As part of developing a sustainable big data workforce for Australia, the D2D CRC is committed to supporting and developing PhD students through the D2D CRC PhD Scholarship program.
The PhD Scholarship Program has provided scholarships to over 58 exceptional PhD students undertaking in-depth research into real-world data science challenges. The students are part of research teams across several Australian universities and provide comprehensive research to the D2D CRC program areas.
Having reached, and exceeded, the scholarship target of 52 PhD scholarships, the program is now closed to applications.
Quality Research Outcomes
Supervised by experts at the D2D CRC’s University partners, the PhD students achieve high quality research outcomes and have completed numerous papers and presentations around Australia and overseas. Each year students also contribute their knowledge to the D2D CRC Annual Conference through posters, presentations and demonstrations.
Developing Professional Skills
As well as research expertise, the D2D CRC supports PhD Scholarship students to develop skills that will enhance their ability to enter workplaces or continue on to further research excellence. Regular workshops are held to develop skills around communication, innovation and creativity, leadership and collaboration. The workshops are also an excellent opportunity to share experiences and learn about other student’s research and will often involve PhD students from another CRC or similar organisation.
These professional skills can then be put into practice through a placement or internship, where PhD students work closely with industry and government agencies on relevant projects. As well as contributing to a specific project, PhD students bring significant expertise and fresh perspectives to host organisations, while in return gaining hands on experience, mentorship and networking.
Other opportunities to develop their networks are also provided through the Applied Research Program where students are sponsored to attend conferences, work with internationally recognised research groups and seek out innovative new ideas in their area of research. So far, students have visited UK, Netherlands, Italy, Denmark and Finland, returning to share insights and expertise.
Each PhD Scholarship student has a profile contained within the relevant R&D program web page.
Seung Youb Ssin, University of South Australia, Tangible Spatiotemporal Visualisation
Alex Mathews, Australian National University, Automatic Sentence Re-writing/Generation and Building Visual Knowledge Graphs
John Wondoh, University of South Australia, Briefing Tool for Law Enforcement with Narrative Visualisation
Stanley Shanapinda, University of New South Wales, Australian Story: Advance Metadata Fair
Peter Mathews, University of Adelaide, Characterising the Social Media Temporal Response to External Events
Ang Yang, University of South Australia, An Information Quality Model for Big Data
Mark Carman, Paper accepted for the IEEE TrustCom-18, New York, July 2018
Dennis Liu, Accepted for first talk at the Society of Mathematical Biology (SMB2018), Sydney, July 2018
Miah Hammond-Errey, Accepted to present at the 2018 International Association of Intelligence Education Conference (IAFIE), Sydney, July 2018
Miah Hammond- Errey, Accepted to present at the 17th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, Oslo, June 2018
Sandeepa Kannangara, The 11th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining, Los Angeles, 2018
Peter Mathews, ISI Foundation, Italy, 2018
Caitlin Gray, World Wide Web Conference, France 2018
Peter Mathews, World Wide Web Conference, Australia & France, 2017 & 2018
Miah Hammond-Errey, Australian Cyber Security Centre Conference, Australia, 2017
Adrian Johnston, International Conference on Computer Vision, Italy, 2017
Ruth Frimpong, 14th Extended Semantic Web Conference, Slovenia, 2017
John Calvo Martinez, Global Security PLuS Alliance Symposium, Australia - August 2017.
John Calvo Martinez, UNSW Research Symposium - “Event Mining over Distributed Text Data”, Australia, 2017. This paper has also been accepted for the 2018 WSDM Doctoral Consortium.
Awarded Best Paper BDVA 2017 - SONA: Improving Situational Awareness of Geotagged Information Using Tangible Interfaces, Seung Youb Ssin, Joanne E. Zucco, James A. Walsh, Ross T. Smith, Bruce H. Thomas
UniSA Three Minute Thesis (ITMS) 2018 - Jeffery Ansah and Carolin Riechherzer
People's Choice Award 2018 - Jeffery Ansah
Jeffery Ansah, President of the School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences Higher Degree Research Club (Unisa)
Jeffery Ansah, Mentor for the Unisa Mentor Program
Jeffery Ansah, Accepted into the UniSA Premium Leadership Program
Caitlin Gray, Mathematics Tutor at the University of Adelaide
Carolin Riechherzer, Code Like A Girl Mentor
Yanbin Liu, Undertook internship at AITRICS (Korea)
Xuanyi Dong, Undertook internship at Facebook Oculus Research