- NBN upgrades explained: how will they make internet speeds faster?
And will the regions miss out?
- Best thesis prize
Congratulations to Dr Alejandro Maass Martinez, who has been awarded the 2019 Best Thesis Prize by the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering!
- Tingting Song awarded IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Scholarship
Tingting Song, a Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering PhD candidate supervised by Christina Lim, Thas Nirmalathas and Elaine Wong, is one of ten graduate researchers worldwide to have been awarded an IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Scholarship.
Further information can be found on the IEEE Photonics Society website.
- Molecular communication a new nanotechnology health frontier
Imagine swallowing a pill that, as it dissolves, releases microscopic nanomachines programmed to go to a specific location in your body and collect information at the cellular level for a medical diagnosis.
- A Black Swan Event is making us focus on “Innovation that Matters”
As the world move through COVID19 pandemic, health concerns, financial disruption, and the breakdowns of supply chains have had a very adverse impact on our society.
Video of a webinar presented by Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu, Chief Scientist and Founding Director, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, UC Berkeley.
- ‘Gig State’ to rival NBN: NSW plans fibre rollout as federal government tables regional broadband tax
NSW is planning to rollout its own fibre broadband network that could undercut the NBN in regional areas, as the federal government tables broadband tax.
An article featuring commentary from Thas Nirmalathas in The New Daily.
- Can our internet cope with so many of us at home?
More of us are schooling, working and streaming from home amid COVID-19; University of Melbourne looks at whether our internet can cope with the pandemic load.
- On the privacy of TraceTogether, the Singaporean COVID-19 contact tracing mobile app, and recommendations for Australia
The Australian government is exploring the use of contact tracing mobile apps as a tool for public health officials and communities to fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- NBN urged to intervene as pandemic tests broadband connections
The national broadband network is facing calls to temporarily slash wholesale prices to help telcos meet surging consumer demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
An article featuring commentary from Thas Nirmalathas in The Sydney Morning Herald.
- ‘Not up to operational standards’: NBN under pressure as HFC outages soar
An article from The New Daily featuring commentary from Thas Nirmalathas.
- A robot nose for a true brew
The aroma of beer is a key indicator of its quality, now new University of Melbourne technology can ‘sniff’ a beer to help brewers create top notch tasty brews.
- PhD candidate Han Wang explains her research
In 2018, Han Wang won a nomination to attend Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar. Han, who has just submitted a PhD in the Power and Energy Systems group under the supervision of Prof Pierluigi Mancarella, talks about her research.
- Ambitious plans to transform Melbourne using energy technology
Melbourne is forging ahead with ambitious plans to transform the city using the world’s fastest energy technology. Prof Pierluigi Mancarella is interviewed by Nine News Australia.
- Road to Endeavour: Smart support cane
Master of Engineering (Electrical) students Yaameen, Andrea and Tom identified an opportunity to use cutting-edge guidance and navigation technology to assist the visually impaired.
- Electrical engineering strikes a chord
Dr Gavin Buskes is Assistant Dean (Teaching and Learning) at the Melbourne School of Engineering. For Gavin, there’s a lot of crossover between electrical engineering and his first passion: music.
- New night vision optics revolutionise infrared sensing
Light has a special relationship with information. In the form of visible light, it can create images of the world in the human brain. But visible light is just a small portion of a larger electromagnetic spectrum, and that spectrum makes astonishing applications possible.
- Colour analysis
Picture a top interior designer on holidays sitting by a forest stream. Suddenly she spies a moss-covered rock with exactly the shade of green she’s been looking for.
- Dr Mohammad Taha named one of Australia’s 30 most innovative by Engineers Australia
Dr Mohammad Taha is a newly minted PhD, and they like the sound of those words; Dr Taha.
- 5G is coming
Thas A Nirmalathas, Director of Networked Society Institute and Professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, has contributed to an article published on allconnect.com titled 5G is coming: What to know about the tech that will change everything.