CIRES CI Dr Hassan Khosravi wins UQ Staff Excellence Award

Congratulations to CIRES CI, Dr Hassan Khosravi, whose work in developing the RiPPLE learning platform has received a commendation for innovation at The University of Queensland Staff Excellence Awards

The vision in developing RiPPLE has been to transform learning to be an active, social and personalised experience. Using RiPPLE, academics and students partner together to create pools of high-quality learning resources, which are used to recommend personalised content to students based on their mastery level. For more information on the platform please visit

The RiPPLE project thanks the leadership teams in the UQ Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI) and UQAI in UQ School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering and in particular Karen Benson, Shazia Sadiq and Greg Winslett for their mentorship and continued support of the project.

Information Governance and Management Survey 2022-23

Large cybersecurity breaches are showing the challenges ahead for Executives and Information management professionals.

Our colleagues at Swinburne University of Technology are actively engaged in industry and academic research in Information Governance (IG) and in collaboration with our partner organisation Astral invite participants for the Information Governance & Information Management Research Survey By participating in this survey business and government in Australia can benefit from this research to develop a better understanding of IG and and Information Management priorities on the ground.

PhD Scholarships at UQ in 2023

Applications closed 15 January 2023.

To register your interest for future PhD projects, please email 

More PhD scholarship opportunities with CIRES! We have two positions based at The University of Queensland. Applications close 15th January 2023.

Position 1 – Expanding Data Sets to Allow Improved Critical Care for Children – Inpatient Risk Prediction, working with Dr Sen WANG and experts from Queensland Health including Associate Professor Kristen Gibbons and Dr Adam Irwin. This project aims to provide a platform-independent decision support framework using an interpretable machinelearning approach for making effective risk predictions for paediatric patients at risk of sepsis.

Find out more and apply now:

Position 2 – Value Measurement of Data Products, working with Dr Wen Hua and global insurance company Allianz Partners Australia including partner investigator Shane Downey MPhil. This project focuses on how to maximise data driven value creation and capture, and the organisational and transformational aspects of data, algorithms, and ai. It aims to deliver a domain-agnostic framework that will build business capacity on informing and prioritising data science projects.

Find out more about this project and how to apply:

About the scholarship

  • An ARC Stipend Scholarship, tax exempt and indexed annually, $34,938 per annum and top-up scholarship from $5,000 per annum, for 3.5 years, as well as a minimum $5,000 per annum in project support funds
  • For international students, you will also receive a UQ Tuition Fee Waiver Scholarship
  • The opportunity to work at one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions, The University of Queensland
  • Real-world experience as you undertake a one-year (equivalent) placement with the industry partner or government partner
  • The opportunity to be part of the ARC Training Centre for Information Resilience (CIRES) under the leadership of renowned computer scientist Professor Shazia Sadiq