Engage with us

Engage with us

The Department of Computing is committed to furthering our collective success by welcoming new students, researchers and stakeholders into our community.

As an immensely popular field, we open our doors to high school students looking to learn more about the many opportunities available at Macquarie University. We have also established a training program for high school teachers to grasp an understanding of our teaching methods, expertise and capabilities.

The department continues to enjoy our unique initiative as a purpose-built hub that brings industry partners, students of all levels and academics of various backgrounds together.

If you’d like to find out more about events, seminars, and other ways we can engage with you, please contact us.

Engage with us- 2019

27.11.2019 Computing Industry Networking Event

Proudly sponsored by ITIC, Australia, the 2019 Computing Industry Networking event is a showcase of the Department's achievements. There will be a presentation by an invited industry person from Microsoft Australia. Selected student groups will present their projects conducted during the semester. Throughout the evening, Computing PhD Candidates will display a poster summarising their research.

When: Wednesday 27 November 2019

Where: Macquarie University Campus, 18 Wally’s Walk, Level 3 (Room A – D)

  • 5.30pm Registration, HDR posters and demo display; Drinks and canapés on guest arrival
  • 6.15pm Welcome to Country and Welcome from Professor Michael Sheng
  • 6.20pm Industry Guest Speaker, Agnes Panosian, Microsoft
  • 6.40pm Update on Research and Industry at the Department of Computing – focus on Artificial Intelligence
  • 6.50pm Student Presentations
  • 7.00pm Presentation by Nicolas Nouri, Computing Alumni and ACS Student of the year finalist
  • 7.05pm Networking session - HDR and Demo display’s; Drinks and canapés to be served

Registration will commence at 5.30 pm, we invite you to have some refreshments and meet our Academics and Students. We look forward to seeing you there.

Registration details: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2019-computing-industry-networking-event-registration-81665460591

Department of Computing, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University, Australia.

For more information email jo.aboud@mq.edu.au

1.11.2019 Vacation Scholarships

Summer Vacation Scholarship

The Department of Computing invites applications for a Summer Vacation Scholarship to carry out various research projects (more details are provided below).

The scholarship is a full-time position and will run for 5 weeks from early January 2020.  You will mainly work on campus.  The scholarship provides a tax-free stipend of $500 per week.  Please see the Terms and Conditions of the award and the Selection procedure.

The successful candidate will be selected based on academic merit and suitability to the project. To apply, please send an email to jo.aboud@mq.edu.au with the following attachments:

  • A cover letter
  • A copy of your academic transcript
  • Your CV

Applications for 2019 are closed.


The projects available:

Dr Malcolm Ryan malcolm.ryan@mq.edu.au

Deep learning for Procedural Content Generation in Videogames.

Professor Michael Sheng and team michael.sheng@mq.edu.au

Design of scalable, robust, and cost-efficient techniques for (multiple) object localization in smart indoor environments; Machine Learning-based trust management models for social Internet of Things; Towards the design of intelligent interactive and smart environments.

Dr. Matt Roberts matthew.roberts@mq.edu.au

Algorithmic analysis of galvanic skin response data; Fast and flexible pattern matching with egison-haskell; Verified web applications with whiley.

Dr Diego Molla Aliod diego.molla-aliod@mq.edu.au

Automated text summarisation

Dr Rolf Schwitter rolf.schwitter@mq.edu.au

Integrating conceptual modelling and controlled natural language

Professor Annabelle McIver annbelle.mciver@mq.edu.au

Formal analysis of Blockchains

26.08.2019 Scholarships Opportunities

2 scholarships up for grabs! Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to learn from and work with experts in their field, Prof Dali Kaafar, Faculty of Science and Engineering and Prof Mark Wiggins Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University Details below: "Human-centric Security: Modelling and measuring end-user susceptibility to cybersecurity threats" https://lnkd.in/gK3eq2m "Secure AI Platforms: Building Resilient Machine Learning as a Service" https://lnkd.in/gd72GD4

Applications close 15 November 2019.

Expression of Interest - Sessional teaching in 2020 S1 and S2

For sessional teaching in S1 and S2 2020, we will be calling for an expression of interest in mid Dec.  Please simply keep an eye on this page and then follow the instructions as stated in the Casual Teaching Positions Application Guidelines for S1 and S2 2020 to apply.   Please submit your application through our online system.  Applications will be closed on 24 January 2020.

11 - 12 July 2019 Professional Development Courses for Computing/TAS Teachers (Endorsed by NESA)

The 2019 Department of Computing Professional Development Courses offer 2 consecutive one-day courses (9:00am - 4:00pm) aimed at Primary School and/or non-IT trained teachers and High School TAS/Computing teachers. Teachers who participate in the two day workshops receive 11 hours of Professional Development.

The courses are held at Macquarie University.

Department of Computing's Professional Development workshops cost $15 for one day (5.5 hours) and $25 for two days (11 hours).

Big Data Society

For more information about events and how to join, follow the link.

MACS- Macquarie Association of Computing Students

For more information about events and how to join, follow the link

Engage with us- 2018

29.11.2018 Computing Industry Networking Event

The 2018 Computing Industry Networking event was a showcase of the Department's achievements. There was a presentation by an invited industry person from SAS Australia. Selected student groups presented their projects conducted during the semester. Throughout the evening, Computing PhD Candidates displayed a poster summarising their research.

For more information about the event programme visit https://www.mq.edu.au/about/about-the-university/faculties-and-departments/faculty-of-science-and-engineering/departments-and-centres/department-of-computing/computing-industry-networking-event

Department of Computing Professional Development Workshop Resources 2018

Click here for resources for the Computing 2018 Professional Development Courses (supported by Google Science Education and endorsed by NESA).

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