Leadership matters. That’s why our course directors are all at the top of their game, whatever their area of expertise. You’ll get to meet them at our next information evening and ask them anything you can think of. It’s your career, your future so why not take the time to read their story.
Introducing our experts
Dr Wenjing Jia –
Master of Science in Internetworking
Senior Lecturer Wenjing is a key member of the teaching team for internetworking-related subjects. She has been a Cisco qualified instructor since 2008, Cisco Certified Instructor Trainer since 2012 and in 2016 appointed as the Deputy Head – Teaching and Learning of the School of Computing and Communications.
Wenjing’s research delves into image and video analysis, algorithms and applications for computer vision, and visual pattern recognition. She is particularly interested in extracting text information from images (such as vehicle licence plate detection and recognition, character/text detection from natural scene images or web pages and emails) and developing deep features and deep learning architectures for various computer vision applications. Meet Wenjing
Ravindra Bagia –
Master of Engineering Management
Ravindra brings a wealth of industry experience to his teaching having worked extensively in the development of complex defence and commercial systems before joining UTS. He regularly consults to industry in the areas of Systems Engineering and Project Management.
Ravindra has authored and co-authored a number of research papers for journals and conferences, as well as publishing books on project management in engineering and information technology. His research interests include the application of systems theory to policy areas (particularly energy and environment policy), systems engineering and project management. Meet Ravindra
Dr Grant Mooney –
Master of Business and Technology
Grant has worked across all aspects of the information services sector in key senior business roles. Prior to becoming an academic, he had close to three decades of commercial and international consulting experience with companies such as IBM, Deloitte Consulting Group and J.D. Edwards.
At UTS, Grant is Associate Industry Professor, specialising in information technology, project management and enterprise leadership. His research interests include innovation and project management. Grant is a regular contributor to journals and conferences as well as publishing books on Enterprise, Creativity and Innovation and Leadership for Innovation. Meet Grant
Rene Leveaux –
Master of Information Technology Course Director
With a longstanding track record in both academia and sport, Senior Lecturer Rene, is a key member of the teaching team in the School of Information, Systems and Modelling. His research interests include contract management, services level agreements, sports and technology. Rene is also a leader and keen supporter of UTS Taekwondo having represented Australia in Taekwondo at the very highest level as both competitor and referee.
Rene has used his extensive knowledge of technology and sport to contribute leading research, including how technology has enabled sporting organisations to become innovators in the global sports arena. He has also authored and co-authored research papers in internationally recognised journals and conferences. Meet Rene
Associate Professor Guang Hong –
Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Guang is an expert in internal combustion engines and lectures in the subjects of Thermodynamics, Air Conditioning and Internal Combustion Engines. Her research is presently focused on developing new techniques for using renewable fuels more effectively and efficiently. “I believe the practice-based learning model supported by advanced facilities in the new Engineering and IT building is what sets UTS apart from other universities.” Meet Guang
Associate Professor Paul Kennedy –
School of Computer Science
He is Deputy Head (Teaching and Learning) of the School of Computer Science and Director of the Biomedical Data Science Laboratory in the UTS Centre for Artificial Intelligence. Paul has received an Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning as well as a UTS Learning and Teaching Award for Strengthening the UTS Model of Learning for “a decade long contribution to data analytics teaching, learning and academic leadership.”
His research focuses on the data analytics of biomedical data, primarily childhood cancer. Meet Paul
Attend an upcoming information evening to discuss your study options, meet course coordinators and current students, and explore the state-of-the-art facilities.
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