Research Professor, University of California, Irvine
Kenneth L. Kraemer is Professor Emeritus in the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine. He was Founder and Director of the Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations (CRITO), and Co-Director of the Personal Computing Industry Center (PCIC). He has conducted research on the information technology for more than 47 years. His latest work was on the globalization of innovation, the offshoring of new product development, the dynamics of computing in organizations, the business value of IT, national policies for IT production and use, and the distribution of value in global value chains in the IT industry.
Professor Kraemer is the author or co-author of 15 books, including recently published titles such as Global E-Commerce: Impacts of National Environment and Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2006), and Asia's Computer Challenge: Threat of Opportunity for the U.S. and the World? (Oxford University Press, 1998).
He has written more than 165 articles, many on the computer industry and the Asia-Pacific region, that have been published in journals such as Communications of the ACM, MIS Quarterly, Management Science, Information Systems Research, The Information Society, Public Administration Review, Telecommunications Policy, and Policy Analysis.
Professor Kraemer has also been a consultant on IT policy to major corporations, the federal government, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the governments of Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, and China. He was the Shaw Professor in Information Systems at the National University of Singapore from 1990-1991. He was elected a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems and received a lifetime achievement award from this professional society.
Food Safety and Health Communication Scholar, Center for Research on Ingredient Safety, Arizona State University
Kerrie Sadiq is a Professor of Taxation in the School of Accountancy at the QUT Business School, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, an Adjunct Research Fellow of the Taxation Law and Policy Research Group, Monash University, and a Senior Adviser to the Tax Justice Network (UK). She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Queensland, a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from The University of Queensland, a Master of Laws from Queensland University of Technology, and a PhD from Deakin University. Kerrie is a Chartered Tax Adviser as designated by the Tax Institute. Prior to joining Queensland University of Technology, Kerrie spent 20 years at the University of Queensland, as a member of both their Law School and Business School.
My research focuses on the relationship between religion and politics in modern South Asia.
In particular, my work brings history into dialogue with anthropology in order to consider Hindu devotional traditions of service and Hindu nationalism.
I am very interested in how Hinduism and Hindu nationalism relate to beef consumption, conversion, and 'love-Jihad' in modern India. Especially how non-elite actors think about these issues.
I am currently writing a monograph on the means by which Hindu nationalism emerges in everyday spaces as a conservative project of moral reform.
Kevin’s research interests are in the areas of public policy, criminology, and forecasting.
Kevin Albertson is co-author of the “How to Run the Country Manual” http://bit.ly/1FlLp56
His other books include “Justice Reinvestment: Can the Criminal Justice System Deliver More for Less?” http://bit.ly/1NSH2o0
and “Crime and Economics: An Introduction” http://bit.ly/1BBSygQ
Kevin Bales is Professor of Contemporary Slavery at the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation. He was Co-Founder of Free the Slaves, the US Sister organization of Anti-Slavery International and is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Roehampton University in London. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the International Cocoa Initiative. His book Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy published in 1999, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and has now been published in ten other languages. Archbishop Desmond Tutu called it “a well researched, scholarly and deeply disturbing expose of modern slavery”. In 2008 he was invited to address the Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Paris, and to join in the planning of the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative.
In 2006 his work was named one of the top “100 World-Changing Discoveries” by the Association of British Universities. The Italian edition of Disposable People won the Premio Viareggio for services to humanity in 2000, and the documentary based on his work, which he co-wrote, Slavery: A Global Investigation , won the Peabody Award for 2000 and two Emmy Awards in 2002. Other awards include the Laura Smith Davenport Human Rights Award in 2005; the Judith Sargeant Murray Award for Human Rights in 2004; and the Human Rights Award of the University of Alberta in 2003. He was also awarded a Prime Mover Fellowship by the Hunt Alternatives Fund in 2009 and a Doctorate of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa , by Loyola University Chicago, in May 2010.
