Industry – Academia Collaboration Panel

Australia is a world leader in the quality of research but falls behind when it comes to commercialising good ideas and collaborating with industry,” Minster for Education, Simon Birmingham.

Link: https://ministers.education.gov.au/pyne/experts-named-measure-value-university-research

This panel will provide a better understanding of a clearer picture of the engagement and impact of (Computer Science, Data Science and Information Technology) research conducted in our universities to ensure we are providing the right incentives, culture and practices to foster collaborative research that returns economic dividends and importantly, improves the lives of all Australians.

 

Panel Chair:

Amin Beheshti, Head of Data Analytics Research Group, Department of Computing, Macquarie University

Web: https://data-science-group.github.io/people/aminbeheshti/

 

Panel Members:

Pooyan Asgari, Chief Data Officer, Domain Group

Web: https://www.domain.com.au/group/people/pooyan-asgari/

 

Steve Elbourn, Director, ITIC Training and Resourcing

Web: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenelbourn/

 

Aditya Ghose, Professor and Decision Systems Lab Director, School of Computing and Information Technology, University of Wollongong

Web: https://www.uow.edu.au/~aditya/

 

Philip Muehleck, Program Director, Service NSW, Department for Finance, Service and Innovation

Web: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pmuehleck/

 

Jian Yang, Professor and Director of Research, Department of Computing, Macquarie University

Web: http://web.science.mq.edu.au/~jian/

 

Liming Zhu,  Research Director, Software and Computational Systems, DATA61|CSIRO

Web: https://people.csiro.au/Z/L/Liming-Zhu

HDR Session: Research Methodologies for Computer Science

Chair: Dr Lina Yao1

1ARC DECRA, Senior Lecturer, UNSW, Sydney, Australia

 

This session will provide a valuable opportunity for HDR students to gain deeper understanding of research methodologies applied in computer science. We will bring together a group of panellists that will share their views on research methodologies and provide insights on a successful HDR experience. The panel combines outstanding early career researchers and senior academics, including:

  • Boualem Benatallah, Scientia Professor, UNSW
  • Young Choon Lee, Senior Lecturer, Macquarie University
  • Guodong Long, Senior Lecturer, UTS
  • Thomas Sewell, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden (2019 CORE John Makepeace Bennett Award)
  • Shui Yu, Professor, UTS

 

How to succeed as an early career researcher (ECR)?

Chair: Dr Lina Yao1

1ARC DECRA, Senior Lecturer, UNSW, Sydney, Australia

 

This panel will provide an excellent opportunity for early career researchers (ECRs) to gain better understanding on career development and success. We will bring together a diverse group of panellists that will share their successful stories and observations, as well as provide useful advice. The panel combines outstanding early/mid/senior career academics, including:

  • Salil Kanhere, Professor, UNSW
  • Jie Lu, Professor, UTS
  • Flora Salim, Associate Professor, RMIT
  • Xianzhi Wang, ARC DECRA, Lecturer, UTS
  • Wenjie Zhang, Associate Professor, UNSW (2019 Chris Wallace Award)

ACS accreditation process reform consultation and accreditation Q and A

Caroline Chan1Craig McDonald2Rupert Grayston3

1Chair, ACS Accreditation Committee
2Member, ACS Accreditation Committee
3ACS Director of Professional Standards and Assessment Services

 

The ACS accreditation process is currently being redesigned in response to feedback and review. While preserving key criteria, the requirements have been clarified, guidelines refined and generic standards aligned with TEQSA. The ACS is aiming for simplified process leading to potential overall cost reductions and a more authentic evaluation.

In addition, there will be time for questions and answers about ACS accreditation and advice for those who might be seeking accreditation in 2019-2020.