Sydney, December 9 2013: Dr Nick Tate, outgoing President of the Australian Computer Society, has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of the ACS. This achievement is in recognition of Dr Tate’s exceptional service to the Society, its members, and the ICT profession.
Dr Tate joined the ACS in 2004, rising quickly to be appointed a Fellow of the ACS just two short years later. Since 2008, Dr Tate has served on the Management Committee of the ACS as a Congressional Representative, then as Treasurer and most recently as President.
His achievements within the profession have also seen him serve as Chair of the World Computer Congress held in Brisbane in 2010, and as President of the South East Asian Regional Computer Confederation in 2013.
Throughout his Presidency Dr Tate has played a pivotal role in securing the ACS as the lead agency in the development of a Consumer Cloud Protocol and has overseen the establishment of the ACS Future Leader’s Institute.
Dr Tate holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of St Andrews, a Masters in Computer Science and a PhD in IT Security. He is currently the Director of the Research Data Storage Infrastructure Project at the University of Queensland.
Thomas Shanahan, Australian Computer Society, 0449 902 130
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