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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 22 May 2018 – Australia, Disasters, Infectious diseases, Spatial Modelling, Zombies

    The hard science behind surviving a zombie attack

    As Xbox releases its survival game, State of Decay 2, the developers called on a University of Melbourne disaster expert to model a zombie outbreak in Australia

  8. 25 April 2018 – Cybersecurity, Data, Information technology, Internet, Internet Security

    The key to unlocking your privacy

    More government services, like the New Zealand census, are moving online; University of Melbourne experts look at whether we should trust that our data is safe.

  9. 18 April 2018 – Environment, Groundwater, Mining, Water Management

    The limits of modelling: Knowing we don’t know

    Modelling the impact on groundwater of mine developments is critical but a University of Melbourne expert warns that we need to understand the limits of models