Shazia Sadiq

Brisbane, QLD
Professor and Director
The University of Queensland
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Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
Data protectionInformation and communications technologyModelling and data analysis

Fields of research

4602 Artificial intelligence4605 Data management and data science4608 Human-centred computing4609 Information systems

Areas of application and cross-disciplinary research

Business and Finance, including FintechEducation Technologies and Technology Enhanced LearningTransport and logisticsEducation and training (inc voc. ed.)

Description of work

Shazia Sadiq is a Professor of Computer Science at the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland. Her main research interests are innovative solutions for Business Information Systems that span several areas including business process management, governance, risk and compliance, and information quality and use. She is part of the Data Science research group that has received the highest ranking for excellence in research for Australia in every round of ERA. She has published over 150 peer-reviewed publications and attracted over $10million in research funding from the Australian Research Council, industry and various national and international funding bodies. Shazia has been a devoted lecturer for two decades, and an advocate of learning analytics for improving personalized learning and graduate outcomes. In 2012, she received an institutional award for teaching excellence and in 2016 she spearheaded the highly successful Master of Data Science program at UQ, that is helping overcome skill shortages in Queensland for qualified data scientists. Shazia is currently Chair of the National Committee on Information and Communication Sciences at the Australian Academy of Science, a member of The Australian Research Council College of Experts 2018-2021, and Centre Director for the ARC Industry Transformation Training Centre on Information Resilience 2020-2025.

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COVID-19 Expert Database – ICS/ICT extension

The recovery from COVID-19 is not limited to immediate health challenges, but also the challenges created for the Australian economy and the cumulative impact on many aspects of society. Australia’s response will involve significant correction to existing approaches to policy and innovation as the country adapts and responds to new challenges and growth opportunities.

The instrumental role of digital technology in the road to recovery has been cemented by national and international initiatives, such as the contact tracing app, telehealth and digital health infrastructure, online educational platforms and many others. Expertise that can contribute to these areas spans a number of interconnected areas, such as artificial intelligence, image processing, pattern recognition, machine learning, data mining, control systems, computer science, telecommunications, cyber security, software engineering, robotics, cyber-physical systems, data science and engineering, information systems, human centered computing and interaction design.

The success of the National COVID-19 Expert Database has provided an opportunity augment the Expert Database to enable Australian ICS/ICT experts to be identified and contacted in an accessible and targeted manner.

This initiative is driven by the National Committee for Information and Communication Sciences and the recommendations of the 2019 report, Preparing for Australia’s Digital Future.

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