The recently established Software Innovation Institute (SII) within the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Sciences (CECS) is translating new research in the data sciences into applications for the real world.
Innovation institutes allow ANU to experiment with new ways of doing research, teaching and outreach to society. Associate Professor Jochen Trumpf, a Reimagine Fellow, is building the Software Innovation Institute (SII). SII plans to provide software engineering students the opportunity to apply their research and learnings in the real world by establishing an ANU Software Engineering 'teaching hospital'.
Based on a medical school model that combines classroom learning with real world experience (a teaching hospital), SII undertakes software development projects requiring the development and linking of new research techniques to build solutions for clients. This will provide real-world project-based learning for students, allowing them to gain professional industry experience.
It currently specialises in machine learning and data science, expanding out to other areas of CECS, with an initial focus on the health, security and intelligence sectors.
Software solves problems and improves living standards. With your support, software engineers can graduate from the program more conscious of the impact that their work has on society at large.