Get an overview over the different institutes, centres and groups working on AI-related research across AUT.
AiLab at AUT promotes artificial intelligence and knowledge engineering technologies across faculties and groups at AUT, as well as acting as a conduit between academic research and commercial partners. AiLab's co-founder, Dr John Flackett, is AUT’s AI Specialist in Residence.
The Knowledge Engineering and Discovery Research Institute was established in July 2002 by its founding director, Professor Nikola Kasabov. KEDRI develops novel information processing methods, technologies and their applications to enhance discoveries across different areas of science and engineering.
The centre'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. The centre’s primary goal is to provide a stimulating environment for the development of these different forms of technology in New Zealand under strong leadership.
The Centre for Robotics and Vision (CeRV) addresses academic activities in the fields of image and video technology, and in robotics and automation, especially with respect to integrated activities of those disciplines. It contributes to related theoretical fundamentals at an internationally competitive level of quality, as well as to applications within New Zealand, and it is also open to national and international contacts and collaborations.
IBTec is a multi-disciplinary inter-faculty University research institute that sits between the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies (DCT) and the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences at AUT. It is currently hosted by DCT and administered by the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. IBTec comprises of academic and research staff from the School of Engineering (in DCT), the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences and several other collaborative universities, hospitals and medical industries.
The Centre for Sensor Network and Smart Environment (SeNSe) was formed in late 2006 as a research incubator in the field of intelligent sensor networks. The key objectives were to fulfil the need for research and innovation in this important field based on strong electronic and computer engineering disciplines which have the ability to interact with other disciplines, and also to meet the industry need for interaction and consultation.
The Data Science Research Group (DSRG) seeks to promote research into all aspects of data science. Data science is poised to become one of the most intensively researched areas within the computer science discipline and the research carried out by the group will be at the cutting edge of new developments in this field.
The Centre for Social Data Analytics is located in AUT's School of Social Sciences and Public Policy. The centre applies strong data science to linked data, undertaking research that tells us new things about the human experience. These valuable insights can measure the impact of social interventions, identify the need for new policy and predict the likely outcomes for individuals and groups in society.