The Science Student Research Expo was held in the Scientia yesterday afternoon. The event showcased some of the university's best student research, from Honours to PhD.
The event featured a research poster competition, with accompanying one minute presentations by the students.
Two of our students, Austen Erickson (PhD) and Tony Vo (Honours), entered the competition. Austen's poster was titled "Subdiffusion and Early Stage HIV Infection". He gave a very engaging presentation describing his research.
Tony Vo's poster, "The efficacy of census data and modern data mining techniques in the prediction of default and defection for residential mortgages", summarises his research, which is an industry project with Westpac.
Winners of the competition came from BEES, Chemistry, BABS, and Psychology.
Winner Daniel Hunter of BEES presented his research project, "Introducing Tasmanian Devils to mainland Australia - conservation with bite!", which is being conducted under the supervision of Eureka prize-winner Mike Letnic. Dr Thomas Britz has been working with Daniel and Mike to assist with the maths side of the research; specifically to model the eco-system of the Blue Mountains, and in particular, to predict the effects of introducing Tasmanian Devils into the region.
Congratulations to Daniel for his winning submission, and to Austen and Tony for their fantastic efforts.