Eureka Prize Finalist

Math Thrills founder Michael has been selected as one of three finalists for the Australian Museum’s and Macquarie University’s Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher.

The Eureka prizes are known as “Australia’s Oscars of science”.

Citation: Associate Professor Michael Milford’s research bridges the divide between robotics and neuroscience. He has created new algorithms and technologies for robotics that are now being developed for a wider range of applications including mining, infrastructure monitoring, environmental analysis, space exploration and self-driving cars.

Michael hopes to use this honour as means by which to further promote scientific and mathematical literacy and excellence through Australia.

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Photo credit Adam Harper.