Centre for Pattern Recognition and Data Analytics (PRaDA)

At PRaDA, we discover patterns in big and lean data, and use these insights to solve real-world problems, from suicide prevention to developing cost-effective new materials for manufacturing. Grounded in machine learning, our exciting research covers health care, security, social media, advanced manufacturing and more. From April 2019, we’ll become Victoria’s first Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute.

We are building techniques that can partner with humans to design things faster, innovate faster, and change the rate of exploration.



We design smarter technologies

At PRaDA we work on diverse projects, using data insights to address real-world problems. We advance theory across a range of statistical methods, from optimisation to probabilistic techniques.

Our vision is to uncover what data can do and harness that knowledge. We want to deliver new technologies that are industry-specific and efficient, increasing productivity and helping businesses be cost-effective. We are data-domain agnostic.

Featured staff

Meet just a few of our leading researchers producing world-class outcomes.

Dr Truyen Tran

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Alfred Deakin Professor Svetha Venkatesh

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Associate Professor Sunil Gupta

Associate Professor Sunil Gupta

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Interested in studying or working with us?

To become a PRaDA research student you need a clear vision of what you want to investigate through data using state-of-the-art machine learning.

In just a few steps you could be helping to make the world a better place through major technological advances using big and lean data.

Find out how to become a research student

Find a supervisor at PRaDA

Once you know what you want to do, discuss your proposal with a potential supervisor at PRaDA. Ask our staff if they have time to supervise you, if they specialise in the area you want to focus on and if they like the sound of your proposal.

Engage with our team

Looking for post-doc fellowship opportunities?

Contact Shweta Gupta

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Centre for Pattern Recognition and Data Analytics (PRaDA)
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+61 3 5227 8797
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School of Information Technology
Deakin University
Locked Bag 20000
Geelong VIC 3220