We are delighted to announce that Associate Professor Regina Burachik has been named the 2017 UNSW Women in Mathematics and Statistics Ambassador.
A/Prof Burachik, who is based at the School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences at the University of South Australia, visited UNSW last week to receive her award and to present a public lecture.
On Thursday 18 May, A/Prof Burachik joined us for a Women in Mathematics and Statistics lunch in the School, which was attended by over 50 staff members and students.
That afternoon, she delivered a public lecture, "Optimization problems: A gentle tour". Professor John Roberts, who said Regina's "speaking skills, warmth and approachability" made her an "excellent choice" for the Ambassador role, welcomed the gathering of 80 people in RC-4082, and introduced new Dean of Science, Professor Emma Johnston.
Prof Johnston presented A/Prof Burachik with the 2017 UNSW Women in Mathematics and Statistics Ambassador Award before Regina commenced her public lecture.
The following day, A/Prof Burachik joined us for our annual Girls Do the Maths workshop in the Scientia, where she presented an inspiring talk to the attending female high school students about her personal journey into mathematics.
A/Prof Burachik is the second person to receive this award - the inaugural Women in Mathematics and Statistics Ambassador Award was presented to our alumnus Professor Lynne Billard in May last year.
A very big congratulations to A/Prof Regina Burachik!