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Tanya Latty awarded for research and community engagement

20.11.2015 16:51

Branco Weiss fellow Tanya Latty has received a Young Tall Poppy Science Award. The Award is given by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science. Selection criteria include outstanding research achievement as well as excellence in communication and community engagement to promote an understanding of science. The Award winners (‘Tall Poppies’) participate in education and community outreach programs in which they become role models to inspire school students and the broader community about the possibilities of science. The Tall Poppy Campaign was created in 1998 and is funded by Australian universities and research institutes.

Dr. Tanya Latty is a Branco Weiss fellow since 2014. Her research focuses on the mechanisms underlying resilience in a variety of living systems including honey bee hives, slime mould amoebas and ant colonies. Her aim is to use the insight gained from studying living systems to design new bio-inspired algorithms and control systems for managing critical infrastructure systems such as power-grids, transportation networks, and supply chains.

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