Dr Darrell Williamson, Deputy Director, Research.
Dr Darrell Williamson: Deputy Director, CSIRO ICT Centre
Dr Darrell Williamson fosters the scientific research capabilities of CSIRO's ICT Centre.
4 July 2011 | Updated 14 October 2011
Dr Darrell Williamson has been one of Australia's leaders in the ongoing development of the service science and engineering agenda. His research expertise is in signal processing and control.
Dr Williamson oversees the strategic science planning of CSIRO's Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Centre and has overall responsibility for the nurturing of the Centre's research capabilities.
Dr Williamson has had a long association with Australia’s CRC program, including helping establish the Smart Services CRC.
The ICT Centre has world-leading capabilities in:
- autonomous systems − robotics and wireless sensor networks
- information engineering
- wireless and networking technologies
Dr Williamson joined CSIRO in 2007. He has most recently been Director of CSIRO's eResearch program which seeks to apply advanced computing, data management, networking and collaboration to research conducted throughout the organisation.
Prior to CSIRO, Dr Williamson was Chief Executive Officer and Research Director of the Smart Internet Technology Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).
He has had a long association with Australia’s CRC program, including helping establish the Smart Services CRC.
His other CRC positions included:
- Representative of the ICT Sector with the CRC Association
- Chief Executive Officer, CRC for Advanced Computational Systems
- Board Member, Renewable Energy CRC.
Dr Williamson’s academic roles included:
Director, Telecommunications and Information Technology Research
Institute, University of Wollongong, New South Wales (NSW), Australia
Dean and Professor of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information
Technology, Australian National University (ANU), Australian Capital Territory
- Senior Research Fellow, Research School of Physical Sciences and
Internationally he has held visiting appointments including:
Professor, Structural Systems and Control Laboratory, University of
California, San Diego, USA
Professor, Laboratoire d`Automatique de Grenoble, France
Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering, University
of California, Santa Barbara, USA.
Dr Williamson has been awarded a:
Bachelor of Science in physics, University of Newcastle, NSW
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering with Honours, University of Newcastle
Master of Engineering, University of Newcastle
Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Mathematics, Harvard University, USA.
To undertake his Doctoral studies, Dr Williamson was awarded a Fullbright Scholarship and a Harvard University Scholarship.
He has authored two books on signal processing and digital control and over 100 refereed journal and conference papers.
He was foundation Professor of the Department of Engineering at ANU and established their Bachelor of Systems Engineering degree program.
He has also sat on many advisory and review committees in academia and industry.
Dr Williamson is a:
Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia
Chartered Professional Engineer
Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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