Graduate research awards

Our Monash IT graduates are eligible for a wide range of graduate research awards.

Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal

The Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal, offered for the first time in 1998, is awarded to the Doctoral candidate in each faculty of Monash University judged to have presented the best thesis of the year. The medal is named in honour of Professor Mollie Holman, who has made a long and distinguished contribution to the University and has been a vigorous champion of postgraduate education.

2015 - Dr Zahraa Abdallah - Adaptive Activity Recognition Techniques with Evolving Data Streams
2014 - Not awarded
2013 - Dr Michael Brand - Computing with arbitrary and random numbers
2012 - Dr Yanir Seroussi - Text mining and rating prediction with topical user model
2011 - Dr Ben Porter - A developmental system for organic form synthesis
2010 - Dr Arun Mani - Correlation inequalities for Tutte polynomials
2009 - Dr Rebecca Robinson - Characterisations and algorithms for topological containment of wheel graphs
2008 - Dr Ferdous Sohel - Vertex-based shape coding framework
2007 - Dr Benny Nasution - Trusted transaction secure network: Agent-based distributed security control system for traffic on the Internet
2006 - Dr Gillian Oliver - Information in organisations: A comparative study of information  cultures
2005 - Dr Xiaozhe Wang - Characteristic-based forecasting for time series data
2004 - Dr Iman Poernomo - Variations on a theme of Curry and Howard: The Curry-Howard isomorphism and the proofs-as-programs paradigm adapted to imperative and structured program synthesis
2003 - Dr Livia Iacovino - Ethical-legal frameworks for recordkeeping: Regulatory models, participants and their rights and obligations
2002 - Dr Linda Dawson - An investigation of the use of object oriented models in requirements engineering practice
2001 - Dr Tao Chen - Adaptive order statistics based filters and transform domain filters for image restoration
2000 - Dr David Wood - Three-dimensional orthogonal graph drawing
1999  -  Not awarded
1998 - Dr Milosh Ivanovich - Teletraffic modelling analysis and synthesis of a generic broadband multi-service Protocol


Vice-Chancellor's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence

The Vice-Chancellor's commendations for thesis excellence are awarded annually to outstanding Doctoral and Research Master's thesis excellence.

A maximum of five Commendations are awarded each year.

2015 - Dr Leisa Gibbons - Culture in the continuum YouTube, small stories and memory making
2011 - Dr Yan Xu - Objectives-oriented optimisation-based planning and management of decision alternatives
2009 - Dr Natalie Lee-San Pang - The knowledge commons in Victoria and Singapore: an exploration of community roles in the shaping of cultural institutions
2008 - Dr Michael Wybrow - Using semi-automatic layout to improve the usability of diagramming software
2007 - Dr Joanne Evans - Building capacities for sustainable recordkeeping metadata interoperability


Vice-Chancellor's Commendation for Masters Thesis Excellence

The Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation Awards for Masters Thesis Excellence are to be made across the University annually to students who are judged to have presented the best Masters theses of the year.

2014 - Mr SM Abdullah - Height adaptive liDAR segmentation for building extraction and roof reconstruction


Faculty of Information Technology Doctoral Medal

This Medal is awarded to the FIT doctoral candidate who has made a significant contribution to the graduate research community in the Faculty and University. The candidate will have demonstrated sustained commitment and leadership in improving the conditions and community for graduate research students.  The  candidate will also have an outstanding academic record in their PhD studies and demonstrate research excellence in their program.

2013 - Dr Michael Brand - Computing with arbitrary and random numbers
2012 - Dr Minh Ngoc Dinh - Data-centric parallel debugging technique for petascale computers
2011 - Dr Jill Owen - The role of knowledge based practices in the effective management and delivery of information systems development projects
2010 - Dr Matthew Butler - A framework for the effective learning of high concept low-feedback programming curriculum
2009 - Dr Natalie Lee-San Pang - The knowledge commons in Victoria and Singapore: an exploration of community roles in the shaping of cultural institutions
2008 - Dr Ferdous Sohel - Vertex-based shape coding framework
2007 - Dr Md Sayed Iftekhar - New strategies for service continuity of QoS applications in communication networks