Achievements

Achievements

Year Project/Achievement
1956 Only digital computer in Sydney"UTECOM”
1975 First non-US UNIX site (Version 6 Unix)
1976 Lions Books
1990 First clinical use of RDR
1991 Established as the "School of Computer Science and Engineering"
1995 UNSW L4 Project begins
1996 Cane Toad Tracking
1997 Fastest-ever Inter-Process Communication (IPC) on single-issue CPU (MIPS)
  UNSW ProgComp Established
1999 Primary School Workshops Established
2001 Establishment of the Smart Internet Technology CRC
2003 Establishment of NICTA (National Information Communication Technology Australia)
  Foundation of CAS (the ARC Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Systems)
2005 Fastest-ever IPC (Itanium)
  World Solar Challenge - 9th overall
2006 Happy Feet - Christian So, lead Animator for "Mumble"
  UNSW L4 Deployment reaches 1 million
  Orion, written by Ori Allon, bought by Google
2007 NICTA L4 Deployment reaches 10 million
  Robotics Workshops established
  Transcontinental Record for Sunswift
2008 ARTEMIS Orchestra Contest, world champions with the Robot Clarinet
  John Lions Chair in Computer Science Established
  OKL4 Deployment reaches 100 million
2009 HS1917 established
  L4.verified
  RoboCup Rescue - Innovative Operator Interface
  World Solar Challenge - 5th overall
2010 OK L4 Deployment reaches 1 billion
  Ranked 1st in Australia for Computer Science - Academic Ranking of World Universities
2011 Excellence in Research for Australia: Broadest Range in Australia for World-Class Research in Information Technology
2013 Excellence in Research for Australia: Only Australian University to achieve a rank of 5 (the highest ranking) in Computer Software
2014 Fastest Electric car over 500km (ona single charge!).
2015 Sunswift - 4th Place in the World Solar Challenge
2016 Sunswift - Currently working on becoming the first internationally recognised road legal solar car
2017 Sunswift - 3rd in Practicality Judging of Cruiser Class in World Solar Challenge
2018 Quarter Finalists with the German Team, RoboCup, SPL.  ProgComp - The UNSW World Finals team came sixth in the 2018 World Finals of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC).
2019 UNSW Computing are Running the 2019 RoboCup Event!  2500 participants.  400 teams.  Darling Harbour.  First Week of July!

Records

Year/s Record
1999 2nd in World, RoboCup 4-Legged League
2000 World Champions, RoboCup 4_Legged League
  South Pacific Champions, ACM ICPC
2001 World Champions, RoboCup 4_Legged League
  South Pacific Champions, ACM ICPC
2002 2nd in World, RoboCup 4-Legged League
  South Pacific Champions, ACM ICPC
2003 World Champions, RoboCup 4_Legged League
2004 South Pacific Champions, ACM ICPC
2005 World Champions, World Solar Challenge, Silicon Challenge Class
  3rd in World, RoboCup 4-Legged League
  3rd in World, RoboCup Rescue
2006 2nd in World, RoboCup 4-Legged League
  2nd in World, RoboCup Rescue (Autonomy)
2007 Transcontinental Record (Solar Car)
2008 First University in Australia to publish lectures on YouTube
2009 World Champions, World Solar Challenge, Silicon Challenge Class
  World Champions, RoboCup Rescue (Autonomy)
  2nd in World, RoboCup Rescue (Mobility)
2010 Guinness World Record, Fastest Solar Car
  2nd in World, RoboCup Standard Platform League
  World Champions, RoboCup Rescue (Autonomy)
  World Champions, RoboCup Rescue (Mobility)
2011 World Champions, RoboCup Rescue (Autonomy)
  South Pacific Champions, ACM ICPC
2012 South Pacific Champions, ACM ICPC
  Australian Champions, Cyber Security Challenge
  3rd in World, RoboCup SPL
2013 South Pacific Champions, ACM ICPC
  Australian Champions, Cyber Security Challenge
2014 World Champions, RoboCup SPL
  South Pacific Champions, ACM ICPC
  Australian Champions, Cyber Security Challenge
  3rd in World, DEFCON Open CTF 
2015 World Champions, RoboCup SPL
2016 Second Round Qualifiers, RoboCup SPL
2017 Quarter Finalists, RoboCup, SPL
2018 Quarter Finalists with the German Team, RoboCup, SPL
2019 UNSW Computing are Running the 2019 RoboCup Event!  2500 participants.  400 teams.  Darling Harbour.  First Week of July!

Rankings

1st in Australia for Engineering/Technology and Computer Science – 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities
1st in Australia for Engineering/Technology and Computer Science continuously since 2009
Highest Employment Rate for G08 and ATN Universities - 2014  myuniversity.gov.au accessed 6th April 2014
Lowest Dropout Rate for G08 and ATN Universities - 2014  myuniversity.gov.au accessed 6th April 2014
Only Australian University to achieve a rank of 5 (the highest ranking) in Computer Software in ARC’s Excellence in Research for Australia initiative, continuously in 2013 and 2015