Delivering clean and sustainable energy for mitigating climate change and enabling energy transition is one of the biggest challenges facing the world. Australia's climate change strategies are committed to supporting industries, businesses, and consumers to innovate and adopt smarter practices and technologies to reduce emissions and balance supply and demand from renewable sources.
Digital transformation is reshaping the energy sector, making energy production and consumption more efficient and reliable. The wide adoption of digital devices enables greater connectivity between operations, businesses, and customers and collects massive energy data, opening up the opportunity of adopting AI technologies.
AI is expected to play a significant role in energy transition, leveraging the massive energy data to produce effective models and tools and provide insights, such as more accurate prediction for reliable supply, optimised maintenance and operations, smarter decision-making hedging risks.
This program aims to nurture Australia's next-generation workforce by focusing on the Recycling and Clean Energy National Manufacturing Priority. We are proposing a multi-disciplinary cohort of 7 PhD, 3 MPhil, and 3 master/honour students at Monash and RMIT across AI and energy to explore innovative technologies driven by real-world industry priorities and grounded in consumer perspectives for strengthening Australia's digital economy.