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Bachelor of Computer Science



GrantGrant completed a Bachelor of Computer Science at the University of Newcastle in 1995. His skills have taken him around Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, USA and France.

Grant has worked across a range of industries including research, software development, media, logistics and retail in small, large, corporate and creative companies, each presenting their own unique challenges Grant is currently working as a Senior Systems Engineer with Animal Logic, a Sydney based design, animation and visual effects studio. He began working with Animal Logic in 2005, during the production of the Oscar winning animated feature film "Happy Feet". 

Since then Grant has worked on numerous high profile projects including "300", "World Trade Center" and "Australia". Animal Logic runs the only Australian super computer in the top 500 worldwide. This provides a range of unique challenges from storage, networking, monitoring and management, each pushed to the limit to ensure we deliver the best quality product.

"My time at Newcastle Uni gave me the start in my career path, which has taken me overseas, into industries that I had never considered. My current role exposes me to new challenges every day. I always found IT interesting, but I could never have foreseen the enjoyment I gain through my work. - Grant, Bachelor of Computer Science."

Alumni Award Finalist

In 2014, Grant was invited back to UON as a finalist for the Newton John Award, which recognises innovation or creativity in any field that has improved cultural life.

He gave students a sneak peak into his work at Animal Logic as well as his journey from graduation, view his presentation below.

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