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Panel Discussion: Robots, smart homes, software assistants, self-driving cars

Thursday, 14 December 2017 - Quad 4
Are these systems weak? Can we trust them? How will they affect the workforce, skills, careers...?

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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.

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CSIS Seminar by Geoff Wyvill and Joshua La Pine

Friday, 13 October 2017 9:58am

Understanding Timbre: Science and Music

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CSIS Seminar by Russel Mesbah

Friday, 6 October 2017 11:32am

In this talk, I will address three main issues of using CNNs for medical image semantic segmentation.

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CSIS Seminar by Manjula Devananda

Friday, 29 September 2017 9:53am

Workload Management of a primary health centre through prediction using care-plans for long term conditions.

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CSIS Seminar by Lizhi Peng, University of Jinan, China

Friday, 22 September 2017 1:37pm

In this talk, I will present a new probability learning based particle swarm optimization (PLPSO) algorithm for large-scale optimization.

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$1 million MBIE "Smart Idea" grant to advance augmented reality

Friday, 22 September 2017 3:45pm

A $1 million MBIE Endeavour "Smart Ideas" grant has been awarded to Department of Computer Science’s Dr Stefanie Zollmann and her team from Computer Science, Information Science and Physical Education for their research titled “Situated visualisation to enrich sports experience for on-site spectators”.

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CSIS Seminar By Professor Michael Winikoff

Friday, 15 September 2017 1:11pm

Autonomous systems are rapidly transitioning from labs into our lives. A crucial question concerns trust: in what situations will we (appropriately) trust such systems?

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CSIS Seminar by Brendan McCane

Friday, 8 September 2017 1:03pm

What are deep networks good for? Find out at this weeks seminar.

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New publication by Michael Winikoff in The Conversation

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 1:47pm

How to make robots that we can trust.

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CSIS Seminar by Hank Wolfe

Friday, 25 August 2017 10:05am

Introduction to Electronic Forensics

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CSIS Seminar by Sean Lee

Friday, 18 August 2017 1:19pm

Top-k Merit Weighting PBIL for Optimal Coalition Structure Generation of Smart Power Grids

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CSIS Seminar CANCELLED TODAY

Friday, 11 August 2017 9:14am

This weeks seminar cancelled.

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CSIS Seminar by Richard O'Keefe

Friday, 4 August 2017 2:13pm

Association mining is a well established data mining technique that takes a collection of sets of items and infers rules.

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University recognises its outstanding early-career researchers

Thursday, 3 August 2017 10:02am

The impressive contributions of seven up-and-coming University of Otago academics have been recognised through the University’s annual Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research.

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CSIS Seminar by Sophie Zareei, Information Science Department

Friday, 28 July 2017 9:45am

The idea of employing scavenged energy from human motion to run electronic devices is attracting increased attention of many researchers worldwide.

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CSIS Seminar by Michael E Wall, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Friday, 21 July 2017 1:44pm

X-ray diffraction has the potential to provide rich information about the protein conformational ensemble. Bragg diffraction is increasingly being used for ensemble modeling; however, Bragg analysis only reveals the mean charge density and cannot distinguish models that result from alternative collective motions.

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CSIS Seminar this Friday presented by Peter A Whigham

Friday, 14 July 2017 9:29am

Long-term studies examining the spatial distribution patterns and dynamics of alpine plant species are rare. This talk will describe a point-pattern analysis for a highly restricted, cryptic herbaceous perennial forget-me-not, Myosotis oreophila, over a 17 year period.

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Matt Cook, our latest graduand completes his Masters Degree

Monday, 10 July 2017 12:46pm

Matt Cook is the latest of of postgraduate students to complete his Masters degree.

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Gu takes his hardbound thesis to the doctoral office.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017 1:19pm

It was with lightning speed that Gu responded to my email to walk his thesis over to the doctoral office today!

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Jeremiah Deng Presents Paper at IJCNN2017 in Alaska

Thursday, 8 June 2017 11:03am

Jeremiah Deng recently went to Anchorage in Alaska to present a paper at the IJCNN 2017 Conference (the International Joint Conference on Neural Networking).

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CSIS Seminar on Selected Japanese Augmented Reality Research

Friday, 2 June 2017 9:22am

We are hosting the Asia-Pacific part of the programme committee meeting for the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality. Three visitors from Japan are here for that meeting

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CSIS seminar by Sander Zwanenburg

Friday, 26 May 2017 2:47pm

The use of Information Technology (IT) is becoming increasingly pervasive in many people’s work breaks.

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Four Papers accepted at EASE2017 for Sherlock Licorish et al

Monday, 22 May 2017 10:46am

Four papers by Sherlock Licorish et al have been accepted for a CORE A-ranked conference EASE2017 (the International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering).

