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The smart satellite revolution, epilepsy prediction and alumni success, it’s all in this month’s edition of IGNITE.
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Welcome to the May 2019 edition of IGNITE. Enjoy the latest news on industry partnerships, research, outstanding students and alumni success across the fields of engineering and computer science at the University of Sydney.
Researchers join multi-billion dollar smart satellite revolution
The University of Sydney will be a key player in one of the most significant space industry research concentrations in Australia as part of a new Cooperative Research Centre for Smart Satellite Technologies and Analytics. Read More >>

Epilepsy prediction device receives Microsoft grant

The University of Sydney has been awarded an AI for Accessibility grant from Microsoft to support its efforts developing solutions that improve the independence for people living with epilepsy. Read More >>

Alumnus recognised for his sevice to humanity

Associate Professor Rhett David Butler AM's ongoing dedication to addressing the urgent global issue of access to safe drinking water has earned him the University of Sydney's Alumni Award for Service to Humanity. Read More >>

More severe salmonella outbreaks ahead

University of Sydney complex systems researchers have developed a model that can predict salmonella outbreaks several months ahead, warning future outbreaks are likely to become more aggressive. Read More >>

Plastics recycling plant to benefit Timor-Leste

University of Sydney spin-out company Licella will use catalytic technology as part of a global consortium to donate a plastics recycling plant to the people of Timor-Leste. Read More >>

Teens address global medical challenges

Over 200 high school students attended the University of Sydney's 2019 Bioengineering Innovation Outreach Challenge, collaborating to create innovative solutions to some of the world's most complex medical issues. Read More >>

Impact ranking recognises positive impact on society

The University of Sydney has been ranked 25th overall globally in the inaugural 2019 Times Higher Education University Impact Ranking. Read More >>

Gallery: 2019 Partner Celebration Dinner

Industry partners, donors, alumni and academics came together for the 2019 Partnership Diner to discuss Humanitarian Engineering and Sustainable Development. Read More >>
Upcoming Events
TEDxSydney 2019
Date: 24 May 2019
New ideas, creativity and innovation will be the focus of TEDxSydney's 10th anniversary, sponsored by the University of Sydney. Read More >>
Roderick Distinguished Lecture
Date: 24 May 2019
Join Mark Elliott, CEO of Northwest Rapid Transit, as he reflects on his career and shares personal insight into engineering and construction. Read More >>
Year 11 & 12 Information Evening
Date: 5 June 2019
Discover the information you need to pursue a degree in engineering, advanced computing or project management with us at our annual high school information evening. Read More >>
International Symposium Beyond Anthropomorphism
Date: 11 June 2019
Join international experts in robotics and artificial intelligence as they question whether the perfect robot should look and think like a human. Read More >>

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