Dr Michael Brünig: Director, CSIRO ICT Centre
As Director of the CSIRO ICT Centre, Dr Brünig has responsibility for the scientific direction and for delivering research outcomes through CSIRO’s Flagship program.
2 August 2011 | Updated 7 January 2013
Dr Michael Brünig's experience in high tech research and development spans academia, industry, and governmental in Europe, the USA and Australia.
The ICT Centre is CSIRO’s hub for information and communication technologies (ICT) research. The Centre’s 260 satff and up to 100 students focus on ICT research in Health, Wireless and Networking, Autonomous Systems, Information Engineering and Intelligent Sensing Systems.
Beyond CSIRO, Dr Brünig is Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology at the University of Queensland and he is a board member of ARCAA, the Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation.
Prior to being appointed Director of the ICT Centre, Dr Brünig led the CSIRO initiative that established the National Research Flagship in Digital Productivity and Services. Before that he led the Transformational Capability Platform in Sensors and Sensor Networks and the CSIRO ICT Centre Autonomous Systems Laboratory.
Prior to joining CSIRO, Dr Brünig was:
- Program Manager, Bosch Research and Technology Center, Palo Alto, USA, 2002-2007
- Research Engineer, Corporate Research, Robert Bosch GmbH, Hildesheim, Germany, 2001-2002
- Research Associate, Institute for Communication Engineering, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RTWH) Aachen, Germany, 1996-2001.
Dr Brünig has been awarded a:
- Graduate Diploma, Australian Institute of Company Directors
- Doctor of Engineering in electrical engineering, RWTH Aachen, Germany, 2001
- Master of Engineering, RWTH Aachen, Germany, 1995.
Dr Brünig has published a book and more than 40 papers in technical journals or conference proceedings with more than 350 lifetime citations. He holds two patents.
Numerous projects led by Dr Brünig have received prestigious awards, such as:
- US R&D Magazine Top 100
- Australian Engineering Excellence Awards at national and state levels
- AIIA iAwards at national and state levels
- Business-Higher Education Round Table Award for Collaboration in R&D
- CSIRO Chairman’s Medal
- CSIRO Medal for Environmental Achievement
Dr Brünig is currently:
- Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland
- Member of the Australia Telescope Steering Committee
- Board Member of the Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation (ARCAA)
- Board Member of Couplink Group AG, Germany
- Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
- Member of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems Australia (AUVS-A)
He was a Board Member of ARCAA, 2009-2010.
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