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Electrical Engineering - KMap Examples: Plotting and Minimizing

RMIT research into hydrogen fuel

Prior to the building of any structure, a Site Assessment and Soil Classification must be undertaken if we are to have a complete understanding of the properties and hazards associated with a proposed site.

Considerations in performing a site assessment. To begin a subsurface investigation, a geologist or geotechnical engineer will devise an Investigation plan.

Among the range of site assessment methods, exploratory borings are by far the most widely used.

It is important to establish a proper procedure for the handling and storage of samples.

Dr Adrian Orifici was awarded a 2008 Victoria Fellowship for his research in aerospace engineering focussing on composite materials.

A summary of Aerospace aviation programs at RMIT University, as well as information about facilities, research, flight training, and student profiles.

Computer Science

RMIT Research is developing an integrated capability in nanotechnology. This comprises the design and modelling of nanomaterials and nanostructures, the synthesis of functional materials, and the fabrication and characterisation of novel nano-scale devices.

This integrated capability in nanotechnology focuses on discovery-type fundamental research and also the development of application products in specific areas such as security and air/water purification.

Find out about study and research at RMIT University: http://www.rmit.edu.au/programs

Copyright 2011 RMIT University

Maciej Ogorzalek, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the Department of Information Technologies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland speaking at the Platform Technologies Research Institute lecture, sponsored by The RMIT Foundation International Visiting Fellowship Program and IEEE CASS Victorian Section.

This lecture was given by Assoc. Prof. Ken Stanley, University of Central Florida, when he visited RMIT University's School of Computer Science and IT in August 2012. The talk was sponsored by NICTA, ACM and RMIT University.

Interview with Raimund Genes, Chief Technology Officer at Trend Micro

Mr John Suffolk presented an open and frank perspective of Huawei's viewpoints regarding cyber security and the overall ramifications and impact it has on technology, society and our daily life in the seminar, Cyber Security Perspectives: 21st century technology and security - a difficult marriage.

In this inaugural Huawei industry seminar, he examined the current state of cyber security in terms of historical context, the players, and the unique challenges posed by the ever-expanding global supply chain.

Lawrence Ripsher runs Program Management, Design and Editorial for Bing’s User Experiences. His work measures impact in the billions of dollars and hundreds of millions of users. Microsoft is the word’s largest software company.

RMIT University Big Futures Hangout is an online conversation series connecting you with inspiring digital leaders from world’s best known companies including: Microsoft, Klout, Our Say, Nuffnang, Automattic and more.

Syncplicity provides file management in the cloud, letting companies sync, access, share and automatically backup files online.

Interview with Sam Chandler, CEO and founder of now international software company Nitro, second only to Adobe in the PDF/digital document market. Sam started out in Launceston and opened Nitro in Melbourne. It now has offices in Silicon Valley and Slovakia and is opening one in Dublin.

An interview with Dr Jonathan Roberts, Research Program Leader at CSIRO’s Computational Informatics Division. Roberts is part of a team that has developed Zebedee technology, a handheld 3D mapping system incorporating a laser scanner that sways on a spring to capture millions of detailed measurements of a site as fast as an operator can walk through it. Specialised software then converts the system's laser data into a detailed 3D map.

Interview with Doug Sleeter from the Sleeter Group, a US based company helping accountants work with technology to generate greater efficiencies and higher profits.

Interviews with app developer Mark Edwards from Bjango and Sean Woodhouse from Itty Bitty Apps

Interview with RMIT Professor Timos Sellis, an expert in 'big data', especially involving movement. His big focus is on the 3Vs of data – volume, velocity and variety – and his work includes developing a common language for integrating data in critical areas like disaster management

Garry and Leon talk to Sean Duca about the ways McAfee stays on top of new security threats.

Interview with Klaude Thomas, a computer science consultant to the ABC and an expert in building computer games.

Interview with Juan Benitez, chief technology officer at Braintree. an American company that helps online businesses process credit card payments

Interview with Hakon Wium Lie, web pioneer, standards activist, politician for The Pirate Party of Norway, and Chief Technology Officer of Opera Software.

Geoff Elwood, founder and CEO of Specialist Apps, talking about iBeacon technology

What's new from this weeks World Wide Developers Conference.

