Two UNSW academics have
been recognised among Australia’s star researchers, with the award of
Laureate Fellowships to Professors Mike Keane and Ian Petersen.
fellowships, the most prestigious for the nation’s research community,
are awarded by the Australian Research Council to internationally
recognised researchers who play a leading role in building Australia’s
Keane and Professor Petersen among
17 new Laureate Fellows, Federal Innovation Minister Senator Kim
Carr said the government was investing in research that would benefit
Professor Keane, of the Australian School of Business and ARC Centre
of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, is an internationally
recognised leader in econometrics and applied microeconomics, including
the economics of insurance and health.
Keane will use his fellowship to develop new models and design new
policies in areas such as health insurance, aged care and superannuation
to help people make better retirement decisions and improve their
wellbeing in retirement," Senator Carr said.
Professor Petersen, currently an ARC Federation Fellow in the School
of Engineering and Information Technology at UNSW@ADFA, is a leading
authority in the field of Systems and Control Theory. Feedback control
systems are vital in manufacturing, mining, automotive and military
applications and are becoming increasingly important in the growing
field of quantum technology.
fellowship will allow him to investigate new theories for control of
complex quantum systems, enhancing Australia's prominent position in
Since the inception of
the Laureate program in 2009, UNSW has secured seven of 47 fellowships