The ASD - ANU Co-Lab
A collaboration between the ANU Research School of Computer Science, the ANU Mathematical Sciences Institute and the Australian Signals Directorate.
A centre of excellence for ground-breaking research, capacity building and nurturing the talent Australia needs to secure our national interests.
Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) and the Australian National University (ANU) have entered into a 15 year partnership centred in the ASD-ANU Co-Lab, a new unclassified research facility on the ANU campus.
The Co-Lab is hosted in the Hanna Neumann building on the ANU campus and is a joint collaboration between the Australian Signals Directorate and the Research School of Computer Science based within the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the Mathematical Sciences Institute based within the ANU College of Science.
This unique partnership is bringing together leading ANU academics and some of ASD’s foremost analysts and technologists to collaborate on a program which puts Australia’s national security at its centre.
The partnership will serve as an incubator for joint research and knowledge transfer and will develop a pipeline of students with the capabilities and skills required for a career with ASD and other STEM related fields.
The program of activities will look to increase the number of domestic graduates in STEM with a particular focus on areas such as cryptography, secure communications, computing, cyber security or vulnerability research.
We want the Co-Lab to be the place where future generations of STEM-skilled students start their academic and professional careers.
That pathway might start in school or at the undergraduate level, or simply through connecting with people studying or working in areas you never even knew existed
Our long term vision and our commitment is to open up those pathways, to identify those students and to place in front of them, the academic and technical expertise needed to realise their academic and career goals.
This unique partnership will accelerate the transfer of knowledge and cutting-edge expertise in a continuous loop as part of the joint collaboration activities. If you’re interested in joining one of our workshops or would like to contribute to one, then get in touch
If you are an Australian domestic student interested in pursuing further studies with a focus in data science, cryptography, secure communications, computing, cyber security or vulnerability research, applications for honours in 2020 are open now.
If you are an academic working with students, we encourage you to reach out to high-performing Australian domestic students who have an interest in the topics listed above and let them know about study opportunities with the Co-Lab.
Date & time: 9 September 2020 9am–6pm
The Co-Lab is running a 'Capture the Flag' event for Australian citizens who are students or staff at ANU.