Director's message

Dear Colleagues,

I hope you have enjoyed hearing from our Senior Leadership Group (SLG) over the past few weeks. And thank you to the SLG who generously shared their perspectives with the College.

We have much on the horizon and only a few months left in 2019. The RSEEME School Review will be taking place from 30 Oct – 1 Nov, I will be travelling to the US for the first few weeks of November with our Head of Advancement, the CoDesign Culture Lab is shaping up well for the end of November, EEME and CS School Retreats will be in the first week of December followed by Graduation on 10 December.

The CECS Academic Performance Standards will be circulated for consultation, college wide, by the end of October.  This is also an opportunity to say a huge thanks to the writing team who worked on these standards. Thank you!  

I held an ad-hoc EEME school meeting today to announce the new School Director, Professor Chris Kellett. Chris will be joining us in the new year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ian Petersen for the invaluable role he has played as Interim Director, and will continue to play, as Chris transitions into the role.

Finally congratulations  to Parastoo Sadeghi and Katia Bazaka on receiving ARC Future Fellowships! And Katia again, for receiving an ANU Futures Scheme Grant!!




Message from the Director

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. In addition to sharing a building we have strong engagement and research collaboration with Data61 CSIRO.

We are proud of our School and everything it does. Please enjoy browsing our web site. We welcome enquiries from prospective students and their parents, from industry and from the public.

Our Vision

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.

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