Partnering schools, institutes and centres 

School of Art & Design

The ANU School of Art & Design has built an international reputation as a leader in art and design. It has produced some of Australia’s most awarded and internationally celebrated artists, designers, curators and art historians. The school hosts a number of research hubs that provide focal points for researchers to connect, collaborate and engage with industry partners.

Digital culture, art and design is a prominent theme in our research. Our projects include data curation and visualisation, Indigenous data sovereignty, interface and interaction design, machine vision and listening, digital humanities and digital cultural heritage.  

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Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics

The Computational Astrophysics Group at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics is focused on understanding structure formation in the universe. We develop supercomputer simulations of galaxy, star and planet formation, involving turbulence, gravity, magnetic fields, radiation, stellar feedback and chemistry. 

An essential part of our work is to develop highly efficient supercomputer simulations, performed on thousands of compute cores. Besides advancing the efficiency and parallel scaling of the codes, we also develop new methods for big data analysis and imaging, involving structure detection and machine learning algorithms.

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Biological Data Science Institute

The Biological Data Science Institute (BDSI) is an interdisciplinary academic unit in the College of Science that sits at the interface of data science and biological science.

From the earliest days of statistics, data science and life science have been deeply intertwined. Biological data science carries this forward to a modern era in which the methods for collecting life science data are increasingly automated digital sensors.  

Data science is key to this transformation, from molecules to ecosystems, and across agriculture, medicine, biodiversity and bio engineering.  BDSI is a response to that demand, enabling world-class research and training future leaders in industry, government and academia.

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Research School of Biology

The Research School of Biology (RSB) carries out research in a wide range of biological and biomedical sciences. Our interests align strongly with the interdisciplinary Biological Data Science Institute which aims to build capacity at the intersection of data science and biological sciences.

The RSB intersects with computer science in analysis and visualisation of data in ecology, evolution and molecular biology across animal, plant and biomedical sciences.

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Research School of Chemistry

The Research School of Chemistry (RSC) is the home of chemistry at the ANU. The breadth of our teaching and research activities mirrors the cross- and multi-disciplinary impacts of chemistry in our daily lives.

The RSC accommodates over twenty world-class researchers who lead research groups, including computational chemistry, housed in new, state-of-the-art buildings with first-class infrastructure, instrumentation and teaching spaces. 

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School of Demography

The School of Demography specialises in research, education and training for Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Population is a central feature of some of the most important issues facing the world. Our researchers play an important role in providing evidence and in developing new approaches and perspectives to address these issues.

The school has research clusters in fertility, family formation and change; mortality, longevity and health; and migration and spatial demography, and research on issues of global significance are welcomed and encouraged. 

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Centre for Digital Humanities Research

The Centre for Digital Humanities Research (CDHR) offers unique opportunities to apply digital methods to cultural objects and analyses, while also casting a critical eye on the rapidly changing digital world in which we live.

The CDHR has a close working relationship with cultural institutions and the GLAM sector in Australia and overseas. We provide an excellent environment for people interested in cutting-edge interdisciplinary work on information retrieval, crowdsourcing, linked data, and machine learning with cultural data. Other areas of interest include user interface design, data visualisation and digital imaging. 

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School of History

The School of History is committed to the evolution of the Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB) which is the largest and most successful cooperative research enterprise in the humanities and social sciences in Australia. 

It is inscribed into the very fabric, identity and rationale of our national university, founded with its specific nation-building charter to encourage, and provide facilities for, research and postgraduate study, both generally and in relation to subjects of national importance to Australia.

The ANU has hosted the ADB for six decades; it went online in 2006. Its platform, the Biographical Information Management System (BIMS) now needs redeveloping to expand data retrieval, visualisation, and networking. 

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ANU Law School

The ANU Law School’s faculty are world-leading scholars whose research is at the cutting edge of law and technology. We aim to solve real-world issues, enrich international scholarship, influence policymaking and improve the law’s application of technology.

We study regulatory and governance dimensions of advanced technologies, with a special focus on the legal risks and opportunities arising from deployment of AI in the public and private sectors. Our research into law and technology is theoretical, fundamental and applied.

We enjoy collaborating with other academic disciplines, government and industry in asking (and answering) the hardest questions about law and technology. 

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School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics

The School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics brings together four broad disciplinary areas; literary studies, European and Australian indigenous languages, linguistics, and Classical Studies.

We conduct cutting-edge digital research in the areas of linguistics (in affiliation with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language), and digital humanities. We welcome people who can contribute to these areas, and in particular, advance the development of digital infrastructure for the humanities and/or computational linguistics. 

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The Research School of Management

The Research School of Management develops responsible and resilient leaders with knowledge, skills and capabilities needed to make a difference to organisations and society. Our unique approach to management education is informed by relevant, important and impactful research that addresses the challenges of managing in a complex, rapidly-changing and uncertain world.

The school includes a diverse range of disciplines with varying profiles and skill sets reflecting an organisation with a strong focus on the creation and sharing of high quality research, significant industry engagement and outstanding educational offerings. The school has relevant expertise in areas such as digital transformation, business information systems, entrepreneurship and innovation, and project management.  

