Computer science research

Computer science covers the fundamental concepts and ideas that underpin present and future programming languages and computer systems. At Massey University's Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (INMS) our speciality is programming languages and how to choose and use the best languages for solving problems.

A colour blind reality

We are doing leading-edge work in the area of virtual reality. Lecturer and head of the Centre for Parallel Computing Daniel Playne and PhD student Elliot Clarkson explain how they are using the Oculus virtual reality headset as an augmented reality device. The work simulates what the world looks like to a colour blind person.


Areas of expertise

Complex systems

Complex systems/simulations

We examine complexity, through measurements made on simulations of complex systems. Foci include simulations of physical and materials systems, complex networks and artificial life models.

Complex systems

Parallel computing

Parallel computing

Focusing on parallel algorithm research and software development to enable computational science. We develop parallel software for high-speed simulations with particles, field-equations, complex networks, and discrete lattice-based models. 

Centre for Parallel Computing

Vision and image processing

Vision and image processing

This area involves developing algorithms and software for recognising patterns, individuals, objects and other specialist features in images and movie sequences. Applications include security scanning systems, control of robots and product quality scanning.

Computational science

Computational science

This work covers the use of computational ideas, technologies, methods and hardware to further scientific goals, spanning a broad range of scientific disciplines. Our particular focus is in scientific programming and numerical simulation and analysis.


Research projects 

Examples of projects from some of the computer science group at Massey University.

Massey scientist's software finds 'orphan' planets

Software developed by Massey University computer scientist and astrophysicist Associate Professor Dr Ian Bond has led to the discovery of free-floating ‘orphan’ planets. The work was done using gravitational microlensing, which allows the study of planetary bodies that emit little or no light.

KEY CONTACT

  • Dr Martin Johnson

    Dr Martin Johnson

    Senior Lecturer - Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

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Our people working in this area

  • Dr Andre Barczak

    Dr Andre Barczak

    Senior Lecturer - Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

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  • Associate Professor Ian Bond

    Associate Professor Ian Bond

    Associate Professor - Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

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  • Dr Elena Calude

    Dr Elena Calude

    Senior Lecturer - Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

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  • Dr Andrew Gilman

    Dr Andrew Gilman

    Lecturer - Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

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  • Associate Professor Julian Jang-Jaccard

    Associate Professor Julian Jang-Jaccard

    Associate Professor in Information Technology - Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

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  • Dr Martin Johnson

    Dr Martin Johnson

    Senior Lecturer - Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

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  • Dr Peter Kay

    Dr Peter Kay

    Senior Lecturer - Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

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  • Dr Arno Leist

    Dr Arno Leist

    Lecturer - Computer Science - Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

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  • Tong Liu

    Tong Liu

    Senior Tutor - Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

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  • Dr Anuradha Mathrani

    Dr Anuradha Mathrani

    Senior Lecturer - Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

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  • Dr Daniel Playne

    Dr Daniel Playne

    Senior Lecturer - Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

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  • Dr Napoleon Reyes

    Dr Napoleon Reyes

    Senior Lecturer - Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

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  • Ursula Scogings

    Ursula Scogings

    Senior Tutor - Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

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  • Associate Professor Chris Scogings

    Associate Professor Chris Scogings

    Associate Professor - Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
    Programme Director for Information Sciences - CoS - Administration and Management

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  • Indu Sofat

    Indu Sofat

    Senior Tutor - Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

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  • Dr Kristin Stock

    Dr Kristin Stock

    Senior Lecturer in Information Technology - Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

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  • Dr Teo Susnjak

    Dr Teo Susnjak

    Lecturer in Information Technology - Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

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  • Associate Professor Ruili Wang

    Associate Professor Ruili Wang

    Associate Professor - Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

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