Researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) have received nearly $40 million in research funding from the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Discovery Projects (DP) scheme 2019.
These outcomes have been highly favourable for the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS), with 8 ANU led DPs and 3 non-ANU led DPs being awarded to CECS researchers.
ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt said that ANU funding will go towards research in various fields: physics, artificial intelligence, astronomy, chemistry, health, amongst several other fields.
“ANU is the leading research institution in the Asia-Pacific region and our researchers spend their days investigating and solving the biggest challenges to face Australians and our regional neighbours,” said Professor Schmidt.
“This funding from the ARC is an investment in our nation’s and our neighbours’ future.”
The following CECS-led research projects were awarded funding:
- Professor Brad Yu, Professor Brian Anderson: Cooperative Control of Networked Systems with Constraints
- Professor Antony Hosking: Verified Concurrent Memory Management for Managed Languages on Modern CPUs
- Associate Professor Antonio Tricoli: Porous transparent conducting oxides for efficient solar fuels production
- Professor Ian Petersen: Robust Control of Highly Resonant Flexible and Nanoscale Systems
- Associate Professor Hongdong Li: Never get lost again: Use 3D Computer Vision for Precise Geo-Localisation
- Professor Steve Blackburn: Next Generation Garbage Collection: Discovery, Design, and Development
- Professor Tom Gedeon: Adaptive modelling of human responses in complex interaction
- Dr Guodong Shi: Control and Identification of Signed Networks
The following CECS researchers have also received successful grants for non-CECS led projects:
- Dr Steve Lee
- Emeritus Professor Brendan McKay
- Professor Kylie Catchpole
- Associate Professor Steven Gould
- Associate Professor Hongdong Li
- Associate Professor Yuerui (Larry) Lu
College Deputy Dean Nick Birbilis has also been successful in two grants. His current affiliation with these projects is with Monash University.
Details of all successful ANU projects can be found on the ARC website and a breakdown of funding across all programs for ANU is listed here.