The Rise and Rise of Data Science Centres and Institutes

Event date:  20 April 2021

The past five years has witnessed the birth and growth of a number of cross-disciplinary data science centres and institutes across Australia, as universities (in particular) invest more time and resources into research and education in the data science space. But what exactly is the aim of such centres and institutes? And where does statistics, and the traditional model of a statistics department fit into this?

In this joint event between the Victoria and Canberra branches of the Statistical Society of Australia, Professor Joanna Batstone, Director of Monash Data Futures Institute was joined by Professor Kerrie Mengersen, Director of QUT Centre for Data Science, and Professor Eric Stone, Director of ANU Biological Data Science Institute, as they shared their views and visions for how such centres are organised and run.

An open discussion panel followed where the audience could ask questions and contribute their own diverse viewpoints.

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