Applied informatics

Predicting vital signs - Professor Yanchun Zhang, Centre for Applied Informatics Director

Our research teams specialise in web mining, data management, health informatics and e-health service-oriented computing. These are increasingly important in the management of issues in the environment, health services, sport performance, tourism, law and other sectors.

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Research programs

The applied informatics program offers research specialisations in:

  • data mining and knowledge discovery
  • big data
  • business analysis and decision support
  • information technology and sports performance
  • e-health/health informatics
  • e-environment
  • e-learning
  • social networking
  • water resource management
  • artificial intelligence.

Our multidisciplinary approach incorporates expertise from the following centre and colleges:

Research partnerships

Multidisciplinary research on applied informatics is undertaken in partnership with government, industry, not-for-profit organisations and other universities in Australia and overseas. Our research partnerships include collaborations with:

  • Chinese Academy of Science
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • Victorian Institute of Sport
  • Relationships Australia
  • Westgate General Practice Network
  • Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services
  • Australia e-Health Research Center
  • South East Queensland Healthy Waterways Partnership
  • Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
  • ANZ Bank
  • Nanjing University of Finance and Economics
  • IBM.

We are also part of other research networks and collaborations committed to developing technologies that have benefits to most industry sectors.

Please contact us if you would like to collaborate on research on applied informatics and deliver real benefits to industry, the community and your organisation.

Postgraduate research opportunities

We welcome applications from prospective research students wanting to undertake a PhD or Masters by Research in the area of applied informatics.

For further information about becoming a research student or guidance about possible project areas and supervisors, please contact Professor Yanchun Zhang.

Research Scholarships

Scholarships may be available for research in this area. For further information on current research scholarships for local and international students, visit scholarships for research students, or externally funded scholarships.

Contact us

Professor Yanchun Zhang
Centre for Applied Informatics
Phone: +61 3 9919 5060
Email: yanchun.zhang@vu.edu.au