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Recent Tech Week TEXpo great success

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.

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Family: A good reason to finish faster

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.

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Elora Chang making news in Tech Industry

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.

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University of Otago celebrates Marsden Fund success

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.

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CSIS Seminar presented by Anthony Robins, Department of Computer Science

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.

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CSIS Seminar presented by Richard Sinnott, University of Melbourne

Friday, 28 September 2018 11:30am

The challenges for computer scientists tackling inter-disciplinary research communities and their diverse research needs.

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CSIS Seminar presented by Holger Regenbrecht, Department of Information Science

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.

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CSIS Seminar presented by Matthew Parry Department of Maths and Stats

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.

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CSIS Seminar presented by Lahiru Ariyasinghe, Department of Computer Science

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.

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Virtual Reality providing real-world literacy and numeracy learning tool

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.

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CSIS Seminar presented by Professor B.L. William Wong, Middlesex University, UK

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.

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CSIS seminar presented by  Tapabrata Chakraborti, Department of Computer Science

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.

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CSIS Seminar presented by Stephen Cranefield, Department of Information Science

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. 

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CSIS Seminar presented by Warwick Jones of SenSys NZ

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.

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CSIS seminar presented by Claudia Ott, Department of Computer Science

Friday, 13 July 2018 11:09am

Claudia discusses the issues surrounding student self-regulated learning.