Keynote at 2023 ACM SIGMOD/PODS

CIRES Centre Director, Professor Shazia Sadiq presented a keynote “DEI Perspectives in Information Technology Education” on June 21 at the 2023 ACM SIGMOD/PODS International Conference on Management of Data, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Information Technology (IT) has become deeply intertwined with business and society across many sectors such as health, transport, manufacturing, and education is no exception. In this talk I will outline some of the challenges in education resulting from increasingly diverse student populations and shifts in delivery modes for learning. I will also share experiences and strategies for embedding DEI perspectives in education of, for and with Information Technology.

NSTC Rapid Response on Generative AI

On 6 June, Hon Ed Husic MP, Minister for Industry and Science, launched the NSTC Rapid Response on Generative AI: The development of the report was drawn together through the National Science and Technology Council, guided by its Executive Officer and Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley . The work was led by Professors Genevieve Bell, Jean Burgess, Shazia Sadiq and Julian Thomas, drawing on critical input from peers across academia.


Welcome to Postdoctoral Research Fellow Javad Pool

Welcome to Dr Javad Pool who joins CIRES as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of Queensland.

Javad completed his PhD in Business Information Systems with the UQ Business School, focusing on data privacy, and the effective use of information systems, particularly in the digital health context.

He will work closely with Professors Shazia Sadiq, Marta Indulska, Andrew Burton-Jones, and Dr Ida Asadi Someh. His research aims to understand and address socio-technical challenges in information systems, including data governance, privacy, trust, data breaches, misinformation, the effective use of data, and data protection. Javad is looking forwarding to collaborating with a diverse range of stakeholders to advance research on information resilience and data protection practices.

Welcome Javad!