2015 CEED Scholar Diyang Qi Wins Fresh Water Thinking Innovation Award

2015 CEED scholar Diyand Qi has been awarded a “Fresh Water Thinking Innovation Award – People’s Choice” for his project on “Modelling Non-Visible Leaks to Improve Targeted Detection” and the subsequent implementation  work he has done with the Water Corporation (after graduation).  Detectors are now using the models he developed to better target leaks.

The project was supervised by Joe Standing and Jon Langford of the Water Corporation, and Melinda Hodkiewicz, Nazim Khan and Gopalan Nair of UWA. The CEED seminar paper of the work is available here.

Diyang has received an APA Scholarship, and is currently working on a PhD in Civil Engineering at UNSW in the Civil Engineering group.

2016 CEED Scholars Abdul Aziz and Tom McKeon win Unearthed Hackathon Award

2016 CEED Scholars Abdul Aziz and Tom McKeon along with their ‘No Returns’ team mates were awarded the Young Innovators Award at the Unearthed 54 hour Hackathon .

‘No Returns’ had five team members: Ashwin D’Cruz, Research Assistant with System Health Lab (2nd year hackathon winner); three students from the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics – Tom McKeon and Abdul Aziz 2nd year students in the Masters Professional Engineering (MPE) and CEED students; Rohan Mehra BPhil, 2nd year MPE student; and Professor Melinda Hodkiewicz, the BHP Fellow for Engineering for Remote Operations.

The team developed the NoReturnsDT tool which is a SAP to screen solution to predict in real-time, which parts will be returned in logistics supply chains. There are three parts to the tool: data parsing; analytics; and web visualisation. It would be used to support continuous improvements in logistics.

No Returns’ Tom McKeon said he didn’t know what to expect going into the competition as he had never competed before.

“It was a great opportunity – my coding skills massively increased in a few days together with my logical thinking and networking skills.

“About three quarters of the way through, we thought we weren’t going to find a solution but just in the last four hours – it all came together and Woodside was very interested in our results,” Mr McKeon said.

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2009 CEED Scholar Sam Cleary wins National Award for CEED project work

The Faculty is delighted to offer our congratulations to Samuel Cleary, final year Environmental Systems Engineering student, who has won the AWA National Undergraduate of the Year Award at Ozwater 2010, with his paper ‘Targeting strategic tree and perennial plantings to reduce stream salinity in the Warren River Catchment’.

“I expanded on the last couple of presentations as I had more time, so included such concepts as the broader application of the modelling process and the methodology of strategic planting as well as the next steps in the process to understanding more of the knowledge required for correct implementation of the planting scenarios. Well, the judges seemed to like it as I was presented with the National Title at the Gala Dinner last night” said Samuel.

Winthrop Professor Keith Smettem, Samuel’s supervisor commented on the achievement “This is a great result and follows on from Ali Barrett-Lennard’s success last year. Both Ali and Sam were winners of the State Award and Ali was placed nationally.”

Whilst at the conference, held in Brisbane, Samuel met 2003 SESE Graduates Tung Nguyen and Sabina Tariq who were finalists in the National AWA Young Water Professionals Award.

In March 2010 Samuel Cleary won the AWA National Undergraduate of the Year Award at Ozwater with his CEED paper titled Targeting strategic tree and perennial plantings to reduce stream salinity in the Warren River Catchment which he did in conjuction with the Department of Water. The Undergraduate Water Prize is open to all final year students whose final year project is on a water related topic.

This prestigious award aims to encourage and reward students for excellence in the field of water studies and research. It provides a forum for students to display their academic excellence and research findings to future employees, clients and the water industry.

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2009 CEED Scholar Jared Fitzclarence Presents in OF Blakey Public Presentation Competition

2009 CEED Scholar Jared Fitzclarence was nominated in the final 3 for the OF Blakey Award and on the night won the Audience Award for his presentation based on his CEED Project with the Water Corporation titled Sustainable concrete asset disposal optimisation.

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