Professor Leon Sterling has had a distinguished academic career. After completing a PhD at the Australian National University, he worked for 15 years at universities in the UK, Israel and the United States. He returned to Australia as Professor of Computer Science at the University of Melbourne in 1995. He served as Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering for 6 years. After stepping down as Head, he took up an industry-sponsored chair and became the Adacel Professor of Software Innovation and Engineering. In 2010, he moved to Swinburne where he served as Dean of the Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies for 4 years and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital Frontiers) for two years. He has been a prominent figure in IT in Australia and a strong advocate for coding in schools through public lectures, blogs, and committee memberships. His current research is in incorporating emotions in technology development. He has extensive academic governance experience, serving for 4 years as Chair of the Academic Board Teaching and Learning Committee at Melbourne, and has reviewed many departments throughout Australia and New Zealand. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a director on several boards.
Academic Board Member
Dr Yu obtained her Master of Professional Accounting at Monash University and PhD in Finance at RMIT University. Her PhD thesis was awarded the prestigious Best Doctoral Research Excellence Award in 2014. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and a qualified CPA.
Dr Yu has also been active in contributing to a range of public, academic, commercial and not-for-profit sectors in leadership roles. These include Member of the Victorian International Education Advisory Council (IEAC), Vice President of Executive Committee, Co-Chair of Women’s Executive Forum and Deputy Chair of the Education and Training Working Group at Australia China Business Council (ACBC) Victoria, Non-Executive Director of Australian Contemporary Opera Company (ACOCo), Member of Employment and Education Task Force of the Business 20 Forum at G20, and Co-Founder and Inaugural President of Australia-China Association of Scientists and Entrepreneurs (ACASE).
Wen has significant expertise in tertiary education, with focus on governance, leadership and quality assurance. He has led and participated in a few higher education registration and course accreditation projects.