Western Australian academic Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique, director of The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture, is the first Australian to be elected fellow of The African Academy of Sciences (AAS).
A marine science postgraduate, an international relations graduate and one of Australia’s brightest young female entrepreneurs have been awarded Fulbright scholarships for 2019, joining a prestigious global group that includes Nobel Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners.
Joshua Dunne completed a Bachelor of Philosophy with Honours in Political Science and International Relations at UWA and is currently working as a Study Abroad Assistant in UWA’s Global Learning Office.
Shuan Hern Lee has once again made the AMEB proud by winning the title in the Under 28 category at the International Piano Competition in Kerikeri, New Zealand. At only 16, he is the youngest performer to win this title, since the competition started in 1987.
Of the 69 entrants, only 15 candidates were selected to compete at Kerikeri.
After Round 1 and 2, only 4 out of the 15 competitors progressed to the final round. The three adjudicators, who were from the USA, Australia and South Korea, were unanimous in their decision to select Shuan Hern as the first prize winner.
On Saturday 27 October, over 420 future maths stars came together at The University of Western Australia for the 2018 Western Australian Junior Mathematics Olympiad (WAJO). 110 teams of year 7, 8 and 9 students from 25 Perth schools competed to solve a range of mathematical problems and vie for over $2,000 worth of prizes. The number of students who attended the event was an impressive increase over 2017, representing the growing popularity of maths amongst Perth students.
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The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences would like to congratulate computer science and software engineering PhD candidate, Christopher Bartley, whose thesis paper on Data Science and Machine Learning has been accepted to one of the top three international artificial intelligence (AI) conferences in 2019, The Thirty-Third Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Conference on Artificial Intelligence, held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
A University of Western Australia research project that uses acoustic sensing technology to detect gut disorders, and could replace the usual invasive colonoscopy method, has won a top honour in the Innovator of the Year Awards.
The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences celebrates the success of USafe, a team of three UWA female engineering students who recently took part in the third annual NASA Space Apps Perth hackathon, on 20-21 October.