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Uncle Wally Bell, ANU Chancellor Julie Bishop, and Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell celebrate the refurbished Birch Building and the new School of Cybernetics.

30
Nov
2022

Ribbon cutting launches School of Cybernetics, Birch reopening

The Australian National University (ANU) is celebrating the completion of a significant refurbishment of the Birch Building to support the new and growing School of Cybernetics. Over 200 people from within and beyond ANU and...

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Solomon Jones built a prototype for the “SmartBin” — a skip that reports waste weights in real time — in his garage during the pandemic lockdown in 2021. The world's first Waste Check System is now operating at Questacon.

24
Nov
2022

The coolest thing at Questacon is in the bin

Each year, 7.3 million tonnes of food waste are piled in Australian landfills, where they break down without oxygen, emitting greenhouse gases equivalent to those of the steel industry and the iron ore industry combined. ...

18
Nov
2022

Niraj Lal: from ANU researcher to Imagine This voyager

A brand new season of ABC’s Imagine This podcast will be dropping any day now — cause for celebration for kids and parents who love to learn about science...

Childhood dreams led Daishi Adams to enrol in the Co-Lab Honours Grant, tailored to Australian students interested in a career with the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD).

18
Nov
2022

From rockets to AI: reaching the unreachable with Co-Lab Honours

“When I was a child, I wanted to build up a rocket and head off to space”, says Daishi Adams. This need to “reach the unreachable” has guided Daishi throughout his time studying at The Australian National University (ANU). It led...

Computing project sends Open source ambassadors to GitHub

ANU computing students Jacob Weston-Davis, Amelia Genova, Ethan Miegel, and Philip Caisip share their adventures as open-source coders in a COMP2120 lab session.

09
Nov
2022

Computing project sends "open source ambassadors" to GitHub

Project maintainers on the cloud coding site GitHub may have noticed a recent surge in “open source ambassadors” from ANU.

Ishank Nain's journey to ANU from Narwana, India would not have been possible without The Chancellor’s International Scholarship.

04
Nov
2022

Rover ace would not have been here if not for scholarship

As a boy in Narwana, India, Ishank Nain dreamed of studying abroad. Australia was at the top of his list. He wanted to become an engineer. In online research, he found that tuition at Australia’s top universities was more...

Only 3 of 60 robots completed both mazes in "Discovering Engineering", an introductory course at ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science.

01
Nov
2022

ANU robots vs. the maze

Student teams watched with hands clasped in prayer as their robot cars attempted to navigate mazes using sonar sensors to detect and avoid obstructions. To earn high marks, the robots would need to complete each of two mazes in under 3...

Computer scientists and medical doctors are developing algorithms that can screen for and help diagnose ovarian cancer long before symptoms appear.

Composite image includes @DCStudio photo via FreePik.

28
Oct
2022

Computers to bolster fight against ovarian cancer

A new discovery will allow high-speed computing and machine learning to improve the early detection and treatment of ovarian cancer.   In Australia,...

Feiyue Tao feared her research would suffer if she accepted a summer internship with Google, but it didn't prevent her from earning a Postgraduate Medal for Academic Excellence, 

21
Oct
2022

Gamble pays off as computing standout lands at Google

As the deadline neared for the submission of Master of Computing thesis, Feiyue Tao wondered if she had made a mistake in accepting a summer internship with...

Deans awards for professional staff
14
Oct
2022

Nominations for the Dean's awards for professional staff

At the ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics (CECC), our professional staff members and teams perform an important role in delivering the College priorities to students, academics, the ANU, and each other. While...

Professor Yuerui (Larry) Lu and his team have discovered a new type of semiconductor structure that will improve the speed and the energy efficiency of smart phones and computers.

13
Oct
2022

Discovery of exciton pairs could enable next-gen technology

Electrical engineers from The Australian National University (ANU) have demonstrated how to create exciton pairs in a new type of semiconductor structure, paving the way for next generation technologies required for high speed computing...

Rosa Rosmery Soto Ruidias, Carina Li, Ho Yan Or, and Natasha Pegler: the only team thus far to escape a computer science "Escape Room" designed by Dr Bernardo Pereira Nunes.

07
Oct
2022

Escape Room unlocks inventive path to learning

An ANU Escape Room aims to teach computational thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration while having a bit of fun.

ANU School of Engineering PhD graduand Chalaka Fernando (far right), sat down with ACT Minister for Transport and City Services Chris Steel MLA (far left), and Professor Matthew Doolan from UNSW (Fernando’s primary supervisor) to discuss his research on how we can reduce the environmental impacts of our daily commute.

07
Oct
2022

Shared EV mobility the key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Personal transport in Australia is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions with cars and light commercial vehicles making up...

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CECS interim-dean Genevieve Bell welcomes prospective students at Open Day 2022.
07
Sep
2022

Open Day returns

Over 3,000 people visited the ANU campus on 3 September, 2022, the first in-person Open Day since before the pandemic. Future students and their parents were greeted with a festival-like environment and offered numerous opportunities to...

Biomedical Engineer, Dr Nicolo Malagutti

26
Aug
2022

Getting the dose right

Each year, more than four million Australians are administered anaesthetic. [i]   And while anaesthesia-related mortality is very low (3.29 per million or roughly 13...

The Evolve project team, led by Professor Lachlan Blackhall, at the Engineers Australia Canberra Excellence Project Awards.

 

19
Aug
2022

Evolve project takes out Engineers Australia Canberra Excellence Project Award

Congratulations to the Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program (BSGIP) along with partner Zepben who recently won this year’s Engineers Australia Canberra Excellence Project Award. The award recognises the work of the...

12
Aug
2022

Medal-winning scholar takes machine learning to new heights

As he reached one of the highest lookouts on a ridgeline stretch of the Larapinta Trail, Edmund Hofflin paused to take in the 360° panorama. “Oh, I have Internet!” said a fellow hiker, who had powered up his phone....

Interim Dean Nick Birbilis presents an award of commendation for Outstanding Team Performance to Natalie Vigliotta, Christie Liu, and Minyue (Petal) Wang for organising the School of Computing's 50th anniversary gala. The top award in this category went to members of the Work Health and Safety Team.

10
Aug
2022

Professional staff recognised at 2022 Dean's Awards

Members of the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) community recently joined Interim Dean Nick Birbilis at the Birch Innovation Space to celebrate the winners of the 2022 Dean's Awards for Professional Staff. ...

Louise Bardwell with her parents, Susie and Alan, on graduation day, 15 July, 2022.

22
Jul
2022

Humanitarian engineering: first her doorway, now her key

“Engineering is not just putting up bridges or wiring circuits,” explained Louise Bardwell after teaching a hands-on engineering workshop for high school girls visiting ANU.  “It is a diverse discipline that, at its...

21
Jul
2022

Leader in multi-disciplinary health impact promoted to Professor

"Hanna has completely reshaped engagement and impact within the College, and the University more broadly.  Fostering a culture of altruistic, future focused research partnerships and outcomes."...

Members of ANU Rocketry brought their latest rocket, Halo, to help greet new starters on the first day of Orientation Week.

18
Jul
2022

New starters greeted with inspiring words, rocket, courtyard luncheon

Today, new starters at the ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science (CECS) enjoyed lunch in the newly refurbished Hanna Neumann Building courtyard, where student-led organisations set up stalls — and in one case, a rocket...

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