He was a Trustee of Anti-Slavery International and a consultant to the United Nations Global Program on Trafficking of Human Beings. He has been invited to advise the US, British, Irish, Norwegian, and Nepali governments, as well as the governments of the Economic Community of West African States, on the formulation of policy on slavery and human trafficking. He edited an Anti-Human Trafficking Toolkit for the United Nations, and published, with the Human Rights Center at Berkeley, a report on forced labour in the USA, and completed a two-year study of human trafficking into the US for the National Institute of Justice. His book Understanding Global Slavery was published in September 2005. He is the author of New Slavery: A Reference Handbook (revised 2nd ed. 2005). In 2007 he published Ending Slavery: How We Free Today’s Slaves , a roadmap for the global eradication of slavery which won the 2011 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Promoting World Order. In 2008, with Zoe Trodd, he published To Plead Our Own Cause: Personal Stories by Today’s Slaves ; and with eight Magnum photographers, Documenting Disposable People: Contemporary Global Slavery . In 2009 he published with Ron Soodalter The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today , the first full exploration of contemporary slavery in the United States. He is currently writing a book on the relationship between slavery and environmental destruction, and with Jody Sarich a book on forced marriage.
He gained his Ph.D. at the London School of Economics.
I am Director of the MSc in Investment Analysis at the University of Stirling and a Visiting Professor at the University of Gdansk.
My most recent work has been in the following areas: earnings management around IPOs, the share price reaction to stock dividend announcements, the impact of board gender diversity on firm valuation, the value of ‘comply or explain' corporate governance disclosures and the financial consequences of CSR.
Kevin Davis is Professor of Finance at University of Melbourne, Research Director of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies and Professor at Monash University.
Prior to his appointment at the University of Melbourne in 1987, he was a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Adelaide.
His primary research interests are in the areas of financial institutions and markets, financial engineering and corporate finance.
He is co-author/editor of sixteen books in the areas of finance, banking, monetary economics and macroeconomics and numerous journal articles and chapters in books. He is on the Board (and previously Chairperson) of the Melbourne University Credit Union, and has developed and presented numerous training programs for banks and businesses.
He has undertaken an extensive range of consulting assignments for financial institutions, business and government. Most recently (2014) he was a panel member of the Financial System (Murray) Inquiry.
Kevin was the inaugural Director of the Melbourne (now Australian) Centre for Financial Studies from July 2005-December 2008.
My research is in: machine learning, artificial intelligence, philosophy of science, scientific method, Bayesian inference and reasoning, Bayesian networks, artificial life, computer simulation, epistemology, evaluation theory.
See http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~korb/ The page is out of date, but accurate as far as it goes.
I have always been fascinated by the role and impact science has in society. This extends beyond the obvious utility of science - technology, to the communication and influence it has on how we view ourselves and our universe, both in the past and our ever changing present. The other side of that is my current research interest - what makes science different to other forms of knowledge? Seems reasonable for someone who studied physics - after growing up with a telescope, geology pick and a chemistry set and wanting to become an astronaut.
Meanwhile I manage engagements between the University (of Melbourne) and Industry and Government bodies. For more than 20 years I worked as a research scientist in both academia (RMIT University & Salford University) and industry (Amcor Research & Technology Centre).
As well as holding an ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellow, I held fellowships and grants from the UK Ministry of Defense (Royal Signals & Radar Establishment, Malvern), the UK Science and Engineering Research Council and the Australian Research Council. I have also worked in corporate, strategy, marketing and consulting roles.
A lapsed triathlete I have been known to race and enjoy the occasional ultra trail-run.
From New Zealand, Kevin Trenberth is a distinguished senior scientist at NCAR, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, where he has worked since 1984. After a doctoral degree at MIT, and a stint as a professor at University of Illinois, he joined NCAR. He has been heavily engaged in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (and shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007), and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). He recently chaired the Global Energy and Water Exchanges (GEWEX) program under WCRP. He has over 240 refereed journal articles and over 520 publications and is one of the most highly cited scientists in geophysics.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Coventry University
Professor Warwick is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at Coventry University. His own areas of research interest include artificial intelligence, biomedical engineering, control, robotics and cyborgs.
Previously Kevin was Professor of Cybernetics at the University of Reading between 1988 and 2014, including periods as Head of Department and Head of the School of Engineering and Information Sciences. He left school in 1970 and joined British Telecom as an Apprentice at the age of 16. He took his first degree at Aston University, followed by a PhD and a research post at Imperial College London. He subsequently held positions at Oxford University, Newcastle University and Warwick University before moving to Reading and then Coventry.
