PhD Scholarship Opportunity

Sirca is working to deploy cutting edge data analysis tools to complement our data sources as part of our ongoing strategy aimed at improving research outcomes.

One initiative we have underway is working with Macquarie University, a Sirca Member, in exploring issues in Laser Physics; one strand of this research involves the development and application of methods to find non-linear and chaotic structure in streaming data. These methods will be directly applicable to the analysis of streams of financial market data.

The project has a PhD scholarship available for a suitable candidate, details of the opportunity can be found at:
in the Business and Economics section.

Applications close March 14th, 2013.

Sirca’s Chris Mendes at the British Consulate

Chris Mendes, CTO of Sirca Limited, was invited to the British Consulate recently to join a select group of Australian IT professionals for afternoon tea with Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Later that day, Sir Tim sat on a panel with Sirca’s Paul McCarthy.

Sir Tim spoke of his views about the importance of Open Data for government and his recent efforts in the UK and the USA. Chris and Sir Tim discussed the importance of trying to establish open standards for financial data.

Chris Mendes (Left) meets with Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Sirca’s Paul McCarthy Featured On Distinguished Panel

Sirca’s very own Paul McCarthy will be on stage this evening with Sir Tim Berners-Lee to discuss the future of the Internet as part of the City of Sydney’s “City Talks” program at Sydney Town Hall.

Other panelists include Alan Noble (Google), Hael Kobiashi (Animal Logic, UTS), and Rachel Botsman (Author of Collaborative Consumption) and is being moderated by the ABC’s Adam Spencer.

Tickets were snapped up fast for this event, however it will be streamed live at 6:30PM AESDT on the City Talks website.