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Bridget Smart

Class Year: 2021

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Adelaide

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: SA

Focus Area

Positive social change

Bridget Smart

Class Year: 2021

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Adelaide

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: SA

Focus Area

Positive social change

Biography

I am a creative thinker, and plan to use my technical skills and experience to realise positive social change and develop meaningful innovative solutions to complex problems throughout my research and career. My ambition is to work between technical and non-technical fields, leading multidisciplinary teams to apply mathematical solutions to real-world problems.

 

Building on the skills I developed during my Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced), I am excited to begin my MPhil project which aims to understand and identify influence in online social networks.

 

As an active member of the Women in STEM community I am passionate about improving diversity in STEM. In my spare time, I enjoy outdoor activities and spending time with my friends and family.

Skills & Expertise

  • Statistics and Applied Mathematics
  • Data analysis
  • Leading diverse teams
  • Critical thinking and creative problem solving
  • Teaching, mentoring and coaching

"My research aims to understand how what we see online shapes our actions and opinions. I hope to build better understanding of online phenomena including echo chambers, fake news and disinformation campaigns."


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