Infiniti Engineering Academy to conduct research into decision making

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The application process for the 2018 Infiniti Engineering Academy is now open, and it has been confirmed that Harvard University Professor Dr Julia Minson, a specialist in the subject of ‘decision science’, will be involved in both the registration and final judging.

Dr Minson will work with the Infiniti Engineering Academy to conduct groundbreaking research into decision making in engineering, and how engineers perform under pressure to make decisions when faced with vast amounts of complex data.

The learnings from the research will then be incorporated by both Infiniti Engineering and motorsport teams to optimize their decision making processes.

The caliber of the candidates entering the Infiniti Engineering Academy is getting higher each year and with increasing numbers applying, Dr Minson and her team will be there to help ensure only the top students are recruited.

“Attracting top new talent is crucial for success in Formula 1, and the Infiniti Engineering Academy helps us do that. It’s a fantastic initiative that takes recruitment in F1 to a whole new level, and brings new and diverse talent to the sport, which is crucial to its future development,” said Cyril Abiteboul, MD at Renault Sport Racing.

“The Academy engineers that we have working with us at Enstone are a big asset to us as we continue to strengthen our technical resource. We look forward to recruiting the seven 2018 winners and expect the same great levels of talent we have seen in the previous ones.”

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