Professor Matthew Roughan and Professor Lewis Mitchell Awarded National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research Grants (NISDRG)
Grant worth $577,076 over three years
Professor Matthew Roughan and Professor Lewis Mitchell from the School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences have been awarded National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research Grants (NISDRG) to the sum of $577,076. This will be funded over a three-year period.
The project entitled, “Using network science analytics for identifying, anticipating, and disrupting covert threats,” aims to leverage the untapped potential of network science for advancing intelligence networks.
The two University of Adelaide professors will work alongside collaborators from Deakin University – Professor Chad Whelan and Professor David Bright.
Data Science offers unique concepts, theories, and methods to analyse and understand relationships between a given set of social entitles (e.g., criminals) in ways that directly inform the identification, anticipation, and disruption of covert threats.
Developing novel simulation methodologies to systematically analyse the characteristics of cybercrime, organised crime, and extremist networks, the project will use advances in analytics and machine learning to model and reveal effective intelligence targeting and disruption strategies.
The project will extend the field of network science while advancing the discipline of intelligence – a unique opportunity for the University of Adelaide to be at the forefront of data science research.