Funding and Awards

Research Grants

  1. Discovery Project (2015-2017)
    • DP150100903 - New strategies to transmit data: Coping with exponential growth in demand
    • Chief Investigators: Sarah Johnson, Lawrence Ong, and Gottfried Lechner
    • Granting body: Australian Research Council
    • Amount awarded: AUD 355,100
  2. Deputy-Vice-Chancellor (Research) Research Support for Future Fellow
    • Chief Investigator: Lawrence Ong
    • Granting body: The University of Newcastle
    • Amount awarded: AUD 60,000
  3. Future Fellowship (2014-2018)
    • FT140100219 - Readying Wireless Networks for Future Communications Systems: From Ubiquitous Computing to the Internet of Things
    • Chief Investigator: Lawrence Ong
    • Granting body: Australian Research Council
    • Amount awarded: AUD 656,967
  4. Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) (2012-2014)
    • DE120100246 - Achieving High-Speed Wireless Communication Networks through Joint Channel and Network Coding
    • Chief Investigator: Lawrence Ong
    • Granting body: Australian Research Council
    • Amount awarded: AUD 375,000
  5. Discovery Project (2010-2012)
    • DP1093114 - Optimising Cooperation in Multiterminal Wireless Networks
    • Chief Investigators: Sarah Johnson and Lawrence Ong
    • Granting body: Australian Research Council
    • Amount awarded: AUD 150,000
  6. New Staff Grant (2010-2011)
    • Chief Investigator: Lawrence Ong
    • Granting body: The University of Newcastle
    • Amount awarded: AUD 10,000
  7. Travel Grant (2008, 2013, 2014)
    • Granting body: The University of Newcastle
    • Total amount awarded: AUD 4,700


Awards

  1. Exemplary Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Communications (2017) 
  2. Future Fellowship, Australian Research Council (2014-2018)
  3. Vice-Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence, The University of Newcastle (2013)
  4. Pro Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research Publications, The University of Newcastle (2013)
  5. Pro Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research Performance, The University of Newcastle (2013)
  6. Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), Australian Research Council (2012-2014)
  7. NUS Research Scholarship, National University of Singapore (2004-2007)
  8. Graduate Scholarship, University of Cambridge (2002-2003)
  9. Vice-Chancellor's List, National University of Singapore (2001)
  10. Gold Medal, The Institute of Engineers Singapore (2001)
  11. Book Prize, Lucent Telecommunications (2001)
  12. Talent Development Programme, National University of Singapore (1998)
  13. Dean's List, National University of Singapore (in all undergraduate semesters (1997-2001))
  14. NUS Scholarship, National University of Singapore (1997-2001)
  15. ASEAN Scholarship, Singapore Public Service Commission (1995-1996)
  16. Certificate of Distinction, American Mathematics Competition (1996)
  17. Certificate of Distinction, Australian Mathematics Competition (1996)