Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences news

Food waste

The massive scale of food waste

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
14 Feb, 2020
A report just out of the Netherlands shows that food waste is a bigger problem than first thought.
Lense Thirring

Extreme star’s origin confirmed

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
31 Jan, 2020
Extreme star’s origin confirmed using general relativity.
Dr John Flackett

AUT boosts AI expertise

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
28 Jan, 2020
AUT’s Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies has partnered with Dr John Flackett to create an Artificial Intelligence Lab (AiLab)
Ao Facewear

New face mask addresses air pollution

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
14 Jan, 2020
BioDesign Lab helps address growing air pollution with new face mask
Dr Jeff Seadon

Burning waste to generate electricity

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
11 Dec, 2019
How “green” is it to incinerate waste in order to produce electricity? Dr Jeff Seadon answers the question.
New Internz

Say kia ora to the new Internz

04 Dec, 2019
24 AUT graduates have been selected by international companies including TimeZoneOne, Play Rugby USA, and Smithsonian to be international interns in 2020.
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AUT building wins NZ Architecture award

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
20 Nov, 2019
AUT’s WZ Building - Ngā Wai Hono, has won the Education Award at the 2019 New Zealand Architecture Awards announced last week.
Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh

Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh wins Equal Pay Award

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
14 Nov, 2019
The YWCA has named AUT Senior Lecturer Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh champion of equal pay alongside organisational winner Chorus.
First mother in space

First mother in space explores AUT

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
13 Nov, 2019
NASA astronaut visits Warkworth Radio Astronomy Observatory.
QS stars 2019

AUT a 5-star university across all categories

13 Nov, 2019
AUT has received the maximum five stars for the first time in every category according to the global education analysts QS in their recent results.
Dr Sarat Singamneni

Marsden Fund Success

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
11 Nov, 2019
Dr Sarat Singamneni has been awarded a Marsden Fund grant worth $956,000 to investigate controlled magnetic heterogeneity.
New Professors announced in 2019

New Professors and Associate Professors

07 Nov, 2019
AUT has announced the promotion of 12 leading academics to the position of Professor. A further 15 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
Digital curriculum- Mahsa

Digital curriculum not about devices

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
06 Nov, 2019
Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh says the digital curriculum is not about devices, but design and critical thinking.
John Tookey, Professor in Construction Management

Flexibility essential in home design

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
21 Oct, 2019
Designers and builders will have to become more creative in how housing and infrastructure matches our expectations, writes Professor John Tookey.
Dr  Amir Ghaffarianhoseini and Dr Ali GhaffarianHoseini

Built futures at AUT Architecture Lab

03 Oct, 2019
AUT collaborated with the New Zealand Green Building Council to hold a pecha kucha event
The Great Debate

Architects vs Engineers Debate Brief

01 Oct, 2019
Architects in New Zealand have joined with UK and Australian architects to declare we are in a climate emergency. The Great Debate - Architects vs Engineer
Andrew Lowe & Gail Pacheco

AUT secures $13M in MBIE Endeavour Fund

18 Sep, 2019
AUT researchers have secured $13m in funding through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Endeavour Fund.
Dr Jeff Seadon

Blissfully ignorant about recycling?

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
18 Sep, 2019
Most NZers might be happy with their recycling service, but the reality is quite different and councils need to up their game, Dr Jeff Seadon writes.
THE Rankings Sep 2019

AUT moves up 50 places in world rankings

12 Sep, 2019
AUT is now in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 50 for research citations.
Woolf Fisher AUT scholarship Awards ceremony

19 first in family scholarships awarded

05 Sep, 2019
19 AUT students were awarded Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarships at a celebration event at the AUT South Campus on Thursday 29 August.
The digital quest

The digital quest for immortality

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
05 Sep, 2019
Immortality has been a topic of discussion since the legend of the Holy Grail, writes David Evans Bailey.
Peter Jean-Paul with award

Showcasing AUT’s postgraduate research

28 Aug, 2019
The Graduate Research School’s annual Postgraduate Research Symposium and 3MT competition finals showcased the diverse research that takes place at AUT.
AUT scientists Dr Zohreh Doborjeh and Dr Maryam Doborjeh

AUT AI experts discover link between mindfulness and improved cognitive function

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
20 Aug, 2019
AUT KEDRI scientists have discovered a link between mindfulness training and improved cognitive function.
Students taking part in Hackathon

Student hackathon works to reduce waste

14 Aug, 2019
AUT students recently collaborated with industry to tackle environmental issues producing potential solutions in just eight hours.
recycling machine

How recycling is actually sorted, and why Australia is quite bad at it

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
14 Aug, 2019
Recycling in Australia used to be fairly simple. Our older readers may remember bottle drives, paper/cardboard collections, and the trip to sell metals.
AUT biomedical engineering PhD student Xiyong Huang

Melanoma - What's hair got to do with it?