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John Curtin School of Medical Research

Founded in 1948, the John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) is Australia's national medical research institute. Three of our investigators have received Nobel Prizes in physiology or medicine.

Today we excel in multidisciplinary, translational medical research in fields including immunology, cancer, genomics, neuroscience, mental health, infectious diseases, obesity and metabolic disorders. We are committed to cross-disciplinary research that will provide solutions to health problems which beset our community, and pride ourselves on our commitment to the young medical researchers of the future. 

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School of Music

The School of Music delivers a model of music education that best supports the vocational and professional needs of music students grounded in a vision of public service. At its heart, the school affirms an ideal of musical excellence that is ethically informed, generous of spirit, intellectually rigorous, outward-looking, responsible, accountable, and receptive to new ideas.

The school seeks to develop exciting partnerships in music and computation that foster joint skills in coding, computer music and music performance to follow on from the success of our jointly housed lap-top ensemble. 

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School of Philosophy

The School of Philosophy is one of the top-ranked philosophy programs in the world. We have particular strengths in topics like ethically-oriented AI, computational approaches to understanding minds and brains, formal decision theory, philosophy of science, political philosophy, and group decision-making.

Our department has a strong commitment to multidisciplinary work and is active in a variety of collaborations across ANU, including strong links with computer science. We welcome people working in any area at the intersection of philosophy and computer science, including those who would be interested in working to develop a new "embedded ethics" program, to make ethical reasoning a recurring element in the ANU computer science curriculum.

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School of Politics and International Relations

The School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR) has a long history of excellence in research and education. ANU is consistently ranked highly in Australian and international indices for political science and international relations.

We are exceptional in Australia in our strengths in quantitative political science methods research and training, although SPIR also includes strong research using qualitative methods and in political theory. Our research spans a wide range of topics from elections to political theory, human rights to interest groups, and regularly appears in the field’s leading journals and in books from leading university presses. 

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Research School of Social Sciences

The Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) includes eight departments; sociology, politics and international relations, history, philosophy, demography, Aboriginal economic policy research, Arab and Islamic studies and social research and methods.

Our faculty research fundamental questions about Australian, regional and international history, society, politics, and economics. We are committed to the conceptual and methodological development of social science scholarship, carrying out research and education for the public good, and to develop the next generation of leaders in government, industry, the academy and civil society.

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School of Sociology

The School of Sociology has an exciting program of research and teaching that combines the theoretical and applied dimensions of the discipline. Our research and teaching ethos is orientated to the critical analysis of social transformations; publicly engaged in its aspirations and impact and dedicated to examining inequality in its various manifestations.

The school's disciplinary strengths include digital sociology, empirical social science, risk and consumption and social research methods. Research and teaching themes that crosscut these disciplinary strengths include embodiment, new technologies, mobilities, surveillance, social media network analysis, gender and sexuality, and the changing nature of work and inequality.

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School of Regulation and Global Governance

The School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) is a world-class academic centre renowned for its pioneering research and education on regulation and governance. For the past 20 years, RegNet has carried out transformative research that develops innovative ways of responding to the complex and interconnected challenges of the twenty-first century.

Our work is distinctly interdisciplinary and focuses on improving the governance of major social, economic, environmental and health issues. We embrace forward-looking and big-picture thinking, recognising that regulation is essential to understanding governance in our globalised world. Working collaboratively, we bring academics and practitioners together to address some of society’s greatest concerns – climate change, conflict and injustice, disruptive technologies, economic and health inequality and geopolitical contestation. 

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Research School of Earth Sciences

The Research School of Earth Sciences is a leading centre of geoscience research in Australia. Our Seismology and Mathematical Geophysics group is world-renowned and runs an extensive seismological field program with regular deployments throughout the Australian continent. We have long-standing links with leading research institutes across Australia and worldwide, including active partnerships with Geoscience Australia and CSIRO. 
 
One of our major research strands is the development of new mathematical and computational algorithms for modelling of geophysical phenomena such as seismic waves and geodynamic processes as well as the study of inverse problems and their application to geophysical data. Within InLab, our industry facing Inference lab supported jointly with CSIRO, there is a particular focus on methods of optimisation, Bayesian Inference, Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, and uncertainty quantification and a growing interest in applications of Machine Learning across the geosciences. 

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ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods

The ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods (CSRM) was established in 2015 to provide national leadership in the study of Australian society. CSRM is rapidly growing and currently has over 60 staff drawn from a range of academic disciplines.
 
CSRM’s activities are underpinned by three axes – academic excellence and innovation in empirical social science research; successful commercial acumen and applied consultancy experience; and large-scale data management. CSRM focuses on the development of social research methods, analysis of social issues and policy, training in social science methods and providing access to social scientific data. We have particular expertise in: quantitative, qualitative and experimental research methodologies; policy analysis and evaluation; public opinion and behaviour measurement; survey design, data collection and analysis; data and archiving and management. 

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