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.
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