2019 Blog

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This section contains archived Pearcey events, news and blog items from 2019.


2019 National Pearcey Awards

CSIRAC 70th Anniversary and 2019 Pearcey Awards Following on from our centenary celebration of the life of Dr Pearcey, we invited past, present and future leaders from academia and industry in celebrating the 70th Anniversary of CSIRAC: Australia's first computer and the world's fourth. »» Read more...

Rod Tucker Lab

24 Oct 2019

Prof Rod Tucker Honoured

On Thursday 24th October 2019, the new Tucker Laboratory was opened at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Melbourne University. The Lab was named after recently retired, Rod Tucker, Laureate Emeritus Professor at the University of Melbourne. »» Read more...

CSIRAC Melb Museum

22 Jun 2019

ABC Science Show - CSIRAC the first computer to play music

On Saturday 22 June 2019, the ABC Science Show had a special feature Recreating the first digital computer music. Presented by Carl Smith in the second half of the podcast (31 minute mark). »» Read more...

Alison Harcourt AO

12 Jun 2019

Recognition for Alison Harcourt AO

Alison Harcourt (nee Doig) is an alumnus and past staff member of the University of Melbourne. At 89 years of age, she is still tutoring at the University in her speciality field of mathematics, namely Statistics. Alison was recognised in this year's Queens Birthday Honours list with an Order of Australia. The Pearcey Foundation honours Ms Harcourt for a lifelong ... »» Read more...

DIIS AI Consulation

31 May 2019

Pearcey Institute submission to Australia's AI Ethics Consultation

The Pearcey Institute submitted feedback to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science public consultation on Artificial Intelligence: Australia's Ethics Framework discussion paper released in April 2019. »» Read more...

Barry de Ferranti

29 Jan 2019

Vale Barry de Ferranti

One of Australia's great ICT pioneers Prof Barry de Ferranti passed away in late January 2019 at the age of 90. Barry had a great sustained involvement with Sydney University where he did his Science and Engineering Degrees (1946-50). »» Read more...