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International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) Representatives

  • Dr David Cook

    Australian Representative to IFIP
    FACS

    Technology advocate dedicated to advances and the progression of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), and cyber security, combined with research and academic engagement in six main areas, Business, Information Technology, International Relations, Security, South-east Asia, and Governance. Fluent in South-east Asian languages

  • Vacant

    Technical Committee 1: Foundations of Computer Science

    Do you want to help shape the face of ICT in Australia? Do you want to extend your profesisonal network whilst also building your personal brand? As the professional association for Australia’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector, ACS is passionate about the ICT profession being recognised as a driver of innovation and business and is currently seeking expressions for interest for this role. Are you passionate about the ICT profession? Are you a national or international leader in your field? If so, ACS would be delighted to hear from you. Please send through your expression of interest together with your updated resume to governance@acs.org.au

  • Ms Jo Dalvean

    Technical Committee 2: Software Theory and Practise
    MACS Snr

    Jo has proudly served the ACS in a number of elected roles at State and National levels since 2008. In national roles, Jo has overseen ACS policy development and submissions, and is currently a member of the Working Group overseeing ACS’s Constitutional Reform. For over 20 years, Jo has specialised in the governance, change processes and delivery of digital projects, with a focus on improving customer trust in systems and data. Jo’s early career was in advertising and publishing, managing transformation to digital technologies. Her recent work focus is on large compute service provision and sensitive data collaboration and linkage platforms in ISO 27001 environments.

  • 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. Her experience includes a senior project officer at Education QLD, an examiner for the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO); IB DP, MYP, and PYP; North American Advanced Placement (AP); Cambridge IGCSE; and the Australian Curriculum. With her passion for innovation, Sharon proactively provides thought leadership and commentary on Technology and Computer Science education for educators globally. She is the Australian Member Representative to the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) TC 3 (Education) and the Secretary to IFIP TC3 Executive Committee; the chair of the ACS MAB ICT Educators Committee; a board member of QSITE, and a CSIRO STEM professional. Sharon is a recipient of a 2021 Peter Doherty Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education award; a 2021 finalist for the Queensland College of Teachers TEACHX Innovation in Teaching Award, a 2019 ACS Gold Disruptor award for ICT Educator of the Year; and is a gold medallist of the University of the South Pacific (USP). She is a Queensland Justice of Peace (Qualified) and an international faculty for Haggai International.

  • Dr Leisa Armstong

    Technical Committee 5: Information Technology Applications
    MACS

    ​Dr Leisa Armstrong is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science within the School of Science, Edith Cowan University, Australia. She has also worked for several years as an agricultural research scientist on various industry related projects and as a software engineer. Leisa also has honorary positions at several international universities in both computing, agricultural and biological sciences disciplines. Leisa brings a multidisciplinary approach to her research. Her research expertise is computer science techniques, decision support systems, UAV/drone and sensor networks, virtual reality education tools as well as crop physiology/agronomy and agricultural systems. Leisa is an internationally recognised researcher in Digital Agriculture. She leads several international research collaborations in Asia which focus on technology solutions for sustainable agricultural systems. Leisa is a past President of Asian Pacific Federation of Information Technologies in Agriculture (APFITA) and has been awarded by International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (CIGR) Presidents Award for services to Information Technology in Agriculture. Building on her background and expertise, she is currently researching digital agriculture, artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques for agriculture and health care applications, emerging technologies and ICT adoption.

  • Dr David Cook

    Technical Committee 6: Communication Systems
    FACS

    Technology advocate dedicated to advances and the progression of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), and cyber security, combined with research and academic engagement in six main areas, Business, Information Technology, International Relations, Security, South-east Asia, and Governance. Fluent in South-east Asian languages

  • Mr Jeffrey Smith

    Technical Committee 7: System Modelling and Optimisation
    MACS Snr

    Jeff is a current CEO/Managing Director and former CIO, who’s parlayed being a builder labourer at 16, a teen father and a high school drop out into a successful career in ICT spanning almost 30 years. He is experienced in business transformation, cyber security, and governance and brings a high level of entrepreneurial business thinking to the enterprise. Jeff is the first Regional Ambassador appointed by the ACS, and works with ICT educators and professionals in country Victoria to increase awareness of, and improve, the ICT profession in the regions. Jeff has post graduate degrees in Business and Cyber Security and is a certified CISSP. He is on the Housing Industry Association (HIA) Regional Executive Committee for Victoria, a part of the Bendigo Education Plan, a member of the Bendigo Tech School Industry Advisory Committee, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Senior Member and Certified Professional of the Australian Computer Society. Jeff is passionate about education and personal growth, and a has a deep and personal understanding that everyone learns differently.

  • Dr Dale MacKrell

    Technical Committee 8: Information Systems
    MACS Snr

    Dr Dale MacKrell is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Canberra and an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems, Griffith Sciences, Griffith University in Brisbane. Previously, Dale was a Senior Research Officer at the Research School of Management in the ANU College of Business and Economics, and an academic at the University of Canberra and Griffith University. Her research and teaching interests include gender relations, business intelligence, and projects in the not-for-profit and public sector. Dale is a senior member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and Secretary of Technical Committee 8 (Information Systems) of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP). Prior to academia, Dale worked as a programmer/analyst both in the public sector in Canberra and in the private sector in London, Sydney and Brisbane.

  • 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.

  • Vacant

    Technical Committee 10: Computer Systems Technology

    Do you want to help shape the face of ICT in Australia? Do you want to extend your profesisonal network whilst also building your personal brand? As the professional association for Australia’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector, ACS is passionate about the ICT profession being recognised as a driver of innovation and business and is currently seeking expressions for interest for this role. Are you passionate about the ICT profession? Are you a national or international leader in your field? If so, ACS would be delighted to hear from you. Please send through your expression of interest together with your updated resume to governance@acs.org.au

  • 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 Henry Duh

    Technical Committee 13: Human-Computer Interaction
    AACS

    Prof Duh is the Head of Dept of CS and IT in La Trobe Univ. He received his PhD from Univ of Washington and did his postdoctoral training in the NASA-JSC involved in a VR project. He is also a visiting professor in the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua Univ, China, adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Journalism, National Taiwan University, Taiwan and adjunct professor in the School of Computer Science, Vellore Institute of Technology, India. Before joining La Trobe, he was a faculty member in Nanyang Technological Univ, National University of Singapore and UTAS. Prof Duh is an ACM Distinguished Speaker, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Fellow of the British Computer Society, Senior Member of both ACM and IEEE; Co-chair of Technical Committee on Visual Analytics and Communication of IEEE SCM Society, the Australian national representative of the IFIP TC on Human-Computer Interaction; Steering committee member of IEEE ISMAR and Asia Pacific Mixed Reality conference. He has been named as one of the Asian HCI Heroes in ACM CHI2015. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Visual Languages and Computing (Elsevier) , editorial board member of HCI book series(Springer), and published more than 150 conference and journal papers in HCI area. His current research focuses on user experience and interaction design, HCI and augmented/virtual reality.

  • Professor Artur Lugmayr

    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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