Prof Michael Blumenstein

Hi i am Professor Blumenstein and am currently the Associate Dean (Research Strategy and Management). I come from Griffith University in Queensland where I accumulated over a decade of experience in leadership roles including portfolio Dean (Research) of the Sciences Group and Head of the School of ICT.
Professional. I have been involved in setting up CITR&D at UTS and continue to support the integration of Indigenous students, researchers and community projects into the University.

I have served as the Chair of the Queensland Branch of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Computational Intelligence Society. I was also the Gold Coast Chapter Convener and a Board Member of the Australian Computer Society’s Queensland Branch Executive Committee. I am the immediate past Chairman of the IT Forum Gold Coast and a former Board Member of IT Queensland. I have served on the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) College of Experts on the Engineering, Mathematics and Informatics (EMI) panel. In addition, I was elected onto the Executive of the Australian Council of Deans of Information and Communication Technology (ACDICT).

In 2009 I was named as one of Australia’s Top 10 Emerging Leaders in Innovation in the Australian’s Top 100 Emerging Leaders Series supported by Microsoft. I am a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society and a Senior Member of the IEEE.