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From robotics to medical technology. From skyscrapers to startups. Stories from our pioneering Engineering and IT researchers.

  1. 31 October 2018 – Building and Planning, Climate Change, Disasters, Modelling, Natural Disasters

    Preparing for our new extremes

    University of Melbourne research has developed a new tools in disaster-resilience modelling; as we face the effects of extreme climate change and disasters.

  2. 30 October 2018 – Artificial Intelligence, Cars, Driverless cars, Human-Computer Interaction, Traffic

    Giving driverless vehicles the human touch

    University of Melbourne researchers are investigating how to program driverless vehicles to respond to pedestrian cues, to keep traffic safe and flowing.

  3. 13 September 2018 – Brain, Epilepsy, Forecasting, Neuro-engineering, Seizures

    Forecasting the cycle of epileptic seizures

    New University of Melbourne research confirms most people experience epileptic seizures in cycles, and a new seizure forecasting app can help them plan.

  4. 7 September 2018 – Computer Gaming, Gaming, Internet, NBN, eSports

    How do we grow Australia’s eSports industry?

    University of Melbourne research finds competitive video gaming is big business, but Australia needs to do more to increase its presence in the eSports arena.

  5. 23 August 2018 – Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Crime, Explainable Artificial Intelligence, Privacy

    What were you thinking?

    University of Melbourne research explores Explainable AI which seeks to understand why AI makes some decisions and their correctness, fairness and transparency.

  6. 15 August 2018 – Big Data, Landslides, Mathematics, Mining, Workplace Health and Safety

    Decoding data to predict landslides

    New software from the University of Melbourne can predict landslides two weeks before they happen, potentially predicting mine collapses and other disasters.

  7. 23 July 2018 – Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Engineering, Ethics, Human-Computer Interaction

    Holding a black mirror up to artificial intelligence

    University of Melbourne research has developed the Biometric Mirror –an interactive application that shows how you may be perceived by others. But it’s flawed.

  8. 8 July 2018 – Bio-engineering, Injury, Musculoskeletal, Physiotherapy, Sports

    The enigma of the ACL

    More people than even are injuring their ACL; University of Melbourne PhD candidate Raneem Haddara is focussing on preventing the injury, rather than curing it.

  9. 6 June 2018 – Critical Thinking, Crowdsourcing, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), Intelligence Agencies

    Crowdsourcing security intelligence

    Inspired by how bees make collective decisions, University of Melbourne researchers are exploring how crowdsourcing techniques may help intelligence analysis