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
07 Aug, 2019
AUT biomedical engineering PhD student Xiyong Huang has been investigating why children are particularly vulnerable to sun exposure.
WZ building St Paul Facade

WZ building shortlisted for award

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
31 Jul, 2019
WZ Building - Ngā Wai Hono, has been shortlisted for the 2019 New Zealand Architecture Awards.
AUT Architectural Engineering lab directors Dr Ali Ghaffarainhoseini and Dr Amirhosein Ghaffarianhoseini

New lab focuses on future environments

26 Jul, 2019
Architectural Engineering lab tackles global issues head on, using Auckland as a test case.
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Math modelling tackles global issues

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
10 Jul, 2019
Simplicity and clarity take Manurewa High to the top of international mathematical modelling challenge.
Missing the (SKA) bus

Missing the (SKA) bus

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
04 Jul, 2019
Government’s decision to walk away from the world’s biggest ICT project is curious
Emeriti Professors

AUT awards five Professors Emeriti

26 Jun, 2019
Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack has awarded the honorary title of Professor Emeritus to five senior professors.
earthquake proof technology test

Earthquake Proof Technology Test

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
20 May, 2019
New technology tested at AUT limits earthquake damage and self-centres building post quake
62% increase in AUT researchers

62% increase in AUT researchers

30 Apr, 2019
Growing expertise to help New Zealand and the world
Careers fair at AUT

High praise for AUT Career Fair

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
10 Apr, 2019
AUT ICT and Engineering Career Fair is a great way to expand students’ understanding of career options and employers’ knowledge of AUT qualifications.
techweek19

The Techweek19 programme is live

05 Apr, 2019
AUT is the only NZ university and an official Strategic Partner. Hear from Dr Roseanne Ellis and Professor Guy Littlefair about why we’re involved.
Dr Jeff Seadon

Measuring the impact of Pacific holidays

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
04 Apr, 2019
Inadequate waste management on small island states is taking a toll on the environment according to a UN report authored by Dr Jeff Seadon
They Are Us image - illustration by Ruby Jones

Christchurch

15 Mar, 2019
The tragic event in Christchurch today devastates us. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their friends and families.
AI Day 2019

AI-DAY Workshop Series at AUT announced

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
14 Mar, 2019
New Zealand's premier artificial intelligence event is back, and AUT will once again have a presence.
Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh

AI-DAY is everywhere

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
13 Feb, 2019
New Zealand’s premier AI event returns for 2019 and as an event sponsor, AUT experts feature in the line-up.
Researchers studying AI

Brain power driving AI breakthroughs

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
01 Feb, 2019
A groundbreaking machine learning system called NeuCube underpins a number of the revolutionary artificial intelligence (AI) projects at AUT.
noveltech

Novel tech set to test limits

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
24 Jan, 2019
Complete a university degree or take the plunge as an entrepreneur? AUT engineering alumnus and Avice co-founder Parn Jones discovered you can do both.
Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion

Celebrating AUT through the years

21 Jan, 2019
Over 50 of our oldest alumni came together for the 2018 Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion hosted by the alumni office.
AUT Edge Award winners

Gaining skills for the workplace

14 Dec, 2018
Auckland Council are proud to sponsor the overall achievement prize for the AUT Edge Award, an extra-curricular employability award at AUT.
Professor Nikola Kasabov

KEDRI Director receives honorary degree

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
05 Dec, 2018
Professor Nikola Kasabov received the honorary degree Doctor Honoris Causa from Obuda University in Hungary recently.
AUT's new Professors

New Professors and Associate Professors announced

01 Nov, 2018
AUT has announced the promotion to Professor of seven senior academics. A further 16 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
The Sustainability Taskforce at the Roadmap launch

Minister launches sustainable blueprint

24 Oct, 2018
The Minister for Climate Change, the Hon James Shaw officially launched AUT’s Sustainability Roadmap on Friday 19 October.
THE world university rankings for AUT 2019

THE rankings place AUT in NZ top three

27 Sep, 2018
AUT has significantly improved in global university rankings published today by the Times Higher Education.
AUT students sit in the WG lecture hall

AUT 2019 domestic and international fees

13 Sep, 2018
Tuition fees for new domestic students, and for domestic and international students currently enrolled in a programme will increase in 2019.
Professor Guy Littlefair

