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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.

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CSIS Seminar presented by Andrew Trotman and Kat Lilly, Department of Computer Science

Friday, 1 June 2018 9:57am

SIMD and Search Engines - ongoing research in the Information Retrieval Research Group

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CSIS Seminar presented by Jeremiah Deng

Friday, 25 May 2018 11:41am

Data Science - how much math/stat/programming/IT/... should be covered?

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CSIS Seminar presented by Mostafa Alwash

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.

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CSIS Seminar presented by Leila Eskandari

Friday, 11 May 2018 12:08pm

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.

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CSIS Seminar presented by Mike Paulin, Department of Zoology

Friday, 4 May 2018 10:46am

Implications for modeling cognition in big brains such as ours.

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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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CSIS Seminar presented by Abbas Arghavani

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.

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CSIS Seminar presented by Stephen Wingreen

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.

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CSIS Seminar presented by Steven Mills

Friday, 13 April 2018 11:49am

Four- and Seven-Point Relative Pose from Oriented Features

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Vacancies for two Lecturers or Senior Lecturers

Sunday, 8 April 2018 12:24pm

We are seeking two Lecturers or Senior Lecturers to join our dynamic academic teaching and research staff.

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CSIS Seminar by John Williams, Department of Marketing

Friday, 23 March 2018 8:53am

What are blockchains and crypotcurrencies?  In this talk I will cover what they actually are.

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Family affair for Yasir as he submits his hardbound thesis

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.

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CSIS Seminar by Guangbing Xiao

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.

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CSIS Seminar by Dr. Brendon Woodford

Friday, 9 March 2018 12:14pm

Towards Robust Data Mining Methods for Human Activity Recognition

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Computers will shape our future

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?

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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 (tony.savarimuthu@otago.ac.nz) by 16th February. If you think someone might be interested in this opportunity, please forward this email to them.