Research Group Details

Data Science


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
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 Steven EDWARDS (Research Fellow)
Research interests: Constraint programming, Integer programming, Instance-Space Analysis
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

Postgraduate Students

KAPHLE Anubhav
LI Hui

Honours & Masters (RT) Students

HAN Xinyi
ISAAC Darius
QUAN Yiran
RUDD William
XU Kexin
XUE Qianwen
YAN Ruohua
YANG Yijing
YE Menglin
ZHAO Puyang
ZHU Yaoyao