Esri Young Scholars Award
Introducing the 2018 Esri Young Scholars Award winner
Adrian Darmawan, a student at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, has won the 2018 Esri Young Scholar award for an innovative project using drones to assess landslide risk.
As the recipient of the award, Adrian will be jetting off to the 2018 Esri User Conference in San Diego, California, with the prize including return flights, hotel accommodation, conference registration, airport transfers and a daily allowance.
In addition to receiving an all-access-pass to the world’s biggest spatial event, Adrian’s work will also be displayed alongside other international Young Scholars, and he will get the chance to meet Jack Dangermond – Esri founder and president. Upon his return, Adrian will receive a free ArcGIS for Personal Use licence.
Thanks to our judges for their time and effort for this year’s competition.
Managing Director, Esri Australia
Brett Bundock: Managing Director, Esri Australia
Regarded as one of Asia Pacific’s most influential contributors to the spatial industry, Brett’s passion for GIS has shaped a career spanning more than three decades – across four continents.
Brett’s vision to have GIS technology make a positive difference to all organisations throughout the APAC region has helped drive the introduction of spatial technology into new, non-traditional markets.
An avid supporter of various spatial associations and of the broader Esri user community, Brett is a regular speaker at industry events and is a director on the board of SIBA. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography, Cartography and Government Administration, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Mapping and Surveying Studies.
Strategic Marketing Director, Institute for Economics and Peace
Darren Lewis: Marketing Director, Institute for Economics and Peace
Darren is responsible for developing and managing IEP's international communications strategy, which carried a combined media reach of 2.4 billion across 140 countries in 2017. He also oversees special projects and partnerships that further develop the reach, reputation and impact of the Institute and when required, provides advisory to Group companies.
The Institute for Economics and Peace is the world’s leading think tank dedicated to developing metrics to analyse peace and to quantify its economic value. It does this by developing global and national indices, calculating the economic cost of violence, analysing country level risk and understanding positive peace.
The research is used extensively by governments, academic institutions, think tanks, non-governmental organisations and by intergovernmental institutions such as the OECD, The Commonwealth Secretariat, the World Bank and the United Nations. The Institute was recently ranked in the top 15 most impactful think tanks in the world on the Global Go To Think Tank Index.
Prior to joining IEP, Darren was a strategic advisor to brands that included Prada, HMV, Bloomberg, ITV, Deloitte, Beroe Inc, and over 20 of the Fortune 500 consumer and luxury brands.
Author at Spatial Source
Daniel Bishton: Author at Spatial Source
Daniel Bishton, author at Spatial Source and editor for leading Australasia spatial science magazine Position, has a wealth of geospatial industry knowledge. With a diverse career that has seen Daniel as a Project Manager and Managing Editor for major software developer in Cambodia, as well as editing material across organisations in Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand, his global reach into many industries is second to none.
2017 Esri Australia Young Scholars Award winner
Alan Pearse: 2017 Esri Australia Young Scholars Award winner
Alan is a fourth-year university student and research assistant at Queensland University of Technology. He is currently undertaking his Bachelor of Science (Earth Science) and Bachelor of Mathematics (Statistical Science). Alan was the 2017 winner of the Esri Young Scholars Award.
As part of Alan’s research, he focused on ways to calculate metrics for watersheds. His goal was to bridge the gap between theory and practice in quantifying the relationship between the landscape around streams and the activities conducted on them, and how this is likely to affect their impact on stream health.
Alan created a publicly available IDW-Plus toolbox that allows users to calculate six, spatially explicit land-use metrics for watersheds. Although these tools have only been recently developed, the toolbox is already being utilised by United State Geological Survey.
2016 Esri Australia Young Scholars Award winner
Yuri Shendryk: 2016 Esri Australia Young Scholars Award winner
Yuri is a a PostDoc at CSIRO who specialises in remote sensing and GIS applications. He develops high-tech algorithms to process terabytes of satellite and airborne data – work that enables others to make decisions for a sustainable future.
After earning a master’s degree in geophysics, Yuri spent more than three years working and studying geospatial engineering in Ukraine, Sweden and Germany. Now, he offers his spatial analysis expertise to numerous projects throughout Australia.
Yuri’s research is centred around the integration of remote sensing, GIS and spatial statistics to explore interactions between species, environment and land use – in particular, forest health monitoring. Yuri was the winner of the 2016 Esri Young Scholars Award.