Outstanding IT students and staff acknowledged at Bellamy Awards

18 May 2016

Named after the founding Dean of the Faculty, Professor Cliff Bellamy, the annual Bellamy Awards is a chance for the Faculty of IT to recognise some of its brightest students and most dedicated teachers.

The 2016 celebration was held at the Monash Club, where staff, student prize winners and their families gathered for a delicious dinner and the presentation of the awards. The Dean of the Faculty of IT, Professor Frieder Seible, was in attendance to congratulate the awardees, as was Margaret Bellamy,  wife  of  the late Professor Bellamy. The Associate Dean Education, Professor Ann Nicholson, did the honours as MC.

According to the Deputy Dean, Professor Maria Garcia de la Banda, it was a wonderful evening. “We are incredibly lucky to have staff as dedicated and engaging as those who received awards tonight,” she said.

“It’s an absolute pleasure to be part of this faculty,” she added. “The quality of our students is really outstanding. Congratulations to all of our wonderful student award winners!”

The award recipients included:



Noel Craske Award Charles Kusuma Wijaya, Meng Pao Siow
Knowledge Management Excellence Award Steven David Graham
Dean's Achievement Undergraduate Daniel Liam Anderson, Zhanhui Bian, Peter Michael Capon, Vijay-Luxmi Maistry, Terence Long Huynh, Taylor James Kearney, Royce Xin Yi Lim, Norman Jia Kai Chen, Ryan Chenxi Ling, Benjamin Wing Bun Yap, Loong Kuan Lee, Daniel Benjamin Stanhope, Kevin Vo
Dean's Achievement Postgraduate Michael Ted Hian Bong, Steven David Graham, Yunlong Wang, Monika Magdalena Schwarz, Andi Aulia Sabri
Bellamy Award First Year Alexander Maxwell Knight, Andrew John Ioannou
Bellamy Award Second Year Chenyang Wang
Dux of Undergraduate Zhanhui Bian, Daniel Liam Anderson, Peter Michael Capon, James Edward Georgeson
Dux of Undergraduate Honours James Stewart Macindoe
Dux of Postgraduate Yue Xu, Graham Barber, Thomas Alva Seel, Sean Bly
Dux of Postgraduate Honours Adel Mohammed I K Al-Maraghi

Information Technology Students who received university awards in 2015 were recognised, including;



Vice-Chancellor's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence Dr Leisa Margaret Gibbons
Academic Medal for Excellence in Graduate and Postgraduate Coursework Study Graham Barber
Mollie Hollman Doctoral Medal Dr Zahraa Said Emam Ammar
Sir John Monash Medal Syin Tan
University Medal for Undergraduate Academic Excellence James Stewart Macindoe

The 2015 Faculty of Information Teaching Excellence Awards were also presented on the night. The recipients were:



Teaching Excellence Award Dr Julian Garcia
Honours Supervision Award Dr Maria Indrawan-Santiago, Associate Professor David Taniar
Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning Dr Anushia Inthiran, Dr Mohammad Reza Zare, Dr Sylvester Orimaye

Congratulations again to all of the awardees!

James Mcindoe
James Mcindoe, winner of the University Medal for Undergraduate Academic Excellence and Dux of Undergraduate Honours with the Associate Dean Education, Professor Ann Nicholson
L-R Zhanhui Bian, Peter Capon and Daniel Anderson, winners of the Dean’s Achievement Undergraduate Award and Dux of Undergraduate with the Dean of the Faculty of IT, Professor Frieder Seible
Zahraa Ammar
Dr Zahraa Ammar, winner of the Mollie Hollman Doctoral Medal with the Associate Dean Graduate Research, Professor Sue McKemmish


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