Five questions: Professor Guy Littlefair

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
03 Sep, 2018
We asked Professor Guy Littlefair five questions about his research at the time of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
Zohreh and Maryam Doborjeh with the NeuCube machine learning system

World first in decision-making AI

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
03 Sep, 2018
In a world first, AUT researchers have developed an AI model, which can predict a person’s choices before they have even made up their mind.
wz-building

City Campus’ newest building now open

17 Jul, 2018
The WZ building – the new home of our School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences – represents a new way of teaching and learning for AUT.
Megan Burfoot receiving Freemasons University Scholarship

A wealth of talent

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
11 Jul, 2018
As the Freemasons Charity invites applications for university scholarships for study in 2019, we talk to one AUT recipient on the difference it has made.
Excitement around the potential of SKA

Excitement around the potential of SKA

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
06 Jul, 2018
New Zealand’s contribution to the world’s biggest science project – the SKA – last night received a top honour for research and innovation.
olaf-wrieden

Joining top young entrepreneurs

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
03 Jul, 2018
Computer science and business student Olaf Wrieden is heading to Melbourne in July to attend the ASES Summit.
Peter Chong

4 questions with Professor Peter Chong

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
31 May, 2018
We asked Professor Peter Chong four questions about his research at the time of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
ANZ Technology internship leads to career

ANZ Technology internship leads to career

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
13 Mar, 2018
Professor Krishnamachar Prasad by Phillippe Le Gall

Professor recognised with Hind Rattan

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
07 Mar, 2018
Helping launch Falcon Heavy

Helping launch Falcon Heavy

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
05 Mar, 2018
NZ radio astronomy goes global over KAREN

NZ radio astronomy goes global over KAREN

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
26 Sep, 2017

Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand Ltd (REANNZ) and AUT University last week celebrated the successful connection of AUT’s radio telescope at Warkworth to the Kiwi Advanced Research and Education Network (KAREN).

Radilaite Cammock

Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme

02 Sep, 2017

A new generation of Māori and Pacific lecturers is taking up residence at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

The 2018 Early Career Academic Programme offers up to six Māori and Pacific scholars their first, full-time, permanent appointments as research-active lecturers.

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Minister visits two School laboratories

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
28 Feb, 2017

The new Science Minister, Paul Goldsmith, has made his second trip to AUT in two weeks.

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AUT part of SpaceX’s first delivery to International Space Station

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
24 Feb, 2017

AUT’s Institute of Radio Astronomy and Space Research was thrilled to be a part of SpaceX’s first delivery to the International Space Station overnight.

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AUT appoints new Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of DCT Faculty

21 Feb, 2017

Professor Guy Littlefair has been appointed by Auckland University of Technology (AUT) as the new Dean of its Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies (DCT) and Pro-Vice Chancellor. He will take up the position in July 2017.

From AUT student to award winning entrepreneur

From AUT student to award winning entrepreneur

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
09 Nov, 2016
An international PhD student at AUT is today launching a campaign to translate his research, producing interactive games for people with visual impairments, into a global success.
AUT-SKA project highly commended at NZ Innovation Awards

AUT-SKA project highly commended at NZ Innovation Awards

28 Oct, 2016

AUT’s role in the world’s biggest science project won a highly commended prize at the NZ Innovation Awards.

AUT researcher wins MBIE funding for quake tech

AUT researcher wins MBIE funding for quake tech

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
29 Sep, 2016

Technology co-designed by an AUT academic that improves earthquake resilience in buildings has won more than three million dollars in government funding.

The Resilient Slip-Friction Joint (RSFJ) was designed by Structural Engineering lecturer Dr Pouyan Zarnani with two members of Auckland University’s Civil and Environmental Engineering department when he was a post-doctoral fellow there.

Save the bees

Save the bees

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
03 Aug, 2016

The first Māori woman to get a PhD from engineering at AUT graduated on Friday.

Ngaire Hart is believed to be only the second Māori woman to have the qualification in this field.

AUT video: the science and history behind Matariki

AUT video: the science and history behind Matariki

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
08 Jun, 2016

The bright blue stars known as the Seven Sisters are known for marking the beginning of Matariki- or the Māori New Year.

Experieco CEO Andrew McPherson to speak at STEMprenuers speaker series

Experieco CEO Andrew McPherson to speak at STEMprenuers speaker series

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
20 May, 2016

The CEO of cloud service provider Andrew McPherson will be the third speaker at this year’s STEMprenuers speaker series.

