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12-13.05.2017 Macquarie Data Science Student Challenge
Macquarie Data Science Student Challenge is part of a global series of Hackathons, and will take place on May 12-13 (Friday-Saturday of week 9) at the Atrium. These events are designed to ignite a passion for the amazing things made possible by Data Science and to help students develop the skills necessary to harness the power of analytics.This event is sponsored by Microsoft with prizes, and Department of Computing will contribute one judge and assistance during development.
Find out more about this event and registration details here.
11.05.2017 Macquarie Research Appears at Prestigious Communications of the ACM
Prof. Michael Sheng and A/Prof. Yan Wang, along with other 22 researchers around the world, published a review article in the April Issue of Communications of the ACM (https://cacm.acm.org/). The article, entitled "A Service Computing Manifesto: The Next 10 Years" (https://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2017/4/215039-a-service-computing-manifesto/), defines a 10-year roadmap, which outlines the challenges and strategies for the widespread adoption of service computing.
Established in 1957 and read by over 85,000 computing researchers and practitioners worldwide, communications of the ACM is the premier chronicler of computing technologies, covering the latest discoveries, innovations, and research that inspire and influence the field.
11.05.2017 Congratulations to Computing Students for Winning the 2016 Judyth Sachs PACE prize in Faculty of Science and Engineering
Congratulations to the group of ISYS358/ISYS355/COMP355 students from 2016 for being jointly awarded the 2016 Judyth Sachs PACE prize in Faculty of Science and Engineering, under the 'long' category (pertaining to number of activity hours). The students in the group are as follows: Tim Bishop, Daniel Barnes, Leon Mercanti, Zackery Robison, Chris Masi, and Zesheng Peng.
The students were tasked with converting a paper-based data collection system to one that was digitised and supported by a back-end database, for Surf Life Saving Australia. In particular, this led the group to develop the Surf Hazard Rating Digitisation System (SHRDS). This system has significant value for Surf Life Saving Australia in its day-to-day work, as well as the resources, time, and money it saves the charity-based organisation. Further, the broader community will benefit tremendously from automated, efficient, and accurate data that informs hazard decision-making.
Recognition is due also to the supervisors, Professor Deborah Richards and Dr. Stephen Smith, for convening of these units and the wonderful outcomes made possible as a result!
09.05.2017 Congratulations to Deborah and Len for the Google CS4HS 2017 Award
As part of Google's growing efforts to support Computer Science education, they have offered Professor Deborah Richards and Dr. Len Hamey the Google CS4HS 2017 Award. Congratulations!
Find out more about this grant here.
16-26.04.2017 Training and Team Selection of Informatics Olympiad (IOI) 2017
About 20 students, among the finest programmers in Australia, are flying from all over the country to get training at Macquarie University for a period of 10 days starting on Easter Sunday in preparation for the actual programming competition. Professor Michael Johnson at Department of Computing has been looking after the training and team selection in preparation of the Informatics Olympiad in the past and again in 2017.
This is announced on this website http://orac.amt.edu.au/