Health data saves lives: We need to be using it better
Concerns about privacy are valid, but a University of Melbourne expert says making data safely available for research saves lives, and Australia must do better
Decoding data to predict landslides
New software from the University of Melbourne can predict landslides two weeks before they happen, potentially predicting mine collapses and other disasters.
Joining the big data dots on Indigenous health policy
Gathering and analysing large-scale health data central to driving policies to tackle Australia's Indigenous health deficit, say University of Melbourne experts
Who’s citing whom and who’s citing what
University of Melbourne research finds that understanding the history of citation, over centuries, can map the influence of an idea - and even where it's going.
Who should own research data?
Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the rise of personal sensors, a University of Melbourne expert asks whether data should belong to participants
Data security in the spotlight
The Notifiable Data Breaches scheme will help keep our data safer, say University of Melbourne legal experts, but it could go further, like schemes overseas do.
Sensors and big data are showing how our minds work
Big Data and sensing tech is revolutionising psychology; University of Melbourne researchers are applying it to probe our minds from memories to mental illness
The simple process of re-identifying patients in public health records
In 2016, doctors’ identities were decrypted in Australian medical records. Now, a University of Melbourne team finds patients’ records can also be re-identified
How small details can create a big problem
A University of Melbourne cyber-security analysis of a British government agency found system flaws, stressing the need for adequate information protection.
Crunching the numbers for the common good
Big data can provide insights and information about the future; a University of Melbourne expert explains how big data can inform Australia's future.