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Hall of Fame

View ACS's honorary list of life members and fellows.  

Recognising those who have made significant contributions to Australia's ICT sector and ACS.

ACS Honorary Life Member

A member that is recognised by ACS for their outstanding contribution may be elected as an Honorary Life Member. 

For information on the eligibility criteria, visit ACS Guidelines for Membership.

 

ACS Fellow

A Fellow of ACS is a person who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of ICT in Australia and is a member of the professional division of ACS.

For information on ACS's Fellows Membership Grade, please refer to ACS Guidelines for Membership.

For Fellow Nominations, please click the links below:

 

For all inquiries about ACS recognition awards, please send an email to [email protected]

 

ACS Fellows

2021 - 2022

  • Dr Willy Susilo

    2021

    Willy Susilo’s ground-breaking research on authentication techniques has empowered the advancement of eApplications across the world and contributed to the security of Australia. His work on shortened authentication techniques, algorithms, and protocols has had a lasting impact, in particular on cloud computing. He has been acknowledged as one of the top cyber security researchers in the world. As a senior academic and Head of School at the University of Wollongong, he has led initiatives which have profoundly enhanced the standing of ICT within the Australian research landscape. These include a revamp of the curricula that has enhanced its appeal to a greater diversity of applicants.

  • Nigel Chartres

    2021

    Nigel Chartres distinguished contribution to ICT has been to envision and deliver the use of ICT to completely transform the way that users accessed various health related services first in West Australia, and then nationally. His leadership and ability to achieve organisational change in the pursuit of a single doorway to government services led to systems such as the ‘Online WA Program’ and established a yardstick for ICT reform in healthcare. To achieve this, he established digital pathways in areas where no such systems previously existed, opening routes between the many entities in healthcare and government. He thus demonstrated possibilities that shaped ICT reform across all levels of government bureaucracies. He is acknowledged for bringing together stakeholders, industry professionals and government departments at the National level in the reform of digital and online health care systems and data management. He remains an inspiration to the many that he has mentored.

  • Dr Morris Fedeli

    2021

    Morris Fedeli made a significant contribution to ICT as a pioneer of technology initiatives and being the first to bring them to market. In 2004 in Queensland, he was the founding director of Satellite & Wireless Pty Ltd. In 2005, in the Philippines, he leveraged his expertise from his Australian operations and deployed the first wireless ISP service. This was in partnership with the national carrier, RJ Holdings DZRJ-TV, and used their national terrestrial footprint of towers for transmission. Leading Odyssey World Pty Ltd from 1992-2008 Morris continued to develop innovative business models and technologies including e-commerce solutions. For example, enabling the first pizza delivery from an online order in Australia – before this was actually a thing. Morris next established the THRIVE organisation; a world leader in sustainable business modelling. THRIVE is backed by a sustainable business model theory, methodology and practical assessment tools that Morris designed.

  • Professor Guandong Xu

    2021

    Professor Guandong Xu is recognised for his distinguished contribution to ICT for his work in data analytics developing algorithms used to predict behaviour. These, when applied across a diverse range of applications in business decision making for commerce industry and government, led to hugely significant savings in cost and efficiency which have had far reaching benefits to the Australian economy. His research into human behaviour patterns used artificial intelligence and machine learning. This revolutionised the way, for example, risk analysis, business processes and customer based financial transactions were understood and changed the way such applications were deployed in a digital environment. His interest in Data Science extended beyond the use that can be made of his research into supporting education as Chair of the IEEE’s Committee’s Educational Data Mining Task Force and sitting on the editorial board of several prestigious international journals.

  • Professor Ghassan Beydoun

    2021

    Professor Ghassan Beydoun has made a distinguished contribution to ICT in software development. He is an internationally recognised researcher in complex information systems development processes. He has published more than 160 journal and conferences papers in this area. Professor Beydoun has been a leader in Academia in various roles, including as the IT cluster chair at University of Wollongong, and as the Deputy Head of School at UTS, where he was instrumental in the transformation of the school to become research intensive. He is acknowledged for his leadership and expertise within the SME community in the field of information systems. He has served with distinction on high impact Journals and has supervised many prominent and emerging future leaders in doctoral completions and senior research accomplishments.

  • Dr Kenneth Price

    2021

    Dr Kenneth Price made a distinguished contribution to the field of ICT education for school-aged children, at the forefront of bringing new ideas and curricula into ICT education at a state and national level over four decades. He was passionate about including the incorporation of life-long, transferable problem-solving skills and the social, economic and ethical impacts of digital technology. During his career he actively continued his research into the role of computing within the STEM area, enriching the materials and approaches used to support teachers in order to enable them to remain current with this rapidly changing topic. He was particularly valued as a mentor among his peers and for over two decades maintained an online support community for Tasmanian ICT teachers. He was a member of numerous ICT education bodies at many levels including state (TASITE), national (Australian Council for Computers in Education board) and international (Computer Science Teachers Association).