Airline crew schedules, train timetables, water usage allocation and hospital staff rosters are just some of the things that present society with mathematical challenges each day. And finding the best solution to these real life situations is now easier thanks to a software platform created by Professor Peter Stuckey from the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Melbourne and NICTA.
A world first model for predicting fluid flows close to surfaces will enable engineers to reduce drag in vehicles, and in turn, lead to more efficient and greener planes, cars and boats, according to a University of Melbourne study.
The mystery surrounding what happens when bubbles collide has finally been busted. And knowing how bubbles bounce apart and fuse together could improve the quality of ice-cream and champagne as well as increase efficiency in the mining industry.
The University of Melbourne, Alcatel-Lucent’s research arm, Bell Labs, and the State Government today launched a $10 million Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET). The centre, to be based at the University, will focus on increasing the energy efficiency of networks and technologies.
A team of researchers from the University of Melbourne is working on a program that will provide decision-makers in crisis situations accurate predictions of which buildings could fall following a bomb blast. The technology will also provide information about the vulnerability of critical underground infrastructures such as water, gas pipelines and urban utility networks.
Changes in technology and the development of the NBN could force the closure of almost 25% of companies listed on the stock exchange, University of Melbourne business systems expert Professor Colin Ferguson has warned.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.