We’re delighted to have an outstanding selection of invited speakers joining us at eResearch 2019. More speakers will be announced as planning proceeds!

Dr Toni Collis

Chair Women in High Performance Computing

Jakub Moscicki

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
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Jakub T. Mościcki (Kuba) works in CERN IT Department. He leads the disk storage operations team which provides over 300PB of storage to the physics experiments, infrastructure&services and all end-user groups at CERN. Storage technologies and services managed by Jakub’s team include:  AFS, Castor, Ceph, CERNBox, CVMFS, EOS, Filers and S3. In addition to the LHC experiments, the team supports the full spectrum of other experiments at CERN: several fixed target experiments at Proton Synchrotrons (PS and SPS), experiments at Antimatter Decelerator and AMS, located at the International Space Station. In 2014, after a successful introduction of the CERNBox service, Jakub initiated an international collaboration on new type of storage services via a series of workshops on Cloud Services for Synchronization and Sharing (CS3). The CS3 community now includes around 70 universities, research laboratories, public institutions, commercial software houses and SMEs from around the world.  He is also the project director of CS3MESH4EOSC — an EU-funded project federating CS3 sites and software providers under the umbrella of the European Open Science Cloud. Jakub also holds other roles in international projects in education and scientific digital collections. In the past Jakub was involved in scientific programming, distributed computing and workload management; and in the support of the ATLAS and LHCb experiments with the WLCG and EGEE Grids. Jakub holds PhD in Computing from University of Amsterdam. He graduated from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Poland.

Rosie Hicks

Chief Executive Officer
Australian Research Data Commons
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Rosie Hicks is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC). The ARDC is a transformational, sector-wide initiative enabled by NCRIS, that works with researchers from universities, government and industry partners to build a coherent national and collaborative research data commons.

Rosie has expertise and extensive knowledge of the Australian research infrastructure sector, and leadership experience as the former CEO of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF). Her career, spanning Japan, UK and Australia, includes every aspect of scientific instrumentation from product development and technical marketing to the management of multi-user facilities working in environments that cross academic and industry domains.

Professor Keith McNeil

Assistant Deputy Director-General and Chief Clinical Information Officer
Queensland Health
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Professor Keith McNeil plays a key role in the clinical leadership of the state-wide eHealth program. He works closely with key clinical stakeholders to maximise the clinical and patient safety benefits associated with technology in the healthcare setting.

Prof McNeil has previously worked within Queensland Health as the Head of Transplant Services at The Prince Charles Hospital, Chief Executive Officer at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and Chief Executive Metro North Hospital and Health Service.

More recently, Prof McNeil was Chief Clinical Information Officer and Head of IT for the NHS in England following roles as Chief Executive Officer at Addenbooke’s Hospital and Cambridge University Hospital Foundation Trust.

Professor Svetha Venkatesh

Co-Director, Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A2I2)
Alfred Deakin Professor, Australian Laureate Fellow
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Svetha Venkatesh is an ARC Australian Laureate Fellow, Alfred Deakin Professor and co-Director of Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A2I2) at Deakin University, Australia. She was elected a Fellow of the International Association of Pattern Recognition in 2004 for contributions to formulation and extraction of semantics in multimedia data, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering in 2006. In 2017, Professor Venkatesh was appointed an Australian Laureate Fellow, the highest individual award the Australian Research Council can bestow.

Professor Venkatesh and her team have tackled a wide range of problems of societal significance, including the critical areas of autism, security and aged care. The outcomes have impacted the community and evolved into publications, patents, tools and spin-off companies. This includes 600+ publications, 3 full patents, start-up companies (iCetana) and a significant product (TOBY Playpad).

Professor Venkatesh has tackled complex pattern recognition tasks by drawing inspiration and models from widely diverse disciplines, integrating them into rigorous computational models and innovative algorithms. Her main contributions have been in the development of theoretical frameworks and novel applications for analysing large scale, multimedia data. This includes development of several Bayesian parametric and non-parametric models, solving fundamental problems in processing multiple channel, multi-modal temporal and spatial data.

About the conference

eResearch Australasia provides opportunities for delegates to engage, connect, and share their ideas and exemplars concerning new information centric research capabilities, and how information and communication technologies help researchers to collaborate, collect, manage, share, process, analyse, store, find, understand and re-use information.

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