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Department of Computer Science News and events

31st July 2018

Lecturing position

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer to a full time, confirmation path position. In exceptional circumstances an appointment at Senior Lecturer level may be considered, based on the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

In this role, you will contribute to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, develop an active research programme, and supervise postgraduate research students. This is a rare opportunity to combine a successful academic career with the work-life balance people at Otago enjoy. We foster a collaborative and collegial approach to teaching and research.

Closing date Friday 31st August 2018. Full details here.

22nd May 2018
Research Grant from InternetNZ
Aleksei Fedorov, Haibo Zhang and Mahdi Amiri Kordestani have won a $25,000 research grant from InternetNZ. The name of the project is "Accurate synchronization for coherent joint transmission to provide better mobile Internet service". This was the equal highest amount awarded this year. More details.

4th May 2018
Professor Artur Ekert, one of the inventors of quantum cryptography, will be speaking on Wednesday 9th May at the Otago Museum (5.30pm Hutton Theater). The talk, "Is there a perfect cipher?" is for a general audience. Artur is the Director of the Centre for Quantum Technology in Singapore and a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. He is visiting the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies at the University, with whom he is a member of the Science Advisory Board.

15 Feb 2018
Congratulations to Maria Mikhisor
The department today congratulates Maria Mikhisor whose PhD thesis '3D face tracking using stereo cameras with whole body view' has been accepted.

07 Feb 2018
Kiri Lenagh-Glue of Comp Girls Otago wins prestigious scholarship
"On the merits of her studies and passion for computer science, Kiri has received a scholarship from the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) for women studying STEM fields at tertiary level.
The scholarship awards the winning students with $10,000 towards their studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects at New Zealand universities."
Read more about Kiri and this prestigious award here.

13 Dec 2017
AI and the law workshops
Alistair Knott has recently co-organised two workshops on Uses of Artificial Intelligence in the Criminal Justice System, together with Colin Gavaghan (Law) and James Maclaurin (Philosophy), as part of their AI and Law in New Zealand project. One workshop was held in Oxford, and hosted by the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. The other was held in Dunedin.