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Isaac Balbin considers the importance of research for teaching

Isaac Balbin considers the importance of research for teaching | RMIT Computer Science & IT - tech news and ICT updates | Scoop.it

A common refrain in academia is “research should inform your teaching”. Research in this context is not educational research.

There is no argument that academics need to assimilate and investigate best practice in teaching and learning by keeping abreast and being involved in targeted educational research. Rather, generically, research into the latest and greatest trends in IT ought to find traction within the confines of the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and learning experience.

There is no intractable challenge infusing research into postgraduate subjects; this is their nature. It is challenging, however, specifically in the IT arena, to sprinkle the seeds of research-level scholarship into a classic undergraduate IT curriculum.

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ANZ & RMIT Hackathon Highlights 2015 - YouTube

Weekend of 28-30 August 2015, bringing together 60 students, 7 teams, fintech mentors, a global technology vendor and some real business problems. ---- ANZ &...
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Well done to all the RMIT students who got involved in ANZ's hackathon at tech hub York Butter Factory last weekend. Using hybrid cloud development platform IBM Bluemix the students developed apps to meet challenges set down by ANZ's tech leaders. From the video it looks like it was a terrific experience and a great weekend all round with networking opportunities galore.

The school would like to thank ANZ, IBM and York Butter Factory for putting on such a great event. Hopefully we can do more of this sort of thing in the future.

We'd also like to thank CSIT manager student projects Barti Murugesan for all his hard work in bringing this event to fruition. Barti did a marvellous job - well done!

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RMIT-India collaboration creates internships with AICAUSE for developing cloud support apps

RMIT-India collaboration creates internships with AICAUSE for developing cloud support apps | RMIT Computer Science & IT - tech news and ICT updates | Scoop.it

RMIT is strengthening its relationship with India by awarding internships to postgraduate students from an Indian institution to develop cloud support applications.

RMIT’s Australia-India Research Centre for Automation Software Engineering (AICAUSE) awarded internships to two fourth-year integrated Masters of Technology (iMTech) students from International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B) to develop next-generation applications in cloud support for industrial automation engineering and personal safety monitoring.

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Collaborative links with India have yielded internship opportunities for Indian students at RMIT's AICAUSE centre.

Two students, Abhijay Vuyyuru and Vikram Singhhis, have joined the RMIT Virtual Experiences Laboratory (VXLab), developing cloud support applications with AICAUSE Director Professor Heinz Schmidt. 

Well done to all at VXLab and AICAUSE for developing this impressive international collaboration.


 

 

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RMIT Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellows announced - congratulations, Yongli!

RMIT Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellows announced - congratulations, Yongli! | RMIT Computer Science & IT - tech news and ICT updates | Scoop.it
Our Fellows undertake research within our existing teams in order to make a significant impact in the area of their specialisation and be influential in expanding the knowledge of their relevant discipline.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowships is a competitive scheme for researchers within five years post PhD. Awardees are selected on the basis of their emerging track record and potential to develop into independent researchers who can undertake high quality research in one of RMIT's research priority areas.
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RMIT VC Martin Bean has announced the successful recipients of the inaugural Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowships with CSIT's Dr Yongli Ren named among them - congratulations, Yongli!

 

His research focus is on indoor information retrieval, particularly the development of a model designed to track visitors’ physical and web behaviour.

 

His research collaborations on personalised information retrieval resulted in the development of a differential privacy method to address issues in collaborative filtering related to privacy.


RMIT VC's Postdoctoral Fellows undertake research within existing teams in order to make a significant impact in the area of their specialisation and be influential in expanding the knowledge of their relevant discipline.

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Conference on Information Technology in Asia (CITA 2015) brings Big Data's best and brightest to Borneo

Conference on Information Technology in Asia (CITA 2015) brings Big Data's best and brightest to Borneo | RMIT Computer Science & IT - tech news and ICT updates | Scoop.it

Themed ‘Transforming Big Data Into Knowledge’, the two-day conference organised by Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) attracted some 100 participants from around the globe.

The aim of the biennial conference is to bring together researchers and industrial practitioners with a common interest in IT, specifically in research about Big Data.

Our own Professor Timos Sellis was among a prestigious field of keynote speakers, including such leading lights as Professor Bebo White (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford, USA), Professor Geoff Holmes (University of Waikato, New Zealand), and Professor Ku Ruhana Ku Mahamud (Universiti Utara Malaysia), as well as significant industry figures.



