Research Institutes and Centres

Warkworth 2 Telescope This page has information about institutes and centres that conduct research in the areas of Computer and Mathematical Sciences.

Institute for Radio Astronomy and Space Research (IRASR)

IRASR offers teaching in astronomy and exciting research in a range of projects associated with Radio Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Space Geodesy. IRASR is equipped with a modern 12m radio telescope at Warkworth, north of Auckland, and a supercomputer based on IBM Cell BE platform and running the IBM InfoSphere Streams specialised software.

Knowledge Engineering and Discovery Research Institute (KEDRI)

KEDRI was established to help the Knowledge Economy of New Zealand. Its focus is the development of intelligent information systems that enable Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Discovery in all areas of science and technology in New Zealand.

AUT Radiofrequency Identification Applications Laboratory (AURA)

AURA has a wide range of equipment available including LF,HF and UHF Tags and Readers, active tags and NFC-enabled mobile devices. The laboratory has strong industry links and is a member of the New Zealand RFID pathfinder.

Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR)

CAIR's mission is to create, develop and commercialise innovative IT products. Information Technology encompasses all forms of technology used to create and manipulate information in its various forms.

Data Science Research Group (DSRG)

The DSRG exists to explore the opportunities and challenges in the area of Data Science. Issues of data collection and analysis are focused on, along with the design and implementation of new algorithms that use a data driven approach to knowledge extraction and the prediction of future behaviour. Research areas include large-scale data management, data mining, statistical machine learning and information visualisation.

Geoinformatics Research Centre

The areas of current research include projects in data mining and modelling, trend analysis and prediction sytems, audio mining (speech and voice recognition), signal and image processing, remote sensing and GIS applications, wireless sensor networking with associated database and web interface technologies.

High Performance Computing Research Laboratory (HPCRL)

HPCRL is the hub for high performance computing projects in New Zealand. Based out of AUT, HPCRL works across a number of research and industry projects / initiatives aligned with computing technologies: exascale supercomputing, big data processing, mobile technologies, signal processing and low power computing.

Mathematical Sciences Research Group (MSRG)

The research group comprises two main clusters of research academic staff in the areas of Analytics and Applied Mathematics. In the Analytics domain, staff are engaged in research in Statistical Programming, Statistical Methodology, and Stochastic Modelling  (including stochastic rainfall modelling). In the Applied Mathematics area, the focus is on Computational & Mathematical Modelling (including Numerical methods, Physics applications) Financial Mathematics and Decision Analysis including Game Theory) and Structural Dynamics (including Acoustics and Waves) The primary goal is to facilitate collaborative activity both within the clusters but also with external researchers in order to develop new models and techniques for some of the key problems in these fields. The MSRG operates a regular seminar series and an annual AUT Mathematical Symposium.

Network and Security Research Group (NSRG)

Under the umbrella of Network and Security, NSRG's research not only provides sound theoretical foundations of key network design, evaluation and management but also involves more practical oriented efforts to solve industry problems.

Software Engineering Research Laboratory (SERL)

SERL conducts research in a number of key research theme areas, namely; Computational Methods, Autonomous Software, Software Engineering Process and Computer Graphics, Imaging & Visualisation. Research within the themes has a mix of academic, practical and commercial importance that contributes to the overall knowledge economy of New Zealand.

Statistical Consultancy Centre

The statistical  consultancy centre draws together practising and theoretical statisticians from a range of backgrounds and coordinates the provision of statistical advice to AUT researchers and external organisations. The Centre  attracts external research income and acts as a focal point for internal and external statistical consultancy.

Last updated: 17-Nov-2015 4.03pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.