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2023 Laureate Profile: Professor Geordie Williamson

Administering Organisation: The University of Sydney

Fellowship Project Summary

FL230100256 - Unlocking the secrets of modular representations

Professor Williamson aims to greatly increase our understanding of the fundamental symmetries of discrete structures, like those present in computer science and cryptography. This research project will combine expert knowledge and new concepts with large-scale computation to develop new knowledge that can address those deep problems that may in turn benefit our everyday lives through faster processing and use of broader data sets to improve decision making in technology, such as medical equipment or cybersecurity. Professor Williamson’s research will also further develop our research and industry workforce and broaden our skills base in these techniques, along with the potential applicability to future challenges facing Australians. This project’s scientific networks, which include artificial intelligence companies, can also provide a translation pathway, alongside our innovative online visualisation tools. Key benefits will be seen in the development of an emerging technology with significant implications for mathematics, and the training of Australian scientists in sophisticated theory and large-scale computation.

Australian Research Council funding: $3,359,669

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