Examples of Student Projects

These are examples of non-confidential research projects where IDTC Students have partnered with organisations.

Improving the fresh blood supply chain

Ensuring blood is available when it is needed most.

University: RMIT

Industry Partner: Australian Red Cross Blood Service

IDTC Student: Nigel Clay

Academic Supervisors: Dr Andrew Eberhard, School of Science, Dr Babak Abbasi, School of Business, IT and Logistics 

IDTC student Nigel Clay partnered with the Australian Red Cross Blood service to develop a model to optimise hospital order quantities and blood bank requests for donation, ensuring that fresh blood is available when and where it is needed most.

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Save a minute – Save a day

Every minute counts in the treatment of stroke patients

University: RMIT

Industry Partner: Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Industry Supervisor: Professor Leonid Churilov

IDTC Student: Mahsa Keshtkaran

Academic Supervisors: Professor John Hearne, School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences  

In conjunction with industry partner Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and as a part of a team of Australian and international collaborators, IDTC researcher Mahsa Keshtkaran has implemented a model that demonstrated that each minute of stroke onset-to-treatment time saved results on average in an 1.8 days of extra healthy life.

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Personalised modelling of developmental milestones and treatment of children with disabilities

University: QUT

Industry Partner: The Developing Foundation

Industry Supervisor: Hugh McKenzie, Data and Research Manager

IDTC Student: Patricia Gilholm

Academic Supervisors: Dr Helen Thompson, Associate Professor James McGree, Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen, School of Mathematical Sciences, Science and Engineering Faculty 

IDTC student Patricia Gilholm has partnered with The Developing Foundation to create and apply suitable Bayesian methods for modelling developmental milestones and to assess the effectiveness of treatment for young children with rare and heterogeneous disabilities.

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The Influence of Haemodynamics on the Mechanics of Atherosclerosis Growth

University: RMIT

Industry Partner: CSIRO

Industry Supervisor: Dr Yuqing Feng

IDTC Student: Sargon Gabriel

Academic Supervisors: Dr Yan Ding, School of Science; Dr John Gear, School of Science

With the objective of improving our understanding of the mechanisms governing atherosclerosis, IDTC student Sargon Gabriel has partnered with the CSIRO to develop mathematical models that characterise its development.

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in-silico prediction of the physical performance of pharmaceutical crystals

University: Curtin University

Industry Partner: AstraZeneca

IDTC Student: Mustafa Hamad

Academic Supervisors: Prof. Andrew Rohl, Prof. Julian Gale, Department of Chemisty, Prof. Victor Calo, Department of Geology, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Curtin University.

IDTC student Mustafa Hamad is going to use computer simulation methods to understand and predict the behavior of pharmaceutical drugs in two unit operations, micronisation and compaction, in AstraZeneca’s production pipeline.

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Automatic Scaffolding Productivity Analysis through Machine Learning

University: Curtin University

Industry Partner: KAEFER Integrated Services Pty Ltd

Industry Supervisor: John Folarni

IDTC Student: Wenzheng Ying

Academic Supervisors: Dr Changzhi Wu, Professor Xiangyu Wang, Australasian Joint Research Centre for Building Information Modelling (BIM), Professor Song Wang, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

In cooperation with KAEFER Integrated Services Pty Ltd, IDTC student Wenzheng Ying proposed an interpretation method that implemented convolutional neural networks to recognise actions of scaffolding process for productivity analysis based on onsite videos. As planned, KAEFER would facilitate the onsite data collection and scaffolding practical guidance.

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Model-Based Adaptive Monitoring: Improving the Effectiveness of Reef Monitoring Programs

University: Queensland University of Technology

Industry Partner: Australian Institute of Marine Sciences

IDTC Student: Pubudu Thilan

Academic Supervisors: A/Prof. James McGree, Dr. Erin Peterson, Dr. Christopher Drovandi

Industry Supervisors: Dr. Julian Caley, Dr. Terry Walshe

IDTC Student Pubudu Thilan has partnered with the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences to develop new Bayesian adaptive design methods for imrpoving

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