MIT lecturer helps NZ understand green energy potential
New Zealand has set itself the goal of being carbon zero by 2050.
Currently, around eighty percent of our electricity is generated through renewable sources, mostly hydropower and geothermal schemes.
Reducing the toll of asthma in the developing world
MIT's school of digital technologies' Dr Sayan Kumar Ray and his research colleagues from Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda and the University of Rwanda saw the potential for using an Internet of Things (IOT) approach in designing a low-cost alert system to serve people in the capital city, Kigali.
The effective incorporation of digital resources in tertiary teaching-learning environments
In looking for ways to use digital online resources, educational developers are investigating how to weave these effectively into course design and development with a view to enhancing student engagement and ultimately student success (Crawford & Jenkins, 2017).
Supporting families through the breaking ground programme
Breaking Ground is a pilot project run by ATWC in conjunction with Oranga Tamariki. It is an 18-month intensive intervention programme that supports up to 16 families who are at risk of losing custody of their children. Two social workers, who will also work closely with counsellors and psychotherapists, are assigned to work with the families.
Since 1998, the Ōtara Health Charitable Trust has tackled Ōtara community's health and social issues and has a vision of breaking intergenerational effects of poverty. Funded jointly by the Trust and MIT, the Thriving Ōtara project was created in 2016 to ascertain the key issues that are preventing Ōtara from thriving and to consider what can be done differently to make a change.
Designing and developing a technology-assisted system to support the elderly during a medical emergency
Globally, an increasing number of elderly people living alone in the community have existing medical conditions and are in need of immediate support during medical emergencies. The most critical parameter of any medical emergency is response time. However, the arrival of ambulance often is delayed and may result in rapid deterioration of the patient's condition. On the other hand, the number of emergency calls to ambulances made by panicked elderly persons is often determined to be 'false alarms' resulting in wastage of ambulance resources.
Highly commended paper award
Saad Aslam of the school of professional engineering recently presented at the 29th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC 2019) and was awarded Highly Commended Paper Award for his paper titled 'Performance Analysis of Clustering Algorithms for Content-Sharing Based D2D Enabled 5G Networks'. ITNAC is an IEEE co-sponsored conference of repute. This year it was hosted in Auckland.
Best paper award
Firas Al-Ali of the school of digital technologies has been working on an artificial intelligence (AI-on-Chip) project with a Swedish university. As part of his 2019 MIT Strategic Research Funded project work, Firas recently presented a paper, titled 'Benchmarking a Machine Vision Image Classifier Implementation on FPGA Using Binarized Neural Networks'...
Exploring the voice of social workers
Dr Melanie Wong of the social work team has been approached by Anglican Trust for Women and Children (ATWC) to conduct a research project to explore the voice of social workers who are working with families in an intensive intervention pilot programme run jointly by Oranga Tamariki and ATWC. The programme supports families who are at risk of losing custody of their children and it incorporates reciprocal mana-enhancing safety, parenting skills and practices, and close collaboration between social workers, counsellors and psychotherapists. The outcomes of this project will support the plan for Oranga Tamariki to extend the programme to other branches in South Auckland.
MIT upskilling New Zealand for a greener future
Manukau Institute of Technology's School of Professional Engineering, along with their NZIST counterparts at Ara Institute of Canterbury, have an essential part to play in preparing transport for a new era of sustainability.
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has announced the Research Trust of Victoria University of Wellington will receive $15 million over seven years to deliver the Advanced Energy Technology Research programme.