Closing the year with success: Graduation highlights

Graduation ceremony
Friday 14 December 2018

As another year draws to a close, the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) celebrated their December 2018 graduates at an after-ceremony gathering.

With over 350 people in attendance, this event took place in the newly opened Hanna Neumann Building. Newly appointed Deputy Dean, Professor Nick Birbilis, welcomed graduates, their guests, and staff during what was his first official activity for the College.

College Dean, Professor Elanor Huntington, also spoke and shared her delight in seeing the newest college graduates walk the stage at the official ceremony earlier that day. Professor Huntington highlighted the various achievements of the graduates and thanked those who had supported them in getting to where they are today.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) graduate Wendi Ma, delighted guests with his energetic and inspiring words. He spoke of the forever-connection that students have with the ANU and encouraged them to remember that whatever comes next, they must believe in themselves to achieve their dreams.

The following CECS staff and students were honoured at the Conferring of Awards Ceremony.

  • Dr Andrew Tridgell was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for his contribution to computer science through the development of software that is used by millions every day.
  • Oliver Johnson, Bachelor of Engineering R&D (Honours)/Bachelor of Science, and Dmitry Brizhinev, Bachelor of Advanced Computing/Bachelor of Science, named as University medallists.
  • Emily Campbell, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts, named as the Tillyard prize recipient.
  • Ellen Lynch and Nathan Pereira announced as Grand Challenges Scholars as endorsed by the US National Academy of Engineering.

Watch the short video from the graduation celebration below, and head over to the College Facebook Page for photos from the evening.

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Updated:  10 February 2019/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing