Tall Poppy Award for Russell Brinkworth

The Institute of Telecommunications Research (ITR) would like to congratulate Institute Member Dr Russell Brinkworth on his achievement as a 2012 Young Tall Poppy Science Award recipient.

The winners of the awards were announced at a formal reception at Government House where the achievements of eight leading young South Australian researchers were recognised.

Dr Brinkworth’s research spans neuroscience and robotics. By studying how the brain and eye work he has developed biologically inspired cameras that work more like eyes. His cameras will be the forerunners of bionic eyes, smart cars and better surveillance cameras.

“This is a great recognition of an outstanding young researcher,” Professor Alex Grant, ITR Director, said. “We would like to congratulate Russell on this prestigious award.”

More information about the Tall Poppy Awards can be found at the Australian Institute of Policy and Science web site.