- Global leadership in research
- World-class innovation
- A research career at UoN
- Graduate Research
Institutes and centres
- Hunter Medical Research Institute
- Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources
- Advanced Particle Processing and Transport
- Asthma and Respiratory Diseases
- Bioinformatics, Biomarker Discovery and Information-Based Medicine
- Chemical Biology
- Complex and Dynamic Systems
- Computer Assisted Research Mathematics and its Applications
- Gender, Health and Ageing
- Geotechnical and Materials Modelling
- Health Behaviour
- Organic Electronics
- Physical Activity and Nutrition
- Reproductive Science
- Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health
- Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering
- Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics
- Cancer treatment
- Integrated Engineering Asset Management
- Australia-China Research Centre for Crop Improvement
- Clinical Nutrition Research Centre
- Bulk Solids and Particulate Technologies
- Hunter Creative Industries and Technology
- Family Action Centre (FAC)
- Frontier Geoscience (IFG)
- Full Employment and Equity
- Health Professional Education
- History of Violence
- Infrastructure Performance and Reliability
- Intelligent Electricity Networks
- Interdisciplinary Built Environment Research
- Ironmaking Materials Research
- Mass and Thermal Transport in Engineering Materials
- Multiphase Processes
- Optimal Planning and Operations
- Plant Science
- Purai - Global Indigenous and Diaspora Research
- Rural and Remote Mental Health
- Signal Processing Microelectronics
- Social Research in Energy and Resources
- Space Physics
- Special Education and Disability Studies
- Study of Research Training and Impact - SORTI
- Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment
- Umulliko Indigenous Higher Education Centre
- Urban and Regional Studies
- Business and Law Research
- Education and Arts Research
- Engineering and Built Environment Research
- Health and Medicine Research
Science and IT Research
- Advanced Chemistry
- Applied Informatics Research
- Communication and Media Research
- Environmental Biology and Biotechnology
- Environmental and Climate Change
- Environmental Water Science
- Exercise and Sport Science
- Human Experimental and Applied Dynamics
- Marine Natural Products and Chemical Ecology
- Medical Physics
- Metabolic Research
- Nutrition, Food and Health
- Surface and Nanoscience
- Sustainable Use of Coasts and Catchments
- Tectonics and Earth Resources
- Wildlife Representation
- Researcher resources
Applied Informatics Research
Informatics is the study of Information Technology and its uses. Applied Informatics emphasises its application to real world problems.
The Applied Informatics Research Group conducts leading research in these areas:
- Big data
- Document and records management
- Electronic commerce
- Health Informatics
- Identification of groups (i.e. for targeted marketing)
- Cloud computing
- Data cleaning and integration
- Event Association Analysis
- Identification of unusual persons, items or events
- Decision support
- Information Visualisation
- Serious Computer Games
- User Interface design
- ICT Education
The Applied Informatics Research Group is based in the School of Design, Communication & Information Technology at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
- To grow expertise in all areas of Applied Informatics, but especially in health informatics.
- To build relationships with business to share that expertise with the business community.
- To establish multi disciplinary research collaborations with other researchers both within and outside the University of Newcastle.
- To secure and retain sufficient funding to allow these activities to grow.
- To attract high quality students into research higher degrees compatible with the research directions of the group.
Every business activity generates data. In the modern world this means much diverse digital data gathered from systems that deal with production, maintenance, sales, customers, competitors, projects and employees. For example, customer demand fluctuates along with sales, trucks pick up and deliver goods at specific times, packages are tracked from source to destination, maintenance is scheduled and projects need to keep track of milestones and budgets. One of the keys to business success is to maximize the benefits of the data the business collects.
Every dataset tells a story, the story of an organization – how efficient the processes are, what is working, what is not. However, that story is often hidden in a mass of data. Business managers often do not have the time or tools to dig deeper. For the business that can leverage this potential the rewards are clear. Research in Information Technology has yielded new methods that can be applied to business analysis and help provide a competitive edge. The Applied Informatics Research Group has the knowledge, experience and commitment to work with businesses and help leverage this potential.
The University of Newcastle, Australia has a high reputation for assisting businesses with relevant and targeted research. The Applied Informatics Research Group can help to leverage the potential of data within organizations in order to provide them with a competitive edge. We can assist businesses through student placements, sharing results of research, contracted research, and research supported by joint funding opportunities.
To find out more, contact us.
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