Innovative technologies


ARC success for five rising research stars

Five Macquarie researchers have been successful in the latest round of the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA) scheme, announced on Tuesday 3 November. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Sakkie Pretorius, says it’s particularly pleasing to see four humanities projects funded. “Through each of our future-shaping research priorities, but particularly Resilient societies, we […]

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Is social media affecting our views?

Dr Adam Dunn from the Centre for Health Informatics shares his advice on how we can best help our browsing habits when it comes to sorting the facts from the alternative facts.

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Artificial intelligence coming to MPID

Last month we highlighted the launch of the Macquarie Park Innovation District (MPID).  A new international research and development partnership has just been announced for the district, drawing on the University’s strengths in language sciences. As one of the leading research hubs for Natural Language Understanding (NLU) worldwide, Macquarie University and US-based VoiceBox Technologies recently announced an international […]

An alliance to achieve safer health test results

At a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded Partnership Project stakeholder forum held last week, members of the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research (CHSSR) at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation met with representatives from 14 other stakeholders to work on a plan to deliver safer, more effective and sustainable IT systems in healthcare. The […]

Macquarie and CSIRO hit the accelerator on fast data

Professor Michael Withford and Dr Simon Gross from the Department of Physics and Astronomy are part of a team selected to take part in the next round of CSIRO’s ON Accelerator, a program boosting Australia’s innovation performance by accelerating big science and technology ideas into commercially viable innovation opportunities. For the first time CSIRO welcomed […]