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This proposal will grow a world-class cohort of graduates who will combine innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods with individual case-based research to rapidly learn the causal pathways which help young people finish school well providing an off-ramp to social disadvantage.

The proposed research programme builds a broad partnership across the NSW government Department of Education, leading researchers in data science, from the University of Technology Sydney and CSIRO as well as leading researchers in the social sciences from the University of Western Sydney and the Australian National University, to train a multi-disciplinary team of AI savvy graduates equipped to use the latest advances in AI for social good.

This connectivity will enable students to build substantial new cross-disciplinary capacity and knowledge in data-driven discovery for social change. The goal is to draw the community of data science and domain science researchers together with government bodies to address the substantial and challenging problems posed by social disadvantage in the context of education.

Chief Investigators

Professor Sally CrippsProfessor Rebekah Grace, Associate Professor Roman MarchantProfessor Fang Chen, Kate StevensAssociate Professor Ian Oppermann


Western SydneyUTSANU

Industry partners

Paul Ramsay FoundationNSW Department of Education, CSIRO's Data61

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