Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae

Employment History

January 2016 – now

Chief Research Scientist and Technology Evangelist at the Trustworthy Systems (TS) Research Group at Data61, CSIRO

April 2011 – Dec 2015

Leader, Software Systems Research Group (SSRG) at NICTA (now Trustworthy Systems Group at Data61)

January 2011 – now

Scientia Professor (Distinguished Professor)

January 2009 – now

John Lions Chair in Operating Systems

January 2007 – June 2010

Chief Technology Officer, Open Kernel Labs

March 2003 – now

seconded to newly-created NICTA to build the Embedded Real-time Operating Systems Research Group

May 2002 – December 2008

Professor of Operating Systems

July 1998 – May 2002

Associate Professor

March 1997 – now


Leader, Computer Systems Engineering Group
(prior to 1/1/99 the Department of Computer Systems)

July 1994 – June 1998

Senior Lecturer

April 1991 – June 1994



Prior appointments:

February 1985 – February 1987

Teaching and research assistant, Computer Science Dept, ETH Zurich

June 1982 – June 1984

Teaching assistant, Dept of Physics, Brock University


Visiting appointments:

June – July 2010

Visiting Professor at LIP6 at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (now part of Sorbonne Université)

August 2001 – February 2002

Visiting Professor (Lehrstuhlvertreter), Systems Architecture Chair (OS Group), University of Karlsruhe (now Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT), Germany

July 1995 – January 1996

Visiting Scientist, Integrated Systems Laboratory (IIS), ETH-Zurich, Switzerland

September – October 1990

Intern, Advanced Products Research and Development Lab (APRDL), Motorola (later FreeScale, now part of NXP), Austin, TX

July – August 1986

Visiting Scientist, Dept of Physics, Brock University, Canada.





Computer Engineering

3D semiconductor device simulation



Brock University 

Semiconductor Physics

Computer Science



University of Freiburg 


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