Brendan Hill a 2019 Eureka Prize Competition finalist

While completing his M.Sc at the University of Melbourne, Brendan Hill worked for several years with a team at Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) on optimisation and data analytics for long term Defence workforce planning.

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It was publicly announced last week that his team is a finalist in this year's Eureka Prize competition (Excellence in Data Science category). The submitted work covers 4+ years of effort by 7+ people, including some of Brendan’s own optimisation work and his M.Sc research project "Analysis and Optimisation of Defence Aircrew Training Programs" (supervised by Damjan Vukcevic).

The winner will be announced on Wednesday 28th August – good luck Brendan!