CV Tomasz Bednarz


BIOGRAPHY

Tomasz is a Director of Strategic Researcher Engagement for APAC and EMEA at NVIDIA Corporation.

Earlier he was a Director and Head of Visualisation at the Expanded Perception & Interaction Centre (EPICentre) at the UNSW Art & Design and UNSW Computer Science and Engineering. He was at the same time, a Research Team Leader at CSIRO’s Data61 (leading Visual/Hybrid Analytics Team, in Software & Computational Systems research program). He also lee Simulation and Modelling Cross-Cutting Capability for CSIRO’s Future Science and Technology.

Bednarz completed undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Physics and Applied Computer Science at the AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland. He completed his doctoral degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences at the Kyushu University, Japan; and received MBA (Technology) from the AGSM (UNSW), Australia.

His past roles reflect his conviction to a holistic approach to the wicked problems facing the collation, analytics and display of big data. His approach is expansive and encompasses the use of novel and emerging technologies. Over the last couple of years, he has been involved in wide range of projects in area of immersive visualisation, human-computer interaction, computational imaging, image analysis and processing, visualisation, accelerated computing, simulation, modelling, computer graphics, computer games, computational fluid dynamics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and multi-sensors assimilation.

He was Conference Chair of ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 (SIGGRAPH conferences are the world’s largest, most influential annual meetings and exhibitions in computer graphics and interactive techniques). Over last ten years, selected volunteering roles include Computer Animation Festival Jury (SA2004), Courses Chair (SA2017), Member of ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee (2013-2017), Virtual Augmented and Mixed Reality Jury (S2018), Reviewer, Panellist, Unified Jury Committee (2017), BoF Sessions Organiser, Submitter and Presenter. In years 2022-24 he is serving as SIGGRAPH Asia Conference Advisory Group (SACAG) Chair, contributing to the future of SIGGRAPH Asia conferences and connecting global research community.

Google Scholar Publications


EDUCATION

2018 - 2020
MBA (Technology)
AGSM, University of New South Wales (UNSW) | Sydney, Australia
Received 2020 The MBAX Prize, which is awarded to the top performer in specialisation in the MBA (Technology) program 8625.

2002 - 2005
Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Engineering | Computational Fluid Dynamics, Experiments with Fluids, Visualisation
Kyushu University, Interdisciplinary School of Engineering Sciences | Fukuoka, Japan

2018
Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Executive)
Australian Catholic University (ACU) | North Sydney, Australia

2001 - 2002

1997 - 2001


EMPLOYMENT

2022.04 - present
Director, Strategic Researcher Engagement - APAC and EMEA
NVIDIA Corporation | Sydney, Australia

NVIDIA Developer Programs

2017 - 2022.04
Director and Head of Visualisation
Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre (EPICentre) | Sydney, Australia

UNSW, Art and Design, Computer Science and Engineering. Research Areas: Digital Twins, Simulation, Modelling, Immersive Visualisation, High-Performance Visualisation, Immersive Analytics, AI, Graphics Grammar, Computer Graphics, AR, VR, MR, Computer Vision, Computational Imaging, Art and Design.

2016.05 - 2022.04
Team Leader
CSIRO's Data61 | Sydney / Brisbane, Australia

Team: Visual Analytics (ex Big Data Visualisation and Analytics). Research Areas: Simulation, Modelling, Virtual Hubs, Computational Platforms, Big Data Analytics, Visual Analytics, Applied Computational Science, Accelerated Computing, Computational Imaging and Visualisation, AI.

