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Industry Advisory Board

Where industry and academia intersect
The School of Computer Science Industry Advisory Board works with research laboratories and industry partners including Microsoft, IBM and CISCO. It also connects with hospitals through our biomedical and health informatics research programs.

About us

The School of Computer Science has a dynamic and engaged Industry Advisory Board whose main objectives are:

  • inform the School’s strategic planning by providing advice on emerging trends and opportunities in industry and government
  • inform the School’s curriculum development by providing advice on current and future skills requirements
  • help our students connect with opportunities for internships and real-world projects in industry settings
  • help our academics engage with industry and government to carry out joint researcher projects and to improve our world impact beyond traditional academic settings.

If you are interested in obtaining further information about the activities of our Industry Advisory Board please email

External board members

  • Mr Arthur Baoustanos, Country Manager, Aktor
  • Ms Julie Canepa, CIO Australia & New Zealand, CISCO
  • Mr Michael Clark, Director Technical Strategy, Thales
  • Mr Lawrence Crumpton, Developer Platform Evangelist, Microsoft
  • Mr Jae Debrincat, Director, KPMG
  • Ms Marie Efstathiou, Program Manager, Google
  • Mr Robbie Gates, Lead Principal Developer, Atlassian
  • Mr Paddy Krishnan, Research Director, Oracle
  • Ms Sharon Melamed, Managing Director, Matchboard
  • Ms Anna Liu, Head of Public Sector Partnerships, Amazon Web Services
  • Mr Luther Uthayakumaran, Strategy Lead, Sydney Water