Griffith University’s reputation for technology innovation again has been recognised with two projects advancing to the national final of the Australian Information Industry Association’s prestigious iAwards (AIIA).
The Queensland section of the awards was judged in Brisbane recently and Griffith’s Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Laboratory (BCCVL) was acknowledged for Research and Development in the Development Domain category.
The BCCVL is described as a “one-stop modelling shop” seeking to simplify and accelerate research into the impacts of climate change on biodiversity.
Griffith and James Cook University are leading partners in this enterprise that connects the research community to Australia’s national computation infrastructure by integrating easy to use online tools so researchers can perform data analysis and modelling in biodiversity and climate change-related disciplines.
Griffith’s second winner was a joint nomination from the School of Information and Communication Technology’s Industry Project group – represented at the AIIA ceremony by student Lukasz Karbanowicz — and fellow group members Nishant Shrestha, Callum Corbett and Dennis Malekpour, which took out the Undergraduate Tertiary category.
Their project, Physiotric, is a comprehensive two-sided platform for physiotherapists and clients that allows information to be streamlined for faster and more effective patient recovery.
The system was developed as part of the students’ third year project and also represents three years in succession that the School of ICT has either won or received a Merit in this category.
The AIIA is the nation’s peak industry body and advocacy group for the ICT industry and its annual awards honour cutting edge technology innovation with the potential to have a positive impact on the community, country and beyond.
Physiotric and BCCVL are now in the running for the national iAwards to be announced in Melbourne in August. Winners may then contest the 2015 Asia Pacific ICT Awards in Sri Lanka in November.