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AUT launches NEUlab - NZ's first advanced data science laboratory

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
30 Nov, 2015

New Zealand’s first advanced data science laboratory has opened at AUT.

huawei

AUT students head to Huawei HQ in China

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
11 Nov, 2015

Six lucky AUT students are this month getting the rare opportunity to go behind the doors of Huawei HQ in Shenzhen and see what is involved in being the world’s biggest telecommunications technology retailer.

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AUT students take part in Engineers Without Borders competition

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
02 Oct, 2015

A storm water management system and wind turbines are AUT Engineering students answer for a struggling village in Cameroon.

Remote work: major study launched

Remote work: major study launched

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
12 Feb, 2013

The traditional concept of office workers stuck at desks all day is changing.

An increasing number of workplaces are allowing employees to work remotely (teleworking) but very little is known about the practice in Australasia. A new project involving AUT researchers aims to learn more.

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It’s time to celebrate our summer graduates

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
11 Dec, 2012

We are celebrating our biggest graduation on record – with a total of 3922 students graduating in one of 10 ceremonies over the next four days. Prior to the first ceremony on each day of graduation our graduands will parade in full regalia from Albert Park, along Queen Street through Auckland CBD, finishing at the Town Hall where the ceremonies will take place.

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AUT supports Joyce’s call for more qualified engineers

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
21 Nov, 2012

New Zealand’s universities are currently educating more than 7000 equivalent full time engineering students. The Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand’s recent report indicates an additional 2000 more engineering graduates will be needed to support an innovation-led economy. The Budget 2012 allocated an additional $42 million for this purpose. Therefore AUT has increased its engineering student intake for next year by nearly 10%.

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Olympic gold for engineering student

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
09 Aug, 2012

Jo Aleh and her partner Olivia Powrie won the gold medal in the 470 sailing class in one of the final events of the London Olympics. The pair went into the final race equal with the British team on points. They secured the gold emphatically by winning the final race with the British entry finishing ninth.

SpaceX

AUT University takes crucial role in first private space mission

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
23 May, 2012

AUT University is proud to be playing an integral role in the first private space flight to the International Space Station (ISS).

An AUT radio telescope

Science stars to shine at astronomy conference in Auckland

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
08 Feb, 2012

An array of top international scientists including the inventor of Wi-Fi and the astronomer who downgraded Pluto converges on Auckland next week for the SKANZ 2012* conference hosted by AUT University.

marsden

Marsden Fund grant to help unearth the ‘male advantage’

19 Oct, 2011

The disadvantage of women in the work place has long been of interest to researchers.  However with support from this year’s Marsden Fund, Dr Irene Ryan of AUT Business School now hopes to turn the lens towards the male advantage.

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IT careers on show at Manukau

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
18 Oct, 2011

Speakers included Jenene Freer from the NZ Girl website, Craig Meek from Futuretech, Orcon founder Seeby Woodhouse, and local programmer Simon Riley.

ska

Big step forward for NZ-Aust SKA telescope network

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
07 Jul, 2011

New Zealand and Australia’s bid to host the international SKA radio telescope has taken a leap forward, following the commissioning of a working optical fibre link between AUT University’s radio telescope and radio telescopes across Australia including CSIRO’s Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope in Western Australia.

AUT radio astronomy makes finals of World Summit Award

AUT radio astronomy makes finals of World Summit Award

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
06 Apr, 2011

AUT University has made it to the finals of the World Summit Award for its work in radio astronomy.

KAREN connects Australia and New Zealand over 5500 km

KAREN connects Australia and New Zealand over 5500 km

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
26 Nov, 2010
Forum to meet on the future of communication networks

Forum to meet on the future of communication networks

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
27 Oct, 2010

There are now few places in the world that don’t have access to the global communications infrastructure but quality of access, conflicting technologies and ease of connectivity continue to be issues.

Professor Allan Bell, Director of AUT's Institute for Culture, Discourse & Communication

Internet now integral to New Zealanders’ daily life

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
16 Mar, 2010

Most New Zealanders are now the typical user of the internet. Latest World Internet Project figures show that broadband usage has jumped to over 80 per cent of users, taking Internet presence over a threshold which makes it an established part of most New Zealanders' lives.

Professor Sergei Gulyaev

Scientists look at role New Zealand will play in international space project

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
17 Feb, 2010

Astronomers from New Zealand and abroad are meeting at AUT University this week to hear about the contribution New Zealand can make to the upcoming international space exploration project, the Square Kilometre Array.

Radio-Telescope

IBM Grant to AUT Boosts SKA Bid

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
15 Jun, 2009

A grant of specialised hardware, software, and research time to AUT University by IBM will strengthen New Zealand’s chances of co-hosting the world’s biggest radio telescope project.