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CSIS Seminar by Masha Mikhisor

Friday, 19 May 2017 1:50pm

Virtual reality is a hot topic nowadays.

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Three postgrad students submit their thesis on the same day.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 10:17am

We had three postgrad students submitting their thesis recently - all on the same day!

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CSIS Seminar by Ahmad Shahi

Friday, 12 May 2017 11:37am

Stream multi-class imbalance learning in smart home applications is an evolving learning area that incorporates the challenges of both multi-class imbalance and stream learning.

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New Journal Article for Nigel Stanger: How do Saudi Youth Engage with Social Media?

Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:26am

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Two New Conference Papers for Prof Michael Winikoff

Monday, 8 May 2017 10:52am

Professor Michael Winikoff has had two papers accepted for two conferences: IJCAI2017 and ECIS2017

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CSIS Seminar by Aleksei Fedorov

Friday, 5 May 2017 1:53pm

In my talk, you will see how crazy researchers like me ask nearly impossible questions such as: how to cope with multipath phenomena, how to simultaneously localize multiple LTE users using one radio resource, and how to perform real experiments for multi antenna systems by using only one antenna.

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CSIS Seminar by Vaughan Kitchen

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 9:54am

In this talk I outline how to compare these technologies and integrate them into similar projects with the expectation that they will increase the quality of development effort and enjoyment in academia in the same way they revolutionised the open source and industry communities.

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CSIS Seminar by Albert “Skip” Rizzo, Ph.D. 

Friday, 7 April 2017 9:26am

This presentation will provide an introduction to the many forms of Virtual Reality that have been applied across a diverse range of clinical conditions and research questions.

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New Publication by Profs Winikoff & Cranefield

Thursday, 6 April 2017 3:40pm

Publication Title: How Testable Are BDI Agents? An Analysis of Branch Coverage

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CSIS Seminar by Professor Jeremy Pitt

Friday, 31 March 2017 9:23am

This talk will present work (in progress) on the computational characterisation of interactional justice.

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CSIS Seminar by Dr Kenneth Kurtz

Friday, 24 March 2017 3:21pm

Title: The Divergent Autoencoder as a Machine Learning Classifier

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CSIS Seminar by Feiyang Liu

Friday, 17 March 2017 10:09am

Wavelength Reused Optical Network on Chip (ONoC) for Many-Core Processors

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Vacancy for Research Assistant – Research Software

Friday, 17 March 2017 9:51am

We are looking for a Research Assistant to work on an Otago Research Grant project entitled: “A Computational Theory of Collective Action”.

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ICoN seminar by Carlos Soares

Thursday, 16 March 2017 10:05am

Recent advances in metalearning: from metafeatures to streams

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New journal paper on Virtual Reality & Stress Responses

Thursday, 16 March 2017 11:19am

Mild Stress Stimuli built into a Non-Immersive Virtual Environment can elicit actual Stress Responses

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CSIS Seminar by Professor David Wai-lok Cheung

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 10:11am

Secure Query Processing with Data Interoperability in a Cloud Database Environment

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CSIS Seminar by Professor Kramer

Friday, 10 March 2017 3:56pm

Hypercube - On Velocity and Prediction Quality in Big Data Applications

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CSIS Seminar by Holger Regenbrecht and Jonny Collins

Friday, 3 March 2017 3:58pm

Hypercube - Experiencing the fourth spatial dimension

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Holger Regenbrecht featured in He Kitenga research magazine

Sunday, 1 January 2017 12:44pm

Otago researchers are leading the way in exploring real-world applications for augmented reality.

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Michael Winikoff featured in He Kitenga research magazine

Sunday, 1 January 2017 1:43pm

As robots and other autonomous systems become more widely used, how can we trust them to do what they should?

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CSIS Seminar by Tony Savarimuthu

Friday, 7 October 2016 12:45pm

What is expected to happen vs. what happens - A process mining based study of decision-making processes in Python

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CSIS Seminar by Hamza Bennani

Friday, 30 September 2016 3:23pm

Seminar by Hamza Bennani, from the Department of Computer Science, titled "Three Dimensional Reconstruction of Human Lumbar Spine from Bi-planar X-rays".

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Biz4Taiohi 2016

Wednesday, 6 July 2016 12:00am

Thirty senior Māori students and their teachers from across 10 Dunedin secondary schools were exposed to the world of business and innovation from a uniquely kaupapa Māori perspective as part of the 3rd Annual Biz4Taiohi.

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Information Science Technology Challenge

Monday, 27 June 2016 12:39pm

The 2016 Information Science Technology Challenge was a success!