Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations

    Scholarships to transform mine maintenance

    24/02/2020 7:30 AM
     
    • Australian Research Council Training Centre for Transforming Maintenance through Data Science officially launched 
    • The Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA) has committed $240,000 over five years for two PhD students
    • Congratulations to Tyler Bikaun and Gabriel Gonzalez, the MRIWA scholarship recipients

    The Australian Research Council Training Centre for Transforming Maintenance through Data Science was officially launched today.

     

    The centre seeks to use data science to transform maintenance in the mining sector by eliminating manual, repetitive transactional work; developing models to enable people to make better complex decisions; providing standardised training for industry to improve maintenance productivity; and building an ongoing maintenance capability in research institutions and industry.

     

    Curtin University secured $3.9 million of funding over five years for the Training Centre for Transforming Maintenance through Data Science from the Australian Research Council and a further $5 million from third party partners. 

     

    Partners with Curtin University in the centre are BHP, Alcoa, Roy Hill, UWA, CSIRO, CORE Innovation Hub and MRIWA.

     

    MRIWA has committed $240,000 over five years for two PhD students to work closely with industry to resolve significant maintenance challenges using data science.

     

    The scholarships have been awarded to Tyler Bikaun and Gabriel Gonzalez.

     

    More information about the centre can be located at https://www.maintenance.org.au/

     

    Comments attributed to Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston:

     

    "The work environment of the mining sector is becoming increasingly more complex with the volume of data now available and the challenge for the sector is to use this data effectively.

     

    "It is a pleasure to announce Tyler and Gabriel as the recipients of the MRIWA scholarships. 

     

    "By MRIWA investing in scholarships at the centre, the State Government is supporting the mining sector to find innovative solutions to its maintenance challenges."

     

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