Student Fellowships, Awards, Prizes and Accomplishments

in AI and Social Robotics since 2010


  1. 2017 NASA Space Robotics Challenge, 3rd position, Sammy Pfeiffer
  2. 2017 AMY Student Awards Finalists, PhD Student: Meg Tonkin; Capstone Students: Navi Gunaratne, Jose Gunawarman, Denis Draca; First Class Honours Student: Le Kang.
  3. 2016 Best Robot Design, International Conference on Social Robotics, Meg Tonkin
  4. 2016 Australian-French Entrepreneurship Challenge Finalist, Mayha Knox
  5. 2016 First Class Honours, Le Kang
  6. 2016 IBM PhD Fellowship, Mahya Knox
  7. 2016 Start-Up Catalyst's Youth Mission, Mahya Knox

  8. 2015 Valeo €100,000 Innovation Challenge Finalists, UTS unleashed!
  9. 2015 IBM PhD Fellowship, Mahya Knox
  10. 2014 First Class Honours, Jenny Lui
  11. 2013 First Class Honours, Michelle Youssef
  12. 2013 IJCAI Robot Video Prize, The Magic Lab Team
  13. 2013 IBM PhD Fellowship, Wei Wang
  14. 2012 Chancellor's Prize for the Best UTS Dissertation, Benjamin Johnston
  15. 2012 IBM PhD Fellowship, Pramod Parajuli
  16. 2012 IBM PhD Fellowship, Jinjiu Li
  17. 2011 Endeavour PhD Fellowship, Rony Novianto

  18. 2011 Endeavour PhD Fellowship, Salia Raza

  19. 2011  IBM PhD Fellowship, Rony Novianto

  20. 2010 First Class Honours, James Horninsky

  21. 2010 Ray Kurzweil Prize for the most creative idea in AI, Benjamin Johnston
  22. 2010 IBM PhD Fellowship, Xun Wang