Girish Revadigar has been awarded the prestigious fellowship from Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) and Australian Academy of Science (AAS)

Girish RevadigarCongratulations to Girish Revadigar, PhD student at the School of Computer Science and Engineering, for being awarded the prestigious fellowship jointly offered by the Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) (http://www.sief.org.au/) and Australian Academy of Science (AAS) (https://www.science.org.au/) - " SIEF - AAS Fellowships to the Lindau Nobel Laureates Meetings", for attending the 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) 2016. 

HLF (http://www.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org/) is a renowned networking event for mathematicians and computer scientists and the participation is by invitation only. Girish was one of the 200 young researchers invited by the scientific and selection committee of HLF foundation. 

"It was a wonderful experience to personally meet and interact with the laureates. The various talks by experts were amazing, and the workshops organized were focusing on hot research topics like artificial intelligence, cyber security, etc. As the forum was for a week, there were plenty of opportunities for networking with the experts, and fellow researchers from all over the world. Meeting my favorite computer scientists like Prof. Vinton Gray Cerf (father of Internet), Prof. Frederick Brooks (pioneer in computer architecture and operating Systems), Prof. Robert Tarjan (inventor of data structures and algorithms) was one of my dream. I also met Prof. Raj Reddy, who is an A.C.M. A.M. Turing award winner in the field of artificial intelligence, and an alumnus of UNSW. He was very happy to know that I am also from UNSW. The experiences of all the laureates were motivating for young researchers. This was really a lifetime opportunity, and my 'dream come true' moment. I am thankful to SIEF and AAS for awarding me this fellowship, and also to the School of CSE for the support." -- Girish Revadigar.

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