Meet some of our students and find out first-hand what it's like studying information science at the University of Otago.
Aysha Rimoni’s academic achievements in Samoa earned her a scholarship to study in New Zealand.
Chan Won Lee
Chan Won Lee is studying for a Master of Business Data Science at the University of Otago.
When Gaurav Ganve first discovered the concepts of ‘big data’ and ‘analytics’, he reckoned data mining and machine learning could generate some of the most exciting career opportunities of the 21st century.
Hobert Sasa says he has "a strong sense of belonging here". The lecturers, he says, are "awesome" - and the University's Pacific Islands Centre is his "second home".
Despite studying a little bit of everything at high school, Jack Wynne eventually enrolled with the University of Otago’s Department of Information Science. He knew he was interested in how technology was used in society and in business, and because the department stood out from the same courses available at other New Zealand universities, he settled in Dunedin.
"I’m so pleased I settled on Information Science because it offers the best of both worlds, combining business and technology in the one degree."
Dr Sherlock Licorish (Information Science) studies software systems and the people who develop them, to try to reduce the incidence of failures – such as the notorious Novopay payroll system for New Zealand schools.
What is reality really?
Professor Holger Regenbrecht is using augmented reality to challenge the brains of stroke patients to work out what makes reality a reality.