2021 - 2022.03

2020 - 2022.04

2015 - 2021
Adjunct Associate Professor
University of South Australia (UniSA) | Adelaide, Australia

IT, Engineering and the Environment

2017 - 2020
Adjunct Associate Professor
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) | Brisbane, Australia

Science and Engineering Faculty, Mathematical Sciences, Applied Mathematics, Numerical and Computational Mathematics

2013 - 2018
Adjunct Associate Professor
The University of Sydney | Sydney, Australia
Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning The Design Lab

2015.03 - 2017.04

2015.11 - 2015.12
Visiting Professor
University of Wroclaw (UWr) | Wroclaw, Poland

Institute of Computer Science

2015 - 2016.04
Visiting Scientist
CSIRO | Brisbane, Australia

While working at the QUT full-time (unpaid leave from CSIRO)

2014 - 2015
Research Team Leader
CSIRO | Brisbane, Australia
Team: Statistical Inference Analytics Research Program

2014
Guest Researcher
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Gaithersburg MD, USA

Information Technology Laboratory | Applied and Computational Mathematics Division
High Performance Computing and Scientific Visualization Group

2011 - 2014
Computational Research Scientist
CSIRO | Sydney, Australia

2009 - 2011
3D Visualisation Software Engineer
CSIRO | Brisbane, Australia

2005 - 2009
Senior Research Fellow
James Cook University (JCU) | Townsville, Australia

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

2006 - 2012
CEO / CTO
Kolor Design Pty Ltd | Townsville, Australia

Software and web development company, iPhone Apps development.


AWARDS

2020
WAITRO People’s Choice Award - Low cost desalination device to supply potable water for remote areas
WAITRO

Team: Prof David Waite, Prof John Fletcher, A/Prof Tomasz Bednarz, Dr Yuan Wang, Dr Lloyd Lian

2019

2017 and 2018

2017
AIM Above and Beyond Award
CSIRO

1st Active Integrated Matter Conference, fot the role on the AIM17 organising committee

2015
Merit Recipient at Queensland iAward 2015
iAwards

For the NeCTAR co-funded project Cloud-based Image Analysis and Processing Toolbox

2012 - 2015
Julius Career 2012/13 Award
CSIRO Office of the Chief Executive Science, Australia

Total of $150k for 3 years towards achieving vision of connecting various areas of sciences to bring new scientific benefits to CSIRO.
Julius Career Awards are designed to enhance the careers of exceptional early to mid career scientists. The aim is to develop and retain outstanding early to mid-career scientists with a view to enhancing science quality and reinforce a culture of scientific excellence.

2012
Career Research Achievement Award 2012
CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics

Career Research Achievement Award for valuable research contribution to the Computational and Simulations Sciences TCP since joined CSIRO Mathematics Informatics and Statistics in early 2011.

2004
Outstanding Paper Award
10th Asian Pacific Conferderation on Chemical Engineering, Kitakyushu, Japan

Outstanding Paper Award for the presentation of the paper entitled “Effect of the Coil Size on a Convection of Air in a Cubic Enclosure”. This paper was selected for the outstanding paper award during the 10th Asian Pacific Confederation on Chemical Engineering in recognition of the originality of the research and the enthusiasm communicated in the presentation. APCChE 2004 Chairman - Masanobu Hasatani, signed the award.

2002 - 2005
Japanese Monbukagakusho Scholarship
The Monbukagakusho (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology - MEXT) scholarship to study at Japanese university (Khushu University)


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2022 - 2024
SIGGRAPH Asia Conference Advisory Group (SACAG) Chair
ACM SIGGRAPH

6-8 July, 2021

22-24 June, 2021
AI and Cyber for SME Growth Symposium Co-Chair
CSIRO

2020 - 2021
ACM SIGGRAPH External Relations Committee Chair
ACM SIGGRAPH External Relations

2019
SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Conference Chair
ACM SIGGRAPH

2017 - 2020
SIGGRAPH Asia Conference Advisory Group SACAG (voting member)
ACM SIGGRAPH

2013 - Present
Individual Member
Khronos Group

2016 and 2017
Chair of Queensland IEEE Computer Society
IEEE

2015 - 2017
Brisbane ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter Chair
ACM SIGGRAPH

2016 and 2017
Khronos Group Global Chapters Chair
Khronos Group

2014 - Present
Khronos Group Brisbane/Sydney Chapters Chair
Khronos Group

Member

Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), Senior Member
ACM SIGGRAPH, Pioneer Member
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Computer Society, IEEE
Khronos Group, Individual Member


MEDIA COVERAGE

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2020
BRISBANE ENTERS THE DREAM ZONE WITH SIGGRAPH ASIA

SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Collaboration Story

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