ECMS leading Fulbright Scholarship recipients
Congratulations to the three ECMS researchers who have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships to continue their world-class research at leading US universities.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship foreign exchange scholarship program of the US, aimed at increasing binational collaboration, cultural understanding, and the exchange of ideas. Out of 5 scholarships awarded to the University of Adelaide, 3 were received by researchers in the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences.
Our Scholars are:
Tobin South from the University’s School of Mathematical Sciences will undertake a PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he will develop the next generation of tools to analyse complex systems. He will apply these techniques to applications as diverse as information warfare, economic analysis and human mobility. Tobin develops computational tools to understand complex systems using big data. He spent the last several years researching the flow of misinformation in social media news as part of a Master of Philosophy following his graduation as Valediction of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Adelaide. Tobin will be championing an ongoing collaboration between the MIT Media Lab and the South Australian Government to add value to the state using local data.
Dr Aaron Pereira is a research fellow with the millimetre wave and terahertz research group at University’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. His research investigates emerging semiconductor technologies for space applications. He has been collaborating with researchers from US and Europe to develop high efficiency sensors and communications systems for use in hostile environments. As a Fulbright scholar, Aaron will pursue research at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where he will explore next generation of sensors to detect subsurface water on the Moon, Mars, and other planetary bodies.
Yazan Arouri is a current PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide’s Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources. Yazan, who is from the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, is passionate about improving human life through increasing access to affordable and sustainable energy resources. His research area focuses on developing and implementing optimisation techniques for the sustainable and economical field development of natural resources, including oil and natural gas. As a Fulbright Scholar, Yazan aims to provide the technological innovations needed to shape the future of the Australian resource industry.
Congratulations again to our amazing researchers!