The University of Newcastle, Australia

Rising Star Award 2017

Monday, 29 January 2018

Congratulations to Dr Ali Eshragh from the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (pictured right), who was awarded the Australian Society for Operations Research (ASOR) Rising Star Award 2017. The award was presented at the International Congress on Modelling and Simulation Conference’s Gala Dinner in Hobart in December.

The Rising Star Award acknowledges and encourages promising early career researchers in Operations Research, helps to promote the advances to Operations Research and seeks to improve the career competitiveness of early Operations Researchers in both industry and academia.

“I am really pleased to have been recognised by ASOR and am very grateful to our Head of School, Professor James Jackson for supporting me to travel to Hobart to receive the award,” Ali said.

Ali's PhD thesis was nominated as one of the three finalists for the SA-Science Excellence Awards in the category of ‘PhD Research Excellence – Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering’ in 2011. For this, he was awarded an honourable mention by the South Australian Government. Since 2000, Ali has been involved in several national and international industrial projects. More recently, in 2014, he has been invited as a Chief Investigator in the successful ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre on Food and Beverage Supply Chain Optimisation with the total value of $2,119,872. Currently, he is running a demand forecasting project with the Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing Company.

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