Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences news

Professor Guy Littlefair

Five questions: Professor Guy Littlefair

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
03 Sep, 2018

Zohreh and Maryam Doborjeh with the NeuCube machine learning system

World first in decision-making AI

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
03 Sep, 2018

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City Campus’ newest building now open

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
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.

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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.

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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.

Professor John Tookey in Auckland CBD

Addressing NZ’s construction woes

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
06 Apr, 2018

Professor John Tookey provided expert comment for a series of Stuff articles which looked at a range of problems besetting the construction industry.

ANZ Technology internship leads to career

ANZ Technology internship leads to career

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
13 Mar, 2018

Attending a lunchtime presentation by ANZ Technology during her time as an AUT student delivered pure gold for software development alumna Bailee Devey.

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Professor recognised with Hind Rattan

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
07 Mar, 2018

School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences Professor Krishnamachar Prasad was recognised with the prestigious Hind Rattan Award in Bangkok.

Helping launch Falcon Heavy

Helping launch Falcon Heavy

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
05 Mar, 2018

When Elon Musk's commercial space company Space X successfully launched Falcon Heavy, AUT’s Radio Astronomy and Space Research team helped keep an eye on it.

AUT increases presence in QS subject rankings

AUT increases presence in QS subject rankings

01 Mar, 2018

New global rankings show AUT now has 13 subjects ranked, with two of them featuring in the top 50 in the world.

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).
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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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

AUT University's Institute for Radio Astronomy and Space Research (IRASR) and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research at Curtin University in Perth made a significant contribution to Australia – New Zealand SKA (Square Kilometre Array) development this week with a successful, high-speed data transfer trial.

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

The Digital Divide is disappearing in New Zealand, with social differences in Internet usage shrinking by the year.

The second bi-annual survey of more than 1200 New Zealanders shows that New Zealand has reached a point where most of us are using the Internet and there’s no longer a typical user.

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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.

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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.

AUT leads the New Zealand arm of the Australasian Consortium striving towards a role in the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, with total cost of approximately NZ$4.6 billion dollars.