QUT Awards Centre Leader for Research Excellence

QUT Vice Chancellor Margaret Sheil awarded Professor Moe Thandar Wynn a Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence.

Moe is a Professor in QUT’s School of Information Systems and the co-lead for the Centre’s Data for Discovery program.

This is the second time Moe has been chosen to receive the award. She also received it in 2018.

“Although being awarded as an individual researcher, I believe both awards represent QUT’s recognition of my team’s excellent work in the area of data and process science over an extended period,” says Moe.

Moe says she and her team conducted impactful work with several industry partners in 2022. That work includes:

  • Data-driven recommendations to improve pre-hospital recording of road trauma patients in Queensland hospitals with the support of Queensland Ambulance Services, Retrieval Services QLD and the Queensland Motor Accidents Insurance Commission.
  • The identification of data quality patterns in digital health data and the development of a novel methodology to improve the quality of electronic medical records together with the Princess Alexandra Hospital.
  • Developed a data governance roadmap for Hastings Deering using an evidence-based approach from interviews with HD stakeholders and data analyses.
  • Developed several predictive models for beef supply chains in close collaboration with BlackBox Co.
  • Recently had three predictive models that were developed for Brisbane Airport Corporation to assess the likelihood of bird strikes published in PLOS ONE.

Moe says her work with these organisations show how the data and process sciences translate across so many different areas.

“In essence, I am developing techniques so that organisations can make the most of their data,” says Moe.

“Being a part of the Data Science Centre means I also can collaborate and draw on the expertise of others in different disciplines and schools across QUT.”

Professor Alistair Barros is Head of School and Academic Program Leader of Service Science at QUT’s School of Information Systems. He says one of Moe’s most important contributions is what she does for others around her.

“Moe champions early-to-mid career and culturally and linguistically diverse researchers and involves them in funding and publication activities. She is also a mentor to staff and women in research. Impeccable integrity, inclusivity, and strong ambitions for herself and her group are her hallmarks,” says Alistair.

There were three VC awards for Research Excellence this year. Professor Alice Payne, from the School of Design, and the QUT Fire and Wind Lab also received the award.

A complete list of all the 2022 QUT VC Awards can be found here.

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