computer science


Welcome to Computer Science

There has never been a better time to become qualified in Computer Science - both the number of jobs available and the salary levels for graduates are projected to rise - see our employment resources page.

Our focus is on great teaching informed by great research, using state of the art facilities in the Owheo building.

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

Computer Science: what is it? See an introduction to Computer Science with Associate Professor Brendan McCane.

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PhD student Chris Gorman wins Microsoft award
to the value of US $20,000 ...Read More

Our PhD student Chris Gorman has been awarded a Microsoft Academic Research award covering Azure Cloud Services to the value of US $20,000.

Applications for such grants can be submitted by PhD students directly; Masters and undergraduate students need submission to come from their supervisor. Next deadline is April 15, 2017.

Read more about the Microoft Azure for Research awards and how to apply here:

Associate Professor Ali Knott joins Soul Machines
for the next two years ...Read More

Associate Professor Ali Knott will spend the next two years working at a newly-formed AI company based in Auckland, Soul Machines. The company was launched yesterday: it's a commercial spin-off of Mark Sagar's Laboratory for Animate Technologies at Auckland University. Soul Machines will build simulated computer agents, using novel computer graphics and AI technologies.

The AI approach is novel in using biologically-inspired neural networks as a core technology, and in 'starting from scratch', by focussing on modelling how babies learn about the world around them. Ali has been collaborating with Mark since 2014, as part of his ongoing Marsden project on language and sensorimotor cognition.

For more information, you can read a piece on the company in yesterday's NZ Herald, or listen to a piece that ran on National Radio this afternoon.

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