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July 2014

  • Crowd-source snaps of falling space debris [15 July 2014]

    Crowd-source snaps of falling space debris

    University of Sydney robotics researchers who are designing robotic rovers capable of searching for fallen space debris are asking people to share images or videos that they may have captured during last Thursday evening's skyfall. More...

  • Flight of fiction, now future prediction [1 July 2014]

    Flight of fiction, now future prediction

    Personal air vehicles (PAVs), lightweight four to five-seater aircraft that anyone with a driver's licence could fly are in the not too distant future according to University of Sydney aeronautical students Dana King and Ben Morrell. More...

June 2014

  • Ladybird developer awarded researcher of the year [24 June 2014]

    Ladybird developer awarded researcher of the year

    University of Sydney robotics expert Professor Salah Sukkarieh has been awarded “Researcher of the Year” by the Australian Vegetable Industry’s peak body Ausveg for his work on intelligent farm robots, in particular the “Ladybird”. More...

  • Graphic Medicine [12 June 2014]

    Playful behaviour surprises researchers

    Biomedical imaging is transforming medicine with movie-like CGI and large data sets playing a central role in the revolution according to the University of Sydney biomedical engineers hosting the 31st Computer Graphics International Conference. More...

  • Artificial intelligence annotates medical images [4 June 2014]

    Artificial intelligence annotates medical images

    Biomedical research students at the University of Sydney been awarded 1st place in the annual Cross Language Evaluation Forum image challenge for developing a unique algorithm that automatically analyses 3D computed tomographic liver images. More...

May 2014

  • Keeping the cloud clean [8 May 2014]

    Keeping the cloud clean

    With hundreds of data centres, thousands of server rooms and individual racks in Australia alone there is an urgent need for industry to fully address the environmental impact of cloud computing, says the University of Sydney's Professor Albert Zomaya. More...

  • Playful behaviour surprises researchers [28 May 2014]

    Playful behaviour surprises researchers

    Designers of large public interactive displays (PIDs) should expect playful responses from their audience. This unexpected finding from a study by Professor Judy Kay and an inter-disciplinary group of designers and computer scientists at the University of Sydney. More...

  • Stroke patient records help evaluate need for Integrative Medicine [27 May 2014]

    Stroke patient records help evaluate need for Integrative Medicine

    Hong Kong's Prince of Wales Hospital has enlisted University of Sydney information technologies bioinformatics researchers Drs Simon Poon and Josiah Poon to examine why post-stroke patients are drawn to integrative medicine - a combination of western and Chinese therapies. More...

  • CyberMate online companion for youth [27 May 2014]

    CyberMate online companion for youth

    A revolutionary online tool to support young people living with depression or a mental health issue is being developed by University of Sydney software engineers. The team is adapting online tracking techniques used by marketing analysts in their internet-based tool dubbed, CyberMate. More...

April 2014

  • Philanthropy animates mechatronics lab [8 May 2014]

    Philanthropy animates mechatronics lab

    A new-look, state-of-the-art laboratory outfitted with the latest robotic and microcontroller-based hardware and software was officially opened at the University of Sydney today. The lab was made possible by a philanthropic gift from the James N. Kirby Foundation. More...

  • Connecting as a whole - one step process [8 May 2014]

    Connecting as a whole - one step process

    A design process that makes steel structures safer, more reliable,less expensive and gives Australian businesses the competitive edge is being developed by University of Sydney civil engineering researchers. More...

  • $2m biomedical engineering alliance for the University of Sydney and Shanghai Jiaotong University [29 April 2014]

    $2m biomedical engineering alliance for the University of Sydney and Shanghai Jiaotong University

    Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU) and the University of Sydney signed an agreement yesterday to consolidate their existing relationship in biomedical engineering through a joint partnership, involving joint research, information exchange and academic mobility. More...

  • China-Australia Musculoskeletal Alliance established [11 April 2014]

    China-Australia Musculoskeletal Alliance established

    The Australian Research Council has recognised the leadership and innovation of our engineering researchers bestowing the faculty seven of its prestigious annual awards. More...

  • Food waste - turning waste into profit [4 April 2014]

    Food waste - turning waste into profit

    Australia's next generation of food technology and manufacturing experts will be educated at the new ARC Biotechnology and Food Processing Training Centre, directed by Professor Fariba Dehghani from the University's School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.More...

March 2014

February 2014

  • Fingerprinting herbal medicine [26 February 2014]

    Fingerprinting herbal medicine

    Details on how to fingerprint herbs, isolate and identify herb potency or connect massive clinical datasets are among the topics of a new reference tool released today by University of Sydney academics. More...

January 2014

  • World award for Skymaster [31 January 2014]

    World award for Skymaster

    Skymaster, an autopilot for unmanned aerial vehicles, has won a University of Sydney robotics researcher the 2014 international MathWorks Student Challenge More...

  • CORE award for University professor [22 January 2014]

    James Curran

    Algorithms that enable powerful and intuitive searching of large data have earned a University of Sydney Information Technologies senior academic the 2014 Computing Research & Education (CORE) Chris Wallace Award for Outstanding Research Contribution. More...