Collaborative research with industry
Head of School, Computer Science and Information Technology
"RMIT is a rising star on the world stage, so it’s an exciting time and provides great opportunities to excel.
"RMIT is a great place for teaching and has the potential to compete with the world’s best in research – our school especially."
Professor Bouguettaya came to RMIT from a senior research role at CSIRO. He also has an extensive publications record, significant academic experience in the USA, and holds adjunct professorial positions at four prominent Australian universities, as well as being an IEEE fellow.
University collaboration can be major resource in a company’s innovation strategy, but at the School of Computer Science and IT we recognise that what matters to business is that these partnerships must have an impact. In other words, how the new knowledge derived from working with a university affects company performance and the bottom line. Research impact can include:
- New products
- New and more effective manufacturing processes
- New types of computer hardware or software that create organisational efficiencies
- New (and patentable) materials, designs or processes that enhance competitive advantage
We understand that working with us must advance your company toward its goals. This is why the focus of our research is on collaboration with impact.
To find out more about working with the school or to discuss a potential partnership or project, contact the school manager, Adriana Del Mastro.
With internationally recognised strengths in both applied and theoretical research, our research activities are organised around the following groups – Distributed Systems and Networking, Intelligent Systems, Software Engineering, and Information Storage, Analysis and Retrieval.
Within these groups research is conducted in various areas including:
- Information Retrieval
- Intelligent Agents
- Distributed Systems
- Data Mining
- Evolutionary Computing
- Search Engines
- Cloud computing
Find out more about the research collaborations and projects undertaken by the School.