Development of an integrated predictive model for diabetes complications

SMART EduBlog- Nagesh Shukla – Development of an integrated predictive model for diabetes complications- Image 1By Research Fellow Nagesh Shukla

Diabetes is spreading all around the world as an unprecedented epidemic. According to a report from International Diabetes Federation, in 2011, 366 million people had diabetes and by 2030 this will have risen to 552 million (8.3% compared to 9.9% of the adult population, respectively). Continue reading

Is demography destiny?

SMART EduBlog- Garry Bowditch – Is Demography Destiny- Image 1By Garry Bowditch

Australia had a bonanza of major reports handed down in the past week commissioned by the Federal government on the challenges and opportunities for the nation to retain its position as one of the most liveable places on earth. Continue reading

Synchronisation of Key Travel Modes within a Transportation Hub

MichelleBy Dr Michelle Dunbar

In many modern cities, transport infrastructure has typically developed according to a radial pattern, in response to urban-sprawl. However, as the population continues to grow and spread outwards from the CBD, existing transport infrastructure may be insufficient to cope with the increased travel demand. This may in turn lead to inaccessibility to public transport for commuters in these areas, resulting in increased car usage; exacerbating traffic congestion. Continue reading

Thinking Systems #1

Graham Harris v3By Graham Harris

Welcome to a new SMART blog topic – all about systems: about what they are, and the ways we think about them, value them, construct them in our minds and in real life, and (try to) manage them. Continue reading

Congratulations Michelle

Dr Michelle Dunbar received a 2014 Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning award.

Dr Michelle Dunbar received a 2014 Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning award.

A researcher based at the SMART Infrastructure Facility is among the recipients of the University of Wollongong’s 2014 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning (OCTAL).

The OCTALs are awarded each year to staff who have made a major contribution to teaching and learning excellence within the University of Wollongong. Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Michelle Dunbar was recognised with an OCTAL Early Career Faculty award for her teaching practice to date, but most specifically in relation to lecturing MATH283 (Advanced Engineering Mathematics) in August 2013.

UOW Vice-Chancellor Paul Wellings said the awards provide “a chance to celebrate a select group of researchers, teachers and professional staff who have helped underlay the success of UOW.”

Dr Dunbar was nominated for the award by a number of her students.

More information about the OCTAL awards can be found at

EIS Apprentice Achievements

SMART Infrastructure extends our congratulations to two young workshop apprentices from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences who have recently received recognition for outstanding achievements in the Mechanical Engineering Trades area. Continue reading