Read more: http://www.theborneopost.com/2015/08/05/vital-to-convert-data-into-useful-knowledge/#ixzz3hulAYHqK

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Leading the keynotes in Kuching, Professor Timos Sellis speaks on Data Ecosystems: From Very Large Data Bases to Big Data Infrastructures at biennial Big Data conference CITA 2015. Read more about the conference: http://www.cita.my/

 

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Mobile technologies from RMIT win four prizes at Victorian iAwards

Mobile technologies from RMIT win four prizes at Victorian iAwards | RMIT Computer Science & IT - tech news and ICT updates | Scoop.it

Four mobile applications created by staff and students from RMIT won prizes at the 2015 Victorian iAwards.

Selected from a field of 80 nominees, the four winning entries from RMIT was the largest prize haul of any Victorian university or other organisation.

Celebrating new innovations in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) for more than 20 years, the iAwards recognise new technologies with actual or potential impact on the wider community.

Selected across a range of iAward categories, RMIT’s prize-winning apps deal with business warehouse management, travel planning, and instantaneous information sharing, as well as a children’s game showing the value of reducing carbon footprints.

Vice-Chancellor and President, Martin Bean CBE, was guest speaker at the Cocktail Reception for the official awards announcement, at RMIT’s Storey Hall.

The University’s winning entries came from the School of Computer Science and IT and Head of School, Professor Athman Bouguettaya, said their success reflected the strength of its teaching and research culture.

“These awards show the level of expertise, as well as the creative, innovative capabilities, that our staff and students possess in a whole range of areas, such as mobile technologies and smartphones, artificial intelligence and machine learning, or programming and development,” he said.

“No other university or other organisation won as many awards as our school did alone – quite a remarkable achievement!”


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With the National iAwards just around the corner in August, RMIT's four State winners - all from the School of Computer Science and IT - will be preparing to present their pitch to the judges over two days of intense assessment on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th August 2015.  The judges will finalise the winners and merit recipients in each category, to be presented at the iAwards Presentation and Gala Dinner on Thursday 27th August at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. To attend register here - it could be an excellent networking opportunity. Anyway, in the meantime, Andy Song's iAward-winning SmartPicker warehouse app for SMEs has been selected by CIO as a highlight from the State iAwards, and is also featured in Computer World.  Good luck to all our School's iAward winners for the finals in August! Highlights from the 2015 state iAwards
CIO Australia, 15 Jul
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http://www.cio.com.au/article/579717/highlights-from-2015-state-iawards/

Researchers use AI to get smart with warehouse operations
Computer World, 08 Jul
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http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/496855/researchers_use_ai_get_smart_warehouse_operations/
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First Time Pregnancy app charts the milestones on Dora's wondrous nine-month journey

First Time Pregnancy app charts the milestones on Dora's wondrous nine-month journey | RMIT Computer Science & IT - tech news and ICT updates | Scoop.it

An app developed by two RMIT students that aims to ease concerns and answer the many questions faced by first-time parents has hit over half a million downloads.

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The First Time Pregnancy app that reassures pregnant mums with regular updates on what's going on in their baby bump has now passed the 1/2 million downloads mark.

Developed by RMIT students Michael MacRae and Henry Bezuidenhout, it's been road-tested by CSIT's receptionist Dora Drakopoulos, who is due to give birth at the end of August and declared the app a terrific help and very informative.

Congratulations to both Henry and Michael, as well as their capstone supervisor Charles Thevathayan, and best wishes to Dora who leaves work on Friday for maternity leave. You'll be much missed! 

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Tech careers event BiG Day In a great success at RMIT University

Tech careers event BiG Day In a great success at RMIT University | RMIT Computer Science & IT - tech news and ICT updates | Scoop.it

RMIT hosted the popular BiG Day In event to support the next generation of students in developing their IT sector careers.

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Well done to all the students and staff from the School of Computer Science and IT, who helped make the BiG Day In such a success. 

Associate Professor Phil Vines has been pushing this event for several years and is delighted at the feedback both from our students and from visiting high school students.

