I recently joined Sense-T as Director of Research from NICTA, Australia's ICT Centre of Excellence, where I was the Director of NICTA Victoria, responsible for bringing together leading Victorian researchers in ICT with industry and government as part of NICTA's national contribution to solving big issues.
Prior to joining NICTA, I was the Director of the Centre for Technology Infusion at La Trobe University, which focused on strategic and translational research underpinning ICT.
Taking over the reins at Sense-T is an exciting challenge and I look forward to working with our staff, supporters, and industry and research sector partners as we continue to demonstrate the practical benefits of sensor and data research.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Amanda Castray for her leadership and hard work since Sense-T's inception in 2012.
Amanda was Acting Director from the start of 2015 and has played a key role in helping to establish the research program that we are currently undertaking, in developing our infrastructure and guiding principles, and in putting the office on a firm footing.
Amanda is leaving Sense-T to take up a project management role with the University of Tasmania and on behalf of our Advisory Panel, staff, research and industry partners, I wish her all the best in her new role.
I am determined to continue to build on the foundation that Amanda and our other excellent staff have laid.
At Sense-T we share a clear vision to be a key driver of a knowledge-based economy by pioneering future directions and technological innovations that will have economic, social and environmental impact in Tasmania, Australia and globally.
I believe that these truly capture the essence of Sense-T and, through integration of economy-wide sensor networks, data resources, big data and data science, we can help to solve demand-driven problems that will bring about transformative changes for enterprises, governments and communities.
Currently, Sense-T is involved in 14 Industry Research Projects in partnership with researchers from across the University of Tasmania, CSIRO, industry, and the end users.
Funded by the Australian Government through the Tasmanian Jobs and Growth Plan, the projects fall in agriculture/aquaculture, health, tourism, new financial services, and infrastructure freight and logistics.
The outcomes of these projects will solve problems faced by end-users, support economic growth, and assist industries to improve their productivity, efficiency and sustainability.
I am delighted to be part of Sense-T and look forward to sharing my vision with our partners in solving multidisciplinary grand challenges facing our communities.
Professor Jugdutt (Jack) Singh
Director of Research