Visiting Researcher Professor Susan P. Williams

Professor Susan Williams from the Universität Koblenz Germany, is visiting our Swinburne University of Technology node from the 4th to 9th February 2024. Sue is a Professor of Enterprise Information Management and will be collaborating and working with CIRES Chief Investigator Dr Paul Scifleet, and CIRES PhD Researchers Lufan Zhang and Pa Pa Khin.

As an interdisciplinary researcher with expertise in the areas of social and organisational informatics, Sue’s work focuses on information ecologies and the design of the digital workplace. With an academic background in computer and information science, her research examines complex socio-technical change (STC) and human-centred technology design. Her long-term research programme investigates the challenges associated with understanding how new information infrastructures are shaping work and work practices, and the design of digital workspaces and workplaces to support distributed collaborative work.

CIRES Chief Investigator Dr Paul Scifleet is looking forward to the collaboration. “Professor William’s is one of the world’s leading researchers in Enterprise Information Management and the challenges businesses face today in managing the ever-increasing amount of vital information shared in workplace collaboration technologies. We are excited to be working with Professor Williams to improve the information resilience of Australian businesses facing the same concerns.”

CIRES CI Hongzhi Yin 2023 Young Tall Poppy Science Award Finalist

A huge congratulations to CIRES Chief Investigator and Associate Professor Yin Hongzhi for being a finalist in Queensland’s 2023 Young Tall Poppy Awards! Hongzhi was nominated for his research to return control of AI and its reliance on data to users. The award ceremony was held in Brisbane on the 18th October 2023.

Privacy and AI domination are significant challenges that humankind faces in the context of big data and AI, and AI’s reliance on data has led to the empowerment of tech giants and reshaping the global order. Hongzhi has developed a new decentralised intelligent computing model that collaboratively processes and analyses data on connected personal devices, providing real-time intelligent services without relying on a central controller.

Held annually around Australia, in Queensland the Young Tall Poppy Science Awards are hosted by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science in partnership with the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist. The awards recognise and celebrate researchers who demonstrate scientific excellence combined with a unique passion for science communication, which can inspire young people to enter STEM study and careers.

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