‘Superstars’ of Research

Two Monash Art, Design and Architecture researchers have been recognised in the Australian’s 2021 Research magazine list of top performers, with Professor Sarah Pink named one of just 40 Lifetime Achiever ‘superstars’ in research.

Professor Pink is a world leading Design Anthropologist, known for her development of innovative digital, visual and sensory research and dissemination methodologies. She works on interdisciplinary projects with design, engineering and creative practice disciplines to engage with contemporary challenges and is the Director of the Emerging Technologies Research Lab. This Lab undertakes critical interdisciplinary and international research into the social, cultural and experiential dimensions of new and emerging technologies. Professor Pink’s documentary ‘Smart Homes for Old People’, which follows older adults’ journeys with digital voice assistants and smart technologies during the COVID-19 pandemic, will launch online with an associated Tech Talk on Nov 25.

Associate Professor Liton Kamruzzaman in our Urban Planning & Design team, was recognised for his leading research in transport and land use planning. His unique skillset in data analysis and visualisation, including transport modelling, statistics, GIS and Remote Sensing has seen his work take on measurable impacts in the field.

The Australian’s Research magazine scans the nation’s researchers each year looking for excellence and impact, and presents a roll call of the best researchers in 250 individual fields.

Read their full special report here.

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