Interview with Alan Perkins, chief technology officer Asia Pacific for open cloud company Rackspace talks about the cloud offerings for business.

Based in San Antonio Texas, Rackspace also has offices in Australia, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Israel, The Netherlands, India, and Hong Kong.

http://www.rackspace.com.au/

http://www.rackspace.com/

Craig Searle talks about the evolution of cybercrime and what needs to be done

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Julian Badell, director of project services at NTT Communications and Andrew McGee, chief technology officer of Hitachi Data Systems talk about protecting data in the context of privacy laws.

http://www.nttict.com/company/news/ntt-ict-hitachi-data-systems-white-pa...

Will Duckworth Consulting Services Leader at IBM talks about IBM’s partnership with Apple

http://www.slideshare.net/niels.hansen/ibm-watson-apple-ibm-bluemix

Deepak Nandia, CEO of Cap Gemini in Australia and New Zealand and James Kyd talk about the SMAC Lab

https://www.au.capgemini.com/resources/smac-lab

James Farmer, CEO of Incsub talks about Upfront which allows people to customise their site — not just the content but the design too.

http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/introducing-upfront/

Rodolphe Belin from MyVerified ID of Wilmington, Delaware talks about his company which operates a centralised identity management, and cloud data storage and file sharing platform for online authentication and data exchange between users and businesses. Its platform offers solutions in the areas of Email verification, mobile phone verification, instant identity verification, photos verification, verified ID seal security, public profile URL, online profile management, social media verification, documents verification.

Relevant links: https://myverifiedid.com/

Dale Potter, IBM Watson partner, Healthcare Transformations talks about the development of cognitive computing in healthcare.

http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/ibmwatson/

Charandeep Chhabra, National Consulting Director, Law Enforcement & Justice in the public sector for Ajilon talks about his company’s work in policing.

Relevant links: http://www.ajilon.com.au/

Adrian Blount, director of cyber security products at BAE Systems, talks about cyber security issues

http://www.baesystems.com/en/cybersecurity/about-us

Environmental Engineering

An account of what the motivating factors were which inspired this student to engage in the study of the environment at RMIT and how it led to her current employment.

An account of what the motivating factors were which inspired this student to engage in the study of the environment at RMIT and how it led to her current employment.

An account of what the motivating factors were which inspired this student to engage in the study of the environment at RMIT and how it led to her decision to pursue further studies in environmental education teaching.

An account of what the motivating factors were which inspired this student to engage in the study of the environment at RMIT and how it led to her current employment.

An account of what the motivating factors were which inspired this student to engage in the study of the environment at RMIT and how it led to his current employment.

The Wonthaggi Coastal Heathland, southeast of Melbourne, supports many native species of rare and threatened plants, as well as animals such as the Southern Brown Bandicoot and the White-Footed Dunnart.

As part of RMIT's commitment to experiential learning, RMIT University lecturers Nevil Schultz and Peter Homan, with the assistance of local experts, lead students through a week of surveys on this unique heathland reserve, applying professional survey techniques and methods for the capture and release of small mammals and other vertebrates.

The new politics of climate change: building political momentum and community support for adequate action on climate change.

Follow RMIT Life Sciences students on a birdwatching tour along the Yarra River Valley.

Join RMIT Life Sciences students as they learn to trap and tag wildlife on the Wonthaggi Heathlands in Gippsland.

Since 2001, RMIT has sent a team of students to Vietnam to research environmental issues. In 2012, students looked at water management issues in Ho Chi Minh City. This video looks at the outcome of the project through the eyes of the students after their return to Melbourne. For more on the Vietnam Project visit http://www.rmit.edu.au/appliedsciences/vietnam

Simon Hackett, founder of internode which was sold to iiNet in 2011 and who is on the board of the NBN. He talks about the future of the Internet in Australia and electric cars.

http://simonhackett.com/

RMIT has committed to a $98 million plan to cut energy and water use and greenhouse gas emissions – the biggest program of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

RMIT has worked with Siemens and Honeywell over two years to identify opportunities for energy and water savings in 90 buildings in the City, Bundoora and Brunswick.

Leon and Garry discuss how the university has gone about this.

http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-strategy/values/living-our-values/susta...

*Art and Architecture*

An exhibition of graduates of Bachelor of Arts - Fine Art, Painting.

