Five academics recognised by their peers

December 14 / 150

In the past few weeks, the significant contributions of several University academics have been recognised by their respective professional organisations.

Professor Fernando Martin Sanchez, Director of the Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre, has been made a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI). This is considered one of the highest honours in the field.

Professor Helen Sullivan from the Melbourne School of Government, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA). The fellowship acknowledged her role in establishing the Melbourne School of Government and her exceptional contribution to building productive partnerships between the School and IPAA Victoria.

Professor Rajkumar Buyya has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology. He was recognised for outstanding contributions to cloud computing through the creation of utility-oriented, networked resource management systems, scheduling algorithms and application platforms.

Professor Véronique Duché from the School of Languages and Linguistics and Dr Heather Jackson from the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies have both been named fellows of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH).

Professor Duché was recognised as a leading expert on the history of translation in fifteenth and sixteenth-century France, with an emphasis on the interaction of French and Spanish literature in the Renaissance.

The AAH recognised Dr Jackson’s work as a specialist in the field of Hellenistic Archaeology, whose excavation and analysis of Hellenistic domestic houses in Syria has been hailed as a model site report for household archaeology.

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