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Australian Computer Society gives out gongs to RMIT Computer Science and IT students at gala awards dinner in Storey Hall

Australian Computer Society gives out gongs to RMIT Computer Science and IT students at gala awards dinner in Storey Hall | RMIT Computer Science & IT - tech news and ICT updates | Scoop.it

On Tuesday 12 May, 2015 the College of Science, Engineering and Health at RMIT University held its Gala dinner to celebrate the achievement of the 2014 cohort and to award student prizes. The ceremonies were held in the iconic Storey Hall at the RMIT University Campus in Melbourne.

Dr Rod Dilnutt, Chair of the ACS Education Relations Committee and Vice - Chairman of the Victorian Branch Executive Committee, attended the dinner and presented a certificate of achievement and a gift from ACS Victoria to the following students, who excelled in their respective courses;

Erica Rosalina - Bachelor of Computer ScienceMelissa Quach - Bachelor of Information TechnologyScott Wells - Bachelor of Software Engineering

 

ACS would like to congratulate these students on their achievement and welcome them into the ICT professional community. ACS looks forward to a long relationship with these young professionals as their careers develop into the future.

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Congratulations to Erica, Melissa and Scott for taking out the ACS awards - great work!

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NICTA RMIT Data Analytics Lab: a hub for advanced data analytics to help Aussie businesses compete on a global scale

NICTA RMIT Data Analytics Lab: a hub for advanced data analytics to help Aussie businesses compete on a global scale | RMIT Computer Science & IT - tech news and ICT updates | Scoop.it

The NICTA RMIT Data Analytics Lab is a hub for advanced data analytics projects, supporting researchers and helping Australian and Victorian businesses compete on a global scale.

A joint initiative between RMIT University and NICTA (National ICT Australia), the lab applies text, user and data analytics research to industry-driven projects that solve problems and provide efficiencies in key areas including health, logistics, smart cities, environment and security.

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Led by Professors Timos Sellis and Mark Sanderson, the NICTA RMIT Data Analytics Lab at RMIT University aims to help Australian businesses, industry and government organisations compete globally by applying text, user and data analytics research to industry-driven projects. Check out the website to read more, or to find out how your organisation could benefit from developing projects with Timos, Mark and their team of researchers.

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Led by Professors Timos Sellis and Mark Sanderson, the NICTA RMIT Data Analytics Lab at RMIT University aims to help Australian businesses, industry and government organisations compete globally by applying text, user and data analytics research to industry-driven projects. Check out the website to read more, or to find out how your organisation could benefit from developing projects with Timos, Mark and their team of researchers.

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Broadening horizons and building confidence on RMIT's Computer Science and IT Masters

Broadening horizons and building confidence on RMIT's Computer Science and IT Masters | RMIT Computer Science & IT - tech news and ICT updates | Scoop.it

Junliang Jiang completed Masters Degrees in Computer Science and Information Technology. He chose RMIT because of its strong industry connections, “some courses in IT are very practical and the tutors and lecturers, who have industry backgrounds, share their vision and knowledge with students”. 

Junliang believes that studying internationally broadened his horizons and built his confidence: "Melbourne is the place to be: good city, good living environment and you can experience multiculturalism in a very unique way."


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Embracing all Melbourne had to offer, while completing Masters degrees in Computer Science and IT, Junliang (Alex) Jiang believes that his time at RMIT has broadened horizons and built confidence.

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QS World University Rankings rate RMIT equal 6th in Australia for Computer Science & Information Systems

QS World University Rankings rate RMIT equal 6th in Australia for Computer Science & Information Systems | RMIT Computer Science & IT - tech news and ICT updates | Scoop.it

The QS World University Rankings for 2015 are out and RMIT is placed joint 6th in Australia for Computer Science and Information Systems.

The rankings highlight the world’s top universities in 36 individual subjects, based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

RMIT is rated in the top 100 universities worldwide for Computer Science and Information Systems, while the university as a whole remained 32nd in the world among universities less than 50 years old and among the top 15 universities in Australia.

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The QS University Rankings place RMIT 6th in Australia for Computer Science and Information Systems, equal with Monash, and above two Group of 8 Computer Science departments. 

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Smart Picker to deliver for warehouse management

Smart Picker to deliver for warehouse management | RMIT Computer Science & IT - tech news and ICT updates | Scoop.it
Small and medium-sized enterprises will benefit from a new warehouse management system that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and smartphones.
RMITComputer Science&IT's insight:

Andy Song is solving warehouse problems for SMEs with his team's new and unique SmartPicker smartphone app, which is also entered for this year's iAwards. Excellent write up in The Australian this week - well done, Andy and team!

