New interdisciplinary data science hub launched at University of Melbourne

We are proud to announce the successful launch of a new interdisciplinary data science hub at the University. The Data, Systems and Society Research Network (DSSRN) is a collaborative research network focused on building a community of research scholars and data infrastructure. It is a hub for all things data within the University.

The Network provides leadership across the University of Melbourne to facilitate the development of research initiatives, support collaborative research, and assist in forming research clusters in conjunction with suitable partners by planning and delivering targeted research events.

Staff at MNSI have given support and advice to the DSSRN team leading up to the launch. We are always excited by new interdisciplinary endeavours and hope to continue collaborating with and supporting this growing community.

DSSRN was launched in September 2016 and many of the MNSI community were there to celebrate including our Director Thas Nirmalathas (above). 

The event included a variety of talks on the nature and use of data including topics: what happens to data after you die, how data informs planning and infrastructure, and even how data becomes art. In the afternoon there were interactive workshops on data use. 

It was a fantastic day and a big congratulations to the DSSRN team from all here at MNSI. We look forward to more collaborations and fun events in the future. 

DSSRN team [L-R]: Rob Moss, Jodie McVernon, and Suneel Jethani You can still view much of the content and conversation from the day on the Twitter hashtag #DSSRN.

We recommend visiting the DSSRN website for more information, upcoming events, and insightful articles on the data landscape.

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Kate Murray

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