About Me

I am a Group Leader and Principal Researcher at Data61, the merger of NICTA and CSIRO’s Digital Productivity business unit. I am also a Conjoint Associate Professor at UNSW with the School of Computer Science and Engineering.

In 2014 I spent a year as the Systems Engineering team leader at Saluda Medical, a medical device startup spun out of NICTA. Earlier at NICTA I led the Empirical Software Engineering research group, was the founding leader of the Fraunhofer Project Centre in Transport and Logistics at NICTA, and led the creation of the Future Logistics Living Lab with Fraunhofer and SAP Research.

Before moving to Sydney (in 2004), I worked at a couple of software development companies. I was the Process and Tools Manager at Dialect Solutions (earlier known as QSI Payments, now part of MasterCard’s global payment gateway solutions), where I led the introduction of a new configuration management system and helped the company transition to a product line development approach for its electronic payments infrastructure products. Before that I was a Configuration Manager and Test Engineer at Foxboro Australia (later known as Invensys, then Westinghouse Rail Systems, now part of Siemens), where I worked on the quality and assurance of the safety-critical environmental control system of a mass transit system, and wrote a logic testing specification language that helped electrical engineers more efficiently write and maintain test cases for the system.

In 1999 I returned to Australia from the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, where I had  completed a PhD and worked as a Research Associate in the Automated Reasoning Group. At Cambridge, I co-founded the Cambridge University Australian and New Zealand Society. In the first year of the society, Cambridge won the Varsity Aussie Rules Footy Match for the first time in 10 years.

I am a Member of Australia’s standardization committee on blockchain and DLT (IT-041), under Australia’s leadership of the Secretariat of the International Technical Committee for Blockchain Standards (ISO/TC 307).

I am a member of the IEEE Computer Society, and have a linkedin resume. I’m on Google+ and also Facebook.