Informatics is the study of Information Technology and its uses. Applied Informatics emphasises its application to real world problems. The Applied Informatics Research Group conducts leading research in these areas:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Computer Models
- Decision Support
- Environmental Models
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Health Informatics
- ICT Education
- ICT Infrastructure
- ICT Policy & Governance
- ICT Security & Privacy
- Image Processing
The Applied Informatics Research Group is interdisciplinary in nature and the group has members from across the University of Newcastle, Australia and in other institutions.
The group is always looking for opportunities to collaborate with other researchers and with industry, through industry linkages, government funding, industry funded scholarships, and through formal and informal collaborations with Australian and overseas institutions.
Strategic aims for the AIR group:
- To grow expertise in all areas of Applied Informatics, but especially in health informatics.
- To build relationships with business to share that expertise with the business community.
- To establish multi disciplinary research collaborations with other researchers both within and outside the University of Newcastle.
- To secure and retain sufficient funding to allow these activities to grow.
- To attract high quality students into research higher degrees compatible with the research directions of the group.