Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminars

Seminars are presented at least once a week during the academic year, by staff, students and visitors to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Everyone is welcome to attend.

2021 Seminars

Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 14:00:00 NZST
Robin McNeill - Adjunct Fellow, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury
Some Recent Developments in Southland's Space Initiatives
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 14:00:00 NZDT
Andrew Berry, PhD
Snap, Crackle, Pop! Three Stages of High Voltage Testing
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 19 Mar 2021 14:00:00 NZDT
Eugene McNearney
High-voltage, lasers and pesticides – Investigating pesticide transfer efficacy with electrostatically charged sprays, and how 6 months took 3 years.
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 12 Mar 2021 14:00:00 NZDT
Dr Saloni Pal
Multi-scale Methods for Deconvolution from Wavefront Sensing
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:00:00 NZDT
Sevgi Onal
Putting the Pressure on Cancer
Link 309 Lecture Theatre

2020 Seminars

Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 06 Nov 2020 14:00:00 NZDT
Dr Bill Heffernan
Trapezoidal Current Generator for an Electromagnetic Flowmeter
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 14:00:00 NZDT
Byron Engler
Sensing petal piston modes with a pyramid wavefront sensor
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 16 Oct 2020 14:00:00 NZDT
Prof Richard Jones
Is brain function impaired in moderate sleep apnoea?: Before and after six months of CPAP
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 14:00:00 NZST
Prof Richard Jones
Is brain function impaired in moderate sleep apnoea?: Before and after six months of CPAP
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:00:00 NZST
Kerry Clapham
Designing an antenna for space applications
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 24 Jul 2020 14:00:00 NZST
Ahmed Hayali, Christine Franke, Sierra Hickman, Daniel De Gouw, Mohamed Mahmoud
Thesis in three
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 08 May 2020 14:00:00 NZST
Prof Phil Bones
Towards a neuromorphic device
https://canterbury.zoom.us/j/91388820677
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 13 Mar 2020 12:00:00 NZDT
Alastair McDowell
Consulting & climbing: engineering abroad as a digital nomad
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 06 Mar 2020 14:00:00 NZDT
Dr Philipp Sueltrop
Commercialising the Stratosphere
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 14:00:00 NZDT
Mohamed Mahmoud
fMRI 101
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 14:00:00 NZDT
Dr Joe Chen
Diffractive imaging with x-ray lasers
Link 309 Lecture Theatre

2019 Seminars

Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:00:00 NZDT
Byron Engler
Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Wed, 25 Sep 2019 10:00:00 NZST
Robin McNeill
Making Space in Southland
E12 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:00:00 NZST
Professor Sir Colin Humphreys
Nitrides: Past, Present and Future: From the Invention of LEDs to Predicting Earthquakes
A3 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:00:00 NZST
Dr Radnya Mukhedkar (Ceng, FIET, SMIEEE)
Systems perspective to engineer a solution
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:00:00 NZST
David Wright
To America and Back Again
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Thu, 29 Aug 2019 14:00:00 NZST
Prof Roy Smith
The stability of systems in stochastic feedback loops
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Wed, 28 Aug 2019 15:00:00 NZST
Dr Ebubekir Avci
Micro-Nano Robotics for Bio-Medical Applications
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Mon, 26 Aug 2019 14:00:00 NZST
Dr Wallace Vosloo
High Voltage Engineering and Insulation
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:00:00 NZST
Dr Volker Nock
50 Years of TWALK – the movie
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 09 Aug 2019 14:00:00 NZST
Dr Bill Heffernan
Application of Smart Electrodes to logs, for timber assessment and Joule Heating
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:00:00 NZST
Christine Franke (PhD), Sierra Hickman (PhD), Joshua Taylor (PhD), Thomas Galbraith (ME), Andrew Berry (PhD),
Thesis in 3
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 14:00:00 NZST
Prof Graeme Wake
Why are our Pine Trees going red? Analysis using a preferred systems modelling approach.
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 31 May 2019 16:00:00 NZST
Dr Adriel Kind, Senior Research Engineer
Through the Gates of Uncertainty
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 24 May 2019 14:00:00 NZST
Dr Mark Reeves
Some examples of optics in engineering and medical devices
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 17 May 2019 14:00:00 NZST
Philipp Sueltrop
To fail, or not to fail...
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 10 May 2019 14:00:00 NZST
Thomas Galbraith
Development of an Internationally Competitive Electric Race Car
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 10:00:00 NZST
Dr Tara Hamilton
Silicon Intelligence
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 13:00:00 NZDT
Dr Sarah Kessans
Per aspera ad astra: reaching for the stars via research and adventure
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:00:00 NZDT
Prof Vic Gosbell
Power Quality Benchmarking for Transmission Systems
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:00:00 NZDT
Prof Richard Jones
Some interesting presentations and papers at EMBC 2018
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 20 Dec 2019 14:00:00 NZDT
Dr Richard Zhang
Scalable and Guaranteed Computation: Optimization and Machine Learning for the Future Electric Grid
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 04 Oct 2019 14:00:00 NZDT
David Wright
To America and back again
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 14:00:00 NZDT
Prof Alexandre Dmitriev
Magnetic, chemical and electrical steering of light at the nanoscale
Link 309 Lecture Theatre

