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Research at AAi

Research collaborations

AAi is leading the development of an international collaborative research network in data sciences and big data analytics. This initiative connects researchers, institutions and industry partners around the world to enhance global knowledge in the field of data analytics.

The network is supported by bilateral international funding, joint research centres and international professional bodies.

Bilateral international funding

AAi has two funding sources to support big data networking with China and India:

  • Australia-China Special Fund Group Mission, which supports partnerships with:
    • Peking University
    • Zhejiang University
    • Shanghai Jiaotong University
    • Wuhan University
    • Nanjing University
    • Northeast University
    • Liaoning Technical University
  • Australia-India Council Grant, which supports partnerships with:
    • Indian Institute of Technology (Madras)
    • Anna University
    • International Institute of Information technology (Hyderabad)
    • Amity University

We are currently seeking additional international funding opportunities in China, the USA and Europe.

Joint research centres

Joint research centres are a core component of AAi’s international engagement strategy. Our current collaborations include:

  • A joint research centre for data sciences with University of Joseph Fourier France. This initiative is linked to the French National Centre for Scientific Research and Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble, Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann
  • A joint research lab in spatio-temporal data analytics with the Academy of Opto-Electronics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • A Memorandum of Understanding with Northeast University in China
  • A Memorandum of Understanding with IIT-Madras

Professional bodies

AAi has founded a series of strategic task forces with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM):

  • IEEE Task Force — Data Science and Advanced Analytics
  • IEEE Task Force — Behavioral, Economic and Socio-cultural Computing
  • IEEE Task Force — Educational Data Mining
  • IEEE NSW SMC Chapter
  • ACM SIGKDD Australia and New Zealand Chapter