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Raising the Bar | Darwin's Computer

Join Professor Alexei Drummond on the 29 August at the Vodka Room as he talks about how computers can be used to reconstruct the history of our own species and how these methods are used to better understand and respond to rapidly-evolving human diseases.

Cybersecurity's wicked problem

Technique, not technology, is needed to solve the ‘wicked problem’ of cyber security, says Department of Computer Science's computer cryptography expert Dr Peter Gutmann - speaking at Aura’s 31c0n cyber security conference in Auckland.

Courses and Careers Open Day 2017

Come along and listen to Professor Thomas Lumley and Paul Denny at the University's annual open day on Saturday 2 September. Learn about our new major in Data Science and experience what its like to be a student at New Zealand's leading university.

  • Raising the Bar Event as iCalendar
    29 August 2017, 6 - 9:30pm
    Join Professor Alexei Drummond, Dr James Russell, Professor John Montgomery and Professor Shaun Hendy in the New Zealand debut of Raising the Bar.
  • Analysis of time-to-event (survival) data - Workshop by Thomas Lumley Event as iCalendar
    12 September 2017 - 13 September 2017
    This workshop will be led by Professor Thomas Lumley. This two-day workshop will cover data exploration, data summaries, and regression modelling for time-to-event data. There will be both lecture and practical sessions.
  • Graphics in R Event as iCalendar
    10 December 2017, 8:30am - 12:30pm
    One in a series of four, this workshop is of special relevance to those involved in teaching statistics at all levels (e.g., secondary schools and universities), including the general learning of statistical concepts and exploratory data analysis, especially within a Big Data context.