27 June 2018, The Australian, Tim Dodd.


In 1960, mathematician Alison Harcourt published a seminal paper in the field of linear programming, which created the tool for computers to do something they were uniquely good at: solving optimisation problems.

…The picture is also brighter for female doctoral students. Deakin University PhD student Kaush­alya Jeewani Nallaperuma is using machine learning techniques to solve optimisation problems; she enjoys support from the Australian Postgraduate Research Intern program to link her research with industry, and is working as an intern at Aurecon. She says she finds women are welcomed into engineering careers.


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