Prof. Michael Blumenstein
Professor Michael Blumenstein is currently the Deputy Dean (Research and Innovation) in the Faculty of Engineering & IT at UTS where he previously held the positions of Associate Dean (Research Strategy and Management) and prior to that the Head of the School of Software (now Computer Science). Previously, Professor Blumenstein worked at Griffith University in Queensland where he accumulated over a decade of experience in leadership roles including portfolio Dean (Research) of the Sciences Group and Head of the School of ICT.
Professor Blumenstein currently serves on the Board of the Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IoTAA). He previously served as Vice President (Academic) of the Australian Computer Society (ACS), and prior to that as Director of Technical Advisory Boards. Professor Blumenstein was also elected onto and served as a member on the NSW Council of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA). Prior to moving to NSW, he served as the Chair of the Queensland Branch of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Computational Intelligence Society. He was also the Gold Coast Chapter Convener and a Board Member of the ACS Queensland Branch Executive Committee. He is a past Chairman of the IT Forum Gold Coast and a former Board Member of IT Queensland.
Michael has served on the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) College of Experts on the Engineering, Mathematics and Informatics (EMI) panel. In addition, he also served on the Executive of the Australian Council of Deans of Information and Communication Technology (ACDICT).