Engagement/Impact Lead: Robert Williamson
Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, and the Australian Mathematical Society, Professor Robert Williamson has led multiple major research projects, with significant government and industry support, including helping found NICTA (now Data61). He was lead author on Technology and Australia's Future (2015), and led a machine learning research group (2011-2015) reviewed as top five in the world.
“I have always tried to focus upon the most fundamental and important problems. My work on the Technology and Australia’s Future report reinforced to me the importance of taking societal concerns into account when designing new technologies. This project excites me not only because of its topicality and importance, but because of our globally differentiated approach and the outstanding team of folks across campus who share a unified vision of what we want to do.”