How to keep more girls in IT at schools if we are to close the gender gap
The world is increasingly embracing digital technology, but many girls are still missing out on developing IT and programming skills.
Computing gives us tools to preserve disappearing languages
In 100 years, many of the world’s 7,000 languages could be extinct. However technology could help to preserve them for the future. Associate Professor Steven Bird from the Department of Computing and Information Systems discusses his work in cyberlinguistics.
To understand the brain, it helps to make a computer model of one
Computational models of the brain are transforming how we study it, along with the development of new technologies that interact with the organ and help to solve neurological conditions. Professor David Grayden discusses.
Hide your location on Twitter? We can still find you and that’s not a bad thing in an emergency
It’s still possible to locate social media users who hide their location online. This can be very useful for our emergency authorities, say Dr Mohsen Kalantari, Professor Abbas Rajabifard, and Farhad Laylavi from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering
The history of computing is both evolution and revolution
This month marks the 60th anniversary of the first computer in an Australian university. Six decades on, Professor Justin Zobel looks at how things have changed, as part of this month’s Computing turns 60 series for the Conversation.
The real reason more women don’t code
In light of the current Girls Who Code Campaign, Professor Karin Verspoor, discusses the real reasons why participation rates for women in coding are low, for the Conversation.
Ten exciting new startups supported through the 2016 Melbourne Accelerator Program
The University of Melbourne’s Startup Accelerator, the Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) has seen record numbers of entries and the largest ever intake into the prestigious startup program.
How high-speed wireless compares to cable in boosting our internet speeds
In the light of Google’s recent announcement for plans to roll out high-speed wireless internet connections, how will the NBN’s national broadband cable compare? Professor Thas Nirmalathas writes for the Conversation.
How eye tracking gives players a new experience in video games
Is eye-tracking technology a gimmick or a game changer for the gaming industry? Eduardo Velloso from the Microsoft Research Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces discusses.
Applications open for joint PhD scholarships with University of Birmingham
Applications are now open for 20 Priestley Fellowships that enable PhD students to work with academics in both Birmingham and Melbourne.
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