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  • Man sits holding probes to a Mars Rover vehicle.

    A year with the Mars Rover

    Not many students get to say they built the Mars Rover over the summer, but that’s exactly the project Electronics and Computer Systems Engineering graduate James Barrett dived into last November and completed throughout his Honours year.

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    Future paths: ongoing learning and AI

    Globally, a lot of research is being undertaken in the field of Evolutionary Computation (EC), a branch of artificial intelligence (AI), where algorithms are inspired by biological evolution. EC techniques have proved extremely useful in identifying patterns and pulling out relevant information from vast amounts of labelled or categorised data.

  • Lecturer gives a talk to a room of teachers.

    Computer Science, classrooms and conferencing: CS4HS2019

    The School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) opened its doors to over seventy teachers from around the North Island this week, with the annual Computer Science for High Schools (CS4HS) conference running from Monday through Wednesday.

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    Celebrating Associate Professor Lindsay Groves

    Associate Professor Lindsay Groves, from the School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS), who has been instrumental in designing some of the School’s core engineering courses, retires after more than 30 years at Victoria University of Wellington.

  • Two men smiling at camera, one wearing a mechanical glove.

    A stroke of genius

    Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability, with nearly 80% of the world’s 25.7 million stroke survivors experiencing upper limb disability. Survivors typically receive close to 45 minutes of therapy every day, despite the Australian Stroke Foundation’s recommendation of three hours of therapy daily. Instead of depending on clinicians and having to get to the hospital, what if there was a way for people affected by stroke to receive the recommended duration of therapy at home?