Communication and Information Technology Research


The Communication and Information Technology Research (CITR) group of the Computer Science Department of The University of Auckland is active in communication theory, distributed computing, internet-based applications, information technology, language implementations, formal models, multimedia imaging (computer vision, visualisation, image or video analysis, biomedical image analysis etc.), and specialized hardware.

News Events

Minister of China interested in road safety research at our department

A Ministry of Science and Technology (PR China) thirteen member delegation visited the The University of Auckland on 28 March 2011, and the .enpeda.. project of the Computer Science department was one of the two research projects presented to the Hon. Minister Wang Gang and his delegation. The presentation included an extensive talk and detailed demonstrations of research results, including discussions of the minister with some of the .enpeda.. students, such as with Mahdi Rezaei, Shuang An, Feixiang Ren, and Jinsheng Huang.

Mahdi Rezaei (as a member of team IntelliEye) winner of Spark Ideas Challenge 2011

The Spark Ideas Challenge prize giving at UoA was held on 24th May 2011 and Mahdi Rezaei (as a member of team IntelliEye) was one of the winners. His prize which was awarded by UniServices was among the 30 applications selected from a total number of applications which was more than 750.

Mahdi Rezaei winner of 2011 Akira Nakamura Award

The 2011 Akira Nakamura Award was won by Mahdi Rezaei for the accepted paper "3D Cascade of Classifiers for Open and Closed Eye Detection in Driver Distraction Monitoring" at CAIP 2011 in Sevilla, Spain. Akira Nakamura, professor emeritus of Hiroshima University, was providing an award of 30,000 Japanese Yen for students in the .enpeda.. project for 2011. This award went to that student who was the first to forward to Prof. Klette an email that she/he has an accepted paper (with being the leading author) at one of the leading 2011 computer vision conferences, being CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, CAIP, or PSIVT (there is no ACCV in 2011). The 2010 Akira Nakamura Award was shared by Konstantin Schauwecker and Simon Hermann for having accepted papers at an ACCV 2010 workshop in Queenstown.

Computer Science team in top 3 of Imagine Cup finals

Department congratulates Team SkyEye. Gabriel Hartmann, Feixiang Ren, Jinsheng Huang, and Thomas Power competed in the New Zealand finals of the 2011 Microsoft Imagine Cup on 12 April and were placed 3rd out of more that 100 participating teams. The winning team will go to the world finals in New York City (

Confidence measures for stereo vision

Seminar by Ralf Haeusler on 22nd Mar at 4pm in Room 324, Building 723, Tamaki Campus









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