Awards and Recognition

Previous Positions

Director, Disruptive Innovation

in the Office of the Provost and Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor



Associate Dean Research UTS 2010 - 2014




Visiting Professor, Copenhagen Business School, 2005 - 2006





At the University of Newcastle, 1990 - 2002 I was Head of Information Systems; Assistant Dean Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Busienss and Law; Assistant Dean Research in the Faculty of Business and Law.



Chair

Mathematics, Information and Computing Sciences, ERA, Australian Research Council 2011-2013



Consultant

Australian Research Council, 

2009 - 2010





Chairperson, Program Chair and Rep at Large for Knowledge and Innovation in the Strategic Management Society.

Visiting Professor, Artificial Intelligence Lab, Computer Science, Stanford University. 2009 - 2010 and 2018


Review Editor

Editorial Board Artificial Intelligence Journal

The leading journal in AI

2007 - 2016.



College of Experts, Mathematics, Information and Computing Sciences, Australian Research Council, 2006 - 2009





Before taking up a position at the University of Newcastle I worked at Kent State University, the University of Sydney and MLC Insurance.

Expertise


ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Explainable AI, Belief revision, knowledge representation, reasoning, decision making, machine learning and predictive data analytics

SOCIAL ROBOTICS and

HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION

Social robots are a disruptive innovation that will have a profound impact on society and will transform the global economy.

Human-robot interaction must be legal, safe and enjoyable.


INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Innovation requires insight, fearlessness, grit and resilience.

Qualifications

  • Harvard Cybersecurity Program, Harvard University 2017.
  • Oxford FinTech Program, University of Oxford, 2017
  • Company Directors Course, Australian Institute of Company Directors from 2016.
  • Stanford University Innovation Fellow Design Thinking Studio, Stanford University, 2017
  • Stanford Executive Program, Stanford University 2014
  • Master of Laws, LL.M., Innovation, Law and Technology, University of Edinburgh, 2008
  • Senior Certified Professional, Finance and Treasury Association (FTA), from 2006
  • PhD in Artificial Intelligence, University of Sydney 
  • 1995 - Best Dissertation Award from the Computer Science Association, now CORE.
  • Thesis Title: Transmutations of Knowledge Systems
  • Master of Science (by Research) 1991
  • Thesis Title: Dynamics of Nonmonotonic Reasoning
  • Grad Dip Computing Science 1985
  • Thesis Title: Information Visualisation
  • BSc in Mathematics and Chemistry 1983

Interviews and Commentary

Robots will fundamentally and profoundly change business and society.

Other media conversations.

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