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AU: Prize backs UQ physicist’s data security quest

A University of Queensland physicist will use her share of a $1 million prize to advance the development of revolutionary data privacy systems.

The Westpac Scholars Trust today announced Dr Jacqui Romero as one of two 2019 Westpac Research Fellows.

Dr Romero and health researcher Dr Meru Sheel from Australian National University will share $1 million in combined funding over three years to advance their research.

Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj AC said collaborative partnerships enhanced UQ’s capacity to deliver globally significant solutions.

“The University is proud to partner with the Westpac Scholars Trust to help outstanding early-career researchers such as Dr Romero to realise their full potential,” Professor Høj said.

“We’re excited to see where the Westpac Research Fellowship will take Jacqui and her already-outstanding research.”

Dr Romero, an ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow at the UQ School of Mathematics and Physics and Associate...(continued)

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