The CORE Award for Outstanding Research

Nominations for this award are now open - closing date cob Friday 26th July 2024.  The award winner will be announced in October and the award presented at ACSW 2025.

Please send nominations to: Mehak Madan at CORE

CORE Australasia ( presents the annual Award for Outstanding Research. The award ceremony will take place at the 2025 Australasian Computer Science Week conference.

The award will be presented to an academic for post-PhD research undertaken within a university or research institution in Australia or New Zealand in the last 4 years. The program of research should constitute a notable contribution of particular significance to the field.

A presentation about the Award can be found at the following URL.

Previous award winners can be found at the following URL.


Nomination for the award is by submission to Mehak Madan at CORE Mehak will acknowledge receipt of the nomination by email, and pass on all nominations to the committee for consideration. Please let Mehak know if you have not received an acknowledgment within a day or two.


The nomination must include a statement of no more than 500 words outlining the grounds for the nomination, and details such as a bibliography and referee reports as appropriate. The nomination should stress what the contribution of particular significance constitutes, along with appropriate evidence. Evidence may include referee reports for work published in first-rank journals or conferences, invited talks at major conferences, or other awards.


When preparing the nomination, please observe the following guidelines:

· Submit a single ZIP file to containing your nomination and supporting documentation in PDF format

· Summarise your nomination in 500 words or less

· Include the nominee’s CV

· Include evidence such as referee reports or other information


Please note the following restrictions:

· Anyone can make a nomination

· Self-nominations are possible

· Candidates must agree to being nominated

· Full Professors are not eligible


The winner will be selected by the following committee:

Helen Huang (Chair) The University of Queensland, Brisbane

Annabelle McIver Macquarie University, Sydney

Mengjie Zhang VUW, Wellington

Wenjie Zhang UNSW, Sydney

Lina Yao Data 61

Nominations from institutions of the panel members will be referred to an additional panel member for assessment.


We look forward to receiving your nominations.


Special note: Volume 51(5) of the Computer Journal, published by Oxford University Press, features a Chris Wallace (1933-2004) memorial special issue. The issue can be found at the following URL.