The centre aims to raise the profile of Bond University in the Big Data Analytics research space. This will help establish meaningful engagement with organisations, both government and private, which are expected to lead to funding opportunities and joint research collaborations.
Potential funding opportunities and projects will in turn help grow the research centre by growing the PhD program, and facilitating a greater level of external collaboration.
Actuarial and Big Data Analytics Centre
Bond University commenced its programs in Actuarial Science in 2015, and has made a number of academic appointments which serve to strengthen our core capabilities in Big Data, as well as the specific applications of Big Data in areas such as Actuarial Science, Finance and Informatics.
Under the leadership of Professor Terry O’Neill, the establishment of a University Centre in Actuarial and Financial Big Data Analytics will help Bond University establish itself as a significant player in the Big Data and Analytics research space.
Members of the centre have specific big data analytics interests in finance, machine learning, risk management and climate change, amongst others. They have a genuine desire to collaborate and contribute their complimentary skills on a range of innovative big data projects.
Projects currently underway include:
- DP1092801: Australian Research Council Discovery Grant totalling $300,000 for ‘The improvement of climate change investigations by developing and applying innovative evolutionary subset time series modelling using semi parametric sparse patterned approaches.’ T. J. O’Neill, R. D. Terrell, J Penm, J Penm, C. C. Li and A. Chen.
- DP11010953: Australian Research Council Discovery Grant totalling $430,000 for ‘Surviving financial crises: a study of the Australian Government securities market.’ T. Smith, T. J. O’Neill, J. Ng, B. R. Oliver, K. L. Benson and M. S. Akhtar.
- Other projects underway include: High-Frequency Trading Analysis; The low PE effect; Financial Fraud research, Surf Safety Index, CSIRO-Monash Superannuation Cluster working on superannuation analysis using big data techniques.