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Perseverance with an open and growth mind and a brave heart
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Honors

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Research Contribution Award (formerly named after Chris Wallace), The Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia (CORE), Oct. 2022 (the award will be presented at the next ACSW (in February 2023, in Melbourne))
  • Listed among the World’ Top 2% Scientists list compiled by Stanford University and published at PLOS in the single year category 2022.
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE SCC 2022
  • Listed among the World’ Top 2% Scientists list compiled by Stanford University and published at PLOS in the single year category 2021.
  • Educational Excellence and Innovation Group Award, UNSW Faculty of Engineering Excellence Awards 2021
  • Best Paper Candidate, International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), 2021
  • Winner of 2021 Australia and New Zealand Women in AI Awards in the category of AI in Cybersecurity, 2021
  • Academic Excellence, UNSW Faculty of Engineering Excellence Awards, 2020
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Research Supervision in the Emerging Supervisor Category 2020,UNSW
  • Listed among the World’ Top 2% Scientists list compiled by Stanford University and published at PLOS in the single year category 2020.
  • Best Paper Award in 2020 Australian Database Conference (ADC 2020)
  • Scientia Fellow , UNSW (awarded in December 2019, funded for 2020 - 2024)
  • Best Paper Award, ADMA 2019
  • Transition Fellowship, UNSW 2019
  • Best Student Paper Runner-up, ADMA 2017
  • Attend Microsoft Faulty Summit 2016
  • ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Fellow (awarded in Nov 2015, funded for 2016 – 2018)
  • Inaugural Vice Chancellor's Women's Research Excellence Award, The University of Adelaide 2015
  • Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence, The University of Adelaide 2014
  • ACM Travel Grant for SIGIR, 2014
  • Media Release of PhD work, Integrating the physical and digital worlds, The University of Adelaide 2014
  • Google Fellowship Nomination, Google, 2013
  • Google PhD Prize, Google 2012
  • IBM PhD Travel Award, IBM 2011
  • Highly Commended Research Poster Award, ARC EII PhD Summer School, 2010
  • Selective Travel Bursary from the ARC Research Network in Enterprise Information Infrastructure's (EII) PhD Summer School, 2010
  • Adelaide Graduate Research Scholarship for PhD in Mathematical and Computer Science (for International Students), 2010.

    Only 1 scholarship was awarded for Faulty of Engineering, and 3 scholarships were awarded university wide in this round