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Gibbons Lectures to focus on health IT

Paul Brislen. 21 April 2016, 2:03 pm
Gibbons Lectures to focus on health IT

The Institute of IT Professionals (IITP) is pleased to announce the annual University of Auckland Computer Science Gibbons Memorial Lecture Series will kick off in Auckland on May 5. This year, the focus is on health-related IT projects.

The applications discussed range from modelling of human physiologyunderstanding our place in the genome, the evolution of CT scanning and using IT to help improve management of chronic illness.

Each event is free to attend and the series runs until May 26. All the lectures will be streamed live.

The series is named for Peter Gibbons, who died in 2008. Dr Gibbons research focused on the boundary between Mathematics and Computer Science. Gibbons was involved with the University of Auckland's Department of Computer Science from its inception in 1980 through to his retirement in 2004.

Past Gibbons Lectures have covered issues ranging from human-computer interaction through to security and privacy in the information age, the legacy of Alan Turing and the application of computer power.

The lecture series is run by the University of Auckland Department of Computer Science in association with IITP.


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