Schools, Institutes & Centres

The ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science comprises two world class research schools, the 3A Institute, and hosts the ANU node of the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision, an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence.

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Research School of Engineering »

The ANU Research School Engineering is a creative mix of staff and students that embrace the breadth of engineering research and professions. Our research is broad, spanning solar thermal energy technologies; biomaterials; robotics; signal processing; manufacturing and communications engineering.

The School has a strong relationship with National ICT Australia (NICTA) and CSIRO, as well as research partnerships with industries including TransGrid, Chromasun in the United States and Trina Solar in China.

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Research School of Computer Science »

The ANU Research School of Computer Science offers programs that combine knowledge and understanding of computer science and technology, with experiential learning for skills development.

Our research is concentrated in artificial intelligence, software systems and interactions, theory, logic and computation. We work closely with NICTA and the Computational Informatics division of CSIRO. We are also actively engaged with the National Computational Infrastructure facility, which is located on campus and is home to Australia’s largest supercomputer.

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3A Institute »

The Autonomy, Agency and Assurance Innovation Institute (3A Institute) ambitions to bring together the world’s best researchers from around the world and a range of disciplines, to build a new applied science around the management of artificial intelligence, data and technology and of their impact on humanity.

The Australian National University (ANU) launched the 3A Institute on 4 September 2017, in collaboration with CSIRO's Data61, for an initial duration of 5 years. By 2022, the 3A Institute aims to have set a new intellectual framework combining both theory and praxis in and to have built a curriculum to start training the first generation of certified practitioners of this new applied science.


ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision »

The college hosts the ANU node of the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision, an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence.

The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision leads the world in the new discipline of robotic vision, applying computer vision to robotics. While robotics is about machines that interact with the physical world, computer vision is about analysing and understanding the world through images. Robotic Vision expands the capabilities of robots, allowing them to see and understand the world in which they are working. We believe robotic vision is the key technology that will allow robotics to change the way we live and work. The Centre comprises four separate nodes, the ANU node, as well as nodes at Queensland University of Technology, Adelaide University and Monash University.

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