Alicia Gramsbergen - a student from the School of Fashion and Textiles describes her collection Affliction’.

Prof. Chris Ryan - Co-Director, Australian Centre for science, Innovation and Society; Director of the Victorian Eco- Innovation Lab. Interview by Design Victoria, based at RMIT.

An interview with George Pappas, Chairman of the Committee for Melbourne about the value of design.

Building the Community: In June 2007, RMIT University and Architects Without Frontiers were invited to design a learning centre and transitional housing for the street kids of Hoi An, Vietnam.

Garment Sewing: Denim Jacket Part 1-3

Research Profiles: Leah Heiss - Arsenic, Diabetes and Jewellery

Research Profiles: Greg More - Eureka

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) expert Alan Pears provides an introduction to what LCA is and how it can be used to understand environmental impacts and make efforts to reduce these through eco design. This video is part of the Design Victoria ‘Eco-Design How to Kit’ and prepared by the Centre for Design at RMIT University.

Life cycle assessment (LCA) example case study of plastic bags compared to biodegradable and paper bags provided by LCA expert Tim Grant. This video is part of the Design Victoria Eco-Design How to Kit and prepared by the Centre for Design at RMIT.

Introduction to eco labels - what they are and how they can be used - by Tim
Grant. This video is part of the Design Victoria ‘Eco-Design How to Kit’, and
prepared by the Centre for Design at RMIT University.

Chris Bosse - Partner and Director, LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture) - discusses the Beijing Aquatic Centre, built for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, and other LAVA projects. Interview by Design Victoria, based at RMIT.

Building the Community: In June 2007, RMIT University and Architects Without Frontiers were invited to design a learning centre and transitional housing for the street kids of Hoi An, Vietnam.

Étienne Mineur, graduate of École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris, speaks to Design Victoria (www.designvic.com). In 2000, Mineur, a graphic designer, established Incandescence, developing websites for Issey Miyake as well as design interfaces for companies such as Nokia and Orange. More recently, he has been developing a website for Chanel. Part 1 of 4.

Étienne Mineur, graduate of École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris, speaks to Design Victoria (www.designvic.com). In 2000, Mineur, a graphic designer, established Incandescence, developing websites for Issey Miyake as well as design interfaces for companies such as Nokia and Orange. More recently, he has been developing a website for Chanel. Part 2 of 4.

Étienne Mineur, graduate of École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris, speaks to Design Victoria (www.designvic.com). In 2000, Mineur, a graphic designer, established Incandescence, developing websites for Issey Miyake as well as design interfaces for companies such as Nokia and Orange. More recently, he has been developing a website for Chanel. Part 3 of 4.

Étienne Mineur, graduate of École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris, speaks to Design Victoria (www.designvic.com). In 2000, Mineur, a graphic designer, established Incandescence, developing websites for Issey Miyake as well as design interfaces for companies such as Nokia and Orange. More recently, he has been developing a website for Chanel. Part 4 of 4.

Contemporary Chinese Australian artist Liu Xiao Xian explores the nuances between cultures with playfulness and wit.
‘The substance of my bones determines that I will always be Chinese.’
This major solo exhibition of Chinese-Australian artist Liu Xiao Xian was first shown at RMIT Gallery.

Contemporary Chinese Australian artist Liu Xiao Xian explores the nuances between cultures with playfulness and wit.
‘The substance of my bones determines that I will always be Chinese.’
This major solo exhibition of Chinese-Australian artist Liu Xiao Xian was first shown at RMIT Gallery.

Contemporary Chinese Australian artist Liu Xiao Xian explores the nuances between cultures with playfulness and wit.
‘The substance of my bones determines that I will always be Chinese.’
This major solo exhibition of Chinese-Australian artist Liu Xiao Xian was first shown at RMIT Gallery.

In June 2009, forty-nine multi-disciplinary student from Melbourne and Ho Chi Minh City took part in two work integrated learning projects in Vietnam. The disciplines represented in the group included Architecture & Design, Business, Communications, Engineering, Health & Medicine, Social Sciences and Planning.

