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About the centre


The Global Big Data Technologies Centre is an international centre of excellence for the development of enabling technologies for big data science, analytics and telecommunications, providing a platform for global collaboration with industry and government to deliver real societal and economic impact.

Our research and teaching advances one of UTS’s core strategic initiatives: to become global leaders in big data technologies, big data enabled science and big data analytics.

The Centre is a collaborative hub for UTS researchers, prominent professors and scientists from other leading universities in Australia and across the globe, and national research organisations including CSIRO. Our researchers are internationally recognised for impactful projects at the nexus of science and industry, engineering and IT.

Our world-class researchers have extensive links to industry. They are also active in various teaching programs, integrating high-level research practices and outcomes into teaching and learning and fostering a culture of innovation in the next generation of leaders in the field.

Our strategy

Our strategy is to:

  • focus on frontier research in science and technology
  • work with the best minds to address problems of global significance
  • synergise our core competence in both engineering and IT to deliver impacts to industry, government and society
  • equip future graduates with skills required by the fast-moving ICT industry through delivery of high-quality training programs

Why big data technologies?

UTS has built a solid reputation as a world leader in research into innovative methodologies for data science and analytics. Our focus within the Centre is on developing and delivering cutting-edge enabling technologies for big data acquisition, transmission, storage, processing, visualisation, analysis, knowledge generation, telecommunications and security.  We shall develop innovative solutions, infrastructure, platforms and tools that equip government, industry and the community to transform the way they conduct business and deliver services.