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Congratulations Professor Albert Zomaya

Professor Albert Zomaya

Professor Albert Zomaya has been awarded an IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award. The award recognises Professor Zomaya's "outstanding contributions to the solution of scheduling problems in parallel and distributed computing systems." The prestigious award is given to renowned technologists who have made contributions in the past 10-15 years that have significantly promoted technical progress in the field.

The award coincides with the publication of Professor Zomaya's new book, "Biological Knowledge Discovery Handbook: Preprocessing, Mining and Postprocessing of Biological Data". The book is co-authored by Professor Mourad Elloumi, from the University of Tunis-El Manar, Tunisia.

27 March 2014

Fingerprinting herbal medicine

Details on how to fingerprint herbs, isolate and identify herb potency or connect massive clinical datasets are among the topics of a new reference tool released today by University of Sydney academics. More... 26 February 2014.

CORE award for University professor

Algorithms that enable powerful and intuitive searching of large data have earned a University of Sydney Information Technologies senior academic the 2014 Computing Research & Education (CORE) Chris Wallace Award for Outstanding Research Contribution.

Associate Professor James Curran,from the School of Information Technologies will be presented with the prestigious trans-Tasman award at the Australasian Computer Science Week (ACSW) conference in Auckland, New Zealand on 21 January 2014. More.. 22 January 2014.

You've been framed - keyframe technology

Important visual sequences in news, security or personal camera footage will be faster to identify thanks to a keyframe technique developed by University of Sydney researchers. More... 25 October 2013.

Scaffold Hunter heads to Google

The University of Sydney researcher behind Scaffold Hunter, prize-winning open source software, has been invited to attend the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) Mentor summit held in San Francisco, USA. More... 17 October 2013

Rewards program helps robots think for themselves

Intelligent machines are a favourite subject for science fiction writers, who have mined into the rich potential for mayhem when robots with brains rebel against their human masters.

In real life, robots are often assigned mundane tasks that are too boring or dangerous for human hands. But Fabio Ramos is helping to produce a new breed of intelligent robots with applications more ambitious than vacuuming the floor or dealing with unexploded bombs. More... 14 October 2013

No place like home - Neighbourhood Networks

Oatley has been selected as the best Sydney suburb to trial Neighbourhood Networks, a new online site developed by University of Sydney information technologies researchers.

Community noticeboards similar to those found in local supermarkets or libraries were the inspiration behind Neighbourhood Networks, a website co-founded by Dr Rainer Wasinger and Hai He as part of the University's collaboration with the Smart Services Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).
More... 10 October 2013

Spam challenged by Game Theory

A new anti-spam model using repetitive games theory has been developed by University of Sydney researchers. Tested over a year-long period the model showed a 30 percent increase in detecting and classifying spam. More... 9 September 2013

SIT alumnus Harvard bound

Stephen Merity

School of Information Technologies alumnus Stephen Merity has been awarded a prestigious Australia to US Fellowship from the American Australian Association. The Association provides individual Fellowships of up to US$40,000 for advanced study in the United States, and aims to help existing strong social and economic partnerships and foster intellectual exchange between the United States and Australia.

Stephen received the Dow Chemical Company Fellowship and says the funding will help him off-set the cost of attending the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences: “The Fellowship will enable me to focus my efforts fully on studying and networking whilst at Harvard. I'm grateful to the American Australian Association and its sponsors for giving me this opportunity.”

Endless Cloud double edged sword

Hybrid or multi-cloud deployment is the most cost effective and efficient method for a business to manage abundant cloud computing resources, cloud computing experts at the University of Sydney say. More... 29 August 2013

Cloud computing researcher a star

A cloud computing researcher at University of Sydney has been selected as among the world's top 200 young computer scientists. More... 5 August 2013

Race to code at the National Computer Science School

It will be a race to top the coding leader board when as many as five hundred high schools join the annual National Computer Science School (NCSS) challenge at the University of Sydney next week. More... 2 August 2013

Making Business Fun in a Digital World: Cruiser Receives iAward Honours

A new multi-user software platform that allows users to collaborate and seamlessly share content between any surface (interactive whiteboards, walls, touchscreens, tablets and smartphones) was a recipient of a 2013 NSW iAwards Merit in the New Product Category. Read more. 21 June 2013

A marriage of Chinese Medicine and Information Technologies

Chinese Medicine (CM) and Information Technologies (IT) seem to be polar opposites but Dr Josiah Poon is on a mission to marry these two disparate fields. Read more. 13 June 2013