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Brendan Lu

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: The University of Melbourne

State: VIC

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Brendan Lu

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: The University of Melbourne

State: VIC

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Biography

I am currently studying an undergraduate degree specialising in Statistics and Stochastic Processes. The vast range of fields in which statistics and probability theory are employed fascinates me; these include key applications in medicine and public health, business and economics, and data science and machine learning. I enjoy exploring these different fields of study through elective subjects and particularly look forward to applying my mathematical studies to a specific field in the future.
My Westpac Scholarship will enable a semester of study at Peking University. Through my Chinese background, and – as I have become older – my observation of world affairs, I am increasingly aware of the differences in cultural and governing attitudes between China and the West. However, I strongly believe that these need not ever be barriers to amicable and fruitful relations; I do hope my exchange experience equips me to play a small part in spurring continued collaborative efforts with China in the future.

 

I look forward to using my time in Beijing to study mathematics, along with traditional philosophy and folklore, whilst immersing myself in the rich history of the country.

Skills & Expertise

  • China-Australia ties
  • Positive social change
  • Collaboration
  • Problem Solving
  • Classical Piano

"This program presents an invaluable opportunity to gain a global perspective and meet motivated, intelligent individuals."


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