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Australians honoured in Google Faculty Research Awards

March 27, 2019 / Matt Johnston

Six researchers receive grants for world-class technical research. Australian researchers from three universities have stood out in this year’s Google Faculty Research Awards, a highly competitive international grants program that drew 910 proposals from more than 320 academic institutions. Six researchers from RMIT University, University of NSW and Monash University have been awarded funding for research projects into information and systems engineering, data analytics, and IoT cyber security. The awards, which Google bills as “unrestricted gifts as support for research” designed as a year’s worth of seed funding, also foster stronger ties between the academic community and the internet giant, with recipients often invited to discuss their latest work at Google offices. Three researchers from RMIT, two from UNSW, and one from Monash were among the 15 percent of applications to be awarded funding.