Our Mission

FAVeR’s mission is to provide strategic direction, information and coordination to the university-based Victorian eResearch sector. FAVeR works to provide a framework to consider sustainability of services, and to simplify awareness of and access to critical eResearch services and infrastructure.

FAVeR facilitates sharing of eResearch services and infrastructure across member organisations; supports capacity and capability building for all organisations, and assists organisations to initiate and promote ideas for new eResearch services in Victoria.

Project Spotlights

Start-up Bondi Labs to Join Swinburne

One of Australia’s most innovative digital start-ups, Bondi Labs, will be joining Swinburne’s Innovation Precinct in 2016.

Embedded within Swinburne’s Digital Innovation Lab, it will focus on cutting-edge external commercial research and development using pioneering software, virtual reality and augmented reality products.

New ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery Announced

At the end of last year the Australian Research Council (ARC) announced a new $31.3 million ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery to be led by Swinburne University of Technology.

The Centre, to be called OzGRav, will capitalise on the first detections of gravitational waves to understand the extreme physics of black holes and warped space-time.

Swinburne Partners with Wipro to Pioneer Digital Innovation

Translational research in the areas of health and smart cities will be the focus of Swinburne’s new Digital Innovation Centre, opened in partnership with global information technology company Wipro Limited.

Launched at Swinburne’s Hawthorn campus by the Victorian Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, the Honourable Philip Dalidakis, the Wipro-Swinburne Innovation Centre will use cognitive computing, predictive analytics and next-generation digital technology to improve the economic, social and environmental dividends for society.

Our Representatives

Christopher Adda

Research Infrastructure Manager, LaTrobe University

Christopher McAvaney

eResearch Director, Deakin University

Donna Hannan

Office for Research Director, Victoria University

Heinrich Schmidt

Director e-Research, RMIT University

Helen Thompson

CeRDI Director, Federation University Australia


Ian Smith

Vice-Provost (Research & Research Infrastructure),
Monash University

Jugdutt (Jack) Singh

Digital Innovation & Translation Director,
Swinburne University

Paul Bonnington

Professor and Director of eResearch, Monash University

Steven Manos

Principal Advisor, Research Computation Strategy,
The University of Melbourne

Xinghuo Yu

Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Capability, RMIT University