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2010 Engineering Graduation

Saturday December 11, 2010, marked an historic occasion, when for the first time, the entire cohort of around 700 engineering students graduated at a single end-of-year ceremony. Degrees conferred ranged from bachelors, all the way through to PhDs.

Our people in the news: Professor Tony Burkitt
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Our people in the news: Professor Tony Burkitt

Congratulations to Professor Tony Burkitt, Director of Bionic Vision Australia and Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, on being included in the Age Magazine’s top 100 list of Melbourne’s most influential, inspirational and creative people, for his work on the bionic eye project.

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GO8 European Fellow to join CSSE

The Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering will host, Group of Eight (GO8) European Fellow, Dr Gintare Grigonyte, from Lithuania, in 2011.

$4 million collaboration to advance global broadband
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$4 million collaboration to advance global broadband

A $4 million ARC linkage grant between NEC and the Melbourne School of Engineering was officially announced last week. The collaboration will advance wireless broadband communication systems, dramatically increasing data rates for mobile devices, and will help deliver broadband services to remote locations that cannot be serviced by optical fibre.

Electrical engineering graduate wins global IET award
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Electrical engineering graduate wins global IET award

Kyle Slater has won the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET) global student engineering competition at the 2010 IET Ambition Awards, for his final University of Melbourne electrical engineering project, SoundBeam.

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The gift of sight

Learn more about the research partnerships involved in Bionic Vision Australia, by reading Emma O’Neill’s article in the 2010 University of Melbourne Research Review.