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AICAUSE organising workshops at major international software conferences for September 2015

AICAUSE organising workshops at major international software conferences for September 2015 | RMIT Computer Science & IT - tech news and ICT updates | Scoop.it

Professor Heinz Schmidt and Dr Maria Spichkova from RMIT's AICAUSE centre are organising workshops at prestigious international conferences in September 2015:

 

the 2nd edition of the workshop "Human-Oriented Formal Methods" (HOFM), which is a satellite event to SEFM 2015 (13th International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods, York, UK). Details: https://hofm2015.wordpress.com/the SAGRA workshop on Sustainable Architecture at ECSA 2015 (The 9th European Conference on Software Architecture will bring together researchers and practitioners from Component-Based Software Engineering and Software Architecture, Dubrovnik/Cavtat, Croatia). Details: https://sagra2015.wordpress.com

 

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With two workshops running at two major international software conferences in September 2015, Professor Heinz Schmidt and Maria Spichkova will have their hands full. Good luck to you both!

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Windows 95 two decades on: but why all the upgrades? Ass Prof James Harland gives the lowdown.

Windows 95 two decades on: but why all the upgrades? Ass Prof James Harland gives the lowdown. | RMIT Computer Science & IT - tech news and ICT updates | Scoop.it
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Windows 95 operating system. What was it that made the operating system so special, and why all the upgrades over the years?
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Great article by RMIT's Associate Professor James Harland that appeared on The Conversation last week, before being syndicated by the ABC and Australasian Science. Great work, James! 

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RMIT top 200 in Shanghai Jiao Tong's Academic Ranking of World Universities in Computer Science for 2015

RMIT top 200 in Shanghai Jiao Tong's Academic Ranking of World Universities in Computer Science for 2015 | RMIT Computer Science & IT - tech news and ICT updates | Scoop.it

Computer Science at RMIT is now rated among the world's top 200 universities in the prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings, comfortably in Australia's top 8 and with the good company of ANU and University of Sydney also ranked top 200.

RMIT University has never before featured in Shanghai Jiao Tong's prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which largely measures research impact combined with staff and alumni achievement.

 

 

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Computer Science continues to lead the way at RMIT!

This time becoming the first area of RMIT to ever be ranked in Shanghai Jiao Tong's prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which prioritises research excellence and academic achievement in its methodology.

This ranking places us in the top eight universities in Australia for Computer Science, which also correlates with the QS World University rankings. 

All in all, this reinforces the School's position as one of RMIT's leading lights and recognises the success and dedication of staff.

Great work, everybody! 

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Listcorp, stockmarket investment website, set to launch, after web and search tools development by RMIT students and staff

Listcorp, stockmarket investment website, set to launch, after web and search tools development by RMIT students and staff | RMIT Computer Science & IT - tech news and ICT updates | Scoop.it
A LinkedIn-style website developed in Australia that connects listed companies with investors is gearing up for its launch next month.
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RMIT students and staff were heavily involved in creating both the website itself and the search engine tools that make Listcorp tick - connecting companies with investors in a LinkedIn style website.

Great work by Craig D'Souza to make the project happen, with Ass Prof Jenny Zhang managing the project.

Two of those involved from RMIT have now also taken jobs with Listcorp, so all round it's a great result. Well done to all!

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Professor Timos Sellis featured in August edition of Communications of the ACM magazine

Professor Timos Sellis featured in August edition of Communications of the ACM magazine | RMIT Computer Science & IT - tech news and ICT updates | Scoop.it

Underlining his status as an internationally-recognised authority on big data, data analytics and database systems, RMIT University's Professor Timos Sellis is interviewed in the flagship magazine of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world's largest educational and scientific computing society.  

In the interview, Professor Sellis describes the motivations behind his research interests and outlines the aims and expectations he holds for the NICTA RMIT Data Analytics Lab, which he leads jointly with Professor Mark Sanderson (also of RMIT).

RMITComputer Science&IT's insight:

Great interview with Big Data guru Professor Timos Sellis in Communications of the ACM magazine this month. Timos claims he finds database systems exciting!

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My "Master"!

