What’s New in the ADSN – February 2023

Welcome to the February 2023 update of the Australian Data Science Network (ADSN), a partnership of more than two-dozen data science research centres and organisations across the nation. The ADSN aims to connect expertise in data science across Australia, improve communication, encourage collaboration, expand opportunities, and promote our individual and collective capabilities.

Have your say!

Review of ANZSCO Codes – β€œData Scientist” and “Data Analyst” are new inclusions on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) released late in 2022. Starting TODAY (1 Feb), a comprehensive review of ANZSCO is commencing to reflect the contemporary Australian labour market. Does Data Science need a bigger presence? Have your say:

ADSN is now on LinkedIn

Stay on top of everything that is happening with the ADSN and its member organisations. Just Follow the new ADSN Linked page. In addition, we’ve created an ADSN LinkedIn Group. The group will allow you to post jobs, events and news from your organisations and have discussions about things that are important in the field. The page will feature the latest content curated by the ADSN.  

Upcoming Events across the ADSN

These can all be found on ADSN events page: https://www.australiandatascience.net/events/

πŸ“† ARDC HASS Research Data Commons and Indigenous Research Capability Symposium | 2-3 February, Melbourne/Naarm

Free registrations are now open! The symposium will showcase the research infrastructure we are creating in the HASS RDC and IRC Program and the potential for improved research outcomes that it supports.  More information / Register

πŸ“† DARE Centre 2023 Symposium: Data. Domains. Decisions | 7 February, Sydney

The ARC Training Centre in Data Analytics for Resources and Environments (DARE) will be showcasing work from its multidisciplinary, world-class data scientists and collaborations with partner organisations. Join DARE for specialist presentations on how its academic and industry researchers are using data science to quantify uncertainty in complex models of natural systems at scale.  More information / Register

πŸ“† HASS Research Data Commons and Indigenous Research Capability Computational Skills Summer School | 7-8 February, Sydney/Gadigal Country

Free registrations are now open! At this 2-day, face-to-face event, you will learn essential digital skills for HASS research, covering:

  • Basic data management skills
  • Using Jupyter Notebooks
  • The Australian Text Analytics Platform
  • Using the Indigenous Data Catalogue

  More information / Register

πŸ“† ARDC Digital Research Skills Summit | 9-10 February, Sydney

The annual skills summit provides a vibrant forum for eResearch skills communities to network, exchange information, share new initiatives and tackle complex, national scale skills challenges. We invite eResearch infrastructure providers, trainers, training program managers, researchers who train and other interested parties to join the summit, shaping the development of a national data and digital research skills strategy together.  More information / Register

πŸ“† ARCOS Symposium 2023 | 15 February, 1pm – 5pm AEDT – Online

The ARCOS (Australian Research Container Orchestration Services) Symposium brings the digital research community together to share expertise, and discuss use cases of containers and kubernetes in research. Organised by the ARDC. More information / Register

πŸ“† Institutional Research Data Management Framework Showcase | 21 February, In-person at multi-city locations & Online

Join the ARDC and its partners to celebrate the launch of the institutional Research Data Management (RDM) Framework. 25 Australian universities, led by the ARDC, jointly developed a nationally agreed framework for RDM to guide institutions’ design of policies, procedures, infrastructure and services, bringing consistency to the management of research data across the university sector. More information / Register

πŸ“† Data Science in the News Webinar: 2023 Through a Data Lens| 24 February, 1pm AEDT/12pm AEST – Online

The QUT Centre for Data Science is kicking off its β€˜Data Science in the News’ series for 2023 with a peak into the future. Centre experts will explore cool new trends and ideas along with key challenges and issues for the year ahead, all through the lens of Data Science.  More information / Register

πŸ“† AI for Good and the Bootstrapping Problem – Monash Prato Dialogue| Thursday, 9 March,  7 -8 pm AEDT – Online

Join the Monash Data Futures Institute for the next distinguished lecture in the Monash Prato Dialogue series, as they host Professor Shannon Vallor from University of Edinburgh. Professor Vallor will discuss the bootstrapping problem with calls to align AI with social good – a problem that also impacts related suggestions to develop more virtuous or responsible models of AI innovation. She will confront the problem of cultivating virtues and social goods of a new moral shape, and the radical cultural transformations this may entail. More information / Register

Job opportunities (listed by closing date – earliest to latest)

πŸ“Œ The University of Adelaide

πŸ“Œ The University of Sydney

πŸ“Œ RMIT University, Melbourne


πŸ“Œ The University of Melbourne

πŸ“Œ UNSW, Sydney

πŸ“Œ Macquarie University

Other Opportunities

πŸ“’ Three Year PhD Scholarship – QUT Centre for Data Science

The QUT Centre for Data Science is offering a three year scholarship to a highly motivated and exceptional PhD candidate who has interest and expertise that aligns with one or more of the Centre’s research programs and domains. More info/apply

πŸ“’ AMSI ACE Network Online Honours & Masters Subjects

Enrol now for Semester One! Enrolment is FREE for students at AMSI member institutions, and subjects may be taken for credit with home university permission. Enrol Now

πŸ“’ AMSI Third-Year Undergraduate Subject Collaboration

Discover online third-year undergraduate subjects open for cross-institutional enrolment at AMSI member institutions. Check out the semester one subjects. Learn More

On Video

πŸ“Ί Public lecture recording: Mathematics and Culture (from AMSI Summer School Public Lecture)

The recording of Professor Chris Matthews’ (ATSIMA and UTS Sydney) lecture on teaching mathematics from a cultural perspective is now online. Learn about the Goompi model and how it is used to help Indigenous educators and learners explore the connection between their culture and mathematical concepts. Watch now


The Australian Data Science Network is a proud partner in The Random Sample podcast. The Random Sample takes you inside the data and mathematical sciences and introduces you to some of the people involved, explores the work they’re doing, and the impact it’s having. To listen, just search for The Random Sample wherever you get your podcasts, or head to the podcast website. Also, if you have any ideas for podcast episodes, please contact Tim Macuga.


πŸ“² AMSI Appoints New Deputy Director

πŸ“² Australian Governments have kept much of their COVID research and modelling secret. Why?


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