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

  1. 6 November 2019 – Driverless cars, Infrastructure, Made Possible By Melbourne, Traffic, Urban Planning

    Engineering a smart city

    The technology to transform our burgeoning city transport systems into intelligent networks for everyone is already here, University of Melbourne research shows

  2. Podcast30 October 2019 – Art, Earth Sciences, Earthquake, Geology, Melbourne

    The artistry of geology

    Engineering geologist Michael Webster combined his passion for geology and art, turning geotechnical assessments of Southbank’s Testing Grounds into a 3D model.

  3. 27 August 2019 – Cyberattack, Cybersecurity, Electronic Voting, Internet Security, iVote

    Where’s the proof internet voting is secure?

    Victoria’s Electoral Matters Committee is looking into internet voting as a real option. But a University of Melbourne expert says there's no proof it's secure.

  4. 26 August 2019 – Bio-engineering, Biomedicine, Cells, Health, Medicine

    Engineering magnetics to grow human tissue

    Tissue engineering can restore damaged or lost tissue; University of Melbourne research is working to scale up the technology to regenerate human organs.

  5. 23 August 2019 – Air Pollutants, Cities, Pollution, Respiratory diseases, White Night

    Simulating smog

    Melbournians can try some of the world's dirtiest air at art installation, Pollution Pods; a University of Melbourne expert compares Australia's air pollution.

  6. 19 August 2019 – Banking, Consumer Protection, Data, Privacy, Social Media

    Why that Instagram post may cost you more than you think

    We need greater transparency around how our social media data will be used by banks, and how to challenge their decisions say University of Melbourne experts.

  7. 15 August 2019 – Cybersecurity, Data, Encryption , Melbourne, Privacy

    Two data points enough to spot you in open transport records

    University of Melbourne researchers have re-identified themselves and others in supposedly anonymous Myki datasets - highlighting a risk to privacy and safety.

  8. 6 August 2019 – Digital, Mental Health, Mobile Apps, Mobile Phones, Psychology

    Could your smartphone become your therapist?

    Digital mental healthcare can potentially help people, but University of Melbourne research finds the relationship between patient and therapist remains key.

  9. 22 July 2019 – Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Human-Computer Interaction, Regulations, Robots

    Should we work with or turn off AI?

    A University of Melbourne expert says artificial intelligence is already impacting on how we work – and we need to define any human-computer collaboration now.