In today's world, massive amounts of data in a variety of forms are collected daily from a multitude of sources. Many of the resulting data sets have the potential to make vital contributions to society, business and government, as well as impact on international developments, but are so large or complex that they are difficult to process and analyse using traditional tools.The aim of this Centre is to create innovative mathematical and statistical models that can uncover the knowledge concealed within the size and complexity of these big data sets, with a focus on using the models to deliver insight into problems vital to the Centre's Collaborative Domains: Healthy People, Sustainable Environments and Prosperous Societies.

Funding: $20 million over 7 years

Centre Director*: Professor Peter Taylor

Administering Organisation: The University of Melbourne

Collaborating and Partner Organisations:

  • Queensland University of Technology
  • The University of Adelaide
  • The University of New South Wales
  • The University of Queensland
  • University of Technology, Sydney
  • AT&T Labs-Research
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems, Canada
  • Roads Corporation
  • Sax Institute
  • The Australian Institute of Marine Science

Please visit the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers of Big Data, Big Models, New Insights website for further information.

*Initial Centre Director: Professor Peter Hall