Kevin is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Fellow of the City and Guilds of London Institute. He is a Visiting Professor at the Czech Technical University, Prague, Strathclyde University and Reading University. In 2004 he was Senior Beckman Fellow at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA. He is on the advisory board of the Instinctive Computing Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh and the Centre for Intermedia, Exeter University. In 2000 Kevin presented the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures.
Kevin is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He has also been awarded higher doctorates (DScs) by Imperial College and the Czech Academy of Sciences as well as receiving 7 Honorary Doctorates from UK Universities, including one from Coventry. He has been awarded the IEE Achievement Award, the IET Mountbatten Medal and the Ellison-Cliffe medal of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Mr Beazley was elected to the Federal Parliament in 1980 and represented the electorates of Swan (1980-96) and Brand (1996-2007).
Kim Beazley was a Minister in the Hawke and Keating Labor Governments (1983-96) holding, at various times, the portfolios of Defence, Finance, Transport and Communications, Employment Education and Training, Aviation, and Special Minister of State. He was Deputy Prime Minister (1995-96) and Leader of the Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition (1996-01 and 2005-06). Mr Beazley served on parliamentary committees, including the Joint Intelligence Committee and the Joint Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee.
After his retirement from politics in 2007, Mr Beazley was appointed Winthrop Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Western Australia. In July 2008 he was appointed Chancellor of the Australian National University, a position he held until December 2009. Mr Beazley took up an appointment as Ambassador to the United States of America in February 2010. He served as Ambassador until January 2016.
Upon returning to Australia he has been appointed as President of the Australian Institute for International Affairs, Distinguished Fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Senior Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre and Board Member of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue.
In 2009, Mr Beazley was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia for service to the Parliament of Australia through contributions to the development of government policies in relation to defence and international relations, and as an advocate for Indigenous people, and to the community.
Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, University of Melbourne
Kim has taught architecture and urban design at the University of Melbourne for over 20 years during which time he served as Associate Dean (Research and Resources), Head of Architecture and Head of Urban Design.
Kim’s research interests include theories of place identity, public space, informal settlements, creative clusters and transit-oriented development - the best intro is in the books 'Framing Places' and 'Becoming Places'.
In Kim’s teaching - whether lecture, studio, workshop or seminar - he seeks to open up students to the potentials of creative and critical thinking; to introduce them to the intellectual tools necessary for critical practice.
I am an art theorist, educator, researcher and presenter, based in Newcastle, Australia.
I grew up in Wales and moved to Australia in 1990 to study art at the University of Sydney. I graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours Class 1 in 1994, and in 2000 was awarded a PhD in Art History and Theory from the University of New South Wales.
I regularly contribute to The Conversation, as well as publish academic research. In 2015, I published 'Double War: Shaun Gladwell, visual culture and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq', Thames & Hudson.
Since 1997, I've taught art history at universities in Australia and Hong Kong, and I'm currently a Senior Lecturer in Art History at the University of Newcastle, Australia. I've won multiple awards for my teaching and I direct the StudioCrasher video project.
I am currently the program director of the Executive MBA at the GSB, a position I have held since January 2013. My responsibilities include designing the program conversations, interventions and pedagogical outcomes, with a view to nurturing and creating executives who are able, in their actions and their being, to lead authentically in the societal context that humanity experiences. This involves interaction with academics and business leaders; reading and engaging with student and academic research and contemporary media; designing on-going student experiences that maximize the emergence of the collective outcomes of learning, innovation, management competence, authentic leadership, and entrepreneurial will-to-venture; and building thought leadership capacity out of the EMBA program.
As a service to the academy, I serve on the editorial advisory boards of “International Journal of Managing Projects in Business”; “International Journal of Complexity in Management and Leadership”, and “Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies.”
Prior to entering academia, I spent a little over 12 years working as a Systems Engineer on manufacturing projects, optimizing plant automation and designing and implementing enterprise business information systems for Hulett Aluminium (Hulamin).
