Professor Alistair Rendell
Computer Science is the study of information and computation: of algorithms, data and computing systems which accept, store, transform and present data in ways that contribute to knowledge, industry and society. Educational programs in our school focus on the disciplines of computer science, computing, information technology and software engineering for undergraduates, graduate coursework, and graduate research students. They emphasise foundations, creativity, design and engineering processes. Our graduates are widely recognised as solid professionals who are able to drive innovation in industry and government. Our students regularly win industry awards for their excellent work.
Our research groups and research activities traverse many of the layers of computing technology and computer science. They range from studies of the foundations of algorithms, logic and artificial intelligence to the building of programming-language support systems and new interfaces for computer human interaction. Our researchers have excellent international reputations and collaborate with the best people in the world in their areas. Our location at ANU facilitates multidisciplinary interaction with outstanding researchers throughout the college and university. We have a strong involvement with National ICT Australia (NICTA) and we share a building, and research collaboration with the CSIRO ICT centre.
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We believe in the power of computing technologies to help solve diverse problems and transform industries
We contribute to computing as a discipline by creating new technologies, advancing the underpinning science, and by working across discipline boundaries to advance their application.
Our education and research programs combine knowledge and understanding of computer science and technology with experiential learning for skills development. We aspire to equip all students at the ANU with the ability to apply computational tools within their chosen field.
Our graduates have the curiosity, knowledge and skills to articulate and solve problems that are yet to be encountered using technology that is yet to be developed.