2018 Seminars

Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Wed, 24 Oct 2018 14:00:00 NZDT
Zubia Ishrat, Iain Finer, Will Austin, Philip Houte de Lange
Special topic students (WRC and UC Rocketry)
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:00:00 NZDT
Abdul Baseer Buriro
Using inter-channel relationships between EEG signals for detection/prediction of microsleeps
Link 301 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 05 Oct 2018 14:00:00 NZDT
Dr Scott Post
From Rockets to Orchards
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:00:00 NZST
Dr Graeme Woodward
Drones to the rescue (Or why a drone may one day save your life)
Link 301 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 24 Aug 2018 14:00:00 NZST
Mike Shurety, Computer Systems Manager/Lecturer
A Cat, an Electron, and a Meta-physicist walk into a bar … The Sequel
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:00:00 NZST
Euan McGill and Luke Schwartfeger
Research Seminars from EPECentre PhD Students
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 14:00:00 NZST
Prof Richard Jones
Some topics on Sleep
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 27 Jul 2018 14:00:00 NZST
Josh Schipper (PhD), Rob Hockey (Masters), Miguel Reis (PhD)
Thesis-in-Three Departmental Heat
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 01 Jun 2018 14:00:00 NZST
Richard Strahan
Managing connection of distributed generation, designing brushless motors, and levitating heavy things
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 25 May 2018 14:00:00 NZST
Duncan Schaut
Intellectual Property 101
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 18 May 2018 14:00:00 NZST
Claude Meffan
Versatile thermal measurement system used for measuring small and challenging samples
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 11 May 2018 14:00:00 NZST
Dr Regina Eisert and Alexa Hasselman
Killer whale research for the Ross Sea region MPA
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 04 May 2018 14:00:00 NZST
Dr K Khorasani
Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Health Monitoring of Cooperative Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) and Complex Industrial Systems
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 27 Apr 2018 14:00:00 NZST
Taylor Welsh
Low power 2D Optical Sensors for the Detection and Identification of Flying Insects
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 14:00:00 NZST
Prof Zixiang Xiong
On the energy-delay tradeoff in streaming data
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:00:00 NZDT
Dr Marwan Katurji
The invisible realm of atmospheric coherent turbulent structures: Resolving their dynamics and interaction with Earth's surface
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:00:00 NZDT
Associate Professor Martin Allen
Square Nanotubes, Chameleons, and the English Cricket Team
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 09 Mar 2018 14:30:00 NZDT
Mark Rocket
Developing a New Zealand Space Industry
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 14:00:00 NZDT
George Buchanan
Design and launch of the Electron rocket into orbit
Link 309 Lecture Theatre
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:00:00 NZDT
Reza Shoorangiz
Prediction of microsleeps from the EEG: A Bayesian machine-learning perspective
Link 309 Lecture Theatre

2017 Seminars

Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:00:00 NZDT
Louise Orcheston-Findlay, PhD Candidate
A Microfluidic Gradient Generator to Simulate the Oxygen Microenvironment in Cancer Cell Culture
E14, Engineering Core block
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 13:00:00 NZDT
Dr Graeme Bathurst
Delivering power electronic solutions for transmission and connection of renewables around the world
E14, Engineering Core Block
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:00:00 NZST
Professor Michael Braasch
Inertial Navigation Systems: The Heart of Aerospace Guidance, Navigation and Control
E14, Engineering Core block
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 NZST
Ryan Van Herel
Joule heating of Pinus radiate logs in the high voltage lab
E14, Engineering Core Block
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:00:00 NZST
Dr Belen Andres
From the Human Eye to Space Eyes
E14, Engineering Core Block.
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:00:00 NZST
Dr James Tee
Is the Brain Discrete?
Elec Link 309
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:00:00 NZST
Professor Maan Alkaisi
Light Harvesting Nanostructures
E14, Engineering Core block
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:00:00 NZST
Professor Michael Braasch
Global Navigation Satellite Systems: Where have we come from? Where are we going?
E14, Engineering Core
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:00:00 NZST
Professor Richard Jones
Forensic brainwave analysis
Kirkwood KH03
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:00:00 NZST
Andrew Berry, George Buchanan, Byron Engler, Claude Meffan, Louise Orcheston-Findlay, Josh Schipper, Philipp Sültrop
Thesis-in-Three
Kirkwood, KH03
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 02 Jun 2017 14:00:00 NZST
Mike Shurety, Computer Manager/Lecturer
SpaceTime Symphony: Things to think about while waiting for the pub to open.
Kirkwood KH03
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 26 May 2017 14:00:00 NZST
Prof Phil Bones (on behalf of Laura King and Rick Millane)
2-D and 3-D phase unwrapping in MRI
Kirkwood KH03
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 19 May 2017 14:00:00 NZST
Prof Rick Millane
Phase problems
Kirkwood KH03
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 12 May 2017 14:00:00 NZST
Dr Andrew Lapthorn
Electric Boogie: Solid State Musical Tesla Coils
Kirkwood KH03
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:00:00 NZST
Robin McNeill
Making space in Southland
Kirkwood KH03
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:00:00 NZDT
Dr Jeffrey B Burl
Power Flow Control of Electric Hybrid Vehicles
Kirkwood KH03
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:00:00 NZDT
Josh Schipper
Impacts of Variable Renewable Generation on Frequency Quality
Kirkwood KH03
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:00:00 NZDT
Professor Richard Jones
Some interesting papers and tangents from EMBC 2016
Kirkwood KH03
Time/DateSpeakerTalk TitleLocation
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:00:00 NZDT
Dr Rebecca Soffe
Discontinuous Dielectrophoresis Enabled Investigation of Shear Stress Stimulus on Intracellular Calcium Signalling of Non-Adherent Cells
Kirkwood KH03