An Australian National University exile who dubbed himself a "super brain" student will fight an allegation he installed a hidden camera in a shower cubicle on campus.
Junqi Huang pleaded not guilty in the ACT Magistrates Court on Wednesday to capturing visual data in an invasion of privacy.
Police allege the 22-year-old set himself up to fail when, close to midnight on June 15, he installed a "small digital video and audio recorder" in the corner of a unisex shower cubicle at a residential university college.
The camera was allegedly recording throughout the installation, leading Mr Huang to be unmasked as the perpetrator after a woman handed it into the college's head of residence 15 days later.
The court documents said the woman was undressing in the shower cubicle when she found the camera.
Mr Huang is the former president of the Australian National University Super Brain Society, which has aims including finding "students with exceptional brainpower" and "exploring the world of genius from a scientific perspective".
After the woman handed in the device, the court documents said the college's head of residence reported it to the university's security. Security officers reviewed CCTV of Mr Huang allegedly entering and leaving the college bathroom on June 15.
Police arrested the Chinese national the same day the woman reported finding the camera. Chief Magistrate Lorraine Walker granted Mr Huang bail on July 1, despite concerns he might try to leave the country, or remotely access images from the allegedly planted camera.
The court previously heard Mr Huang had no known criminal history in Australia.
He was banned from attending the university after the allegation surfaced and told he would have to vacate his on-campus accommodation.
Mr Huang's bail conditions handed down on July 1 included that he not contact the woman who discovered the camera, or be on the university campus except once in the company of a police officer to collect personal belongings.
Ms Walker also ordered that Mr Huang surrender any passports he held, and banned him from applying for a new one.
His matter will return to court in September.