A city thrives on connectedness but access all hours makes privacy a problem

Data driven services might transform the way we interact with our city, but where does privacy and equal access fit into this future landscape? Professor Stephan Winter and Professor Christopher Leckie discuss with The Conversation.

23 November 2015

Social networking to empower older people

25% of people aged 65 and over live alone in Australia. But Department of Computing and Information Systems lecturer Dr Jenny Waycott says the key to their empowerment could lie in social networking.

23 November 2015

Google Anita Borg Scholarship to empower women through technology

Google has awarded Department of Computing Information Systems PhD student Sarah Webber with the Anita Borg Scholarship, recognising her passion to engage women in computer science and technology.

3 November 2015

Coding for Women

Always wondered what computer programming was? The Department of Computing and Information Systems is running their annual Coding for Women workshop for undergraduate female students from the University of Melbourne.

29 October 2015

It’s Back to the Future Day today – so what are the next future predictions?

When Doc and Marty travelled forward in time from 1985 and landed the DeLorean on October 21, 2015, they found a world of flying cars, hover boards and 3D holographic technology.

21 October 2015

Melbourne researchers create hope for sufferers of inflammatory bowel disease

Melbourne researchers are creating hope for sufferers of inflammatory bowel diseases, one of the damaging side effects of post-traumatic stress disorder.

13 October 2015

Internet of Things and Smart Cities Public Lecture

Marc Jadoul, Strategic Marketing Director of Customer and Market Insight at Alcatel-Lucent, will deliver a public lecture on IoT and Smart Cities at the University of Melbourne on Monday October 12 at 5.30 pm in the Brown Theatre, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Building (No 193), Parkville campus.

7 October 2015

Launching us into the final frontier: 50 years of space research at Melbourne

50 years ago, a group of University of Melbourne engineering students began building Australia's first earth satellite. Now, the University of Melbourne Space Program is well on its way to establishing itself as a driving force in the development of cutting edge space technology within Australia.

1 October 2015

‘Future Mobility Sensing’: better travel data for a smarter city

New smartphone application the Future Mobility Sensing (FMS) app is currently being tested by the University of Melbourne to gather accurate travel and activity data. It is expected to provide more detailed travel information than traditional paper-based diaries.

22 September 2015

Student guest post: How to apply for vacation work

In between study, work and extra-curricular commitments, finding time to apply for vacation work is no easy task. To save you time, our Master of Engineering (Chemical with Business) student Justin Moscatelli reveals his tips for applying for vacation work.

21 September 2015

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