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Year 10 Careers Night

8 May 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Event cost: Free

The Careers Night is now fully booked and registrations have closed. 


The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, in collaboration with the Australian Computer Society (WA Chapter) and the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia, is offering year 10 students the opportunity to discover the awe-inspiring nature of science, and how to become one of the experts that are accelerating innovation in Australia.

Focusing on data science, the careers night aims to get Year 10 students in Perth excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics by hearing the experiences of researchers, industry representatives and Pawsey experts. Year 10 students and their parent/guardian are encouraged to register for the event and join us for a series of short presentations focusing on the career paths of data science experts.

Once the presentations are complete, students will have the opportunity to mingle, ask speakers any questions they may have and enjoy a slice of pizza!

Please note: Due to popular demand, students can only attend with ONE parent or guardian. We do apologise for the inconvenience.


Date: Wednesday 8th May 2019
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Venue: Pawsey Supercomputing Centre
Burvill Court, Kensington WA 6151


Keith Giglia – Curtin University

Keith is a Mining and Metallurgical Engineering PhD student at Curtin University and MRIWA Directors’ PhD scholarship recipient. His research project aims to leverage recent advances in machine learning to improve monitoring and control of hydrocyclone circuits. He has previously worked as a site-based metallurgist in iron ore and base metals processing.

Hannah Klinac – Optika Solutions – @palindromey

Hannah is a software developer with a keen interest in virtual and augmented reality, games, data visualisation and medical technology. With a degree from Murdoch University, Hannah specialises in software engineering, game/simulation development and computer science. Hannah has worked through the ranks – interning at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, undertaking a graduate position at HBF and now a consultant at Optika Solutions focusing on data visualisation.

Hannah has maintained a deep passion for her work and continues to gain the experience needed to develop her knowledge and skills to satisfy her ambitious nature.

Rimma Shafikova – Virtual Gaming Worlds – @RimmaShafikova

Rimma is a Multidisciplinary Analyst with research background, passion for data science and experience in creating enterprise digital strategy, Rimma is a Data Scientist at Virtual Gaming Worlds (VGW).

There’s more to learn, but you’ll have to come see her in person!

Jennifer Yeung – Pawsey Supercomputing Centre – @jehnister

Jennifer is the Pawsey HPC Research Fellow from Canada, currently here working on health data analytics applications on the premature babies monitoring platform, Artemis. Before coming to Perth for her research placement, she was an aerospace engineer for an aircraft manufacturing company (Bombardier Aerospace) in Canada for 5 years.

Lisa Harvey-Smith – University of New South Wales – @lisaharveysmith

When Lisa Harvey-Smith was 11, she began home schooling, where she developed a great passion for astronomy. She joined her local amateur astronomical society in 1992, where she first learned to use a telescope and never looked back.

Lisa has spent much of her career working to maintain and develop professional astronomical observatories and retains an active program of research where she has published more than 40 refereed scientific papers on topics as varied as the birth and death of stars, cosmic magnetic fields and supermassive black holes.

Lisa is now the Australian Government’s Women in STEM Ambassador and a Professor at the University of New South Wales. She works on a national scale to drive gender equity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education and careers.

What is Data Science Week?

Data Science Week aims to bring together a community of data scientists across Australia to network and discuss trending topics and ideas across domains. This year’s events will showcase a range of organisations including the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, WA Data Science Innovation Hub, National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), Women in Big Data and Women in Technology chapters, the Australian Computer SocietyCSIROMinerals Research Institute of Western AustraliaCurtin UniversityBankwest and more.

For more Data Science Week events, information and registration details, visit the Data Science Week website – www.datascienceweek.org