RMITComputer Science&IT's comment, August 2, 9:50 PM
There may be a problem with the link, but check out the home page for the August edition of Communications of the ACM magazine: http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2015/8 Timos' story is on page 15 (you can download the PDF of the magazine)
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RMIT wins $1.8million in ARC linkage funding

RMIT wins $1.8million in ARC linkage funding | RMIT Computer Science & IT - tech news and ICT updates | Scoop.it

RMIT University has been awarded more than $1.8million in Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project Grants.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation and Vice-President, Professor Calum Drummond, said the grants build on the University's ongoing success in collaborative research partnerships.

“RMIT is renowned for the strength of our national and international industry relationships and our researchers excel at developing new knowledge and technologies for industry applications,” he said.

The Linkage Projects Grants Scheme funds collaborative research and development projects between higher education researchers and partner organisations.

A success story in this round involves Associate Professor Lawrence Cavedon, from the School of Computer Science and Information Technology, who was awarded $394,000 for User-Adaptive search and evaluation for complex information-seeking tasks.  

The project brings together a team of world-leading Information Retrieval researchers who have collaborated extensively in the area of evaluation and user analytics.

They will be working with industry partner SEEK LIMITED to develop a new evaluation framework with the potential to reinvent the user experience for complex search tasks.


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Congratulations to Lawrence and his fellow researchers, Professor Mark Sanderson and Dr Falk Scholer, for this major ARC Linkage grant with SEEK. A great result!

Well done also to Dr Flora Salim, who is co-Chief Investigator on another large grant looking at big data capture in sustainable city design.

Professor Xun Yi and Professor Zahir Tari were also named on grants investigating electronic health data (EHD) with Victoria University and private cloud data centres (CDCs) with the University of Sydney respectively. Great work! 

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Huawei selects RMIT Software Engineering student for Seeds for Future program in China

Huawei selects RMIT Software Engineering student for Seeds for Future program in China | RMIT Computer Science & IT - tech news and ICT updates | Scoop.it

Huawei Australia and the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) have selected 10 students from Australian universities to participate in Huawei’s global undergraduate program, Seeds for the Future.

The students selected are from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Curtin University, University of South Australia, University of Technology Sydney, Queensland University of Technology and Australian National University, and will represent Australia in the global program, which involves a visit to China and attendance at various Huawei facilities in China.

RMITComputer Science&IT's insight:

Congratulations to Jesse Bartlett, who is studying for a Bachelor of Software Engineering with the School of CSIT, as he's off to China with Hauwei on their Seeds for the Future Program. It's a great honour to be selected - he's one of only ten students to be selected from across Australia - and it's also a great opportunity. Here's wishing Jesse the best of luck in China - well done!

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Tinder hires former RMIT student and academic Hugh Williams as new VP of Engineering

Tinder hires former RMIT student and academic Hugh Williams as new VP of Engineering | RMIT Computer Science & IT - tech news and ICT updates | Scoop.it

Tinder has just announced that it has appointed Hugh Williams, formerly of eBay and Microsoft, to lead the Tinder dev team as VP of Engineering.

In less than five years, Dr Hugh Williams (Bachelor of Applied Science, Computer Science, with Honours, 1995, completed his PhD in 1998) went from lecturing at RMIT to working as an executive in Silicon Valley.

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Following senior posts in the US with top companies like eBay, Microsoft and Yahoo, Dr Hugh Williams has now joined dating app Tinder as VP of Engineering. After completing his PhD in computer science with the school, Hugh joined the staff and began lecturing here too, before heading to Silicon Valley. Congratulations to Hugh from everyone at RMIT's School of Computer Science and IT.

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New app Touchpoint from RMIT student and Pongolabs simplifies info sharing to the touch of your finger - and no downloads!

New app Touchpoint from RMIT student and Pongolabs simplifies info sharing to the touch of your finger - and no downloads! | RMIT Computer Science & IT - tech news and ICT updates | Scoop.it
RMIT University and Melbourne software company Pongolabs have developed new mobile technology for instantly sharing information with hundreds of people in a group situation.

Touchpoint (tch.pt) can instantly share documents, videos or music with large groups of people at once with no app downloads, usernames or passwords required.

Pongolabs researchers and RMIT students worked together to develop and test the unique “moment-in-time’’ networking algorithm.

RMIT University postgraduate student Yifeng Chen, who spent six months working on the project, said Touchpoint involved a “host” confirming a channel number, which was generated by server, with all participants.

“All participants touch down and let it go at same time, this motion creates a special pattern that allows the server to run an algorithm to match all participants,” said Mr Chen, who is now employed as an engineer and researcher at Pongolabs.

