We are the Cybernetics Research Group, part of the Cyber-Physical Systems Research Program at CSIRO’s Data61 Business Unit.
Our vision is to create a future enhanced by ubiquitous devices, where the interface between machines and complex environments is seamless, and to create situational awareness in real-time.
The research of the cybernetics group is highly multidisciplinary and involves working with experts in domains from entomology and neuroscience to mining and agriculture. It aims to create real-time situational awareness in complex environments, particularly of biological agents such as human brain state or animal behaviour.
Blockchain This page is about our technical research on blockchain. See this page for our reports on how blockchain technology could be used across government and industry in Australia to deliver productivity benefits and drive local innovation. Contact: Mark Staples (Mark.Staples@data61.csiro.au), Ingo Weber (Ingo.Weber@data61.csiro.au), Xiwei (Sherry) Xu (Xiwei.Xu@data61.csiro.au) Overview Blockchain is an emerging technology for […]
The Architecture and Analytics Platforms team tackles major challenges in software architecture, data analytics, computing infrastructure, DevOps, and dependability. Please refer to the Disciplines section below for an overview of our backgrounds. While we work on a wide range of topics, there are two major efforts of R&D in the team: the Process-Oriented Dependability (POD) […]
Process-Oriented Dependability Overview Gartner has stated “Through 2015, 80% of outages impacting mission-critical services will be caused by people and process issues, and more than 50% of those outages will be caused by change/configuration/release integration and hand-off issues.” Our vision is make a dramatic reduction in these numbers for consumers of cloud services. This is […]
Strategy For an increasing number of usage scenarios, data analytics and machine learning demonstrate effectiveness in handling real-world tasks with little human involvement. The demand for constructing such kinds of systems rises rapidly but the actual construction of such a system requires lots of effort. It is not only because such systems are often data […]
A hydraulic fracture simulation toolkit taking 20 years of CSIRO hydraulic fracture expertise out of the lab and into user friendly software. Use Fractura to design, analyse and compare hydraulic fractures.
Remote Sensing Monitoring Our aspiration is to fundamentally change reporting of the earth’s land cover, particularly native vegetation, land degradation, and built environments. Global demand for environmental reporting and auditing is spawning massive-scale mapping and monitoring projects producing derived information from multiple large datasets. As accuracy increases and sources of error are quantified, the […]
Our systems use methods from text mining, information extraction, text summarisation, text clustering classification, machine learning, data integration and big data analytics. We are interested in topics such as sentiment and emotion analysis, social media text analytics for mental health and social science, social network analysis, social media analytics for emergency crisis coordination, and enterprise document information systems.