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School of Computer Science

Devoted to the advancement of computer and data sciences

Our research and teaching activities draw focus on artificial intelligence, machine learning, algorithms and visualisation, complex systems, human-centred technology, networking platforms and security, information systems and service computing.

Our strong tradition of research-led teaching is matched by a commitment to excellence in innovation, making us a national leader in computer science.

The majority of our undergraduate and postgraduate courses are accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), teaching fundamental principles and practical skills in computing, and establishing the foundations for an entire career.

We connect with hospitals through our biomedical and health informatics research programs while our strong links to industry include collaborations such as Microsoft, IBM and CISCO.

Furthermore, our purpose-built building with advanced facilities, including access to Dell EMC's Artemis 3 supercomputer, maintains our position as a key teaching and research institution.

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Study with us

A capstone is a unit of study that provides students with the opportunity to apply their course learning in a practical way that contributes to professional growth.

All students are required to undertake a capstone project as part of their studies. A capstone project involves an authentic, project-based activity that relates to professional work in the field.  

We invite businesses to partner with us. Capstone partners enjoy the following benefits: 

  • opportunity to present themselves to students as an employer of choice
  • access to potential future employees
  • be part of development for the future generation of information technology professionals
  • develop and maintain close relations with the University.

Express your interest in becoming a capstone partner by filling this form.

Our Summer start-up program SPARK offers computer science students passionate about entrepreneurship and technology innovation the opportunity to learn the essential business basics and the technology building blocks needed to bring their ideas to life.

The five-week program is offered by the School of Computer Science and is available to all students studying a Bachelor of Advanced Computing, a postgraduate computer science degree, or related degree.

Upon graduating from the program, students should have a clear business plan and polished pitch they can take to incubators and investors.

Participants are split into teams and undertake a series of workshops and one-on-one mentoring covering the business and technology fundamentals needed to succeed when building a start-up.

At the end of the program, teams will pitch their own business idea and demonstrate their products to a panel of industry advisors for the opportunity at receiving a $1,000 prize.

Basser Seminar Series

Our Basser Seminar Series provides opportunities for government and industry, fellow researchers, students and the general public to understand the latest undertakings in computer science research.

Talks are presented by School of Computer Science researchers, guests from other global institutions as well as industry representatives.

Cryptoeconomics: Economic mechanisms behind blockchains

Speaker: Dr Zhu Han, University of Houston (USA)
When: 9 June

Cryptoeconomics refers to the combinations of cryptography, computer networks and game theory which provide secured and decentralised systems which use some set of economic incentives to provide for their maintenance. Dr Han explores how cryptoeconomics can shed light on the better characterisation of blockchain-assisted systems.

How does the brain beget the mind?

Speaker: Professor Christos Harilaos Papadimitriou, Donovan Family Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. (USA)
When: 14 April

Professor Christos Harilaos Papadimitriou introduced the Assembly Calculus (AC), a computational system and programming framework which appears to be a promising bridge between neurons and cognition.

Watch the seminar

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