Centre for Data Science and Scalable Computing

Professor Dimitrios Nikolopolis

Datacentres that tame the global information explosion

The overarching mission of this Centre is to investigate, explore, and advance the foundations that address the challenges relevant to the information explosion phenomenon.

This includes the collection, storage, processing, querying, extraction, integration, and analysis of data in heterogeneous forms from billions of sources.

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Driven by global needs

The Centre’s research will be driven by global challenges.

It is underpinned by research in disruptive system technologies for scalable and ubiquitous data management and analytics.

Our Research

PhD student creates algorithm for detecting insurance fraud

Jiawen Sun has created a software system which can efficiently analyse graph-structured data with the potential to rapidly detect insurance fraud.

Jiawen Sun, who is from Tianjin, China, explains: “Organisations are collecting increasing amounts of data, which is usually represented by graphs and can be useful for detecting fraud. However, as data sets grow into the trillions of bytes and beyond, this creates problems in high-performance computing, making it very hard to use the computer at full capacity. “The algorithm I have created means that we can now process this information quickly and efficiently, enabling organisations to tackle issues such as insurance fraud.”

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Completing a PhD is a highly rewarding experience.

At DSSC you will have the opportunity to work with some of the most passionate researchers in their field. We are currently seeking applications for a variety of research projects. See our full list of PhD projects available in the link below.

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