The list of Australia’s top researchers is published every year to showcase the country’s top researchers in fields of academic endeavor, spanning the sciences, and the social sciences through to the humanities and the arts. The Australian newspaper and analytics firm League of Scholars analyzed a database of over 77,000 Australian researchers to identify the top researcher in each field.
This is the third time Dr. Aziz has received the award. He is an academic at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, and the director of UNSW Sydney’s Institute of Artificial Intelligence. His research is at the intersection of computer science and game theory that has applications to multi-agent systems and the design of incentives in markets.
Dr. Aziz originally hails from Lahore and took his undergraduate education at LUMS – Lahore University of Management Sciences. He has studied at Oxford and Warwick and worked at TU Munich. He has also been a visiting academic at Paris Dauphine, Oxford, and Harvard. In 2016, he was mentioned by IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) in the ‘AI 10 to Watch’ researcher list. The latter list is published every two years.
Talking with Scientia Pakistan Haris Aziz said that:
“I am humbled that I was highlighted in the list of academic field leaders in Australia. I would like to thank all my group members, colleagues, and co-authors as scientific research is highly collaborative and we all stand on the shoulders of giants. As immigrants and academics, we try to do our bit for society so it was nice to receive messages from both the Australian and Pakistani high commissioners.”
Saadeqa Khan is the founder, CEO, & Editor-in-Chief of Scientia Pakistan. She’s a member of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network (Second Cohort) and NASW. Saadeqa is a fellow of NPF Washington, The Falling Walls Foundation, and the Science Journalism Forum. Saadeqa has won several international journalism grants and awards for her reports.