Meeting the co-founder of Pixar, the next chapter in healthcare engineering and academic success, it’s all in this month’s edition of IGNITE.
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Welcome to the September 2019 edition of IGNITE. This month's edition features the next chapter in healthcare engineering research with the launch of the School of Biomedical Engineering as well as our interview with Dr Alvy Ray Smith, the co-founder of Pixar.
University of Sydney launches School of Biomedical Engineering
The University of Sydney has launched its new School of Biomedical Engineering, investing in the development of advanced biomedical technologies such as lab-grown organs, bionic eyes and implantable medical devices. Read More >>

Engineers honoured with Eureka Prizes

Professors Branka Vucetic and Hala Zreiqat, both from the University of Sydney, have been recognised for scientific leadership and innovative use of technology respectively at the 2019 Eureka Prizes. Read More >>

What is a pixel?

Pixar co-founder and first director of computer graphics at Lucasfilms, Dr Alvy Ray Smith joined Professor Willy Zwaenepoel, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, to discuss the immeasurable impact of one 20th century invention: the pixel. Read More >>

IGNITE Live: Dr Alvy Ray Smith

Our latest episode of IGNITE Live features a video interview with Dr Alvy Ray Smith, co-founder of Pixar and Lucasfilms' computer division, who reflects on his career in film and as a computer scientist. Watch Now >>

What's happening in the Amazon

Scientists, engineers and anthropology experts from the University of Sydney discuss the inferno that's raging through the Amazon, devastating large swathes of rainforest and increasing carbon dioxide levels. Read More >>

Find us on LinkedIn

The Faculty of Engineering’s dedicated Engineering and Computer Science page on LinkedIn is live! Follow us to stay up to date on our latest research, industry partnerships and events. Connect with us today! Read More >>

Engineering scholar providing gift of hearing

Obtaining a research internship with Cochlear through the Engineering Sydney Industry Placement Scholarship program allowed one student to immerse herself in the biomedical industry and help change lives. Read More >>

Academic named 'Civil Engineer of the Year'

Professor Brian Uy, Head of the School of Civil Engineering, has been named 2019 Sir John Holland Civil Engineer of the Year at a celebration marking the centenary of Engineers Australia. Read More >>

Data science research boosted by ARC grant

The University of Sydney will receive almost $4 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) funding to apply data science models against real world challenges, such as water storage and the extraction of mineral resources. Read More >>

Computer scientists win prestigious prize

University of Sydney computer scientists including Professor Willy Zwaenepoel, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, have been awarded the 2019 Usenix Best Paper Prize for their research into latency spikes. Read More >>

Sydney ranked in the top 60 universities

The University of Sydney has been ranked first in New South Wales and 60th globally in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University rankings. Read More >>
Dean's Lecture: Dr Alvy Ray Smith
Podcast now online!
Discover the possibilities created by digital light and explore the biography of the pixel as narrated by Dr Alvy Ray Smith, co-founder of Pixar and Altamira. Listen Now >>
Upcoming Events
2020 Alumni Awards
Know an outstanding graduate? Recognise their achievements by nominating them for a University of Sydney Alumni Award. Nominations close 8 November 2019. Read More >>
Masterclass for Master of Transport
This free masterclass will give you a taste of our new Master of Transport program. It will look at the history and future of transport, and how it has and may change where and how we live. Read More >>
Data Science, Intelligent Information Engineering and Cyber Security
The emergence of new technology has caused a surge in demand for graduates skilled in AI, cyber-security and big data. You are invited to discover some of our new postgraduate programs. Read More >>

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