Dr Jia Wu awarded Heidelberg Laureate Forum Fellowship 2019

September 20, 2019
Dr Jia Wu of Macquarie University was selected by the Academy to attend the prestigious Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Germany this month

Dr Jia Wu, an early-career computer scientist from Macquarie University has been selected by the Australian Academy of Science to represent Australia at the highly prestigious 7th Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Germany from 22–27 September.

The Forum brings together 200 young researchers in mathematics and computer science for a week of scientific exchange with the recipients of the disciplines’ most prestigious prizes: the Abel Prize, ACM A.M. Turing Award, ACM Prize in Computing, Fields Medal and the Nevanlinna Prize. 

Dr Wu’s work on artificial intelligence and mining data with complex structures has earned international recognition in the field. In his research, he aims to solve long-term problems such as protecting the cybersecurity of Australian business, industry, and society.

In his short career, Dr Wu has proved to be a talented and energetic researcher. He has won a number of awards for his work including the Best Paper Award in Data Science Track (SIAM International Conference on Data Mining 2018) and Best Student Paper Award (IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks 2017). He also serves as the Associate Editor for the top-tier data mining journal ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data.

Dr Wu sees the Forum in Germany as “a good opportunity to establish international collaboration with world-class researchers and institutions and will allow young researchers to share and stay abreast of international knowledge and expertise, increasing the competitive advantage of early career research networks.”

The Academy’s Heidelberg Laureate Forum Fellowship is open to young researchers at all phases of their careers: undergrad, PhD or postdoc.

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