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Governance

The Australian Computer Society is governed by a national Management Committee.  This committee is assisted by a National Congress, eight State and Territory Branch Executive Committees, and three expert advisory boards - the Member Advisory Board, the Profession Advisory Board, and the Technical Advisory Board.

All three Boards provide strategy advice within their areas of expertise to Management Committee via their Vice Presidents.

One of the key strengths of the ACS is the collective knowledge and skills of its members, and the expert advisory boards are the framework for optimising this expertise.

The ACS Management Committee controls and manages the Society, within the bounds set by the Associations Incorporations Act (ACT) and the Society’s Objects, Rules and National Regulations.

The Management Committee consists of the National Office Bearers (President, three Vice Presidents, Immediate Past President, National Treasurer) as well as the Chief Executive Officer and four National Congressional Representatives.               

ACS Representative Positions

 

 

International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP)

  • Mr Yohan Ramasundara

    IFIP & IP3 - Australian Representative
    FACS

    Yohan is an experienced executive with a strong track record of successful achievement of business outcomes leading high-performing teams in public, private and not-for-profit sectors for over fifteen years. Yohan is an Australian Public Service (APS) employee from Canberra. In 2017 Yohan was in San Francisco Bay Area as the Innovation Manager International Operations for Austrade. Previously he was the Head of Governance at IP Australia and National Manager of Assurance Services at Ecowise Environmental, Australia’s largest provider of integrated environmental consulting services at the time. Yohan is the Immediate Past President of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and the Secretary General of SEARCC – the Asia Pacific Forum for Information Communication Technology (ICT). Yohan is also an international Cricket umpire. A graduate of University of Canberra, with ICT, accounting and finance qualifications, he is also the recipient of the prestigious University of Canberra gold leadership award at the 2005 Blues & Leadership awards for his sporting achievements. He is currently authoring a children’s story book in his spare time.

  • Mrs Sharon Singh

    Technical Committee 3: Education
    MACS

    Sharon Singh is the Head of e-Learning and Innovation at St Johns Anglican College, Australia. An experienced educator and leader in IT and Computer Science for more than 20 years, she has worked in Fiji, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and South Korea. Sharon was a senior project officer at the Department of Education, Queensland, before joining St Johns. She has been an examiner for the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO). Her experience includes the IB DP, MYP and PYP; the North American Advanced Placement (AP); the IGCSE; and the Australian Curriculum. With her passion for innovation Sharon proactively provides thought leadership and commentary on technology education and computer science for educators globally. She is the Australian Country Member Representative to the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee 3 (Education) and the Secretary to IFIP TC3 Executive Committee; is a member of the ACS PAB ICT Educators Committee; a board member of QSITE; and a CSIRO STEM professional. Sharon is a recipient of 2019 ACS Gold Disruptor award for ICT Educator of the Year; and is a gold medallist of the University of the South Pacific. She is a Queensland Justice of Peace (Qualified) and an international faculty for Haggai International.

  • Vacant

    Technical Committee 8: Information Systems
    MACS Snr

    Vacant IT-042 Internet of Things and Related Technologies Do you want to help shape the face of ICT in Australia? Do you have the expertise to help develop the foundational standards upon which future generations will build their ideas? Are you a national leader in your field? If so, ACS would be delighted to hear from you as we seek a candidate to represent the ACS on IFIP TC8 Infomration Systems. All inquiries can be directed to [email protected]

  • Professor Oliver Burmeister

    Technical Committee 9: ICT & Society
    MACS

    Oliver Burmeister is a professor in information technology at Charles Sturt University (CSU). His research is focused on ethics and on the social impact of technology. One way he achieves this is through his contributions to the field of value sensitive design, a design approach which puts ethics into practice. Another way is through his efforts to improve professional practice. Until Oct 2020 he is a Senior Research Fellow, co-leading the CSU “Flourishing Communities” research sphere; one of the three research spheres in the CSU strategic plan. 30% of the fellowship is for leadership in that sphere, and the other 70% is devoted to pursuing his research.

  • Associate Professor Paul Haskell-Dowland

    Technical Committee 11: Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems
    MACS Snr

    Associate Professor Paul Haskell-Dowland is the Associate Dean for Computing and Security in the School of Science at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia and is an associate member of the Centre for Security, Communications & Network Research within the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom. Paul has delivered keynotes, invited presentations, workshops and seminars across the world for audiences including Sri Lanka CERT, ITU and IEEE. He has more than 20 years of experience in cyber security research and education in both the UK and Australia. Paul is the Working Group Coordinator and the ACS/Australian Country Member Representative to the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee 11 (TC11 - Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems), the secretary to IFIP Working Group 11.1 (Information Security Management), the ACS representative to Standards Australia for Risk Management (OB 007) and a member of the ACS Cyber Security Committee, a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority, a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Fellow of the BCS and a Senior Member of the ACS/Certified Professional. He is the author of over 70 papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings and edited 29 proceedings.

  • Dr Marcus Belder

    Technical Committee 11: Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems
    MACS Snr

  • Professor Simeon Simoff

    Technical Committee 12: Artificial Intelligence
    MACS Snr

    He has held academic positions at the University of Sydney, University of Bolzano-Bozen and Ecole Polytechnique de l'Université de Nantes. He is known for his transdisciplinary research, which links data science, human-machine interaction, design computing and intelligent virtual reality. His current research and development interests are in visual analytics, insights and discoveries, cognitive algorithms, and believability in AI.

  • Professor Artur Lugmary

    Technical Committee 14: Entertainment Computing
    AACS

    Artur Lugmayr is an Associate Professor at Curtin University, Australia, in the area of data visualisation technologies, interactive media, media technology, human-computer-interaction, and media business/information management. Artur was a Professor for digital media business at the Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Finland, from 2009–2014, and established the Entertainment and Media Management Lab (digital media business) and the New Ambient Multimedia Lab (ubiquitous computation and smart media), which ran from 2004–2009. Artur holds a Dr.-Techn. degree (Information Technology, TUT), and is pursuing his Dr.-Arts studies in motion pictures at Aalto University, Finland. He was a visiting scientist in Singapore, Brisbane, Austria, and Ghana, and has raised or been involved in 1.7+ MEUR funding (excluding 2014/2015 applications), 170+ publications, 24+ invited keynotes, and 27+ invited guest lectures since 2000. Read more about Artur at www.artur-lugmayr.com.

 

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