The Research Centre for Data Analytics and Cognition (CDAC) at La Trobe Business School specialises in research and development of cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms and the transformation of these into practical tools and technology for business and other practical applications in advanced analytics. The team consist of a group of big data experts with outstanding research and academic achievements on top of many years of industry experience in the areas of finance, telecommunications, IT and business.

The research centre can boast of having developed new paradigm of AI, which is now being adopted internationally by well-known research institutions such as Max Plank Institute, Germany, A-Star Academy, Singapore and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The foundation of the new AI is built upon the concept of self-building and self-learning algorithms, which are proving to be better suited for the new digital era of big data with an abundance of unstructured text and social media, IOTs, sensor data, image, video and multimedia.