Climate change, our research partnership with Qantas and alumni success, it’s all in this month’s edition of IGNITE.
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Welcome to the December 2019 edition of IGNITE. This month’s edition features our latest research collaboration with Qantas and explores the impact increasing temperatures has on infrastructure and our way of life.

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday season – see you in 2020!
Partnering with Qantas to rise above the competition
The University of Sydney's partnership with airline Qantas looks beyond disciplinary boundaries, helping to solve challenges from fuel efficiency to jet lag. Read More >>

How climate change impacts infrastructure

University of Sydney engineering experts explain the impact a changing climate has on key infrastructure including transportation networks, bridges and waterways. Read More >>

Could level two water restrictions drive up prices?

Designed to save water over summer while dam levels dwindle, could level two water restrictions have the unintended effect of driving up prices? Dr Petr Matous explains. Read More >>

Is our personal data really private?

Our personal, online data is being tracked and used by tech companies, but exactly how is unclear, explains computer scientist Dr Suranga Seneviratne. Read More >>

Engineering the next universal piece of medtech

When an almost universal piece of medical equipment nearly brought tragedy to the birth of her second child, mechatronic engineering alumna Sarah McDonald decided to build something better. Read More >>

Find us on LinkedIn

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

IGNITE Live: Dr C Mohan

In this edition of IGNITE Live, IBM Fellow Dr C Mohan shares his thoughts on the rise of blockchain technology, the next leap in database systems and the new key players in the growing tech world. Watch Now >>

Researcher awarded computer science fellowship

University of Sydney artificial intelligence expert Professor Dacheng Tao has been named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery – one of computer science’s most prestigious accolades. Read More >>

Robotic drill sells for around $100 million

A portable remotely operated drill used for deep sea exploration that was developed by University of Sydney researchers in the 1990s has been sold to a British offshore engineering company. Read More >>

Engineers awarded over $2 million in funding

The Faculty of Engineering has secured five research projects with funding totalling over $2 million through the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards. Read More >>

Academics named among most influential

Plasma engineer Professor PJ Cullen and computer scientist Professor Dacheng Tao are amongst the world's most influential in their fields, according to the Clarivate Analytics 2019 Highly Cited Researchers List. Read More >>

Bioengineering research boosted by new facilities

The University of Sydney has provided $10.5 million to create a bioengineering facility "that brings together excellence in research and teaching in service of better health outcomes for us all." Read More >>
Upcoming Events
UG Info Day 2019
Date: 19 December 2019
Our Undergraduate Info Day is the ideal way to immerse yourself in campus life for a day as you prepare for an exciting career in engineering, project management or computer science. 
Engineering Careers Fair 2020
Date: 3 March 2020
Don't miss out on connecting with our talented engineering, computer science and project management students. 

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