ASDoperates in the slim area between the difficult and the impossible. Solving the toughest problems in foreign signals intelligence, cyber security and offensive cyber operations requires teams of clever, curious people with diverse and complementary skills.  

The Co-Lab is a place where future generations of uniquely-skilled Australian students can kick-start their academic and professional careers. That pathway might start in high school or at the undergraduate level, or simply through meeting people studying or working in areas you never even knew existed.  Our vision and commitment is to identify and foster talented students by connecting the academic and technical expertise needed to realise academic and career goals.

Co-Lab engages with students from various areas of interest including but are not limited to:

  • Secure communications
  • Cyber security
  • Vulnerability research
  • Computing
  • Cryptography
  • Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational linguistics
  • Languages
  • Psychology
  • Physics and Engineering

Co-Lab values equity and diversity and is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for all students. We demonstrate this commitment via participation in a range of outreach and engagement programs targeting underrepresented groups. 

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