Collaboration is key for Professor Bennamoun

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Computer scientist Professor Mohammed Bennamoun from UWA’s School of Computer Science and Software Engineering is a self-professed gardening lover but it would be no surprise if a few weeds had escaped his eagle eye lately.

He’s currently embedded three days a week at Woodside Energy, along with four of his PhD students, to work on a project focused on mapping images to 3D coordinates.

The former lecturer in robotics at Queen’s University in Canada and Queensland University of Technology says the opportunity to collaborate with industry in such a hands-on way is invaluable.

Speaking sport

Thursday, 9 August 2018

When Ian Fitzpatrick joined UWA around two and a half years ago, he wasn’t exactly ‘new’ to the University.  His first full-time job was selling gym memberships at UWA as an 18-year-old. 

Now he’s UWA Sport’s General Manager, and after ten years away, returned to Perth for the role in 2015 when UWA Sport was established. 

“It wasn’t a difficult decision to move back to Perth - UWA is a special place for me. When UWA Sport was established, I knew the University’s commitment to sport was strong.

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 8 August

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Good morning. It was great to see UWA graduate Professor Akshay Venkatesh awarded the prestigious Fields Medal last week, regarded as the Nobel Prize for mathematics.

Vice-Chancellor's Voice - 1 August

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Good morning. Today marks one year since the Change the Course report was released as a result of the Respect. Now. Always. national student survey.

Strategy, Planning and Performance Director announcement

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Following a competitive recruitment process, UWA has appointed Ms Jeya Bavan as the new Director, Strategy, Planning and Performance. Ms Bavan will take up the role on 8 October, joining us from Curtin University where she is the current Director of Strategy and Projects. Please welcome Jeya to UWA.

Take a ride in an autonomous bus

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

An autonomous bus is being trialled on our campus so we can investigate how this technology can be integrated into our teaching, research and future sustainable transport plans.

We’ll be exploring the potential impacts of driverless technology on transport, logistics and accessibility as well as taking the opportunity to learn more about public perception of autonomous vehicles.

We’re inviting everyone to get on board and take part in the research. You can check out the timetable for the bus on the website.

The stage is set for Open Day this Sunday

Monday, 6 August 2018

The marquees are going up and the grounds are looking fabulous – we’re in the final days of preparation for Sunday’s Open Day.

From the front end event logistics to behind the scenes, it takes an exceptional amount of effort right across the University to bring Open Day together, with staff in many areas contributing to make the day a success. 

Open Day Events Officer (Lead), Harriet Calverley, says the support from across the University has been fantastic and she’s excited for the day and showcasing what makes UWA unique.

Australia India Institute: EOI for Senior Leader role

Monday, 6 August 2018

UWA has signed an agreement with Melbourne University’s Australia India Institute (AII) to host an affiliate centre, which will sit within the UWA Public Policy Institute (UWA PPI). Two post-doctoral positions will soon be recruited to as part of this program. 

An opportunity exists for a senior UWA academic with mentoring experience to take a business development and mentorship role in the UWA AII affiliate centre. The role will include:

Real world experience to solve real world problems

Friday, 3 August 2018

Matt Lowman’s career path has already taken some interesting turns, but something the IT student knows is that work integrated learning (or work experience) has helped him on this journey.

Now in his final year of a Masters in IT, Matt spent some time with UWA’s Cyber Security team to increase his skills and knowledge in this ever-evolving field.

“My first degree was in chemistry, and after I graduated I worked as a chemist engineer for BHP. This is when I was first really exposed to code and programming.

Professor Michael Johns

Ten UWA projects win national research funding

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Research that will improve our understanding about the potential of unconventional oil and gas in tight rocks and a design guideline for the installation of offshore wind turbines are two new research projects at The University of Western Australia to receive Federal Government funding.