Pillar 3 – Data Science

Monash University has one of the world’s longest running continuous programs of research into machine learning, which is one of the core foundations of the emerging science of Data Science.

Credibility

The Woodside Innovation Centre at Monash will serve as a portal to Data Science expertise. It will provide access to Monash’s unparalleled breadth and depth of existing Data Science expertise. It will provide access to a pipeline of talented graduates and postgraduates with specialised Data Science expertise.

As Woodside’s Data Science agenda develops, Woodside Innovation Centre at Monash will undertake targeted research to develop the next generation of technologies that address both Woodside’s specific needs, as well as issues facing the broader oil and gas sector. Woodside FutureLAB will also provide Woodside with access to Monash’s international network of leading Data Science researchers and practitioners.

Key focus points

  • Access to expertise
  • Education and Training
  • A talent pipeline
  • Next generation technologies
  • An international network
Cave 2 Signing with Academic Vice-President, Dean of the Engineering Faculty and Dean of the Information Technology Faculty at Monash University Professor Frieder Seible. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

Monash has unrivaled research capacity

Key Focus

As Woodside’s recruitment and technology evolves in the Data Science area, Woodside Innovation Centre at Monash will provide a mechanism for Monash to undertake targeted recruitment to increase its breadth and depth of expertise in the areas of greatest relevance to Woodside.

Woodside Innovation Centre at Monash will provide education and training at all levels of expertise. Staff with little or no background in Data Science can take our undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Short courses can deliver targeted training on specific topics at any level from introductory to the advanced state-of-the-art and including non-technical executive training for managers requiring high-level understanding of the technologies’ capabilities and limitations. Specialists can undertake sabbaticals to deepen their expertise in specific areas.

Internships through the highly successful Monash Industry Learning Program will provide Woodside with the opportunity to assess elite students’ capability in the work environment. Guest lectures by Woodside staff will provide Woodside the opportunity to expose students to the opportunities that Woodside offers.

Special recruitment events will provide Woodside with the opportunity to engage in direct recruitment activities. Woodside will also have the opportunity to sponsor PhD students at Monash’s graduate research centres in Suzhou, and in Mumbai (with IITB).

Monash has an unrivalled research capacity. As Woodside’s Data Science agenda matures, Woodside Innovation Centre at Monash will provide a research platform that Woodside can use to develop next generation technologies that address specific needs as they arise.

Monash has an extensive international network of leading data science researchers and practitioners. Woodside Innovation Centre at Monash will provide a conduit for Woodside to access this network to address specific needs as they arise. Woodside Innovation Centre at Monash will also hold regular events that give Woodside access to the world’s foremost experts, including an annual Data Science Summit that will bring together a select gathering of leading Data Scientists to network and discuss key issues facing the field, providing Woodside with unrivaled access to the discipline’s thought leaders.

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