Prof Myriam Amielh, who has more than 15 years’ experience leading multi-disciplinary research projects within large commercial organisations, has been in the role of Associate Dean of External Engagement in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) since 2016.
The Faculty of Engineering and IT is home to a highly animated and diverse research environment, with more than 300 experts conducting forward-looking research across a broad range of technology areas – everything from data analytics and visualisation, Internet of Things, cyber security and quantum computing through to civil and environmental engineering, robotics, image processing and nanotechnology, to name but a few. Myriam's role includes connecting UTS’ industry partners with high-end research that is directly tied to real-world outcomes.
Myriam and her team work with external partners ranging from start-ups to large corporate organisations or governmental agencies to discuss their innovation visions, identify the relevant technologies gaps and build research collaborations with the help of the faculty experts. Myriam and her team also provide support to external organisations wishing to offer internships or scholarships to the students of the Faculty of engineering and IT.
Between 2016 and 2018, Myriam championned the creeation of UTS Rapido, the Faculty's research translation service, and attracted multiple industry partners to leverage the service.
The UTS Rapido team has extensive experience across the whole spectrum from research to productisation. Well-connected to our researchers, they provide a single interface between the faculty and our partners, delivering the opportunity to realise new concepts and evaluate their market viability.
In collaboration with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Myriam and the UTS Wanago team are developing a new program to connect high school students, and their teachers and parents, with higher education and future industries. Commencing in February 2019, the current three Wanago pilot programs are delivering NSW STEM electives for high-school students at UTS to address national STEM workforce gaps.
Since 2019, Myriam is also responsible for the creation of the Faculty's professional education portfolio (short courses in Enineering and IT). The program offers a large catalogue of bespoke courses for professionals or their organisations wishing to upskill in Technology domains.
In 2016, Myriam led the creation of a new research centre for Perceptual Imaging, the πLab. Perceptual imaging enhances traditional digital imaging methods by giving attention to human perception factors. Perceptual imaging researchers conduct psychophysics studies to analyse how a particular group of people perceive images. This knowledge is used to drive the design of digital imaging algorithms.
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