Welcome to the Department of Computer Science


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Take 10 with... Dr Chia-Yen Chen

Dr Chia-Yen Chen (or Yen) gives us 10 minutes of her time to discuss 3D reconstructions, computer vision, and augmented reality.

Picking books based on mood

Second-year computer science student, Jamie McDonald, who is also studying commerce, is co-founder of a new interactive tool that could point you to the perfect book to curl up with.

Barriers to refactoring makes cover

Watch Associate Professor Ewan Tempero's video about about whether or not to refactor. Then read the article which features on the front cover of the latest ACM online magazine by following the news link below.

  • Online MOOC - Data to Insight: An Introduction to Data Analysis Event as iCalendar
    02 October 2017 - 27 November 2017
    The Department of Statistics's hugely popular MOOC is running again from 2 October. It offers a hands-on introduction to statistical data analysis, emphasising fundamental concepts and practical skills.
  • Born out of chaos: An exhibition of generative art (Computer Science, Science Event Tags, Fine Arts) Event as iCalendar
    13 November 2017 - 24 November 2017, 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Generative art involves the design of an algorithm that produces images using an element of randomness and writing, and running a computer program to realise the images. Karl Scherer – mathematician, algorithm designer, artist and colourist – here showcases his high-quality (3D), striking pieces of art, the likes of which have not been seen before.
  • Interpreting Face and Medical Imaging (Computer Science, Seminars, Science Event Tags) Event as iCalendar
    24 November 2017, 12 - 1pm
    This talk addresses the advances in facial analysis from two aspects: age related change of the face and dynamic micro-facial movement detection.
  • The Michael Erceg Public Lecture | Discrete or continuous? Event as iCalendar
    28 November 2017, 6pm
    Is the air in a room a swarm of discrete molecules bouncing around, or a smooth continuum? This talk will be a tour of our mathematical and scientific world, past and present, through this lens of discrete or continuous.
  • Graphics in R Event as iCalendar
    10 December 2017, 1:30 - 5pm
    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.
  • NZSA/IASC-ARS Conference and Workshops on Statistical Computing Event as iCalendar
    11 December 2017 - 14 December 2017
    It is our great pleasure to invite you to Auckland to attend the 10th Conference of the IASC-ARS/68th Annual NZSA Conference to be hosted by the University of Auckland's Department of Statistics in December 2017 (10-14 Dec 2017).