HDR Candidate news – November

Prof Kevin Lowe

Congratulations – approved for graduation

The Faculty would like to warmly congratulate the following HDR candidate, who was approved foWell done on chalkboardr graduation in October:

  • Erdal Ozkaya, School of Computing & Mathematics, “Cyber Security Challenges in Social Media”

There are quite a number of candidates whose examinations are being finalised at present, so we look forward to formally congratulating them next month!

2018 FOBJBS HDR Conference

The 2018 FOBJBS HDR Conference was held in Wagga Wagga on the 16th & 17th October. It was well-attended by both staff and candidates, and we were fortunate to have some excellent keynote speakers. Professor Kevin Lowe from the University of Sydney spokeabout branding yourself as a researcher; Associate Professor Salil Kanhere from UNSW spoke about the applications, opportunities and challenges of blockchains; and Dr Greg Low from Microsoft spoke about the types of technologies that fascinate a technologist.

Jen Schwarz receiving her best paper award
Jen Schwarz receiving her best paper award

We also had some very impressive presentations from our current HDR candidates. Prizes for the best candidate presentations at the conference went to Jen Schwarz,

Michael Furner receiving his best paper award.
Michael Furner receiving his award for best paper

Constructing an identity in relation to autism‘, and Michael Furner, ‘Content-based analytics for use in radio program management‘. The breadth of research being undertaken across our faculty is quite incredible, and this event is a great opportunity for cross-pollination.

We trust that everyone who attended benefited from the conference, and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the 2019 event. It’s a fantastic chance to network with

Academic Staff Higher Degree By Research Workload Support Scheme

The Academic Staff Higher Degree By Research Workload Support Scheme Round is now open for applications.

Information on the scheme, including scheme guidelines and the application form is available here on the Research Office website. Applications (endorsed by HoS and Exec Dean) must be forwarded to research@csu.edu.au by 5.00pm on Wednesday 21 November 2018.

Final 2018 HDR Welcome & Induction session – 6 December

Welcome matA reminder that the final HDR Candidate Welcome and Induction session for 2018 is being run on Thursday 6 December 2018. Please visit the Research Professional Development Calendar to register for this session.

These sessions are highly recommended for recently commenced candidates and provide essential information about getting started. Attending an induction session is part of the probationary conditions for candidature.