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Online community designed to support mental health for young people

Computing specialists and mental health professionals are collaborating to create a confidential online community that they hope can provide much-needed support for young people recovering from mental illness.

8 December 2016

Celebrating our 800th PhD completion for 2016

Congratulations to Maria Alejandra Rodriguez Sossa from the Melbourne School of Engineering’s Department of Computing and Information Systems, who recently became the 800th graduate research candidate for the year to complete her PhD.

1 December 2016

Data contrasting highlights changing use of city

Improved traffic management and targeted public transport services are the focus of new algorithms being developed to draw meaning from the mountains of data now available about where we travel, how, and when.

10 November 2016

Student ingenuity shines at Endeavour exhibition 2016

A battery that charges over wifi is just one of the student inventions launched at the Endeavour Engineering & IT Exhibition 2016, the University of Melbourne’s showcase of Engineering and IT design projects.

20 October 2016

Augmented reality brings new life to retail

Augmented reality can bring a whole new experience to the purchase of clothing, but storytelling skills can add a crucial link when using this technology to connect place and culture for customers in retail settings.

29 September 2016

Engineering and IT PhD research on show for 3 Minute Thesis

Two Melbourne School of Engineering PhD students took to the stage and pitched their research projects for the University of Melbourne 3 Minute Thesis Grand Final on Thursday 8 September.

8 September 2016

Girton Grammar takes top honours in 2016 Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest

Girton Grammar has brought home the glory in this year's Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest, with their creative contraption designed to water a plant.

11 August 2016

Some places should be off limits for games such as Pokémon GO

It is not just buildings of note, art, and murals that are transformed by Pokémon GO. Also included in the game are private homes, memorials, museums, gravestones and hospitals. Are there places that Pokémon GO should not go?

11 August 2016

The Pokémon GO craze sees gamers hit the streets but it comes with a warning

Pokémon GO uses an augmented reality interface that overlays 3D digital content of the game onto a smartphone’s camera feed, allowing players to see their Pokémon as if they were in physical space.

8 August 2016

CIS PhD candidate awarded Anita Borg Scholarship

PhD candidate Yali Zhao, from the Department of Computing and Information Systems, has been awarded a Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship for the Asia Pacific.

27 July 2016


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