computer science


Welcome to Computer Science

There has never been a better time to become qualified in Computer Science - the number of jobs available and the salary levels for graduates continue to rise year by year.

Our focus has always been on great teaching informed by great research, and now that we're in the Owheo building we have a single location for our labs, tutorials and research activities, and state of the art facilities.

Our graduates find that a multitude of professions are available to them - in the legal, financial and business fields through to games development, software engineering and computer graphics.

Open the door to your future - explore our web pages to learn more !

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Computer Science : What is it ?

A student at work

See an introduction to Computer Science with Associate Professor Brendan McCane.


Congratulations to our latest completed PhD
Paul McCarthy ...Read More

Congratulations to our latest completed PhD, Paul McCarthy.

His thesis is entitled "Analysis of fMRI/EEG Data using Graph Theory Techniques". He was supervised by Dr Lubica Benuskova and Prof. Liz Franz (Psychology).

Update: Paul is now a postdoc with the FMRIB Centre, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, U.K.

Prof Geoff Wyvill on RNZ
talking about the Sight Singing app ...Read More

Sight Singing App

Originally aired on Our Changing World, Thursday 19 June 2014

"There are many people who want to sing or join a choir but who can't read and sing music at first sight, so at the University of Otago, Judy Bellingham, from the Department of Music, teamed up with Geoff Wyvill from the Department of Computer Science to develop an app to help people learn not only to sight-sing music but also learn some basics about music in general. "

Read more and listen to the Radio NZ programme here.

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