Graeme Huon scoops Pearcey Award

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Graeme Huon has been announced as this year's winner of the Victorian State Pearcey Award.

Marsha Thomson, Victorian Minister for Information and Communication Technology, said the Victorian State Pearcey Award was awarded to an individual in his or her early career who demonstrated a significant contribution to research and development.

Thomson said Huon had created and co-developed more than 22 patent applications.

“Graeme founded Whise, Precision Audio and Techstream -- companies that are all internationally recognised for their ground-breaking audio, acoustics technology and product development," Thomson said.

“More recently, Graeme established HuonLabs to develop and commercialise new technologies in the human perception and cognition areas of acoustics and vision," she said.

"This developmental technology is dramatically changing the way we capture and hear reproduced sound, which will benefit the hearing impaired.

The award was presented to Huon at a Pearsey Foundation National Awards event in Melbourne. The Foundation was set up in 1988 in memory of Dr Trevor Pearcey, who built Australia’s first computer in 1948, according to a statement from the Minister's office.
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