ECMS InDaily 40 Under 40 success

Congratulations to the ECMS researchers, current students and alumni who received awards and were named in the recent InDaily 40 Under 40 Awards.

The InDaily 40 Under 40 awards recognises South Australia's top young business leaders and entrepreneurs, and the top 40 were chosen from a pool of over 600 nominations.

Qi Wu 40 Under 40

Qi Wu

40 Under 40 | Discovery Award | Adelaide Business School Leadership Award

Dr Qi Wu from the Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) and the School of Computer Science is a University of Adelaide Senior Lecturer, ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) Fellow and Australian Centre for Robotic Vision Chief Investigator. 

As Vision-and-Language Methods Director of AIML Dr Wu and his team of 10 are creating new methods to advance the field. He has led a team to take out machine learning challenges and written an abundance of seminar papers.

In 2019 he was one of four researchers to win an Australian Academy of Science J G Russell Award for his work developing an artificial intelligence agent to communicate with humans. 

Researcher profile

Ben Morton 40 under 40

Ben Morton

40 Under 40

Ben Morton is the Exectutive Director and DTO of Bygen, which grew out of the University of Adelaide with co-founder Lewis Dunnigan. Bygen is an environmental remediation supply company creating cleaner air, soil and water through environmentally friendly, carbon-negative, activated charcoal technology.

Ben is currently undertaking a PhD in Chemical Engineering.

Simon White 40 under 40

Simon White

40 Under 40

Simon White is Managing Director of construction firm Waternish Engineering, which specialises in design and construction services in the water industry in SA and across Australia.

Simon is a graduate of ECMS with a degree in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering.

Jane Brunton 40 under 40

Jane Brunton

40 Under 40

OZ Minerals Commercial Manager Jane Brunton got her start in mining as a FIFO engineer before working on two South Australian mines.

Jane studied a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) with ECMS, completing in 2012.

Nick Berry 40 under 40

Nick Berry

40 Under 40 | Rural and Regional Award

Nick has invented a number of chemical-free sustainable agricultural machines and supported devices in a bid to stimulating change within the sector and make an impact to world food production. Most notably, he has developed the Seed Terminator, a mechanical weed seed exterminator, and a machine to support pest control in the almond industry.

Nick completed a degree in Mechanical Engineering with ECMS in 2009.

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