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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.

About the centre

The University of Sydney has begun to generate some of Australia’s most complex and massive scale biological, biomedical and health datasets. Maximising the return on these initiatives now requires bespoke and fit-for-purpose, or ‘precision’, data-discovery approaches.

The key to unleashing the power of data-driven discovery in scientific research is the deep integration of various quantitative disciplines and research paradigms.

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

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

Key objectives

The centre was founded on the principle that successful and sustainable collaboration grows organically within the right environment. To this end, our key priorities for success are:

(i) To embrace data science challenges from disruptive biotechnologies by developing innovative, fit-for-purpose applied methods in collaborative synergistic partnerships with University’s key data-generating centres and beyond; 

(ii) To address data challenges with high societal impact and to build sustainable approaches;

(iii) To provide an incubator for interdisciplinary careers;

(iv) To establish a collaborative community that reflects and values diversity from both developers and users of data science methodologies.

Our people

  • Prof. Jean Yang 
    • Professor in Statistics, School of Mathematics and Statistics.
    • Theme leader of Integrative System and Modelling, Charles Perkins Centre
  • Prof. Jinman Kim
    • Professor, School of Computer Science
    • Director of the Biomedical Data Analysis and Visualisation (BDAV) Lab
    • Research Director of the Telehealth and Technology Centre, Nepean Hospital.
  • Prof. Armando Teixeira-Pinto
    • Professor of Biostatistics
    • School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health.
  • Prof. Samuel Mueller
    • Professor in Statistics, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.
  • A. Prof. John Ormerod
    • Associate Professor, School of Mathematics and Statistics.
  • A. Prof. Pengyi Yang
    • A Prof and NHMRC Investigator, School of Mathematics and Statistics.
  • Dr Alistair Senior
    • Supervisor, School of Life and Environmental Sciences.
  • Dr Ellis Patrick
    • Senior Lecturer and DECRA Fellow, School of Mathematics and Statistics.
  • Dr Rachel Wang
    • Senior Lecturer and DECRA Fellow, School of Mathematics and Statistics.
  • Dr Garth Tarr
    • Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematics and Statistics.
  • Dr Clara Grazian
    • Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematics and Statistics.
  • Dr Tongliang Liu
    • Senior Lecturer in Machine Learning
    • Director of Sydney Artificial Intelligence Centre
    • Director of Trustworthy Machine Learning Lab
    • School of Computer Science.
  • Dr Shila Ghazanfar
    • Lecturer and Discovery Early Career Researcher, School of Mathematics and Statistics.
  • Dr Linh Nghiem
    • Lecturer, School of Mathematics and Statistics.
  • Mr Thomas Geddes
    • PhD Student (Since 2020); Supervised by Pengyi Yang and David James.
  • Mrs Di Xiao
    • PhD Student (Since 2020); Supervised by Pengyi Yang and Patrick Tam.
  • Ms Carissa Chen
    • PhD Student (Since 2020); Supervised by Pengyi Yang and Patrick Tam.
  • Mr Xiangnan Xu
    • PhD Student (Since 2020); Supervised by Jean Yang and Samuel Mueller.
  • Ms Yue Cao
    • PhD Student (Since 2020); Supervised by Jean Yang, Pengyi Yang and Shila Ghazanfar
  • Ms Yunwei Zhang 
    • PhD Student (Since 2020); Supervised by Samuel Mueller and Jean Yang.
  • Mr Peng Su
    • PhD Student (Since 2021); Supervised by Samuel Mueller and Garth Tarr.
  • Mr Adam Chan
    • PhD Student (Since 2021); Supervised by Jean Yang and Ellis Patrick.
  • Mr Andy Tran
    • PhD Student (Since 2022); Supervised by John Ormerod and Jean Yang.
  • Mr Harry Robertson
    • PhD Student (Since 2022); Supervised by Ellis Patrick and Natasha Rogers.
  • Mr Jackson Zhou
    • PhD Student (Since 2022); Supervised by John Ormerod.
  • Mr Hao Huang
    • Masters Student (Since 2021); Supervised by Pengyi Yang.
  • Ms Lijia Yu
    • PhD Student (Since 2021); Supervised by Pengyi Yang and Jean Yang.
  • Mr Chuhan Wang
    • PhD Student (Since 2022); Supervised by Jinman Kim and Jean Yang.
  • Mr Sourish Iyengar
    • Honours Student; Supervised by Ellis Patrick.
  • Mr Daniel Mechtersheimer
    • Honours Student; Supervised by Jean Yang.
  • Mr Archibald Fox
    • Honours Student; Supervised by Jean Yang and Tara Murphy.
  • Mr Alexander Nicholls
    • Honours Student; Supervised by Ellis Patrick.
  • Mr Farhan Ameen
    • Honours Student; Supervised by Ellis Patrick.
  • Mr Richard Alessi
    • Honours Student; Supervised by Garth Tarr.
  • Mr Rajan Shankar
    • Honours Student; Supervised by Garth Tarr.
  • Dr. Michael Stewart
    • Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney
  • A. Prof. Agus Salim
    • Associate Professor In Biostatistics, University of Melbourne
  • Mr. Heeva Baharlou
  • Andy Wang, PhD student (2022) supervised by Jean Yang and Helen Rizos.
  • Connor Smith, PhD student (2022) supervised by Samuel Mueller.
  • Taiyun Kim, PhD student (2022) supervised by Pengyi Yang and Jean Yang.
  • Shashwati Dutta, Research associate (2021).
  • Alan Burzevski, Honours student (2021) supervised by Ellis Patrick.
  • Zac D'Agostino, Honours student (2021) supervised by Jean Yang.
  • Andrew Lee, Honours student (2021) supervised by Jean Yang and Rachel Wang.
  • Allon Chen, Honours student (2021) supervised by Ellis Patrick.
  • Priscilla Chen, Honours student (2020) supervised by Garth Tarr.
  • Michael Lin, Honours student (2020) supervised by Pengyi Yang.
  • Thomas Ye, Honours student (2020) supervised by Ellis Patrick.
  • Anne Hu, Honours student (2020) supervised by Jean Yang.
  • Mengbo Li, Masters student (2020) supervised by Jean Yang.
  • Kevin Wang, PhD student (2020) supervised by Jean Yang, Samuel Mueller and Garth Tarr.
  • Sarah Romanes, PhD student (2019) supervised by John Ormerod and Jean Yang.
  • Weichang Yu, PhD student (2019) supervised by John Ormerod.
  • Vinita Deshpande, PhD student (2019) supervised by Jean Yang and David James.
  • Mark Greenaway, PhD student (2018) supervised by John Ormerod.
  • Eva Liu, Honours student (2018) supervised by Samuel Mueller.
  • Irene Chen, Research associate (2018).
  • Nelson Ma, Honours student (2017) supervised by Jean Yang and Michael Stewart.
  • Kate Brewer, Honours student (2017) supervised by Ellis Patrick.
  • Tim Gibson, Honours student (2017) supervised by Samuel Mueller.
  • Chendong Ma, Honours student (2016) supervised by Jean Yang and Pengyi Yang.
  • Kaushala Jayawardana, PhD student (2015) supervised by Jean Yang and Samuel Mueller.
  • Froilan Samonte, Honours student (2014) supervised by Jean Yang and John Ormerod.
  • Narelle Quinon, Honours student (2013) supervised by Jean Yang.
  • Rebecca Barter, Honours student (2013) supervised by Jean Yang.
  • Anna Campain, PhD student (2010) supervised by Jean Yang and Samuel Mueller.

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