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MDSI – Master of Data Science & Innovation

The Master of Data Science and Innovation (MDSI) is now in its 2nd year and is proving to be a flagship program of study in UTS’ strategy to be a leading university of technology. Taking a transdisciplinary approach, the MDSI utilises a range of perspectives from diverse fields and integrates them with industry experiences, real-world projects and self-directed study, equipping graduates with an understanding of the potential of analytics to transform practice. MDSI is a unique course that...
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Next Gen Data Scientists

Two students are working with Dr Kirsty Kitto on the UTS TRACK Project, mapping curriculum data alongside job data to improve the way we talk about and structure courses at UTS, as well as providing advice for students when they have to consider their subject choices and how that maps to future careers. Another student in her final year has proposed a project to CIC and will be creating a web based assessment tool, also under Kirsty Kitto’s supervision. The web application will acquire answers ...
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CIC @ 2018 UTS Vice Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Showcase

The showcase was a celebration for work done by 2017 UTS Vice Chancellor's Learning and Teaching Award and Citation recipients. This event celebrates the many ways teaching and professional staff at UTS are creating the best possible learning experiences and learning outcomes for our students. It showcases projects that some of these recipients have worked on, such as ‘Developing scientists for the modern laboratory’ and ‘The Justice Brennan Project: Empowering students as change-agents’. S...
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Replay: Humans, Data, AI and Ethics

  Data is transforming the way we live, work and play. From transportation, to health, education and entertainment, data-driven technologies could help us solve critical global challenges and build more efficient, sustainable societies. As computational capacities expand, the potential to radically improve human productivity and efficiency is exciting to many. At the same time, there’s a growing need to interrogate the ways in which we generate, analyse and utilise data, to ensur...
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CIC Farewells Staff

At the end of 2017, we said goodbye to six of the team! Theresa Anderson, Simon Knight, Jack Schmidt and Kailash Awati moved with the Master of Data Science and Innovation (MDSI) to the new Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation (FTI), with Simon securing a new Lectureship (congrats!). With the subsequent reduction in student related activity, we also farewelled our Course Manager, Georgia Markakis, who is now the Program and Events Manager at Chief Executive Women. And last but not l...
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Master of Data Science and Innovation

From its launch in 2014, CIC developed the Master of Data Science and Innovation in conjunction with disciplinary expertise drawn from across the University, launching in the first semester of 2015. It was designed from the outset as the first truly transdisciplinary UTS postgraduate offering, combining the technical skills needed to work with data and algorithms, with consideration of the human dimensions to decision-making, data ethics and data storytelling. Over the 3 years from 2015 – 201...
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Visualisations to make Graduate Attributes Visible for Reflection

The challenge of supporting student learning in capstones is common to courses across UTS. While students work independently or in teams on their specifically configured projects, the value of ongoing engagement with their teachers and peers is sometimes hard to demonstrate.  We have made inroads in supporting students in these contexts by building a tool for students to actively reflect on their Graduate Attributes as they write about and reflect on their projects. We have built a Participat...
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CIC contributes to UTS Creative Cluster on AI

CIC academics and MDSI students featured prominently at the UTS Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Creative Intelligence Unit’s creative clusters on “You + A.I” throughout the month of October. The four-part creative cluster series kicked off on October 10 and ran weekly until October 31, 2017. In the first cluster, guests were introduced to A.I., its meaning and its uses.  CIC representatives joined other UTS researchers, industry thought leaders and other amazing minds in the field of artif...
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Master of Data Science and Innovation – Postgrad Info Evening

Date: Wednesday, 10th May 2017 Time: 06:00 PM Location: Building 07, Level 3, Room 010 010D. The Master of Data Science & Innovation (MDSI) postgraduate information evening for Spring intake 2017, was held on Wednesday 10th of May from 6.00pm. Academics from the Connected Intelligence Centre provided detailed information about the MDSI course, and career options. Information for future Postgraduate Information Evenings: APPLY ON THE NIGHT You can apply for the Master of Da...
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PhD in Learning Analytics

PhD Topics We invite scholarship applications to investigate the following topics, which are broad enough for you to bring your own perspective. If you have your own funding, then you may propose another topic which fits with CIC's priorities.
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