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Disease outbreak detection, painting robots and alumni success, it’s all in this month’s edition of IGNITE.
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Welcome to the January 2019 edition of IGNITE – our first edition for the year! Enjoy the latest news on industry partnerships, research, outstanding students and alumni success across the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Urbanisation and air travel leading to growing risk of pandemics
Our cities are becoming denser, the global population is expanding and more people are travelling by air than ever  so what does this mean for the health of Australians?

Engineering new kernels of truth with cereal

University of Sydney geomechanical engineers are examining the properties of puffed rice cereal through a new lens to gain understanding of the behaviour of porous materials.

A smart grid pioneer's career in the spotlight

For alumnus George Maltabarow, former CEO of Energy Australia, having the opportunity to explore a range of passions whilst at university laid the platform for a fulfilling, and ultimately exceptional career.

ARC linkage funding to detect contaminated food

Professor Fariba Dehghani and her research team have received funding through the government's ARC Linkage Project scheme to explore flexible and printable sensors for early detection of food spoilage.

The robot painting in a traditional Chinese style

A University of Sydney mechanical engineering student with a passion for fine art and robotics has programmed a robot that can produce a traditional Chinese ink painting, a style known as guóhuà.

Innovative answers driven by data science

School of Civil Engineering researchers are amongst those to have received incubator funding to tackle major societal challenges using innovative data science solutions.
Our Master of Health Technology Innovation, the first cross-disciplinary degree developed through the Charles Perkins Centre, is designed to equip professionals with the technological skills needed to transform healthcare.
Upcoming Events
School of Computer Science launch
Date: 8 February 2019

Register now to celebrate the launch of the recently renamed School of Computer Science and network with industry peers.
International Symposium on Ethical Algorithms
Date: 27–29 March 2019

Register now to hear from world-renowned experts who will address the current crisis in confidence around algorithms.

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