School of Information Technology news


Deakin empowers high-tech wireless partnership

Most Australians would not have heard of a ZigBee wireless mesh network, but the technology is set to play an increasing role in modern life - and can have life-saving applications.


Going global with IT studies

For Deakin IT student Bethany Smith, 2014 was a bit of a globe-trotting year, with her studies taking her overseas not once, but twice – first to China and then to Indonesia.


Results are in! 26th Annual Maths Contest

The School of Information Technology recently hosted the 26th Annual Maths Contest, in which 190 Year 10 students from 23 secondary schools across Geelong and Western Victoria demonstrated a high level of mathematical expertise.

New anti-bullying computer game a Safekeeper

New anti-bullying computer game a Safekeeper

A partnership between Deakin University researchers and a Melbourne-based community organisation has created a computer game designed to prevent bullying.

Jaimie McGlashan

Google scholarship takes Jaimie to Tokyo

Tokyo was the destination for Deakin University maths honours student Jaimie McGlashan after she was awarded a 2014 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: Asia Pacific recently.


Go Girl, Go For IT!

Pink was the colour of the day at Deakin's Melbourne Burwood Campus on 12 August when over 1100 girls from secondary schools around Victoria visited the campus for the 2014 Go Girl, Go for IT event.


Locking out illegal downloads

School of Information Technology Associate Professor Yong Xiang, together with researchers from Japan's Aizu University, have helped to find the keys to lock out digital music pirates through developing a watermarking method that leaves a trail of who has illegally distributed a file.


Fostering altruism - a new approach to gaming

With today's children spending hours on computer games, Deakin researchers are currently working on a project that aims to harness some of that screen time by concurrently instilling some values.


Medals awarded for outstanding research

Congratulations to School of Information Technology PhD graduates, Dr Nicholoas Patterson and Dr Yongli Ren, who have both been awarded an Alfred Deakin Medal for Best Doctoral Thesis in recognition of their outstanding research.


Editorial appointment for IT lecturer

Dr Shui Yu, a senior lecturer in Deakin's School of Information Technology, has been invited to serve as an editor for IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (CST). CST is an online journal published by the IEEE Communications Society for tutorials and surveys covering all aspects of the computer science and communications fields.

Veelasha Moonsamy

IT security a rewarding career choice

The achievements of Deakin School of Information Technology PhD student Veelasha Moonsamy have been highlighted in an article published on specialty IT news site CSO Online.

Jason Wells

School lecturer awarded

School of Information Technology Lecturer, Mr Jason Wells, has been awarded a 2013 Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.

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