FIT1016 &FIT2044 Advanced Project

Semester 2, 2009


These are zero-credit-point units designed to challenge the more advanced 1st and 2nd year students in the B. Computer Science, B. Software Engineering, B. Science majoring in Computer Science, and other related double degrees. This unit introduces students to a variety of topics outside the curriculum, and provides an opportunity to write programs (or, rarely, to build hardware) in an area of interest to the student and the School. The subject operates in an informal manner, and the programming tasks are designed to be interesting and challenging to advanced students. Students will typically meet with their supervisor on a weekly basis and in addition to demonstrating the results of their project, they will also give an oral presentation at the end of the semester.


First meeting: Thursday 23rd July, 12.15, Room 115, Building 63.


At this meeting, potential supervisors will give an overview of the proposed project. After the meeting, students should arrange a further meeting with the supervisors of projects that they are interested in.


Students must enrol send Ann Nicholson (  a list of project preferences by Tuesday 28th July.


Students must enrol by Friday 31st July by completing an Enrolment Amendment Form. Please hand in to Clayton School of IT General Office.




Professor David Abramson

The Monash Eucalyptus Forrest (through the MeSsAGE Lab)

A/Prof. Ashley Buckle

Bioinformatics Projects

A/Prof. Frada Burstein

(Caulfield) Knowledge Systems: portals and Web 2.0.

Robyn McNamara

Qualitative Marking Software

A/Prof Graham Farr

CSIRAC applet: the task is to write a Java applet to emulate CSIRAC, Australia's first computer.

Professor David Green

Complexity Virtual Laboratory

A/Prof. Ann Nicholson

Bayesian Networks

Dr. David Squire

To be advised

Dr. Peter Tischer

Information Visualisation