Before moving to the GSB, I was an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Systems (IS) in the UCT Commerce Faculty. I was an academic in the Commerce Faculty since 2005, and was HOD of Information Systems in 2010-2011.
I hold a doctorate in Project Organising (PhD) from UCT; a Master of Science in Systems Thinking (MSc) from UKZN; a Bachelor of Science Honours in Computer Science (CompSci) from UKZN; and a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering and Operations Research (BSc) from UNISA.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Southern Illinois University
Dr. Barber received her Ph.D. from University of Southern California and joined the SIUC faculty in 2011. She has a full appointment in Sociology and is faculty affiliate in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department. Her research and teaching focus on issues of gender and social inequalities.
Barber is on the Gender & Society Editorial Board, is an elected member of the American Sociological Association’s council for the section on Sex and Gender —the largest section of the ASA—is past council member for the ASA section on Sociology of the Body & Embodiment, has served as a grant reviewer for the National Science Foundation, and is Culture Editor for Contexts.
Dr. Barber’s book, Styling Masculinity: Gender, Class, and Inequality in the Men’s Grooming Industry (Rutgers University Press, 2016), looks at the social relations involved in selling beauty to men. Drawing from ethnographic observations and in-depth interviews with employees and clients at high-service men’s salons, this book shows how women beauty workers use feelings, touch, and appearance as institutionalized strategies to create a classed and heterosexualized space for men's status-enhancing consumer practices, as well as to navigate the gendered and sexualized constraints of their jobs.
DPhil. Candidate in Cybersecurity, University of Oxford
Kristopher Wilson is a DPhil candidate in Cybersecurity(Law) at the University of Oxford, and a Sessional Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law and Internet Law at the University of Reading. His current research involves evaluating the utility of the Computer Misuse Act in adequately responding to the developing nature of the use of computers in criminal activity.
Prior to this he was an Associate Lecturer and Academic Advisor at Yunggorendi First Nations Centre at Flinders University, teaching Introduction to Indigenous Studies, advising Indigenous Law and Business Students, and working in school and community outreach programs. He was also a Sessional Tutor at Flinders Law School working in the topics Introduction to Public Law, and Legal Research and Writing.
Kristopher undertook his LLB(Hons) at Flinders University, and his LLM at the University of New South Wales.
Outside of Academia, Kristopher has worked with the South Australian Law Society's Indigenous Young Lawyers Mentoring Program, worked on various research projects with the South Australian Attorney General's Department, and continues to work as a mentor with 'The Aspiration Initiative' program.
I am Professor of Comparative Politics at Keele University, where I convene the Keele European Parties Research Unit (KEPRU).
My current research focuses mainly on political parties, including their organization, their role in deeply divided societies and party competition. I was part of a major ESRC-funded project (hosted by KEPRU) on the impact of European integration on the internal organization of national political parties throughout Western Europe. Recently, I have been working with an international group of scholars on the links between social democratic parties and trade unions.
I continue to research into the organizational adaptation of radical right-wing parties and into the strategies of those parties and of their competitors, as well as to specialize on Austrian party politics. In 2009, the Austrian Federal President awarded me the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Arts.
In 2014 I was appointed to a three-year Guest Professorship at Tongji University in Shanghai and started looking into the organisational adaptation of the Chinese Communist Party.
Since 2015, I have been Keele University's Dean for Internationalisation.
Dr Laura D’Olimpio is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at The University of Notre Dame Australia. Laura completed her PhD 'The Moral Possibilities of Mass Art' at The University of Western Australia. Her Thesis examines the moral impact of mass artworks, particularly film, in society. Laura has published in the areas of philosophical pedagogy, aesthetics and ethics and regularly contributes to Radio National's The Philosopher's Zone. Laura is Chairperson of the Association for Philosophy in Schools (APIS, W.A.) and co-editor of the open access Journal of Philosophy in Schools (http://www.ojs.unisa.edu.au/index.php/jps/).
