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Dr Arezou Soltani Panah

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Program Lead)
PhD in Computer Science, RMIT University, Australia; MSc in Computer Networks, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Iran, Islamic Republic of; BSc in Software Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Iran, Islamic Republic of


Arezou is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Swinburne Social Innovation Research Institute and co-founder of the Social Data Analytics (SoDA) Lab. She is currently looking at identifying social outcomes using big data and data analytics. Her research combines both theoretical and practical aspects, addressing applications on a number of domains such as humanities and community wellbeing.
Arezou obtained her Ph.D. from RMIT University on the topic of digital watermarking and has been an active researcher in the area of privacy enhancing techniques and implications of big data on information security. She is and has been teaching a wide variety of computer science subjects at both Monash and RMIT Universities. Prior to her academic career with Swinburne, Arezou has been worked as a Software Engineer and Scientific Programmer for four years.

Arezou is now Program Leader for Digital Innovation and Data Analytics. Current funded projects target design and development of data products/solutions for social connectedness and humanitarian actions (Australian Red Cross), community attitudes towards family violence (Department of Premier & Cabinet Victoria), gender stereotyping (The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation), rural mental health (The Paul Ramsay Foundation), parenting support (*under embargo), and assessment of inter-organisational research collaborations (CSIRO).

Research interests

Data Science; Big Data; Social Impact; Data Hiding

Teaching areas

Software Engineering;Network Security;Web Services


Also published as: Soltani Panah, Arezou; Soltani Panah, A.; Panah, Arezou; Panah, Arezou Soltani; Soltani-Panah, Arezou
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2020: Machine Learning Analysis of Obesity Portrayal in News Media *; VicHealth Partnership Grant
  • 2019: Glen Eira Social Data Analytics Dashboard *; Glen Eira City Council
  • 2019: Print Media Analysis - Gender Portrayal *; VicHealth
  • 2018: Measuring social impact and attitudes towards gender and family violence project *; Department of Premier & Cabinet Victoria
  • 2018: Strategic Partnership - Research InstitutesSeed Grant 2017 *; Australian Red Cross

* Chief Investigator