Blastwaves and malaria-infected blood cells are just some of the amazing images shown at the exhibition - stretch your mind and your perceptions to look into micro worlds.
Curated and managed by the Australian Museum, this exhibition at RMIT Gallery showcased the best twenty-five entries in the annual Eureka Prize for Science Photography, sponsored by New Scientist.
The Prize is awarded for a single photograph that most effectively communicates an aspect of science, and is a significant component of the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, Australia’s premier science awards.

Dr Kate Fletcher has been exploring fashion as a positive force for change towards sustainability for the last fifteen years. She has helped develop the concept of ‘slow fashion’ and has championed innovative design-led approaches to developing sustainable fashion products and services with clients including high street retailers, small design-led companies and nonprofit organizations.

Otto von Busch is a haute couture heretic, fashion renegade and DIY-demagogue exploring ways to hack the operating system of fashion. His received his PhD in fashion design from Göteborg University (Sweden).

Contemporary Chinese Australian artist Liu Xiao Xian discusses his ‘Great Wall of China’ photographic work that documents an abandoned china kiln site. This is overlayed over his ‘Dumpsite’ video work, which is also part of his ‘China Diaries’ series.
This major solo exhibition of Chinese-Australian artist Liu Xiao Xian was first shown at RMIT Gallery.

Contemporary Chinese Australian artist Liu Xiao Xian discusses his work ‘The Couple’ which explores contrasts in Eastern and Western medical perspectives.
This major solo exhibition of Chinese-Australian artist Liu Xiao Xian was first shown at RMIT Gallery.

Modernism, Post-modernism, avant-garde or mainstream - younger artists aren't bothered with categories or charging art with ideology, according to German writer Sebastian Preuss. This is true of Konsortium, a group of artists from Düsseldorf who are making an iconic break from Modernism. In Schwarz, they bring their work to RMIT Gallery for the first time.
Konsortium are Lars Breuer, Sebastian Freytag, and Guido Munch.

RMIT Gallery Artist Talk featuring Irene Barbaris discussing her work as part of the exhibition Contemporary Australian Drawing 1.

RMIT Gallery artist panel discussion on the importance of drawing, as part of the Drawing Out Festival 2010.

RMIT Gallery Artist Talk featuring Godwin Bradbeer discussing his work as part of the exhibition Contemporary Australian Drawing 1.

Stephen and Roger discuss 'Man Style', an exhibition of menswear.
Seminal moments in the history of men’s fashion, the pieces that mattered and the influential designers that changed the way men dressed are all up for discussion as design commentator Stephen Crafti talks to Roger Leong, one of the curators of 'Man Style', an exhibition of menswear, past and present, at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Stephen and Robyn discuss the business of curating the NGV, and the culture of fashion design.

Associate Professor Robyn Healy is a Program director of Fashion Design in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT University. For many years she was also a curator at the National Gallery of Victoria. Here she gives an insight into the business of curating, the designs she acquired for the NGV archives, the culture of fashion design both here and overseas, and Australian designers who have been influential in driving men’s fashion.

Stephen talks to the owners of architecture and design studio Multiplicity.
Stephen Crafti talks to architect Tim O’Sullivan and interior designer Sioux Clark whose studio, Multiplicity, has won a number of awards for sustainable architecture and design. Here they talk about the challenge of reinterpreting an existing building, the benefits of re-using old materials to give the space texture and history, and the importance of forming a sympathetic relationship with clients.

Professor Margaret Gardner (Vice Chancellor of RMIT University) talks to Stephen about the new RMIT Design Hub, under construction on the iconic CUB site. Designed by the architect Sean Godsell, this exciting initiative will be a model of sustainable building design, hosting RMIT’s new Design Research Institute, as well as providing a vibrant, innovative space for collaboration between academics, researchers, students and industry.

Megan Hess is a Melbourne-based fashion illustrator. She has built an extraordinarily successful career outside of Australia. Apart from being the official illustrator for Bloomingdale’s in New York, her clients also include among others, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Chanel, Dior, Tiffany and Co, Toyota and Disney. Recently she created the cover illustrations for Sex and the City novelist Candace Bushnell’s new series of books.

RMIT Gallery's successful exhibition Power Cloths of the Commonwealth, was Australia's only cultural representation at the XIX Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
Held from 25 September to 20 October 2010, the successful exhibition showcased key historical and contemporary works from around the Commonwealth, many of which have not been previously on public display.
Power Cloths of the Commonwealth was opened by the Hon. Speaker of the Lok Sabha (Parliament) Shrimati Meira Kumar on 26 September 2010 at the Crafts Museum, New Delhi. Her speech was widely reported by the media.

