Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences news

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Universities must embrace partnerships

23 Jul, 2021
Professor Guy Littlefair talks to HEDx podcast to reflect on tertiary education and the challenges and opportunities facing the sector.
STEMtastic

Guides have a STEMtastic time at AUT

20 Jul, 2021
Recently nearly 80 Guides explored AUT during STEMtastic, an event presented by She Sharp and hosted by AUT, for GirlGuiding New Zealand.
Plastic free July

Refuse to use: Plastic free July at AUT

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
06 Jul, 2021
AUT staff and students have come together to go plastic-free this July. Get their top tips for reducing plastic all year round.
Manurewa High School

Solving the affordable housing problem

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
02 Jul, 2021
AUT academics have partnered with Manurewa High School to bring mathematical modelling to life.
MBIE

MBIE Science Whitinga Fellowships

24 Jun, 2021
Three early career researchers in the faculty of Design and Creative Technologies have been awarded MBIE Science Whitinga Fellowships.
AUT Drone Lab group photo

AUT Drone Lab Antarctic Conservation

17 Jun, 2021
AUT’s Drone Lab is part of the Australian Research Council $A36m project Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF) project.
Professor Fiona Peterson

Five questions: Professor Fiona Peterson

08 Jun, 2021
We asked Professor Fiona Peterson five questions about her research following her appointment to Professor.
Women in tech group photo

Smoothing the path for women in tech

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
01 Jun, 2021
Read the last Techweek blog on how AUT is mentoring and networking with women in tech.
Professor Aman Oo

DCT welcomes new Head for ECMS

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
24 May, 2021
The School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences has welcomed Professor Aman Oo as its new Head of School.
Techweek playlist

Techweek 21 Tech for Good

07 May, 2021
Techweek 2021 is almost upon us, and this year again offers a huge variety of interesting and insightful events and talks on AUT City Campus.
Prof Jairo Gutierrez

Five questions: Prof. Jairo Gutierrez

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
04 May, 2021
We asked Professor Jairo Gutierrez five questions about his research following his appointment to Professor.
Associate professor David White

Engineering Better Health

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
28 Apr, 2021
Read AUT’s Blog #2 for Techweek 2021.
AI Summit

AUT set to host Aotearoa AI Summit

23 Apr, 2021
AUT is the Platinum Sponsor and will be hosting the Aotearoa AI Summit on Wednesday 12 May.
Lynn Catton

ICT Engineering Fair attracts employers

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
31 Mar, 2021
More than 500 AUT students impressed employers at the ICT and Engineering Career Fair on Wednesday 24 March.
Roboturtle

Prosthetic fins for injured sea turtles

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
31 Mar, 2021
Researchers from AUT BioDesign Lab have developed a prosthetic fin to rehabilitate injured sea turtles.
AI and machine learning

The future of AI and machine learning

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
26 Mar, 2021
Read the first Techweek 2021 blog on the future of AI and machine learning.
Women academics at AUT

Celebrating AUTs women academics

08 Mar, 2021
Today is International Women’s Day. Read a sample of the research from AUT’s women academics who are working to improve the lives of women in our society.
COVID vaccine passport

COVID vaccine passports

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
05 Mar, 2021
Vaccine passports would need to be linked securely to travellers and be almost impossible to illegally copy or modify, writes Professor Dave Parry.
Mahsa Mohaghegh

Promoting Equality In The Future of Tech

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
02 Mar, 2021
Closing the gender gap in STEM starts with educating girls at school and cultivating their interest throughout their education, writes Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh.
Coronavirus

New low cost COVID-19 antibody test

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
23 Feb, 2021
A new Kode Technology COVID-19 antibody test costs a fraction of current diagnostics using existing laboratory technology.
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BioDesign Lab delivers new solutions

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
28 Jan, 2021
New facemask technology is one of many innovative technologies and therapies developed by researchers at the AUT BioDesign Lab.
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Engineering Awards 2020

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
17 Dec, 2020
The 2020 Engineering Awards, hosted online for the first time, recognised the success and talent of AUT's great engineering graduates.
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BCIS final projects showcase diversity

