CQUniversity Australia

Engaging Indigenous people within Higher Ed

CQUniversity's Office of Indigenous Engagement recently hosted a visit from the Oodgeroo Unit of Queensland University of Technology (QUT), at Rockhampton Campus.

Professor Anita Lee Hong, Director of the Oodgeroo Unit, and Lone Pearce, Project Officer, met with Office of Indigenous Engagement staff to discuss employment issues and best practice models for engaging Indigenous people within the higher education sector, including governance matters.

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Data mining textbook adopted early 

A new textbook on 'data mining' by academics from the School of Computing Sciences has been adopted by several Australian universities soon after its publication.

Just as traditional miners sieve for gold, data miners can draw treasured information from large datasets.

The textbook - 'Data Mining: Methods and Techniques' - is by Dr ABM Shawkat Ali and Associate Professor Saleh Wasimi and has been published by Thomson Learning.

PhotoID:4489, Dr ABM Shawkat Ali (left) and Associate Professor Saleh Wasimi
Dr ABM Shawkat Ali (left) and Associate Professor Saleh Wasimi

According to the publisher, the introductory textbook introduces the mathematical and statistical aspects of data mining in a simple and clear fashion, in order to cater for students who do not have a background in these areas. It is suitable for both business and computer science students.

It is also appropriate for courses within a wide range of disciplines including engineering, economics, statistics, information systems and information technology.