After a successful career as an artist, designer and curator in the UK, Stewart came to Melbourne and established Spacecraft as an innovative textile studio and retail store. Blurring the line between fine art and design, Spacecraft’s designs can be found on everything from homeware, to High Street fashion and architecture. Here, Stewart talks about the synergies that exist between fine art and design, the philosophy behind Spacecraft and how being small, flexible and responsive was the key to its success.

Debbie Ryan is an interior designer and co-founder of the multi-award winning architectural firm, McBride, Charles and Ryan. She talks to design commentator Stephen Crafti about starting out as an interior designer, building a successful studio, its radical approach to large scale projects such as the extensions to Fitzroy High School and Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School. And last but not least, the Harry Potter factor.

Fashionistas of the past will fondly remember Mason’s, which was one of the leading fashion houses in Melbourne through the sixties and seventies. One of its principals was Piero Gesualdi, architect, fashion designer, interior designer and café owner who brought much of his modernist aesthetic to Rosati’s, the café he established in Flinders Lane.

Here he talks about his long and varied career, the creative flame, and his latest innovative venture - turning one of Melbourne’s electricity substations into an underground bar.

Andrew Parr is a director of SJB Interiors, one of Australia's most successful architectural, interior and urban design firms. Here he talks to Stephen Crafti about recurring themes in design, the resurgence of seventies design ideas, dealing with clients, and what it was like to design your first house at the tender age of fifteen.

Contemporary, innovative exhibitions have been a hallmark of Suzanne Davies' work as Director of the RMIT Gallery in Swanston Street, Melbourne. Whether it be Photography, Fashion, Fine Art, Craft or Installation the exhibitions always delight in pushing artistic boundaries. Here she talks to Stephen Crafti about the gallery's latest exhibition of Italian Contemporary Jewellery which ends on August 14th.

The Building the Community Project run by RMIT University and Architects Without Borders is revisited in 2010, as RMIT students visit the proposed site in Central Vietnam and design the Dien Ban Day Care Centre for disabled children.

A partner in Preston Zly, Johanna Preston makes beautiful bespoke shoes, some of which have been exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria. Here she talks to Stephen Crafti about her love of shoes, her training as a shoemaker and the art of designing a comfortable high heel.

Amy Muir from Muir Mendez Architects talks with Stephen Crafti about the new, award winning house she designed for herself, the challenge of building on a small block and how she found inventive ways to maximise space and light.

Melanie Katsalidis is the director of 'Pieces of Eight', a contemporary jewellery and small object gallery in Melbourne showing the work of over thirty local and international artists. Melanie was originally trained in Art at the University of Melbourne and went on to do a gold and silversmiths course at RMIT University.

In this week's Talking Design with Stephen Crafti, Melanie speaks about why she choose to pursue contemporary jewellery.

"My jewellery is about finding beauty in pure geometry and form. I enjoy reducing forms to their essence and finding the elegance in this".

Michael Howard is a landscape architect and lecturer in landscape architecture in the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT University. Michael started as a horticulturist, studying at Burnley and buying for nurseries with people like Paul Bangay and Jenny Walker who were accommodating for the upper-end of the domestic market. He then returned to study Landscape architecture and design at RMIT University as a mature aged student and went on to work with John Patrick of 'Gardening Australia' and worked for a company called 'Out of the Blue' that do contemporary swimming pools.

Jarrod Haberfield is one of three directors at Molecule, a design practice based in Melbourne that works across the disciplines of architecture, interiors and art direction. Jarrod studied architecture in Auckland, New Zealand at the Unitec Institute of Technology where he met his two partners and the Molecule story began. Stephen Crafti talks to Jarrod about what it takes to be a successful architect in today's world of merging styles and discusses what clients are looking for in their homes, work environments and community spaces.

Stephen Crafti talks to Melbourne-based architects Brett Nixon and George Fortey from Nixon Tulloch and Fortey about some of issues that dominate the domestic end of architecture. From renovations, to new housing, knockdowns, client expectations, client relationships and realistic costing, Brett and George offer some valuable observations.