Statistical Science


Dr Gareth Peters an International Associate Investigator on Centre of Excellence for Big Data in

17 January 2014


Dr Gareth Peters is an associate investigator on the recently successful $20m AUD Australian Research Council grant for a new centre of excellence in Australia, on the topic of big data. It aims to form a partnership between the University of Melbourne (UoM), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the University of Adelaide, the University of Queensland, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and the University of New South Wales, as well as several international associates.

The centre will be led by Professor Peter Hall (UoM), one of the world’s leading statisticians, with an executive of Professors Jan de Gier (UoM), Kerrie Mengersen (QUT) and Louise Ryan (UTS). It will create innovative mathematical and statistical models that can uncover the knowledge concealed within the size and complexity of today’s abundance of big data sets. The models will focus on delivering insights into problems vital to the centre’s collaborative domains: healthy people, sustainable environments and prosperous societies.