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.

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.

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.

The Inside Word

Are you wanting to know what life is REALLY like at uni? Classes, events, money, studying, stressing… Get the Inside Word, straight from the people who are experiencing it. Follow the blog to find out about your first year of study.

  • Apply now for a 2018 graduate teaching assistant opportunity
    01 February 2018
    The Faculty of Science invites expressions of interest from postgraduate students for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions in 2018.
  • Register now | Three-Minute Thesis Competition 2018
    19 April 2018
    Could you explain an 80,000 word thesis in just 180 seconds? This year's 2018 Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition challenges postgraduate students to communicate their research to a general audience in just 3 minutes with a single presentation slide. The Faculty of Science heats will be held on 21 May. Register now.
  • 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.
  • Gibbons Lectures: Can we be friends with robots? (Science Event Tags, Conferences, Lectures, Seminars, Computer Science) Event as iCalendar
    24 May 2018, 6:30pm
    Social robots are now being made to assist us in our daily lives in our homes and workplaces. Associate Professor Elizabeth Broadbent will discuss research on how people feel about living with such robots and the benefits and harm robots may bring.