Welcome to the Department of Computer Science

Welcome to New Zealand's leading computer science department. We pride ourselves on the excellence of our staff and our students.

R star launches fundraising appeal

Hadley Wickham is a Department of Statistics graduate who has built a leading data science business on R. He wants users who have benefited from R, which is free and open-source, to give back.

Robots everywhere

News concerning robots, the tasks that they are able to perform and how they are expected to interact with humans, is widespread. Our Gibbons Lectures' speakers tackle this topic on 3, 10, 17 and 24 May.

What's on

Want to know what is happening? Join in the weekend ideas hackathon in April and download our What's On guide app to stay in the loop with other events and activities on campus throughout the year.

  • Hood Fellowship Public Lecture | Mathematics and sports tournaments (Science Event Tags, Computer Science, Department of Statistics, Lectures, Seminars) Event as iCalendar
    28 March 2018, 4pm
    Putting together a balanced schedule for a sports tournament can be tricky. In this talk Professor Hendrik Van Maldeghem from Ghent University in Belgium will be discussing the challenges and some solutions using unusual geometric objects.
  • Developing DNA as a medium for format-independent digital archiving (Science Event Tags, Lectures, Seminars, Computer Science) Event as iCalendar
    29 March 2018, 11am - 12pm
    Storing digital data using DNA sequences has massive potential. Professor Ant Poole from the School of Biological Sciences will share his ideas on how to harness biology for format-independent digital archiving of images
  • Gibbons Lectures: Robotics research in New Zealand (Science Event Tags, Conferences, Lectures, Seminars, Computer Science) Event as iCalendar
    03 May 2018, 6:30pm
    In this lecture, Professor Bruce MacDonald will talk about the international trends in robotics, some of the ongoing work and future directions for robotics research in NZ and how robotic technology will change our lives.
  • Gibbons Lectures: Robotics in industry (Science Event Tags, Conferences, Lectures, Seminars, Computer Science) Event as iCalendar
    10 May 2018, 6:30pm
    Mike Shatford from Design Energy - a business offering robotic productions solutions in New Zealand - will talk about where, and how, robotics is serving its target market and where there are gaps and opportunities for both the originators of new technology and the end-users it will serve.
  • Gibbons Lectures: Will robotic vision ever fully replace human vision? (Science Event Tags, Conferences, Lectures, Seminars, Computer Science) Event as iCalendar
    17 May 2018, 6:30pm
    Robotic vision is considered one of the most promising investment sectors in the near future. In this talk, Associate Professor Patrice Delmas will introduce the topic of robotic vision- the extraction of useful information from images - its current status and the many challenges that have been faced.