Honors and Achievements

2008 and earlier

  • Macquarie University International Scholarship (MUIS) for 3rd year of Bachelors ($19,250) 
  • Macquarie University Bright Futures Recognition 
  • Macquarie University International Scholarship (MUIS) for 2nd year of Bachelors ($18,480)
  • Don McNeil Prize for Introductory Statistics ($1,000) 
  • Le Fevre Memorial Prize for Physical Chemistry ($250) 
  • Macquarie University International Scholarship (MUIS) for 1st  year of Bachelors ($18,480)
  • The Daily Star Certificate of Excellence for GCE Advanced Level 
  • European Standard School Academic Excellence Medal 

2009

  • The Macquarie University Medal for Computing
  • Macquarie University International Scholarship (MUIS) for Honours ($21,888) 
  • Vice Chancellor’s Commendation Award for Academic Excellence 

2010

  • Best paper prize, DICTA 2010 ($1000) 
  • CSIRO Top-up Scholarship ($10,000 pa for 3 years) 
  • The Australian National University MLSS 2010 Scholarship ($900) 
  • HCSNet Winterfest Scholarship ($800) 
  • Macquarie University Science and Technology Alumni Prize ($2,500) 
  • iMQRES PhD Scholarship ($22,500 pa plus tuition and other expenses) 

2011

  • Certificate for Successful Design and Organisation of the ALTA Shared Task 
  • Foundations of Learning and Teaching (FILT) Scholarship, Macquarie University
  • Certificate for Excellent Research Progress, Department of Computing 
  • Excellent Presentation and Excellent Review Certificate, MCDC-2011 
  • Department of Computing Excellence in Teaching Recognition 

2012  – 2014

  • PhD dissertation: ranked as top 10% globally*
  • ALTA 2012 student travel scholarship
  • Second prize: 2012 ALTA Shared Task
  • CSIRO research supplement grant ($3,000)
  • Macquarie University PGRF grant ($5,000)

2014 – present

* Two out of three reviewers ranked thesis as top 10%. Thesis reviewers: 1. Pierre Zweigenbaum, 2. Hercules Dalianis, and 3. Hanna Suominen