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Find an expert on our database and meet some of our world-leading researchers.

  • James Quilty

    James Quilty

    Senior Lecturer School of Engineering and Computer Science

    Research areas: Nonlinear optics, photolithography, ferroelectrics, strongly-correlated materials including superconductors and dilute magnetic semiconductors, spectroscopic techniques including Raman, photoemission and luminescence spectroscopies, computational methods for data analysis and calculation of materials properties.

  • Prof Mengjie Zhang

    Prof Mengjie Zhang

    Associate Dean (Research & Innovation) School of Engineering and Computer Science

    Research areas: Evolutionary Computation, Genetic Programming, Particle Swarm Optimisation, Data Mining and Machine Learning, Computer Vision and Image Processing.

  • Aaron Chen

    Aaron Chen

    Senior Lecturer School of Engineering and Computer Science

    Research areas: Multi-agent systems, P2P network, Evolutionary Computation, Network security and intrusion detection

  • AProf Alex Potanin

    AProf Alex Potanin

    Associate Professor School of Engineering and Computer Science

    Research areas: Alex's research is around modern programming languages used throughout the industry today, such as Java and C#. In particular, he works in the theory side of programming languages as well as practical advances in security and performance of your day to day programs. More specifically, he works in the area of ownership and immutability, managed object-oriented programming languages, and type systems.

At a glance

World experts

Victoria has a strong record of research excellence in many areas. Many of our researchers are working at the leading edge of knowledge, including our teams working in organic chemistry, computer science, public law, nanotechnology and superconductors, and Antarctica and climate change.

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Top-ranked university

Victoria is consistently ranked within the top 2% of universities internationally and we are New Zealand’s top-ranked university for research quality.

We are a global-civic university and our researchers lead thinking on the big questions facing society.

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Kate Macgrath

Our researchers are having a positive impact on the lives and wellbeing of people not just in New Zealand but around the world through innovative and ground-breaking research.

Professor Kate McGrath

Former Vice-Provost (Research)

Research strengths

We have research strengths across a range of disciplines. Find out where our research is having an impact and how it compares with other universities around the world.

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Kate McGrath - former Vice-Provost Research

Connect with our research

Victoria has more than 2,000 active researchers across many fields. Hear our former Vice-Provost (Research) talk about how people, businesses and organisations can connect with them.