Maneerat ready for PhD and new chapter in life

Published:06 February 2020

Maneerate Rumsamrong standing in front of engineering faculty smiling at camera.

Maneerat Rumsamrong will receive her Doctor of Philosophy at the Gladstone Graduation Ceremony on 20 February.

When Maneerat Rumsamrong crosses the stage to receive her Doctor of Philosophy at the Gladstone Graduation on 20 February, she’ll be closing one chapter of her life – and starting another.

Maneerat will be one of 22 students at the ceremony who will officially complete their studies and move onto further study or start their new careers.

Her PhD thesis, The Conflict Resolution Intelligent System for Informed Strategy Expert (CRISIS-Expert) involves a proposed project has developed a prototype construct of an Intelligence Decision Support System (IDSS) used in serious games to evaluate and identify intelligent modelling techniques that can provide optimal outcomes in conflict resolution.

Maneerat said in terms of benefits, the intelligent system can be adopted to increase staff productivity and engage users in expert advisory systems to provide recommendations for decision-making.

She said she had mixed emotions about graduating and completing her thesis and, understandably, a few nerves about what the future will hold, but she said she plans to pursue a career in IT.

“Through my professional work, academics, and extracurricular experiences, I have learned that it is important to do what makes you happy,” she said.

“If it takes a little longer to figure out what that is that incorporates your passions, then that’s okay. One of the things that drew me to ICT and academia is the opportunity to wear many hats. As an ICT professional and academic, I know that I would have plenty of scope to continue building my ICT knowledge skills as well as a chance to put my research abilities to use refining and improving human life.

“I have also planned to learn more about the computational intelligence methods to improve AI in games and game AI research in different areas (e.g., education). I am eager to continue developing my professional skills working in this area.

“Within five years I would like to be recognised as an ICT professional and AI researcher whilst additionally contributing to this area’s body of professional knowledge via publications through reputable authorities.”

The Gladstone Graduation Ceremony will be held at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre on 20 February from 2pm.