The new inaugural director of the HITLab AU, Associate Professor Aaron Quigley has announced details of four of the HITLab units which can be taken as electives in 2010. In welcoming applications for new enrollments, Associate Professor Quigley said "The HITLab draws from core academic disciplines and hope to draw students from a broad range of inter-disciplinary areas. We are shortly to advertise 5 new PhD student scholarships along with hiring new staff and announcing new funded international research projects we are involved with. To help grow our local cohort of students ready to take on the future research, development, employment opportunities we are now looking for undergraduates from across the University to join us in our taught units."
The HIT Lab in the School of Computing & Information Systems at Launceston is unique in Australia and one of only three similar teaching and research centres in the world including the HITLab US and the HITLab NZ.
Today computing has evolved from the notion of a computer as a single device into that of computing spaces comprising personal and peripheral computing elements and services all connected and communicating as required. As a result, one of the greatest challenges we now face is to teach, research and develop next generation user interfaces to connect the human mind with these spaces, both in terms of new inputs and outputs to and from them.
In 2010 the HIT Lab is offering four exciting units for undergraduates that are available as electives to students from any course:
These units provide exciting opportunities for students to explore creative and applied projects based on real world problems and utilising cutting edge technologies - technologies that can create a new virtual sensory experience for people without actually being in the situation, or augment the physical environment with virtual objects.
Our HITLab website provides more details on all our of units and degree programs along with our expanding research program. You can also hear what some of our 2009 students in Arts, Science, Education, Contemporary Arts and other courses said about their HIT study here.
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Authorised by the Executive Director, Student Centre
22 January, 2010