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The 1980 AMC

The 3rd AMC attracted a total of 155,303 students, from 1,776 schools.

A total of 15 medals were presented at a function at the Headquarters of the Bank of New South Wales, Martin Place, Sydney, by the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Roden Cutler, VC AK, on Wednesday 24 September.

[Roden Cutler Mari Masuda]

Governor Roden Cutler presents a medal to Mari Masuda.

The medallists were:

AMC Medallists from the Junior, Intermediate & Senior Divisions
JENKINS Andrew* North Sydney Boys High School NSW 8
LABZA Peter* Camberwell Grammar School VIC 8
LAUGESEN Richard Burnside High School NZ 8
PEAKE Michael Prince Alfred College VIC 8
BROWN Neil Watson High School ACT 10
BULL Thomas Trinity College, East Perth WA 10
CHALMERS David Unley High School SA 10
CHEONG Brian Church of England Grammar School QLD 10
HIEN Giang Marist Brothers Benedict Senior College NSW 10
HUNT Andrew Knox Grammar School NSW 10
HOLLOWAY Damien Elizabeth Matriculation College TAS 11
MASUDA Mari* Kincoppal Convent of the Sacred Heart NSW 12
MORLEY David* Melbourne Church of England Grammar School VIC 12
MOORE Andrew Pulteney Grammar School SA 12
ROBINSON Timothy* Burnside High School NZ 12

* denotes perfect score

David Morley not only achieved a perfect score but became the only student to win a medal in all of the first three AMCs.

He went on to a distinguished career of research, development and application of artificial intelligence techniques.

He obtained a BSc(Hons) from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Melbourne in 1984, and later a PhD, at the University of Melbourne, completed in 1999.

His career began with work on machine learning at B.B.J. Computers and then with the Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute in Melbourne, from its founding in 1988, where his work mainly dealt with the Belief-Desire-Intention (BDI) model of software agents.

In 2000 he moved to California to work at the Artificial Intelligence Center at SRI International, where he continued working on different aspects of Artificial Intelligence, including development of a new BDI agent system, SPARK, and work on the DARPA CALO project towards an intelligent administrative assistant.

At the end of 2005 he returned to Australia, working full-time for SRI International, as a consultant.