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Two PhD scholarships available for multi-agent systems research

Monday, 30 April 2018 2:37pm

Two PhD scholarships are available for a research project to develop a computational theory of collective action.

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Food security now: Using upstream science to help smallholder farmers in East Africa

Thursday, 15 March 2018 - Castle Street Lecture Theatre One
Join us to hear Senior TED Fellow Dr. Laura Boykin discuss how DNA sequencing, super-computing and teamwork are improving the lives of millions.

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Financial Opportunity for New Masters Student 

Friday, 16 February 2018 3:47pm

Interested in pursuing a research master’s thesis with funding (domestic fees and stipend paid for one year)?

Associate Professor Tony Savarimuthu and colleagues from GeoNet, Massey and Otago have secured funding for a master's research work which is funded (domestic fees and stipend paid) by QuakeCore. The abstract for the project and the expected qualities of a successful candidate are given below. If you are interested please contact Tony ( by 16th February. If you think someone might be interested in this opportunity, please forward this email to them.

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Make mixed reality Dunedin's reality

Thursday, 15 February 2018 9:40am

Dunedin is well placed to lead the country in niche virtual and augmented reality technology, writes Holger Regenbrecht.

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Prime Minister's Scholarship Award

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 12:50pm

Kurt Weston has been awarded a scholarship to study abroad.

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Abdul Alshaer PhD Thesis submission

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 1:06pm

Virtual Reality Interface Factors in a Power Wheelchair Simulator

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Three More Accepted Papers for INFO Department Staff

Wednesday, 8 November 2017 9:47am

Nigel Stanger has one paper accepted for the upcoming APSEC2017 conference in Jiangsu, China, while Sherlock Licorish has recently been and will be attending CITRENZ2017 and ICCE2017.

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Department Receives Marsden Grant (Prof Stephen Cranefield)

Tuesday, 7 November 2017 10:16am

Prof Stephen Cranefield received a $460,000 Marsden Grant for his project entitled "A computational theory of collective action."

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Marsden Fund backs Otago’s research in best ever round

Friday, 3 November 2017 10:04am

University of Otago researchers have gained around $24m for 33 world-class research projects in the latest Marsden Fund annual round – the University’s most successful round ever.

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Congratulations to Mohammed Alghamdi on completion of his PhD

Wednesday, 1 November 2017 9:45am

Mohammed proudly walked his freshly bound thesis to the Doctoral Office this week.

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Our latest PhD graduand, Tom Laurenson

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 9:30am

Tom Laurenson walked his freshly bound thesis over to the clocktower last week.  

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Students helping students- new app created for PI Centre 

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 6:19pm

An app created by Information Science students will make it easier for the University's Pacific Islands Centre to communicate with the students it supports.