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

  1. 15 September 2020 – Algorithms, Data, High Schools, Human-Computer Interaction, Law

    Data isn’t neutral and neither are decision algorithms

    The UK's attempt to use algorithms to estimate school scores is a reminder of the need to keep humans in automated decisions say University of Melbourne experts

  2. 1 September 2020 – COVID-19, Cybersecurity, Privacy, Technostress, Work

    Are you technostressed?

    More people working from home during COVID-19 has led to an increase in technostress and organisations needs to address it, warn University of Melbourne experts

  3. 24 August 2020 – COVID-19, Clinical Trials, Coronavirus, Hospitals, Personal Protective Equipment

    Engineering COVID-19 protection

    A multi-disciplinary team of experts at the University of Melbourne has engineered a 'ventilation hood' designed to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19.

  4. 16 August 2020 – Artificial Intelligence, Emotions, Mobile Apps, National Science Week, Pets

    Ever wondered what your pet is thinking?

    An app by University of Melbourne researchers uses AI to analyse and interpret the facial expressions of your pet. And, yes, dogs are easier to read than cats.

  5. 31 July 2020 – Climate Change, Climate Emergency, Floods, Policy, Sea Levels

    Rising global flood risk demands action

    By 2100 tens of millions more people and trillions of dollars more of the world economy will be at risk of flooding, University of Melbourne researchers warn.

  6. Podcast22 July 2020 – Astronomy, Astrophysics, Satellites, SpIRIT satellite, Space

    Launching the SpIRIT satellite

    University of Melbourne researchers describe plans to build the SpIRIT satellite– to be launched in space by 2022, with Australian and Italian Space Agencies.

  7. 17 July 2020 – Elections, Fake News, Politics, Social Media, Twitter

    A little bird didn’t tell me

    The hack attack on Twitter was aimed at financial gain, but what happens when hacking turns political? University of Melbourne experts look at what is needed.

  8. 11 June 2020 – Climate Change, Extreme Waves, Floods, Oceanography, Waves

    Extreme waves set to be bigger and more frequent

    As the planet warms University of Melbourne researchers warn extreme wave events appear set to be bigger and happen more often, threatening increased flooding.

  9. 8 June 2020 – COVID-19, COVIDSafe, Civil Liberties, Democracy, Surveillance

    When tools for a health emergency become tools of oppression

    Surveillance technology and powers deployed to combat COVID-19 can and are being used to threaten civil freedoms, University of Melbourne experts warn.