Acknowledgement of Country

The Centre for Information Resilience (CIRES) acknowledges the Traditional Owners and their custodianship of the lands on which the University of Queensland (UQ) and Swinburne University of Technology (SUT) operate. We pay our respects to their Ancestors and their descendants, who continue cultural and spiritual connections to Country. We recognise their valuable contributions to Australian and global society.




Centre establishment

As technological advancements outpace societal expectations and legislative frameworks, the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Information Resilience [CIRES] is responding to an urgent need to build workforce capacity in Australia that can ensure responsible, secure, and agile value creation from data.

Headquartered at The University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, the Centre is a collaboration with Swinburne University of Technology (SUT) in Melbourne, and partners: Aginic, Astral, Allianz Worldwide Partners (AWP) Australia, Health & Wellbeing Queensland, Max Kelsen, Queensland Department of Education, Queensland Health, Queensland Police Service, and incoming partner IP Australia.

The Centre was established in July 2021 and will run for 5 years, training a cohort of HDR students, Postdoctoral Research Fellows, and Data Engineers, during its lifetime. These researchers will be embedded in industry projects, working collaboratively with our Partners on real-world problems and solutions.

CIRES will build workforce capacity in Australian organisations to create, protect and sustain agile data pipelines, capable of detecting and responding to failures and risks across the information value chain in which the data is sourced, shared, transformed, analysed, and consumed. Building on strong foundations of responsible data science, the centre will bring together end-users, technology providers, and cutting-edge research, to reduce the socio-technical barriers to data driven transformation and develop resilient data pipelines capable of delivering game-changing productivity gains that position Australian organisations at the forefront of technology leadership and value creation from data assets.


Our Centre focuses on domains that are important in the Australian economy including Health, Law Enforcement, Digital Transformation, Insurance, and Education. CIRES brings together the technical and domain expertise from industry partners together with expertise from researchers in the disciplines of Data Science, Computing, Mathematics, Business, Statistics and Social Science.

University based Chief Investigators [CIs] will team up with our Industry based Partner Investigators [PIs] to establish valuable research-industry networks into the broader information industry.  Our Centre partnership model promotes knowledge sharing and collaborative work to create end-to-end solutions for resilience in information value chains, while mitigating competitive overlaps and allowing IP and innovation to create the maximum footprint for national benefit.


The governance structure of CIRES is designed to facilitate integrated, high quality and efficient operations.

Executive committee

The Executive Committee supports the executive function and oversight of the centre operations, partner engagements and research program.


Centre Director


Research Director, Centre Manager, Theme Leaders, and Research Staff and Higher Degree Research student representatives

Strategy board

The Strategy Board provides high-level strategic advice and recommendations to the CIRES Executive Committee in on the implementation of the Centre operations, partner engagement and research program while also promoting Centre activities and outcomes at a national level.


Appointed by the Centre Director


Centre Director, Leaders from industry, government and research sectors

International Expert Advisory Panel

The International Expert Advisory Panel provides trainees and partner organisations with a global outlook in the field through their participation in CIRES PhD schools and involvement in the overall scientific program.


Appointed by Centre Director


International research leaders in the field

Data Governance Committee

The Data Governance Committee will provide high-level oversight and guidance to the CIRES Executive Committee on risks relating to data sharing and data use and ensure all research and commercial activity in the Centre has been adequately reviewed.


Appointed by the Centre Director


Research Director, Chief Investigator representatives, Research staff and Higher Degree Research student representatives

Our research

Facilitating high quality cross-disciplinary research