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Professor Cheryl Praeger

UWA researchers awarded $12.2 million in federal funding

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Prime Minister’s Prize for Science winner Professor Cheryl Praeger is among several researchers at The University of Western Australia to be awarded $12.2 million in Federal Government funding for 27 projects.

Cheryl Praeger standing outside UWA's Vice Chancellery building

Brilliant mathematician wins Australia's top prize for science

Thursday, 17 October 2019

The University of Western Australia’s Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger has won the prestigious Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for her contribution to the mathematical sciences.

Akshay Venkatesh

UWA awards honorary doctorate to youngest student

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Professor Akshay Venkatesh, the youngest-ever student to enrol at The University of Western Australia and last year’s recipient of the prestigious Fields Medal for mathematics, will be awarded an honorary doctorate at a special ceremony to be held at UWA’s Winthrop Hall tomorrow.

L-R Ashkay Venkatesh and Angel Yu

UWA maths prodigy wins international award

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Professor Akshay Venkatesh, believed to be one of The University of Western Australia’s youngest graduates, is only the second Australian to have been awarded one of the world’s most prestigious mathematical awards – the Fields Medal.

Cheryl Praeger

Leading researchers recognised in Premier's Science Awards

Friday, 21 August 2015

The University of Western Australia’s reputation for producing leaders in science research and teaching was recognised tonight when three staff members were recognised in the 2015 Premier’s Science Awards.

Professor Cheryl Praeger

Women's Hall of Fame Professor proves her mettle doing vital mathematics

Friday, 6 March 2015

It's lucky that The University of Western Australia's Professor Cheryl Praeger is a whiz at maths - she needs to be to keep track of her mounting tally of awards.

Professor Cheryl Praeger

National award for UWA's world-leading mathematician

Monday, 8 December 2014

The University of Western Australia's internationally acclaimed mathematician, Professor Cheryl Praeger, today became the first woman to be awarded the Australian Mathematical Society's George Szekeres Medal.

Success for mathematics researchers in latest round of ARC Discovery Awards

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Congratulations to Michael Giudici, Cai Heng Li, and Gabriel Verret on their success in the recent Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project Round. Their project is titled ‘Symmetries of Finite Digraphs' and it will be funded for a three year period beginning in 2015.

Engineering, computing and mathematics academics recognised in UWA Research Awards

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Twelve academic staff from the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics received UWA Research Excellence and Innovation Awards 2014.

Professor Cheryl Praeger

UWA maths champion elected Honorary Member of the London Mathematical Society

Monday, 18 August 2014

The London Mathematical Society (LMS) has elected Professor Cheryl Praeger, the inaugural Director of UWA’s Centre for the Mathematics of Symmetry and Computation, to Honorary Membership of the Society.

Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger

Top mathematician appointed to Australian Academy of Science

Thursday, 14 November 2013

An internationally acclaimed mathematician from The University of Western Australia has been elected the next Foreign Secretary of the Australian Academy of Science.

Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger

Medals add up for spinning UWA mathematician

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

A leading mathematician from The University of Western Australia who uses her interest in spinning wool to teach students about matrices has added another major award to her already impressive tally.

Young masterminds excel at maths olympics

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Nearly 400 of the State’s best young mathematicians from over 43 schools took part in the Western Australian Junior Mathematics Olympiad (WAJO) at The University of Western Australia (UWA) on Saturday, 5 November.

Changes to professional pathways from 2012

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

With the introduction of New Courses 2012, most professional qualifications from UWA will be obtained by completing a postgraduate degree course following an undergraduate degree. The timetable for the introduction of new professional postgraduate courses has been set.

UWA awards excellence in teaching

Thursday, 6 May 2010

The University of Western Australia has awarded its highest accolade for excellence in teaching to six exceptional teachers selected from the UWA nominations to the national Australian Learning and Teaching Council Awards.

New Centre for the Mathematics of Symmetry and Computation

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

The new Centre for the Mathematics of Symmetry and Computation (CMSC) has been established at UWA. The Centre will be the hub of cutting-edge research across the disciplines of Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science.

Congratulations to Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger

Monday, 14 December 2009

The Faculty wishes to offer our congratulations to Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger who has been named Western Australia's 2009 Scientist of the year.

Congratulations to UWA Research Collaboration Awards Winners (round 2 – November 2009)

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

The Faculty wishes to offer our congratulations to the UWA Research Collaboration Awards (URCA) winners.

The UWA Research Collaboration Awards (URCA) provide funding to support new and developing initiatives that will expand the University's external research collaborations both nationally and internationally.

The Faculty winners are: