciplines and at least one external partner. This approach facilitates the creation of critical mass, drawing on an extraordinary pool of talent, notably Swinburne’s existing research centres that focus on urban technology, design and communication, computer and data science, health and psychology, and social science.

Contact the Smart Cities Research Institute

There are many ways to engage with us. If your organisation is dealing with a complex problem, then get in touch to discuss how we can work together to provide solutions.

Call +61 (03) 9214 5177