RMITComputer Science&IT's insight:

Excellent work by Yifeng Chen, who is still finishing his studies yet has already secured a job with Pongolabs on the strength of his work on Touchpoint. Well done to Barti Murugesan too, who manages student projects for CSIT and who liaised closely with Pongolabs throughout the project.

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A New Rule of Law: Social intelligence, open rights - RMIT University

A New Rule of Law: Social intelligence, open rights - RMIT University | RMIT Computer Science & IT - tech news and ICT updates | Scoop.it

Explore the legal and ethical challenges of regulating the contemporary societies that emerged when Big Data encountered Web 3.0, in the latest instalment of RMIT's Centre for Applied Social Research seminar series.

With developments in the Internet of Things and Smart Cities, our world will soon be managed and possibly ruled almost automatically. A panel of experts, including CSIT's Professor Timos Sellis, will be discussing how we regulate a world that is no longer simply local or global, but informational, framed on automatically generated data that mechanically produces more data in iterative cycles. What sort of order will emerge? And with social intelligence – the common cognitive base for humans and computers – fostering agency in Multi-Agent Systems, how will we define what is and is not human? How will law, governance and regulations work in this new hybrid world?

Find out more on Friday 29 May at RMIT Storey Hall.

RMITComputer Science&IT's insight:

Our own Professor Timos Sellis will be taking time out before SIGMOD 2015 begins on Sunday to join a panel of experts for the latest in RMIT's Centre for Applied Social Research seminar series. While exploring what happened when Big Data encountered Web 3.0, including developments in the Internet of Things and Smart Cities, the panel will be discussing the social, ethical and legal implications for the emerging societies.

Friday 29 May, RMIT Storey Hall.

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Professor Heinz Schmidt - RMIT University

Professor Heinz Schmidt - RMIT University | RMIT Computer Science & IT - tech news and ICT updates | Scoop.it

RMIT's Director of eResearch and the Australia India Research Centre for Automation Software Engineering (AICAUSE) believes that how new technologies are changing our approach to productivity is right at the heart of the digital revolution.


The AICAUSE team aims to analyse, develop and quality assure software architecture for remote testing and control of robotic equipment in isolated locations.


AICAUSE is a hub for multiple streams of research including robotic manufacturing, networked control systems, global cloud-enabled automation services and software architecture.


RMIT’s AICAUSE and eResearch have partnered with other universities and research groups to assist different research centres connecting data, computation and science laboratories housing partly automated robotic equipment. 

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Software and robotics expert Professor Heinz Schmidt is head of RMIT's eResearch and AICAUSE centres, using new tech to revolutionise how we see productivity in the digital revolution. 

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ACM SIGMOD/PODS Conference 2015 coming to Melbourne and chaired by RMIT's Professor Timos Sellis

ACM SIGMOD/PODS Conference 2015 coming to Melbourne and chaired by RMIT's Professor Timos Sellis | RMIT Computer Science & IT - tech news and ICT updates | Scoop.it

The top international data conference is coming to Melbourne at the end of may and will be chaired by Professor Timos Sellis, the world-leading data analytics expert from RMIT University's School of Computer science and IT.

The annual ACM SIGMOD/PODS conference is a leading international forum for database researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore cutting-edge ideas and results, and to exchange techniques, tools, and experiences. We are delighted to invite you to attend the 36th ACM SIGMOD/PODS, to be held in Melbourne, Australia from May 31st to June 4th, 2015.

Registration is now open. Registrants who need a visa to enter Australia, please check details in Visa Information.


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Register now for the world's leading data conference, ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2015, which begins in Melbourne on 31 May, and is chaired by RMIT's Professor Timos Sellis. 

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PhD Scholarships in Computer Science and IT - RMIT University

PhD Scholarships in Computer Science and IT - RMIT University | RMIT Computer Science & IT - tech news and ICT updates | Scoop.it

RMIT's School of Computer Science and IT is offering PhD scholarships worth $25,000 pa to high achieving research students in several key computer science areas, such as, cloud computing, social media, data analytics and information retrieval. Final applications by 30 June.

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The school's got some major research projects, in research areas like data, cloud and IR, with PhD scholarships worth $25k on offer until 30 June. For further information, email Associate Professor Xiaodong Li xiaodong.li@rmit.edu.au.

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