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An AMSI Intern placement turned collaboration with Australia’s Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group, has put Ryan Green on the industry innovation fast track.

“The opportunity to apply my skills to a real world project was the exact opening I needed to start my career in the industry. It gave me practical experience and contacts in the industry,” says the University of South Australia PhD student.

Australia’s leading all-sector, all-discipline internship program, AMSIIntern, matched Ryan to DST, to help assist in developing a simple demonstration of goal-driven autonomy (GDA) applied to a notional Deep Ray Glider as a proof-of-concept.

“Ryan provided a valuable role to my team that was previously lacking and has allowed the project to advance much more rapidly than I had expected. The bene ts of this to DST are manifold,” says Dr Martin Oxenham, S&T Discipline Leader Machine Cognition in DST’s Joint Operations and Analysis Division.

The success of the initial project and positive impact of Ryan’s work led DST Group to continue its collaboration with the University of South Australia to integrate the GDA with the Deep Ray Glider.

“I am currently working full time under a DST grant to implement the AUV autonomy I designed under the AMSI internship,” says Ryan.

Based on the project’s success and the ease of the AMSIIntern process, Martin is quick to recommend the program.

“Applying for an AMSIIntern was straightforward, the whole process took very little time and the outcome in this case has been nothing other than extremely positive,” he says.

As he continues his work with DST Group, Ryan is also quick to recommend AMSIIntern to others looking but warns there are no short cuts into industry.

“It gives you an opportunity to get your foot in the door, and what you do from there is up to you. For me, the trajectory is looking good and I have the internship to thank for kick starting that,” Ryan says.