Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Emergency Services; Innovation and the Digital Economy; Medical Research; Volunteering

    Western Australia’s Data Science Week 2022 gets underway

    9/05/2022 10:05 AM
    • Data Science Week 2022 brings together data scientists, technologists and educators
    • Scientists gather to raise data science awareness, network and share ideas
    • Innovation and ICT Minister Stephen Dawson to officially launch the event
    • Scientists, technology experts and educators will gather to share ideas and discuss the latest trends at Western Australia's Data Science Week (DSW) 2022.

    Innovation and ICT Minister Stephen Dawson will officially launch DSW 2022 today, Monday May 9 at Curtin University's Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre in Perth.


    Originally launched in 2013 as Big Data Week, DSW 2022 grew to a national scale by 2019, attracting more than 1,000 delegates from the data science community across key industries including resources, agriculture, space and health.


    It is estimated that in the next five years, organisations around the world will double their data science teams.


    National events like DSW 2022 provide an opportunity for the data science community to network and explore new ways to grow the sector.


    Hosting the official launch event, the Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre is a world-class, high-performance computing facility.


    The facility was designed to accelerate scientific discoveries for Australia's researchers in domains such as data science radio astronomy, energy and resources, engineering, bioinformatics and health sciences.


    Following the official launch of DSW 2022, Chief Scientist of Western Australia, Professor Peter Klinken AC, will chair a panel discussion.


    Panel members will discuss the state of Data Science in WA and its impacts on research, industry, education and the future.


    Panellists include:

    • Ann Backhaus, Education and Training Manager, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre
    • Associate Professor Rachel Cardell-Oliver, Head of Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, UWA
    • Professor Melanie Johnston-Hollitt, Director of Curtin Institute for Computation (CIC) and Australian Space Data Analysis Facility (ASDAF)

    Data Science Week 2022 runs from May 9 to 13. Click here to find out more.


    Comments attributed to Innovation and ICT Minister Stephen Dawson:


    "Data Science Week 2022 is an opportunity for scientists and educators to gather and discuss the impact their work is having in the modern, digital age.


    "This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the latest trends, analyse the most exciting projects and network with peers across the data science sector.


    "Education is an important item on the agenda, particularly for Western Australia, as the McGowan Government continues to diversify our economy by supporting new industries that will create local jobs for future generations."


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