PhD Scholarship – Allianz Worldwide Partners Australia

PhD Scholarship at UQ with Allianz Worldwide Partners Australia

Value Measurement of Data Products

Full details and how to apply

Applications close 16th May 2023.


Evaluating data products is a complex problem that transcends technical, organisational and customer perspectives. The provenance and transformations of data products through methods such as information extraction, fusion and aggregation add to the challenge. To date there is no rigorously developed framework for evaluating data products and the monetary, or public good value, it creates.

In collaboration with global insurance company, Allianz Worldwide Partners (AWP) Australia, this project will challenge and extend the current body of knowledge on value of data products including computation, human effort and perceived value, and deliver a domain-agnostic framework that will build business capacity on informing and prioritising data science projects.

This project focuses on how to maximise data-driven value creation and capture and is one of two CIRES projects with AWP Australia related to organisational and transformational aspects of data, algorithms, and AI.

For this position, the successful candidate is expected to have a good understanding of concepts from data science, business process, applied statistics, numerical linear algebra, and machine learning.

This project also requires proficiency in Python programming language and machine learning software packages, as well as experience in data processing and data analysis.

The advisory team for this project is Dr Rocky Chen (Principal Advisor), Dr Wen Hua and Professor Shazia Sadiq (Associate Advisors), and Mr Shane Downey (AWP Australia).

About the scholarship 

  • An ARC Stipend Scholarship, tax exempt and indexed annually, $36,161 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