Welcome to the Visual Computing Otago research group in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Otago. In recent years, the fields of Computer Graphics and Computer Vision were converging more as well as getting more interdisciplinary, including aspects of HCI and Visualisation. We founded the Visual Computing Otago group to reflect this interdisciplinary that we already have in our research. Visual Computing is a field described as the intersection between traditional Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Visualisation and Human-Computer Interaction. If you want to learn more about the history of Computer Graphics and Vision at Otago, please refer to the pages of our old Graphics and Vision Research Group
The University of Otago is New Zealand's oldest and most research intensive university and has around 21,000 students. The university offers an excellent research environment and our research group provides world class supervision. Otago is consistently ranked in the QS top 200 universities, and is located in the southern city of Dunedin which is well-known for combining student life with beautiful landscape such as dozens of beaches and great surfing conditions all year round. Visual Computing Otago group is currently looking for exceptional students interested in pursuing a PhD in Visual Computing at the intersection of Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Human Computer Interaction, and Visualisation. If you are interested get in touch with one of the academic staff.