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QCIF joins the Australian Data Science Network

14 December 2022

QCIF has joined the Australian Data Science Network (ADSN) as a partner. 

The ADSN is a network of more than two dozen organisations in Australia working in the data science space.

The aim of the network is to connect people, resources and opportunities to increase the benefit that Australian data science can deliver.


ADSN also aims to foster engagement between its member organisations and to help promote them.

QCIF Bioinformatics and Data Science Director Dr Dom Gorse said QCIF joined ADSN to better connect its Members with the network and increase the value they could get from it. “Data science is critical to modern data-driven research in all fields, from agriculture to social science through to medicine, and QCIF provides robust infrastructure to empower its Members' researchers to get the most out of their data,” said Dom.

“We are delighted to be part of a network of like-minded people who are at the forefront of data science and work together to progress the field.”

QCIF CEO Sach Jayasinghe added: “While data science is all pervasive in contemporary research, communities of practice such as ADSN become critical to ensure effective knowledge transfer, especially for the benefit of early-career researchers.”

ADSN Senior Project Officer Tim Macuga said the organisation is excited to add QCIF as a partner. “We will, no doubt, benefit from the services, infrastructure and, most importantly, expertise QCIF provides,” said Tim.

“Our aim in adding any new partner to the ADSN is that both the network and the organisation will benefit from this new relationship and the collaboration opportunities that arise from it.”

In what was good news for QCIF’s Queensland Members, ADSN’s inaugural conference took place in Brisbane across 21–22 November 2022 with the QUT Centre for Data Science hosting the event.

One of the main aims of the conference was to get members from partner organisations together to build collaborations across the network that have not happened because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event’s first day focused on PhD students and early-career researchers, their research, professional development, and also featured an industry panel discussion.

The second day was the main conference day with featured talks and sessions on improving and building the ADSN.

Tomasz Bednarz, Director of Strategic Researcher Engagement at NVIDIA, and Richard Fox, Data and Analytics Manager for the AFL (Australian Football League), were the conference’s keynote speakers.

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