CV Tomasz Bednarz


BIOGRAPHY

Tomasz is a Director and Head of Visualisation at the Expanded Perception & Interaction Centre (EPICentre), A/Professor at the UNSW Art & Design. He is also Research Team Leader at CSIRO’s Data61 (leading Visual Analytics Team, in Software & Computational Systems Research Program). He holds Associate Investigator position (and was industry Partner Investigator) at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS). Holds Adjunct Associate Professor position University of South Australia (School of IT and Math Sciences). Board member of the ACU IT Industry Advisory Board (Chair), and Australian Research Centre for Interactive and Virtual Environments (IVE) University of South Australia.

His current 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 technologies (AR, VR, CAVE, Dome, AVIE), often in combination. 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, simulations, 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.


EDUCATION

2018 - 2020

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

2008
Elements of ICA40405 Certificate IV in Information Technology
Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE | Townsville, Australia

2001 - 2002

1997 - 2001


EMPLOYMENT

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

UNSW, School of Art and Design. 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 - Present
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 - Present

2020 - Present

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

IT, Engineering and the Environment

2017 - Present
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

2020 - 2023
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

2020

2020

2019

2019

2019

2016

2016

2012