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CSIRO’s Data61 is the data and digital specialist arm of Australia’s national science agency. We are solving Australia’s greatest data-driven challenges through innovative science and technology.

We partner with government, industry and academia, to conduct mission-driven research for the economic, societal and environmental benefit of the country. Our research expertise includes artificial intelligence and machine learning, robotics, cybersecurity, privacy preserving technologies, blockchain and analytics.

We're creating Australia's data-driven future

CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has been solving the nation’s greatest challenges with solutions from science for over 100 years. While many of the challenges are ever present - sustainable energy and resources, food security and quality, growing our future industries, for example - how we are solving those challenges has only accelerated with technology.

CSIRO’s data and digital specialist data sciences arm, Data61, is at the forefront of data and digital in solving our greatest data-driven challenges today. We believe Australia can lead the world in change and not just respond to it.

How can we work with you?

Data science, engineering and design are at the core of what we do. As your applied R&D partner, we offer advisory services, deep research to inform decision making, proof of concepts, product and platform development and breakthrough technologies that can transform existing industries and seed new ones.

With more than 1,000 staff, including 300+ resident PhD students, we’re Australia’s leading digital research powerhouse.

Being part of CSIRO, Australia’s innovation catalyst, means we offer deep domain expertise across a wide range of industries. We’re just as much at home working in safety and security, smart cities, personalised health and wellness, food provenance, industrial internet (machine learning, big data, IoT), regtech, robotics, and data-driven government as we are developing planning, decision making and social media tools, visualisation techniques and collaboration platforms.

Meet the Data61 Leadership Team:

  • Director - Jon Whittle
  • Science and Deputy Director - Simon Barry
  • Executive Manager Business Operations - Leisa McGuiness
  • Acting Research Program Director, Analytics & Decision Sciences - Brent Henderson
  • Acting Research Program Director, Cyber Physical Systems - Mark Hedley
  • Acting Research Program Director, Engineering and Design - Liming Zhu
  • Acting Research Program Director, Software and Computational Systems - Surya Nepal

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