I am a professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems and hold two half-time roles in Chancellery. As Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure and Systems) in Chancellery Research and Enterprise, I have responsibility for policy frameworks regarding the planning of university-wide research infrastructure. As Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital and Data) in Chancellery Administration and Finance, I have oversight of digital and data strategy, standards and governance for the University.read more
I am a Distinguished Professor, a Data Scientist and Behavioural Designer with expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, Disruptive Technologies, Digital Transformation, Business and Law. I am listed among Robohub's "Top 25 Women in Robotics", and celebrated on the First International Day of Women and Girls in Science. I am a Fellow of ACS, a Fellow of ATSE, on the Digital Transformation and the AI Preparedness Committees at ATSE. In October 2020 I was named the Michael Crouch Chair for Innovation at the University of New South Wales Business School.read more
I am an Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor at RMIT University. I am the Chair of RMIT Professorial Academy and an RMIT Distinguished Professor in the School of Engineering, also the Junior Past President of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society for 2020 and 2021. I publish extensive in Control Systems, Intelligent and Complex Systems, and Energy Systems. I was named a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics consecutively in 2015-2019. I am a Fellow of the IEEE, Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK), Engineers Australia, ACS, and Australian Institute of Company Directors.read more
I am a Professor of Data Science and Research Director of the Monash Data Futures Institute. I have served in many prominent editorial and conference leadership positions. I am a technical advisor to both BigML, Inc. and to FROOMLE. I was elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2015 and his numerous awards include the inaugural Eureka Prize for Excellence in Data Science. I am the editor in chief of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery from 2005 to 2014, and a Technical Advisor to BigML Inc. I have been a chief investigator on competitive grants totalling more than $24 million.read more
I am an Emeritus Professor in the Research School of Computer Science at The Australian National University. I was a Professor at University of Bristol from 1987 to 1998, and then Professor and Head of the Computer Sciences Laboratory at ANU from 1998 to 2007. My research interests are in computational logic, agents, machine learning, and declarative programming languages. My book "Foundations of Logic Programming" provided the first theoretical foundations of logic programming. It has been translated into four languages and is still widely cited today.read more
I am am an emeritus professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at The University of New South Wales. I am a researcher in CSE's Artificial Intelligence Research Group. Most of my research for the last 20 years has been around the idea of building systems incrementally using a learning or knowledge acquisition stragegy known as Ripple-Down Rules.read more
I am a computer scientist and entrepreneur who has made contributions in the areas of Intelligent Software Agents and eHealth. I am a former program director in the Artificial Intelligence Center at SRI International, Menlo Park, California, and former director of the Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute Ltd., at the University of Melbourne. I am the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Precedence Health Care and Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University.read more
John Whitelaw was a founding member of the first Australian Committee for Artificial Intelligence, and helped secure the 1991 International Joint Congress on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) for Australia in 1991. He was responsible for funding support for AI in Australia. He held various positions in the Australian Government from 1971 to 1995, covering soil conservation, Antarctic operations, meteorology programs, the environment, science and technology, and international science and environment cooperation. In the mid-80s, he was responsible for developing R&D support programs for advanced computing and molecular electronics in Australia. As Deputy Executive Director of Australia’s Environment Protection Agency, he was responsible for the development and implementation of Australia’s national programs in cleaner production, ozone layer protection, waste management, and chemicals issues. He joined the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 1996 as Special Adviser to the Executive Director of UNEP on the evolving chemicals agenda, including the development of the international treaty on prior informed consent for trade in chemicals (the Rotterdam Convention). During his time with UNEP, he was the Director of UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre in Osaka, Japan and subsequently was active in international chemicals issues, including supporting the negotiation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), the development of a global strategic approach to internationals chemicals management, and the development of a global treaty on mercury. Since his retirement from UNEP, he manages a private conservation area in Chilean Patagonia with his wife, and continues to be active in international environmental issues.
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