Assistant Professor of Economics, Tufts University
Laura K. Gee received her PhD in Economics from UC San Diego in 2013. Her research is in behavioral economics — with a particular focus on how individual decision making is influenced by group dynamics. She currently has two main lines of research. One line is about the provision of public goods including charitable contributions. The second is about the relationship between social networks and labor markets. Her studies rely on both lab and field experiments, as well as observational data.
While working towards my PhD in psychology, I worked as a Sessional Lecturer teaching research methods and data analysis at Liverpool John Moores University from 2004 to 2008. I joined the Department of Social and Psychological Sciences at Edge Hill University as a Research Assistant in 2009, in which I worked on several educational psychology projects for 18 months. I then became an Associate Tutor in the same department, in which I teach research methods and analysis, educational psychology and real world psychology. I joined the Faculty of Education research team in October 2013, and work on a variety of projects, primarily in the area of educational psychology.
I am an academic scientist, researching pharmaceutical formulations, analytical techniques and the development of alternatives to animal testing.
Dr. Lauren Graham is a development sociologist with a Doctorate in Sociology from UJ. Her research interests are in the application and testing of social and development theories in practice with a focus on youth, children and people with disabilities and their agency in assessing in impacting on human development outcomes. She has strong expertise in evaluation research and is skilled in the use of both quantitative and qualitative research approaches. She is particularly interested in the use of research methods that take account of the voices of vulnerable groups. Lauren manages a range of research initiatives related to youth including our flagship project- the Siyakha Youth Assets project – which seeks to develop knowledge and interventions to support young people to transition to employment. She also supervises posts graduate students and mentors younger researchers. Every time she has an article published Lauren has a moment of pride but she says ‘achieving my PhD and securing a Newton Advanced Fellowship earlier this year, are some of my proudest moments academically’.
Lecturer, Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Sheffield
Dr Lauren Rosewarne is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She is a writer, researcher and frequent media commentator on issues relating to gender, sexuality, pop culture and the media.
Lauren is the author of eight books: Sex in Public: Women, Outdoor Advertising and Public Policy (2007), Cheating On The Sisterhood: Infidelity and Feminism (2009), Part-Time Perverts: Sex, Pop Culture and Kink Management (2011) and Periods in Pop Culture: Menstruation in Film and Television (2012), American Taboo (2013) and Masturbation in Pop Culture: Screen, Society, Self (2014). This year, Lauren will have two books published: Cyberbullies, Cyberactivists, Cyberpredators: Film, TV, and Internet Stereotypes (2016) and Intimacy on the Internet: Media Representations of Online Connections (2016).
For more information, please visit her website: www.laurenrosewarne.com and feel free to get in touch at email@example.com.
Lauren Sudeall Lucas is assistant Professor of Law at the Georgia State University. She joined faculty of GSU College of Law in 2012, where she teaches Constitutional Law and Capital Punishment.
Soros Justice Fellow/Staff Attorney, Southern Center for Human Rights (2007-12)
Clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens, U.S. Supreme Court (2006-07)
Clerk to Judge Stephen Reinhardt, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2005-06)
Senior Lecturer, Finance, Curtin University
Lee Smales is a senior lecturer in Curtin University's School of Economics & Finance. Before joining Curtin, Lee was an associate lecturer with University of New South Wales where he also completed his PhD in finance.
Prior to embarking on his academic career, Lee spent 8 years working for a major U.S. investment bank trading foreign-exchange and interest rate derivatives. Lee’s research interests are closely aligned with this prior career and focus on financial markets, and in particular the market response to news-events and the impact of prevailing sentiment and microstructure on this reaction.
Lee has published in leading journals including the Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Financial Research, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Accounting & Finance, The Economic Record, and the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money.
Lee has won awards for research (CBS New Researcher of the Year, 2013) and teaching (CBS New Teacher of the Year, 2014) and is also a CFA Charterholder.
Professor of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford.
Royal Society Research Fellow, University of Leicester
I am presently a Royal Society Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester. I graduated with a DPhil in Planetary Physics from Jesus College, Oxford (2007) for my investigation of Saturn's atmosphere from the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft, and spent two years working as a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California. I returned to Oxford in 2010 on a Glasstone Science Fellowship and Royal Society University Research Fellowship (URF).
