Deakin's School of Information Technology is committed to generating fundamental knowledge and high-quality research training for our students. 

We’re passionate about training tomorrow’s technology leaders, helping the advancement of industry, as well as maintaining our graduates' competitive edge, in order to ultimately benefit the world.

Internationally recognised

Computer Science at Deakin University has been ranked within the top 101-150 in the world according to the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

Interested in research-level study?

Information technology is an essential tool for innovation and productivity across a wide range of sectors. With a thriving industry at the very centre of the way we work, research studies in the field will open you up to a diverse range of career opportunities.

Keen to get started with postgraduate study, but need a supervisor? We can help you find someone suitable across our mix of disciplines:

  • data analytics 
  • cloud computing 
  • cognitive science
  • computer science
  • games design and development 
  • information technology 
  • interactive media design 
  • cyber security
  • IT services
  • IT strategy and management 
  • mobile and apps development
  • networking 
  • optimisation
  • programming 
  • software development
  • software engineering
  • virtual reality.

Find out how to become a research degree student at Deakin


The Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics Research Cluster (AIDA) concentrates its research on information processing, machine learning, computational intelligence, information security and privacy. 

It aims to solve problems of vital importance to communication networks, critical infrastructure protection, multimedia systems, bioinformatics, intelligent machines, and digital forensics.

Find out more about AIDA research


The Distributed Systems and Security Research Cluster (DSS) team focuses on the security and efficiency of networked computer systems, the application of modern information technology and computing resources and how these interact to produce secure, reliable and efficient systems.

Find out more about DSS research


The Information Technology for Future Education research cluster (ITFE) explores opportunities to provide enhanced learning experiences that are supported by the innovative use of information technology. 

Find out more about ITFE research


Deakin Software and Technology Innovation Laboratory (DSTIL) provides expertise, innovative products, technologies and solutions for a broad range of industries and areas through client responsive rapid development environments.

Find out more about DSTIL

Contact us

Associate Head of School, Research
Professor Yong Xiang
+61 3 9251 7740
Email Professor Xiang