The sound of your internet history
Humans now connect through the tech frenzy of social media. Science Gallery’s SWARM explores the legacy we leave behind, say University of Melbourne experts.
How big data is unlocking insights into psychology
The personal data we are now all generating is allowing researchers to take psychology out of the lab and into the field, says University of Melbourne expert
The hidden stories in Australia’s cultural data
Cultural databases are a treasure store of information that are telling the missing stories in Australia’s cultural history say University of Melbourne experts
Mapping climate policy
Climate policy across Australia is fragmented, but researchers at University of Melbourne are aiming to use big data to collect and make better sense of plans
How data can help prevent overdiagnosis
Tech advances in medical screening may lead to more overdiagnosis but a new focus on patient data could reduce the risks say University of Melbourne researchers
Blocking AI to keep your personal data your own
A new machine learning model from University of Melbourne researchers puts “noise” into personal images to stop AI programmes from exploiting and misusing them.
The dark side of electronic medical records
Clinical decision support systems used by doctors can be exploited – University of Melbourne experts say Australia must consider regulation sooner, not later.
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