STAFF AND STUDENT RECOGNITION: PRIZES, AWARDS AND OTHER PRESTIGE MEASURES
Throughout 2019 Centre researchers and students were recognised for their outstanding excellence in research, outreach and scientific contributions. A total of 24 prizes, awards and other prestige measures, were awarded to 28 ACEMS members, exceeding ACEMS' 2019 target of 16.
Peter Taylor (left) receiving the ANZIAM Medal from Professor Phil Howlett
- David Balding was elected a Fellow of the Australia Academy of Science.
- Tomasz Bednarz was awarded the Award for Research Excellence: Excellence in Research, End-User Impact, award by the Faculty of Art and Design, UNSW Sydney.
- Tomasz Bednarz was awarded the Best Demo Award for High-End Visualisation Systems at the ACM SIGGRAPH VRCAI 2019, Brisbane, Australia.
- Sarah Belet won the Three Minute Thesis Competition held at the School of Mathematics, Monash University.
- Joshua Bon was awarded the best student paper in the Government Statistics, Survey Research Methods, and Social Statistic categories by the American Statistical Association for his paper "Polling bias and undecided voter allocations: US presidential elections, 2004–2016" https://doi.org/10.1111/rssa.12414.
Alex Cooper (left) receiving one of his two Best Student Presentation awards
- Ross Brown, Bryce Christensen, Grace Heron, Alan Pearse, Erin Peterson, Kerrie Mengersen, Edgar Santos-Fernandez and Julie Vercelloni were awarded the 2019 Spatial Excellence Award Queensland for People and Community by FrontierSI.
- Ross Brown, Kerrie Mengersen, Erin Peterson and Julie Vercelloni were finalists for the Eureka Prize for Innovation in Citizen Science, run by the Australian Museum.
- Alex Cooper won two Best Student Presentation awards at two major conferences; the International Symposium on Forecasting held in Greece, and the International Conference on Monte Carlo Methods and Applications held in Sydney.
- Susanna Cramb, Earl Duncan, and Kerrie Mengersen were awarded the Spatial Enablement Award, Queensland Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards, by the Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA) and Geospatial Information & Technology Association ANZ (GITA).
Group picture of the 2019 SA Tall Poppy recipients. Dr Giang Nguyen is third from the left
- Andrew Elvey-Price was awarded the Chancellor’s Prize for Excellence in PhD Thesis by The University of Melbourne.
- David Frazier was awarded the Paul Bourke Award by the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.
- Sayani Gupta was awarded second place for the Louise Ryan Best Presentation Award at the 2019 Young Statisticians Conference, Canberra, Australia.
- Dirk Kroese and collaborators were awarded the 2019 Gavin Brown Prize by the Australian Mathematical Society.
Professor John Shine (left) awards Professor David Balding his Fellowship. Courtesy: Australian Academy of Science
- Stuart Lee won the 2019 Business Analytics Prize from the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, Monash University.
- Jaslene Lin was awarded the Dean's Award for Outstanding PhD Theses by the Graduate Research School, UNSW Sydney.
- Mehwish Nasim was a finalist in the Fresh Science, South Australia, competition.
- Giang Nguyen was awarded the 2019 South Australian Tall Poppy Poppy Science Award by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science.
- Matthew Roughan was made a Fellow of IEEE in recognition of his contributions to internet measurement and analysis.
James Yu (right) receiving the first prize in the J.B. Douglas Postgraduate Awards from Jake Olivier
- Kate Smith-Miles was awarded the Ren Potts Medal by the Australian Society for Operations Research.
- Peter Taylor was awarded the 2019 ANZIAM Medal by ANZIAM.
- Ian Turner was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the European Society of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering.
- Ian Turner was recognised as a Highly Cited Researcher for 2019 by the Web of Science Group.
- James Yu won first prize in the prestigious J.B. Douglas Postgraduate Awards, presented by the New South Wales branch of the Statistical Society of Australia.
In recognition of their outstanding achievements and contributions to the Centre, several ACEMS Members were presented with awards at the 2019 ACEMS Annual Retreat held in Glenelg:
- Five individual Outstanding Achievements Recognition Awards were awarded to Anita Ponsaing, David Gunawan, Fawang Liu, Rachael Quill and Eric Zhou.
- The individual Impact and Engagement Award was awarded to Steven Psaltis.
- The Impact and Engagement Award (Group) was awarded to Di Cook, Susanna Cramb, Earl Duncan, Farzana Jahan, Stephanie Kobakian, Kerrie Mengersen, Nicole White and collaborators.
- The Outreach Participation Award was awarded to Igor Balnozan, Boris Beranger, Vincent Chin, KD Dang, Hung Dao, Xuhui Fan, David Gunawan, Robert Kohn, Jaslene Lin, Nick Nguyen, Matias Quiroz, Scott Sisson, Tom Whitaker, Mingda Xu and Yu Yang.
Read the full story with details about each of these recognition awards and their recipients here.