Monday, 18 November 2019 9:34am
A collaborative project is aiming to digitally preserve the University’s Albany St recording studio so music can continue to be created there – only in virtual reality.
Wednesday, 2 October 2019
- Otago Polytechnic Hub
You’ve seen the wheel. You’ve heard the word. Now come find out what the fuss is for yourself. Open to everyone - from students keen to find out more about the Audacious Programme, to University and Polytech staff keen to get students involved or businesses wanting to find their next star employee.
Monday, 23 September 2019 12:19pm
Towards Elicitation, Classification & Prioritization of App Reviews Reflecting End-users’ Requirements for App Maintenance and Evolution Tasks
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 12:54pm
Information Science's Chris Edwards was once again involved in the Robcup 2019 event, held in Dunedin on Saturday.
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 10:39am
App review mining - A story of six student projects
Tuesday, 27 August 2019 11:23am
Being named the country's top business school for research is a "phenomenal achievement'', the dean of the University of Otago's Business School, Prof Robin Gauld, says.
Monday, 19 August 2019 12:28pm
According to Turing Award-winning computer scientist Judea Pearl, a revolution is happening in quantitative data analysis, due to achievements in mathematical theory pertaining to structural causal models (SCMs).
Thursday, 15 August 2019 11:41am
Artificial intelligence is transforming life in New Zealand more quickly than many realise, states a new report from the Royal Society. The urgent task is to ensure it helps more than it harms.
Thursday, 15 August 2019 10:34am
This weeks seminar is presented by Luming Wan from Computer Science and is entitled "When Blockchain meets networks with high latency".
Friday, 2 August 2019 1:20pm
Automatic Debugging of Software: A Lost Cause or a Goal Worth Pursuing?
Friday, 26 July 2019 1:21pm
Interdisciplinarity: Charting it to allow for more responsive research systems
Thursday, 30 May 2019 1:49pm
The University of Otago, together with the Otago Polytechnic, Enterprise Dunedin, the Economic Development Unit of Dunedin City Council and SIGNAL ICT Grad School, co-hosted Dunedin Techweek TEXpo at the Otago Business School on Saturday 25 May 2019.
Friday, 24 May 2019 1:53pm
There are lots of reasons why doctoral candidates aim to finish their studies in three years. For Manjula Devananda finishing quickly meant reuniting her family faster.
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 11:21am
Elora Chang, one of Computer and Information Science third year students, was featured in Business News page of the ODT recently.
Saturday, 4 May 2019
- Te Wao Nui, OBS atrium
Grow your business skills with the 2019 University of Otago Business Case Competition - Round 2 on Saturday 4 May.
Wednesday, 17 April 2019
- 530C1 - 530 Castle Street Seminar Room 1 G.01, Otago University
Humanitarian Disarmament: Banning Killer Robots. Join Aotearoa New Zealand Campaign to Stop Killer Robots nd the University of
Otago to hear about a presentation and discussion on lethal autonomous weapon.
Tuesday, 16 April 2019
- Room 1.17, Otago Business School, 60 Clyde Stree, Dunedin
How might we, whoever we are, better live our digital lives together?
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
- Te Wao Nui, OBS atrium
Otago Business School Undergraduate Expo for 2019.
Tuesday, 5 March 2019
- The Link, Information Services Building
2019 Business & Law Expo
Monday, 11 February 2019
- Burns 2 Lecture Theatre
By 2062, experts in artificial intelligence estimate we will have created machines as intelligent as humans. Is this the end or a new beginning?
Thursday, 8 November 2018 9:20am
University of Otago researchers are celebrating their most successful Marsden Fund round ever, securing $28.5 million (excluding GST) for 41 world-class research projects.
Friday, 5 October 2018 10:34am
Anthony Robins will be giving an informal talk about computing in schools, what are the results from his recent involvement with co editing Cambridge Handbook of Computing Education Research and his experience of working with 53 academic authors for the handbook.
Friday, 28 September 2018 11:30am
The challenges for computer scientists tackling inter-disciplinary research communities and their diverse research needs.
Friday, 14 September 2018 11:32am
For mixed reality applications, where reality and virtual reality are spatially merged and aligned in interactive real-time, we propose a pure voxel representation as a rendering and interaction method of choice.
Friday, 7 September 2018 11:40am
In this talk, I will discuss recent developments in score matching, including penalized approaches, and applications to circular distributions, graphical models, classification challenges and gene network discovery.
Friday, 24 August 2018 10:47am
In this talk, I will present the design of C-HAS and demonstrate how it can improve on state of the art by reducing the instability and unfairness problems in a significant manner.
Friday, 17 August 2018 9:39am
Virtual reality is moving beyond purely entertainment to become a potential tool in improving literacy, and the University of Otago is behind one ground-breaking approach.
Friday, 17 August 2018 9:21am
In this talk I will discuss the application of cognitive engineering in the design and development of the VALCRI system - Visual Analytics for sense making in Criminal Intelligence Analysis.
Friday, 10 August 2018 9:29am
The present research has developed collaborative filter based methods to progress the state of the art in representation and recognition of fine-grained categories of images.
Friday, 3 August 2018 11:26am
In this talk I will discuss my recent and emerging research in how autonomous software agents can be designed to interact in an open society.
Friday, 27 July 2018 12:34pm
Warwick Jones guides the SenSys and LiNC teams of designers, engineers and developers to create and bring to markets unique and useful products. The products combine modern sensing and communication technologies to mimic human intelligence and provide useful information to managers and carers of farms, people, assets, utilities and facilities, enabling better care and improved decision-making.
Friday, 13 July 2018 11:09am
Claudia discusses the issues surrounding student self-regulated learning.
Friday, 1 June 2018 9:57am
SIMD and Search Engines - ongoing research in the Information Retrieval Research Group
Friday, 25 May 2018 11:41am
Data Science - how much math/stat/programming/IT/... should be covered?
Friday, 18 May 2018 9:54am
We examine the nature of values propositioned by brands on Twitter and the feedback to those values from customers.
Friday, 11 May 2018 9:13am
In the era of Big Data, with streaming applications such as social media, surveillance monitoring and real-time search generating large volumes of data, efficient Data Stream Processing Systems (DSPSs) have become essential.
Friday, 4 May 2018 10:46am
Implications for modeling cognition in big brains such as ours.
Monday, 30 April 2018 2:37pm
Two PhD scholarships are available for a research project to develop a computational theory of collective action.
Friday, 27 April 2018 12:22pm
In this talk, I will first give a brief introduction of WBANs and the challenges for communication in WBANs.
Friday, 20 April 2018 1:00pm
This talk reviews the recent case of The DAO "hack" in June 2016 and the hard fork it took in response. It analyses the role and effectiveness of the decentralised autonomous organisation's governance in its time of crisis, and who could possibly be held accountable for the events that took place.
Friday, 13 April 2018 11:49am
Four- and Seven-Point Relative Pose from Oriented Features
Sunday, 8 April 2018 12:24pm
We are seeking two Lecturers or Senior Lecturers to join our dynamic academic teaching and research staff.
Friday, 23 March 2018 8:53am
What are blockchains and crypotcurrencies? In this talk I will cover what they actually are.
Friday, 16 March 2018 11:27am
It was a family affair for Yasir when his wife and daughter joined him to walk his thesis over to the doctoral office.
Friday, 16 March 2018 12:23pm
This talk covers some recent work on reliable and efficient CAM broadcast for decentralised VANETs. The objective is to enhance packet delivery reliability in safety message dissemination with short latency and small overhead, aiming to provide traffic awareness around vehicles and reduce driving risks on road.
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.
Friday, 9 March 2018 12:14pm
Towards Robust Data Mining Methods for Human Activity Recognition
Thursday, 22 February 2018 2:05pm
Artificial intelligence (AI) is in the headlines - everything from revolutionising work to producing killer robots.
But is the field of AI really that advanced in the workplace, and what does it mean for the workforce?
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 16th February. If you think someone might be interested in this opportunity, please forward this email to them.
Thursday, 15 February 2018 9:40am
Dunedin is well placed to lead the country in niche virtual and augmented reality technology, writes Holger Regenbrecht.
Thursday, 14 December 2017
- Quad 4
Are these systems weak? Can we trust them? How will they affect the workforce, skills, careers...?
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 12:50pm
Kurt Weston has been awarded a scholarship to study abroad.
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 1:06pm
Virtual Reality Interface Factors in a Power Wheelchair Simulator
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.
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."
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.
Wednesday, 1 November 2017 9:45am
Mohammed proudly walked his freshly bound thesis to the Doctoral Office this week.
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 9:30am
Tom Laurenson walked his freshly bound thesis over to the clocktower last week.
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 12:03pm
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.
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.
Friday, 13 October 2017 9:58am
Understanding Timbre: Science and Music
Friday, 6 October 2017 11:32am
In this talk, I will address three main issues of using CNNs for medical image semantic segmentation.
Wednesday, 4 October 2017 10:30pm
In an era of burgeoning artificial intelligence, fears that machines will one day be more intelligent than the humans who created them are also escalating. In the first of a pair of opinion pieces by experts from two Otago departments, Information Science’s Professor Michael Winikoff argues against such concerns.
Friday, 29 September 2017 9:53am
Workload Management of a primary health centre through prediction using care-plans for long term conditions.
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.
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”.
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?
Friday, 8 September 2017 1:03pm
What are deep networks good for? Find out at this weeks seminar.
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 1:47pm
How to make robots that we can trust.
Friday, 25 August 2017 10:05am
Introduction to Electronic Forensics
Friday, 18 August 2017 1:19pm
Top-k Merit Weighting PBIL for Optimal Coalition Structure Generation of Smart Power Grids
Friday, 11 August 2017 9:14am
This weeks seminar cancelled.
Wednesday, 9 August 2017 9:17pm
Dr Ting Wang of Otago’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics hopes her Early Career Award will help her build new international collaboration and strengthen the bridge between statistics and geoscience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, 10 July 2017 12:46pm
Matt Cook is the latest of of postgraduate students to complete his Masters degree.
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!
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).
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
Friday, 26 May 2017 2:47pm
The use of Information Technology (IT) is becoming increasingly pervasive in many people’s work breaks.
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).
Friday, 19 May 2017 1:50pm
Virtual reality is a hot topic nowadays.
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 10:17am
We had three postgrad students submitting their thesis recently - all on the same day!
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.
Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:26am
Monday, 8 May 2017 10:52am
Professor Michael Winikoff has had two papers accepted for two conferences: IJCAI2017 and ECIS2017
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, 6 April 2017 3:40pm
Publication Title: How Testable Are BDI Agents? An Analysis of Branch Coverage
Friday, 31 March 2017 9:23am
This talk will present work (in progress) on the computational characterisation of interactional justice.
Friday, 24 March 2017 3:21pm
Title: The Divergent Autoencoder as a Machine Learning Classifier
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”.
Friday, 17 March 2017 10:09am
Wavelength Reused Optical Network on Chip (ONoC) for Many-Core Processors
Thursday, 16 March 2017 10:05am
Recent advances in metalearning: from metafeatures to streams
Thursday, 16 March 2017 11:19am
Mild Stress Stimuli built into a Non-Immersive Virtual Environment can elicit actual Stress Responses
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 10:11am
Secure Query Processing with Data Interoperability in a Cloud Database Environment