Sydney Precision Data Science Centre

Extracting insight from the data deluge

We are a world-leading precision data discovery centre that facilitates data decision making in the areas of health and wellbeing, food sciences, conservation, and biomedicine.

The Sydney Precision Data Science Centre aims to realise the University's collective research potential, make ground-breaking foundational discoveries using data-intensive science, and answer the complex  challenges in biology, medicine and global health. 

The purpose of the Sydney Precision Data Science Centre is to engage in high quality and transformational multidisciplinary research and to provide a research hub to all interdisciplinary researchers in data-intensive science.

We generate innovative, fit-for-purpose applied analytical methodologies that are critical to knowledge discovery through the deep integration of various quantitative disciplines and research paradigms.

News and Events

January 2024: 

  • Congratulations to our PhD student Harry Robertson for receiving the Fulbright Future Scholarship 2024. Harry will be at Harvard University discovering contemporary biomarkers for organ transplant health through advanced imaging.
  • Well done to our PhD student Farhan Ameen and his team finishing 1st in Oceania and 2nd globally in the 2023 UN Datathon. They competed against 500+ teams from more than 100 countries around the world.
  • Our recent paper, "BIDCell: Biologically-informed self-supervised learning for segmentation of subcellular spatial transcriptomics data", has been selected in Nature Communications Editors' Highlights.The Editors’ Highlights pages aim to showcase the 50 best papers recently published in an area.

December 2023: 

  • Congratulations to Dr Garth Tarr for being one of only two University academics this year to receive the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching and Learning Excellence. This recognises his contribution to an outstanding educational experience and outcomes for his students.
  • Congratulations to our PhD student, Harry Robertson, for winning both Best Pitch and People's Choice for Best Pitch at the 2023 Blackbird Foundry competition with his pitch for the startup, Graft AI. Harry led a team with Prof Natasha Rogers, Prof Jean Yang and Dr Ellis Patrick. 
  • Congratulations to Dr Shila Ghazanfar for receiving the ABACBS Outstanding Early Career Research Contribution Award and Hani Kim for receiving the ABACBS Outstanding PhD Thesis Award.
  • Well done to our PhD students Harry Robertson and Farhan Ameen for receiving ABACBS awards. Harry was awarded "Best Student Oral Presentation" and Farhan won "Best Poster Award".