# Data Science

## About

As technology has advanced, there has been an explosion in the amount of data available worldwide. Trillions of bytes are now captured daily from mobile devices, web logs, sensors, and instruments. Nearly every industry needs to gain insight from these data, but they can be too large to manipulate with traditional database and statistical tools, and are typically heterogeneous, often messy, incomplete and unstructured. Data science combines aspects of statistics, computer science, and mathematics in order to organise, analyse, and extract knowledge from these data sets. The field is transforming the way industries and government operate, from matching products to consumer needs, to enabling improved health outcomes. Data science at the University of Melbourne is rooted in a strong foundation of the mathematical and statistical aspects of data collection, modelling, and analysis. Our researchers work on developing cutting-edge methodology, and putting those developments into practice.

## Academic Staff

**Prof Howard BONDELL** (Professor)

Research interests: *Statistics, Data Science, Mathematical Biology*

**Dr Mingming GONG** (Lecturer)

Research interests: *Machine Learning, Causal Reasoning, Computer Vision*

**Mr Yuji SAIKAI** (Teaching Specialist)

**Dr Matthew TAM** (Lecturer)

Research interests: *Nonsmooth optimisation, Monotone operator theory, Symbolic computation*

**Dr Damjan VUKCEVIC** (Senior Lecturer)

**Dr Susan WEI** (Lecturer)

Research interests: *Statistical inference for big data, Machine Learning, Data Science*

## Research Fellows

**Dr Hamideh ANJOMSHOA** (Melbourne Enterprise Fellow)

Research interests: *Operations Research, Mathematical modelling, Healthcare modelling, Machine Learning*

**Dr Jeremy SILVER** (Research Fellow)

Research interests: *Data Science*

**Dr Hamed SOLEIMANI** (Research Fellow)

Research interests: *Operations Research, Combinatorial optimisation, Data Science, Mathematical Finance, Mathematical modelling, Mathematics in industry, Network design, Network Optimisation, Optimisation and control, Stochastic Modelling, Stochastic optimisation, Transport network modelling and optimisation*

**Dr Susan WEI** (ARC DECRA)

## Postgraduate Students

KAPHLE Anubhav

LI Hui

TSAMBOS Georgia

YANG Xiao

## Honours & Masters (RT) Students

HAN Xinyi

ISAAC Darius

QUAN Yiran

RUDD William

SLAMOWICZ Samuel

WANG YAHANG

XU Kexin

XUE Qianwen

YAN Ruohua

YANG Yijing

YE Menglin

ZHAO Puyang

ZHU Yaoyao