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.

Orientation Day 2018

The Faculty of Science looks forward to seeing all undergraduate students at Orientation Day on 21 February. There is a fabulous programme of activities and events starting with a welcome at Waipapa Marae.

Zero in on computer science

Maggie Zhang didn’t let the fact she was “terrible with technology” stop her from changing her major to computer science. She is now working as a software engineer for Eroad in Auckland. Read more.

Life as it could be

Dr Matthew Egbert’s research into Artificial Life lies at the interface between philosophy and science, attempting to address some of our biggest questions. Read more about his research on page 9 of InSCight magazine.

  • Companion robots could help our rural schools
    15 February 2018
    Companion robots could be used in rural schools to help motivate students to study science and technology, and to provide comfort, according to Faculty of Medical and Health Science research.
  • Are the oil bobbles on your salad dressing alive?
    10 February 2018
    Dr Matthew Egbert talks with Graeme Hill on Radio Live about his Marsden Fast Start grant to study the definition of life, and how 'life-like' physical properties in 'inanimate' objects could have preceeded the evolution of life.
  • New data portal “a complete game changer”
    08 February 2018
    The Department of Statistics has gained access to a world-leading government data project that is a huge advance for academics studying New Zealanders’ wellbeing.