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

The real reason more women don’t code

In light of the current Girls Who Code Campaign, Professor Karin Verspoor, discusses the real reasons why participation rates for women in coding are low, for the Conversation.

31 May 2016

Ten exciting new startups supported through the 2016 Melbourne Accelerator Program

The University of Melbourne's Startup Accelerator, the Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) has seen record numbers of entries and the largest ever intake into the prestigious startup program.

26 May 2016

How eye tracking gives players a new experience in video games

Is eye-tracking technology a gimmick or a game changer for the gaming industry? Eduardo Velloso from the Microsoft Research Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces discusses.

4 April 2016

Applications open for joint PhD scholarships with University of Birmingham

Applications are now open for 20 Priestley Fellowships that enable PhD students to work with academics in both Birmingham and Melbourne.

31 March 2016

Supercomputing and Astronomy Seminars, Thursday March 24

In this upcoming lecture, two leading Indian scientists Dr Vijay Bhatkar and Jayant Narailikar will discuss Supercomputing and Astronomy.

23 March 2016

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