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From our Clayton and Caulfield campuses in Melbourne, Australia, through to Malaysia and South Africa, see who’s who in Monash IT.

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Professor Jon-Whittle

Professor Jon Whittle


Professor Jon Whittle is the Dean of the Faculty of IT at Monash University. He is a world-renowned expert in software engineering and human-computer interaction, with a particular interest in digital health research. Recently arrived from the UK, he was previously Head of School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University, where he led eight multi-institution, multi-disciplinary research projects. These included digital health projects such as: digital self-management tools for adults with autism, interactive data dashboards to support clinical decision making for COPD, and wearable devices for anxiety reduction. He is well-known in the software engineering research community and will chair the major conference in the field (International Conference on Software Engineering) in 2019. When in the UK, he was a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Awardee - this is a prestigious award given to outstanding and respected scientists in the UK. Prof. Whittle is an experienced research leader, having been the Principal Investigator of projects totaling over £8M in recent years.

Alan Dorin

Associate Professor Alan Dorin

Deputy Dean (Academic Resources)

Alan Dorin is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University. He researches the ways technology assists discovery in the sciences, especially ecology, and in human creativity. Through his work in Artificial Life, Alan attempts to elucidate the key attributes of organisms that enable them to live in complex environments. This knowledge is used to improve agriculture and horticulture, and to assist us in maintaining natural ecosystems. Alan promotes an understanding of the relationships between technology and human endeavour through education by nurturing curiosity and encouraging students to form their own bridges between disciplines.

Professor Mark Wallace

Professor Mark Wallace

Deputy Dean (Research)

Professor Mark Wallace is the Deputy Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Information Technology, and is Director of the CTI-Monash Centre for Optimisation in Travel, Transport and Logistics. He is a NICTA fellow.

Bernd Meyer

Professor Bernd Meyer

Deputy Dean (Education)

Professor Bernd Meyer is the Deputy Dean (Education) in the Faculty of Information Technology.

Dr David Albrecht

Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching)

Dr. David Albrecht is the Associate Dean Education in the Faculty of Information Technology.  He has done research in several areas including Machine Learning, Bayesian Networks, User Modelling, Geostatistics, Logic, Functional Operator Theory...

Mrs Christabel Gonsalvez

Ms Christabel Gonsalvez

Associate Dean (Student Engagement)

Ms. Chris Gonsalvez is the first Associate Dean Student Engagement for the Faculty of IT. Her research is education-focused with a keen interest in work-integrated-learning and student experience...

Professor Sue McKemmish

Professor Sue McKemmish

Associate Dean (Graduate Research)

Professor Sue McKemmish, PhD, is Associate Dean Graduate Research and also Chair of Archival Systems, Monash University and Director of the Monash University Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics...

Dr Campbell Wilson

Dr Campbell Wilson

Associate Dean (International)

Dr Campbell Wilson is Associate Dean International in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. His research interests include Content-Based Multimedia Retrieval, Digital libraries, Probabilistic Information Retrieval ...

Tim Dwyer

Dr Tim Dwyer

Associate Dean (External Engagement)

Dr Tim Dwyer is Associate Dean External Engagement in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University.

Leisa McGuinness

Faculty General Manager

Leisa McGuinness joins Monash IT as Faculty General Manager. She has almost 20 years leadership experience in higher education with a number of senior management positions held within Monash University, most recently as Faculty Operations and Planning Manager in the Faculty of Medicine and Nursing and Health Sciences (MNHS).

Prior to that role, Leisa managed a number of schools within MNHS, including: Nursing and Midwifery, Psychological Science, Biomedical Science, and Indigenous Health. Previously, Leisa was School Manager in the Faculty of Information Technology at Peninsula and subsequently at Clayton Campus.

Leisa is a committed and collaborative leader with extensive experience and success in delivering strategic business outcomes through effective and long-term partnerships. Her impressive skills in business planning, data analysis, and employee engagement will prove invaluable for Monash IT as it implements its new strategic goals.

Geoff Webb

Professor Geoff Webb

Group Lead for Data Science

Geoff Webb is a Professor of Information Technology Research and head of the Centre for Data Science. His primary research areas are machine learning, data mining, user modelling and computational structural biology. Many of his learning algorithms are included in the widely-used Weka machine learning workbench and a commercial implementation of his association discovery techniques, Magnum Opus, is widely used. He is an IEEE Fellow and received the 2013 IEEE ICDM Service Award; a 2014 Australian Research Council Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award; 2016 Australian Computer Society's ICT Researcher of the Year Award, the 2016 Australasian Artificial Intelligence Distinguished Research Contributions Award.

Gillian Oliver

Associate Professor Gillian Oliver

Group Lead for Organisational & Social Informatics

Gillian Oliver is an Associate Professor of Information Management and Director of the Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics (COSI).  Her research interests centre on information culture, the influences of values and behaviours on the ways that information is managed in organisational settings. She is co-author of Records Management and Information Culture: Tackling the People Problem (Facet, 2014) and Digital Curation, 2nd ed (ALA, 2016) and Co-editor in Chief of Archival Science.

Judy Sheard

Associate Professor Judy Sheard

Group Lead for Education

Judy Sheard is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of IT at Monash University. Judy’s field of research is computing education particularly the areas of educational technology, student learning behaviour, and the teaching and assessment of programming. An active member of the international computing education research community, Judy is Vice Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (SIGCSE). She recently chaired the leading international computing education research conference (ICER). She has been awarded a number of national level grants including an OLT Strategic Priority Projects “Plagiarism and related issues in assessments not involving text”. Judy has over 25 years of experience in undergraduate and post graduate teaching and curriculum development, including courses in research methods in Finland and Sweden.  She has been awarded the Monash Vice Chancellor's Award for Team-based Educational Development. Judy established and is director of the Monash Museum of Computing History, an educational resource displaying the evolution of computing.

Kim Marriott

Professor Kim Marriott

Group Lead for Creative Technologies & HCI

Kim Marriott is a Professor in Computer Science. After obtaining his PhD in 1989 he worked at the IBM TJ Watson Research Centre until joining Monash in 1993. He has nearly 200 scientific publications spanning programming language theory, to optimisation to cognitive science. His recent research is in information visualisation, digital publishing and assistive technologies for people with severe vision impairment.

Bala Srinivasan

Professor Bala Srinivasan

Group Lead for Cyber Security & Systems

Bala Srinivasan (Srini) is a Professor of Information Technology in the Faculty of Information Technology. He has supervised around 70 PhD theses which has been recognised by Monash University by awarding him the Vice-Chancellor’s medal for supervision excellence in 2002. His areas of research include distributed systems, systems and network security and database systems.

Malaysia School of IT

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South Africa School of IT

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