Our team comprises world-class academics and researchers in the fields of engineering, project management and information technologies, with strong industry connections and a passion for educational excellence.
Professor Willy Zwaenepoel
Professor Willy Zwaenepoel, an established global leader in experimental computer science research, joined the Faculty of Engineering and IT in July 2018.
Professor Zwaenepoel previously held the position of Head of School at the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) for nine years. Before this he spent almost two decades on the faculty at Rice University, USA. Professor Zwaenepoel has been elected as a Fellow of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Association for Computing Machinery.
Professor Zwaenepoel has worked in a variety of aspects of operating and distributed systems and he is best known for his work on the TreadMarks distributed shared memory system, which was licensed to Intel and became the basis for Intel’s OpenMP cluster product. He was a key advisor to Nutanix from 2010 (currently valued at US$5.5 billion) and his research has led to two startups, iMimic and BugBuster, being acquired by Cisco. He continues to advise several start-ups and is as a member of the board of ICTSwitzerland.
Professor Zwaenepoel completed his undergrad studies at Ghent University, Belgium in 1979 and obtained his master’s and doctorate degrees from Stanford University, USA in 1980 and 1984 respectively.
Professor Kim Rasmussen
Deputy Dean, Research
Professor David Lowe
Deputy Dean, Education
Mr David Cox
Faculty General Manager
Associate Professor Javid Atai
Associate Dean, Research Training
Associate Professor Peter Gibbens
Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching
Professor Salah Sukkarieh
Associate Dean, Industry and Innovation
Associate Professor Ben Thornber
Associate Dean, Research Management
Associate Professor Marjorie Valix
Associate Dean, Coursework
Associate Professor Tim Wilkinson
Associate Dean, Student Life
Mr Keiran Passmore
Executive Director, Engineering Sydney
Ms Robyn Turner
Director of Academic Services
Mr Rajah Varatharajah
Associate Director of Finance
Ms Sandra Margon
Manager, International and Research Partnerships
Ms Jane Cusack
Executive Assistant to the Dean