Information Resilience PhD School 2022

12-14 September @ The University of Queensland

Link to Information Resilience PhD School Flyer


Who should attend?  

Are you an Australian-based PhD candidate, or planning to commence a PhD in Australia? Is your research data oriented? Are you aiming to address any of the following challenges?

  • Low data quality, i.e., how to handle issues like missing entries, false information, lack of samples, class imbalance? 
  • Limited insights obtained from data, i.e., how can we maximize the value of “big data” with advanced techniques? 
  • Unknown reliability and trustworthiness of data analysis tools, i.e., is the automated decision process transparent and interpretable? 
  • Anything that hinders resilient application of your research, e.g., ethics, privacy, cyber security, generalisability, efficiency, adoption etc. 

If yes, then the Information Resilience PhD School is the right place for you!

The Information Resilience PhD School offers a 3-day program from 12 September to 14 September at the St Lucia Campus of The University of Queensland for current or prospective PhD students interested in exploring and understanding cutting-edge data science practices, pathways towards academic or industry careers, and prospects of next-generation research in the field. The Information Resilience PhD School brings research students from Australian universities together with leading national and international researchers to enhance and invigorate research education, offering an opportunity to share and discuss research with both peers and mentors.  


What does the Information Resilience PhD School deliver? 

Knowledge sharing and acquisition in data-driven research. A series of interactive activities including a keynote, tutorial, open discussion, and poster session will be hosted. Internationally renowned scholars will present techniques that enable, advance, and shape many research areas and applications today. These activities will cover the following topics (selectively listed): 

  • Data management and engineering 
  • Data Profiling 
  • Information retrieval and predictive analytics 
  • Data privacy and security

Special Guest International Speakers & Topics 

Mentorship from both academia and industry. The Information Resilience PhD School will feature industry leaders and world-class researchers sharing their experience in digital transformation, stories of data-driven R&D practices, and visions on next-generation information technologies. The dedicated activities include: 

  • Guest talks 
  • Roundtable sessions hosted by industry leaders and academics 
  • Mentoring and advising on research and professional development 
  • Experience sharing by recently graduated PhDs

Social networking. The Information Resilience PhD School offers opportunities to engage with guest speakers, build connections with peers with common research interests and establish interdisciplinary collaborations with experts across domains. Our social networking events include: 

  • Interactive poster and presentation sessions with awards 
  • Guided tour 
  • Banquet 


How to Apply 

To be considered for a place at the 2022 Information Resilience PhD School, please submit the online application by 7 AUGUST.

The Information Resilience PhD School is an in-person event and open only to Australian based students. Capacity is limited to 50 attendees only. Attendees will be selected based on the relevance of their research backgrounds and interests to School topics. You will receive notification after 15 AUGUST. If accepted, you will also receive additional information about attending the PhD School. 

There is NO registration charge to attend the Information Resilience PhD School. 



CIRES Travel Grants 

Up to 25 CIRES Travel Grants are available for Australian based students who live outside Brisbane, to subsidise travel and accommodation costs to attend the PhD School. The grants are worth up to a maximum of $1,000 and would be reimbursed based on receipts. You may indicate your interest to be considered for a CIRES Travel Grant via the online application form. 

There is NO registration charge to attend the Information Resilience PhD School. The Travel Grant can be dedicated to travel costs.


Important Dates 

  • 7 August 2022: Applications Due 
  • 15 August 2022: Successful Applicants Notified 
  • 12-14 September 2022: Information Resilience PhD School 2022


Link to Information Resilience PhD School Flyer



PROGRAM Dr Rocky Chen 


ARC Training Centre for Information Resilience [CIRES]
The University of Queensland 
Brisbane Qld 4072 Australia