Dr Michael Brünig.

Dr Michael Brünig, Director of the Digital Productivity Flagsip

Dr Michael Brünig: Director of the Digital Productivity Flagship

As Director of the Digital Productivity Flagship, Michael is focused on improving Australia’s productivity, using data and digital technologies to address economic and developmental challenges.

  • 2 August 2011 | Updated 13 October 2014

Dr Michael Brünig's experience in high tech research and development spans academia, industry, and governmental in Europe, the USA and Australia.

Current activities

Dr  Brünig is the A/Director of the Digital Productivity Flagship, which is focused on improving Australia’s productivity, using data and digital technologies to address economic and developmental challenges.

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.

Dr Michael Brünig's experience in high tech research and development spans academia, industry, and governmental in Europe, the USA and Australia.

Background

Previously, Dr Brünig was Chief of the Earth Science and Resource Engineering Division, Deputy Chief - Partnership Impact at CSIRO Computational Informatics, and prior to that was director of the ICT Centre.

He also 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.

Academic qualifications

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.

Achievements

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

Affiliations

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)
  • Council overseeing the University of Sydney’s Electrical and Information Engineering Foundation
  • Member of Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation

He was a Board Member of ARCAA, 2009-2010.

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