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
03 Dec, 2020
Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences graduating students’ industry projects have developed solutions for a range of organisations.
New AUT Professors

New Professors and Associate Professors

30 Nov, 2020
Nine academics have been appointed to the position of Professor, effective from 1 January 2021. 19 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
MBIE investigators

Data Science for Mental Health

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
09 Oct, 2020
AUT has secured more than $2.1m to develop new data science technology for mental health diagnosis in MBIE Catalyst Programme.
Guy Littlefair

Design & Creative Tech Postgrad Awards

07 Oct, 2020
The 2020 Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies Postgraduate Awards recognise the top honours, master’s and doctoral students who graduated in 2020.
Power grid

Joint research of NZ’s future power grid

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
22 Sep, 2020
AUT researchers are part of a multi-university project on New Zealand’s future power grid.
Acoustic panels

The Sound of a Quality Education

15 Sep, 2020
PhD scholar in architectural engineering Megan Burfoot says better classroom acoustics will result in better education outcomes.
X Challenge finalists 2020

2020 X Challenge Finalists

15 Sep, 2020
Read about the eight finalists of X Challenge, AUT's entrepreneurship competition.
Josh and Olaf

Freemasons Scholarship recipients 2020

09 Sep, 2020
Meet Joshua Iosefo and Olaf Wrieden, the 2020 AUT recipients of the Freemasons Scholarship.
NZ Cyber Security Centre

More cyber attacks likely

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
01 Sep, 2020
New Zealand businesses warned to be ready for cyber attacks as attacks on the NZX continue. Professor Dave Parry explains what’s been happening.
Techweek 2020 speaker

Techweek showcase’s NZ’s tech diversity

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
10 Aug, 2020
AUT led, partnered and contributed to more than 20 Techweek events, demonstrating its diverse involvement and support of Aotearoa’s technology ecosystem.
AUT Team with Jacinda Ardern (Backrow L-R: Gregory Bennett, Julia King, Lee Jackson, Len Gillman, Ryan Smith, Rose Nichol-Foster and Ashray Doshi. Front row L-R: Barbara Bollard, Katarina Markovic, Jacinda Ardern)

Thousands set to ‘explore’ Antarctica through VR

30 Jul, 2020
Step inside Sir Edmund Hillary’s Hut in Antarctica with a new virtual reality experience developed by AUT scientists and digital designers
Associate Professor Barbara Bollard in Antarctica

Q&A with Assoc Professor Bollard: Collecting data in Antarctica

30 Jul, 2020
Q&A with Associate Professor Bollard about collecting data in Antarctica.
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Bridge the Gap: Alumnus hosts Techweek event

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
08 Jul, 2020
AUT alumnus Erik Bast is co-hosting Bridge the Gap: Identifying Value Drivers and Accelerating Strategy Execution, at Techweek 2020.
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Smart toys exposing kids to risk

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
06 Jul, 2020
Postgraduate student Nicole Girvan was concerned the growing prevalence of smart toys was putting Kiwi kids at risk.
Warkworth

Researcher appointed to global network

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
02 Jul, 2020
Dr Stuart Weston has been appointed to the International VLBI Service (IVS), a global network of radio telescopes.
Techweek playlist

Techweek 2020 AUT playlist launched

30 Jun, 2020
Techweek 2020 comes to life as a virtual event post COVID-19 lockdown.
Sandra Grau Bartual

Technology to reduce spread of COVID-19

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
25 Jun, 2020
AUT researchers have secured funding to produce a prototype of a new humidifier aiming to reduce the spread of viruses like COVID-19 in hospital settings.
Dr Mahsa

Getting more kids into STEM is crucial

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
12 Jun, 2020
Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh, Director of Women in STEM at AUT says now more than ever getting and maintaining children’s interest in STEM is vital.
Tim and Nick

Face shields for health workers

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
30 Apr, 2020
Associate Professor Tim Pasang and student Nick van Der Geest have been 3D printing medical face shields for frontline health workers.
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.
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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.
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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

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.
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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.
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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.
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Earthquake Proof Technology Test

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.
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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

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.
SKA-image

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
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