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SYFC2018 The judges

SYFC 2018 - The Judges

Professor Brenton Dansie - University of South Australia

Professor Brenton Dansie - University of South Australia

Professor Brenton Dansie is Head of the School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences at the University of South Australia, the state’s largest IT School. He has previously worked in a number of roles within the university, including 15 years as Dean: Academic within the Division of IT, Engineering and the Environment. He has a Ph.D. in Statistics and has been involved in many collaborative research projects with colleagues from a range of different disciplines.

He has worked on a wide range of major projects within the university in the area of STEM education for which he has won state and national awards including the inaugural SA Premier’s Science Educator of the Year. He is currently interested in encouraging students to consider exciting new careers in IT and Mathematics and to support them in developing their ideas and starting their own businesses. 

Professor Graham Nicholson - University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Professor Graham Nicholson - University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Graham Nicholson is currently Professor of Neurotoxicology in the School of Life Sciences at UTS. He is also the Associate Dean (International and External Engagement) managing international student recruitment, student mobility as well as industry collaborations and internships for the Faculty of Science.

He is a leading Australian toxinology researcher responsible for isolating and pharmacologically characterising a wide range of ant, spider, snake, scorpion, sea anemone, platypus and dinoflagellate venoms/toxins some for commercial applications as therapeutics and biopesticides.

Professor Jim Hogan - Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Professor Jim Hogan - Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Professor Hogan’s research interests are concerned with the analysis and visualisation of large scale genomic data sets. Work has included machine learning methods for promoter and binding site detection in bacteria, alignment-free methods for sequence analysis and comparison, and visualisation of regulatory networks and similarity relationships in large sequence collections.

He currently leads a major ARC funded project on Visual Analytics for molecular sequences in collaboration with CSIRO and Microsoft Research. He is the Director, International and Engagement for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at QUT. He has taught computer science and software engineering for more than 25 years, and his teaching has been recognised through both university and national teaching awards.

Professor Sambit Datta - Curtin University

Professor Sambit Datta - Curtin University

Sambit Datta is Professor of Urban Sciences in the School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Curtin University. He leads the Computational Design Research Laboratory (Codelab) at the Curtin Institute for Computation. Professor Datta’s research focus in computational design and urban science studies is developing new computational knowledge, processes and tools for understanding the architecture and the built environment.

Associate Professor Trevor Stevenson - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

Associate Professor Trevor Stevenson - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

Professor Stevenson currently heads RMIT's Plant Biotechnology Lab and holds the position of Deputy Dean - Research and Innovation for RMIT's School of Science.

His research interests focus on the use of molecular biology and gene transfer technology applied to plant productions systems, specifically the use of gene transfer and high level foreign gene expression systems to express proteins of economic or agricultural importance in plants.

Professor Stevenson has successfully supervised over 35 Higher Degree Research students at RMIT and also coordinates the University's double degree BEng(Chemical Engineering)/BAppSci (Biotechnology) program and Genetics and Molecular Biology and Gene Technologies courses for both RMIT and Open University Australia.

Last updated: Tuesday, 15 May 2018 2:22:08 PM

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