Engineering student recognised for excellence in business innovation

Samaneh Movassaghi
Thursday 15 October 2015

Samaneh Movassaghi, Engineering PhD candidate has recently been recognized for cutting edge research on wearable networks (wearables). Samaneh is selected as one of the top seven researchers across Australia’s leading research organizations, CSIRO and NICTA, featured as the CSIROseven campaign ( Such selection was made on a basis of Samaneh’s excellent research outcomes in wearable technology.

Samaneh won the 2015 NASSCOM Student Innovation Award for IT-enabled Business Innovation.  This award recognizes excellence in the field of Information Technology, which particularly promotes technical innovation and is awarded to one person Australia-wide per year.  

Samaneh is working on new life-saving body sensor technology that could one day transmit your heart rate, temperature and blood pressure through to your doctor in real-time. Samaneh hopes the technology will relieve financial, resource and accessibility barriers in healthcare.

She has been recently interviewed by various media specifically, SBS and ACS and featured in more than 15 newspapers and magazines Australia-wide, some of which are as follows: The Herald Sun newspaper, Sydney Telegraph, The Australian newspaper, Sunday Style’ magazine, WHO magazine , The Deal, The Australian, In the Black, Virgin – Voyeur, Vice, etc. Samaneh has also been providing consulting advice on wearables for a number of start-ups in wearables.

Samaneh was also elected as one of the 5 representatives of ANU in the GYSS 2016 summit. This selection is highly competitive and is conducted across all faculties ANU-wide. She was also nominated as the ICT researcher of the year by the CEO of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Samaneh is a PhD candidate in the Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering communications group.  

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