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Masterclass: Opportunities in the exploration of deep space 

Australia is well-positioned to form the next generation of professionals dedicated to bringing this future into a reality.

The expertise in STEM and related areas offered by the university sector in Australia is extraordinary and is a first step for those looking to engage on a vibrant environment focused on innovation and business.

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Know what researchers are doing on Mars? Or how Australia is nurturing the next generation of space pioneers? Join me as I shine a light on interplanetary exploration.

Professor Paulo de Souza, Head of the School of Information and Communication Technology, Griffith University.

Video: 34 minutes 43 seconds

About the academic presenter

Professor Paulo de Souza, Head of the School of Information and Communication Technology, Griffith University. 

Professor Paulo de Souza’s research interests lie in the area of micro-sensing; he explores applications of his instruments across different fields of science and in industry, including mining, space, and ICT. He contributed to the design, production, deployment, and operation of a sensor used by NASA on board two rovers on Mars.

He serves as editorial board member of several interdisciplinary and ICT journals and is a reviewer of several research funding programs in Australia and abroad. He has extensive international hands-on experience in industrial research, consultancy, government agencies, and academia.

Paulo is an experienced postgraduate and early career researcher supervisor. He is co-author of several books and international patents, and of over 200 peer-review publications including several articles in the prestigious journals Science and Nature.

He is also co-author of a series of articles identified as the “Breakthrough of the Year” by Science Magazine and has received several international awards for his service to science particularly in the ICT sector.