Internet ot Things

Innovation Lecture

Connecting industry with leading thinkers
Our annual Warren Centre Innovation Lecture provides a platform for leading engineering and computer science researchers to share their stories of discovery to the industry community.

The 2023 Warren Centre Innovation Lecture - Wireless networks for the digital age, featured Professor Branka Vucetic, ARC Laureate Fellow and Director of the Centre of Excellence for IoT and Telecommunications at the University of Sydney.

Prof. Branka Vucetic is an ARC Laureate Fellow and Director of the Centre of Excellence for IoT and Telecommunications at the University of Sydney.

She has made seminal contributions to the fields of coding and wireless communications. Her inventions have been used in satellite communications, cellular networks, and mobile phones.

Branka’s current research work is in the design of future wireless networks and the Internet of Things. In the area of wireless networks, she works on ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC) and AI-based system design. In the area of the Internet of Things, Vucetic works on providing wireless connectivity for mission-critical applications in energy and healthcare.

Prof. Branka Vucetic is a Fellow of IEEE, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and the Australian Academy of Science.

Past keynote speakers

The annual Warren Centre's Innovation Lecture has a proud tradition of providing the wider industry community with a platform that provides valuable insights and the latest trends in engineering and computer science, as shared by leaders in the field.

Ms Katherine Bennell Pegg is the Director of Space Technology at the Australian Space Agency and is part of a team intending to accelerate the transformation and growth of Australia's space sector, by streamlining responsible access to space for Australian industry and researchers across all space priority areas.

In her role, Katherine is responsible for access to space (including space transportation, spaceflight infrastructure) and human spaceflight (including microgravity payloads, applied space medicine and life sciences).

In her talk, Katherine discussed how space can be shaped into the next frontier for Australian innovation.

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Mr Andrew Liveris AO, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company and a former Executive Chairman of DowDuPont.

Andrew, a global business leader and second-generation Greek Australian, rose from his humble background in Darwin to lead a global Fortune 50 corporation. Andrew advised three US Presidents and most recently the Australian Government with his role at the National COVID-19 Commission. 

He has thrice been named the number one "power player" in the global chemical markets by ICIS Chemical Business magazine (2010, 2012 and 2013) and in 2011 bestowed the George E. Davis Medal, Institution of Chemical Engineers by IChemE.

In his talk, Liveris shared his views on innovation in manufacturing research and the future of the Australian manufacturing landscape.

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Professor Hala Zreiqat AM is a biomedical engineering and trailblazer in the field of biomaterials and tissue engineering, and a national leader in advancing collaborative research ventures between academics, clinicians, and industry in the field of musculoskeletal and biomaterials research.

Her lab, part of the School of Biomedical Engineering, focuses on the development of novel engineered synthetic materials and 3D printed platforms for regenerative medicine, particularly in the fields of orthopaedics, dental and maxillofacial applications.

In her talk, Professor Zreiqat shared her research journey in the field of biomedical engineering.

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