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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

Thinking Machines in the Physical World

Melbourne hosted IEEE Conference, Thinking Machines in the Physical World - on Norbert Weiner in the 21st Century from 13-15 July 2016.

13 July 2016

How to keep more girls in IT at schools if we are to close the gender gap

The world is increasingly embracing digital technology, but many girls are still missing out on developing IT and programming skills.

12 July 2016

Computing gives us tools to preserve disappearing languages

In 100 years, many of the world’s 7,000 languages could be extinct. However technology could help to preserve them for the future. Associate Professor Steven Bird from the Department of Computing and Information Systems discusses his work in cyberlinguistics.

15 June 2016

To understand the brain, it helps to make a computer model of one

Computational models of the brain are transforming how we study it, along with the development of new technologies that interact with the organ and help to solve neurological conditions. Professor David Grayden discusses.

2 June 2016

The history of computing is both evolution and revolution

This month marks the 60th anniversary of the first computer in an Australian university. Six decades on, Professor Justin Zobel looks at how things have changed, as part of this month's Computing turns 60 series for the Conversation.

1 June 2016


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