I specialise in the analysis of remote sensing data of the giant planets in our solar system, using a variety of visiting spacecraft (e.g., Cassini, Galileo, Voyager), space-based telescopes (Hubble, Spitzer, Herschel) and ground-based observatories (VLT, Gemini and IRTF). I also use transit spectroscopy of extrasolar giant planets to determine the properties of planets around other stars. These sources of data allow us to investigate the atmospheric dynamics, composition, and origins of giant planets and their extensive satellite systems.
I am Professor of Retail Studies at the University of Stirling. I was a geography undergraduate at the University of Cambridge, and completed my Ph.D (on retail employment) at the University of Wales.
I have been professor of retail studies at Stirling since 1992. I was a Visiting Professor at Florida State University, Tallahassee from July 2000 to July 2001, and Visiting Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville from June to December 2006.
I undertake research into aspects of retailing, mainly for personal curiosity, but also on behalf of public and private clients and for the research councils and other funding bodies, as well as for major retailers. I have authored and edited a number of books, have published over 125 refereed journal articles as well as many practitioner, trade and newspaper pieces.
In 2012-2013 I was a member of the External Advisory Group for the Scottish Government’s National Review of Town Centres and also on the Expert Advisory Group reporting to the Scottish Government on the lessons to be learned from the horsemeat scandal.
I am currently Chair of the Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Chair of IDS Scotland Ltd, the company set up by the Scottish Government to oversee Scottish Business Improvement Districts.
I run a blog on things retail, typically Scottish: www.stirlingretail.com
Leighton is Professor of Economics and Finance. He is Head of Economics Research and Director of the Betting Research Unit and Political Forecasting Unit at Nottingham Business School. Leighton's main teaching is in the area of money, risk, forecasting, efficiency of markets and financial economics.
Visiting Fellow, Glasgow Caledonian University
I am currently a visiting fellow at the School of Business and Society, Glasgow Caledonian University. My PhD was on the discursive legitimation of asylum policies in Greece and Ireland.
My research interests include the political discourse of migration and migration policy in Greece and the European Union; migration, racism and exclusion; state power and sovereignty; national identity, citizenship and nationalism; human rights; ethnicity; race and racism; critical discourse analysis qualitative research software.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Clinical Research Director, Laboratory of Computational Physiology; Founder and Director, Sana, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Leo moved to the US from the Philippines after medical school to pursue specialty training in internal medicine (Cleveland Clinic), infectious diseases (Harvard) and critical care medicine (Stanford). He has practiced medicine in three continents (Philippines, US and New Zealand) and has worked in both industry (Philips Visicu) and academe (faculty positions at Harvard, MIT, Stanford and University of Otago), rendering him with broad perspectives in healthcare delivery. He has a strong interest in systems re-design for quality improvement, and became the New Zealand representative to the Quality and Safety Committee of the Australia New Zealand Intensive Care Society in 2006. Feeling he needed more skills to tackle the healthcare inefficiencies he faced wherever he practiced, he went back to the US to pursue graduate studies in biomedical informatics at MIT and public health at Harvard. While attending both schools and working part-time as an emergency department physician, he co-founded Sana, personally recruiting most of the current members, and was instrumental in shaping the mission and vision of the young organization.
His other research interest is in data mining and the application of machine learning on large databases. As a research scientist at the Laboratory of Computational Physiology at MIT, he works with MIMIC, a publicly-available de-identified ICU database from BIDMC. He is working on a data-driven decision support system known as Collective Experience that (1) allows a clinician to draw on the experience of other clinicians who have taken care of similar patients as recorded in a clinical database, and (2) uses models performed on relatively homogeneous patient subsets.
Professor emeritus, Swinburne University of Technology
Professor Leon Sterling received a BSc(Hons) and a PhD in Pure Mathematics in Australia. After positions at universities in the UK, Israel, the US, Leon returned to the University of Melbourne in Australia in 1995 in several roles, including Professor of Software Innovation and Engineering. From 2010-2013, he was Dean of the Faculty of ICT at Swinburne University of Technology, and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital Frontiers) from 2014-2015. He is past president of the Australian Council of Deans of ICT and a Fellow of Engineers Australia and the Australian Computer Society.