IBES Executive Director wins national award

July 11 / 65

Executive Director of the University’s Institute for the Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES) Kate Cornick has won the inaugural 2011 Australian Communications Alliance and Communications Day (ACOMM) Young Achievers Award.

The ACOMM awards represent the pinnacle of achievement in the Australian communications industry. 

Dr Cornick won for her contributions to industry, which included successfully developing relationships and gaining industry support for IBES and facilitating research collaborations which demonstrated the importance of the future digital economy.

She is responsible for managing activities including driving collaborative research programs with the support of industry and government. 

IBES is an interdisciplinary research institute focusing on broadband applications with societal benefits. The Institute engages industry with academia in its research, which focuses on health, education, social inclusion and community infrastructure.  

Dr Cornick said receiving the award was a great honour. “It is always nice to receive recognition for your work, but the work you actually do is far more important. 

“I look forward to continuing my work promoting the benefits of broadband technology to society, and helping to drive innovation research that engages researchers at the University, in industry and the end users,” she said. 

“The benefits of working closely with industry are that we get to engage on real-world issues, and also leverage the development expertise that exists in industrial organisations. 

“This includes the award winning UniTV research project, which recently won a Global Business Innovation Award and was a collaboration between IBES researchers and Ericsson.”


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