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.
Genes, numbers and the holy grail of cancer prevention
University of Melbourne researchers are leading a new effort to use genomics and personalised medicine against some of the most lethal cancers
How death by numbers promotes global health
University of Melbourne population health expert, Alan Lopez, has received Bloomberg funding to help developing countries improve their cause of death data.
Kaggle founder talks Big Data
Big Data is revolutionising how we live and work. This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast discusses the opportunities and challenges.
Is digital connectivity threatening your privacy?
Changes to online behaviour and the law are needed to ensure we reap the benefits of technological innovation without threatening our privacy.
Asking the right questions of big data in education
Universities have seized on big data to count every click their students make in learning management systems, but the focus needs to be on improving learning.
Big Data projects big things for White Night
Using algorithms to analyse large amounts of social media data can tell us a great deal about how visitors experience White Night.
How tacit collusion makes consumers pay
A first of its kind study that analysed over 1.7 million prices has provided empirical evidence of how tacit collusion worked in the Perth petrol market.