Centres, Institutes and Labs
Centres, Institutes and Labs
Where the innovation happens
The people in our centres, institutes and labs stand at the forefront of technology. Collaborating with organisations and professionals around the globe, they conduct pioneering research to solve the world's most pressing social, economic and environmental challenges.
Monash Data Futures Institute
Our institute believes that Artificial Intelligence and Data Science can change the world for the better. We create transformative, lasting change in governance and policy, health sciences and sustainable development.
Monash Energy Institute
The Monash Energy Institute is a collaboration between the Faculty of IT, Faculty of Engineering and Monash Business School. We undertake research to develop innovative products and services in the energy sector across the globe.
Monash Blockchain Technology Centre
The Monash Blockchain Technology Centre oversees the blockchain research lab, education and training. Our key capabilities span consensus, security, efficiency and privacy – and our work applies to digital health, smart energy and other areas.
Centre for Learning Analytics (CoLAM)
The Centre for Learning Analytics at Monash (CoLAM) is a world-leader in learning analytics – and a globally-renowned hub for educating students and professionals in this area.
Focusing on innovation in human-computer interaction, the Action Lab conducts real-world research with communities, NGOs and government bodies. Configured for impact, the Lab strives to use digital technologies to transform the roles citizens play in the design and delivery of health and wellbeing, education and media initiatives.
Artificial Intelligence for Law Enforcement and Community Safety Lab (AiLECS Lab)
A partnership between Monash and the Australian Federal Police, the AiLECS Lab investigates how AI can make our communities safer. It builds on previous research projects focused on reducing trauma among officers by using machines to classify distressing child exploitation materials.
Collective Behaviour Lab
Encompassing ecology, social science, citizen science, sustainable energy systems and more, the Collective Behaviour Lab is an interdisciplinary research group uniquely underpinned by IT.
Emerging Technologies Research Lab
The Emerging Technologies Research Lab is an interdisciplinary and internationally embedded research lab which conducts research into the social, cultural and experiential dimensions of the design, use and futures of new and emerging technologies.The Lab's key research programs are energy futures; future mobilities, automation, future health, future shared spaces and ethnographic futures. The ETLab is made possible through the support of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture and the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University.
Exertion Games Lab
The Exertion Games Lab researches the future of interactive technology experiences, with a particular focus on playful experiences centred on the human body. The lab draws from interaction design and human-computer interaction, sports, health, psychology and embodiment thinking to design interactive technology that helps us discover who we are – and who we want to become.
Human-Centred AI Lab
Using human-centred artificial intelligence (HCAI) – a multidisciplinary fusion of social and/or cognitive sciences, human-centred systems, AI and multi-modal signal processing – our lab advances applications in domains such as healthcare, psychology, and education while focusing on the development and improvement of human-centered AI interactions.
The HumaniSE Lab stems from Professor John Grundy's ARC Laureate Fellowship. The Lab will research new approaches to engineering software systems that fully take into account the 'human' aspects of end users and team members. It will also find fundamentally new ways to capture and use human-centric software requirements in model-driven software engineering – and verify that systems meet these requirements.
Immersive Analytics Lab (IALab)
The IALab is internationally renowned for its research into informational visualisation, accessibility and responsive document layout. Strongly connected with industry on locally and internationally, IALab's technology is used by some of the world’s biggest brands – such as Apple and Microsoft.
Inclusive Technologies Lab
Led by an interdisciplinary team of researchers, the Inclusive Technologies Lab is known for its innovative, community-driven research. The Lab explores how emerging technologies can be used to improve the lives of people living with disability – while empowering their families and educators.
Monash Laboratory for the Foundations of Computing (MLFC)
The Monash Laboratory for the Foundations of Computing (MLFC) fosters new research that advances knowledge in computer science, mathematics, and artificial intelligence. Our lab provides an ideal academic environment to do mathematically-grounded work to enhance research and education globally.
Operationalize Values in Software (OVIS) Lab
Established in 2018, OVIS Lab focuses on embedding human values into methodologies, tools and guidelines to drive software for social good.
SensiLab is a joint venture between the Faculty of IT and the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture. Driven by a diverse team, the lab explores the creative possibilities of technology – including how it can change us and how we can harness its power. Its researchers approach every inquiry with curiosity and openness, guided by their instincts in the search for new applications and undiscovered capabilities.
Temporal Analytics Lab
The Temporal Analytics Lab leads the way in analysing, mining and leveraging time series data, from brain monitoring to earth observations.
The Woodside Futurelab focuses on uncovering technology innovation opportunities across the oil and gas industry. Our work has an impact on Australia – and the world.
Urban Computing Lab
Crossing disciplines and departments, the Urban Computing Lab focuses on improving urban spaces and ultimately, quality of life.