The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) welcomes the announcement of Professor Tanya Monro as Australia’s Chief Defence Scientist.

AMSI Director, Professor Tim Brown, congratulated Professor Monro on her appointment, which will see her lead efforts to strengthen science and technology requirements to advance defence capability as head of Defence Science and Technology (DST).

“We look forward to continuing our collaboration with DST under Tanya’s leadership, particularly through our ongoing agreement to place 100 STEM PhDs in defence innovation projects through APR.Intern,” said Professor Brown.

AMSI has placed 15 PhDs in defence innovation project since signing the agreement in 2017 under APR.Intern’s Australian Government funded Supporting more women in STEM careers: Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI)—National Research Internship Program.

Professor Brown also thanked outgoing Chief Defence Scientist, Dr Alex Zelinksy AO for his leadership and role in strengthening ties between AMSI and DST. He said AMSI wished Dr Zelinsky well as he commenced his appointment as Vice-Chancellor at University of Newcastle.

“Mathematical capability is critical to defence technology advancement and innovation. We thank Dr Zelinksy for his role in fostering research linkages between DST and the mathematical sciences,” said Professor Brown.


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