Who is behind the Lens

Simon Kaplan

Simon Kaplan

Director of Skills and Industry Transformation, NICTA

Simon Kaplan is the NICTA Director, Skills and Industry Transformation. Prior to working at NICTA, Simon was Professor of Computer Science and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at the Queensland University of Technology. And before that he was Head of the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Queensland. He holds B.Sc (Hons) (first class) and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, both from the University of Cape Town. He has over 25 years of industry and research experience in information technology. Simon has consulted for a range of government and private organisations, including the National Science Foundation, US Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency, Australian Department of Defence, US Army Corps of Engineers, Telstra, Sun Microsystems, Fujitsu, Intel, Bull, Boeing, Hewlett-Packard, Lockheed-Martin and GTE. Simon is the author of over 100 research papers, and has served on the editorial boards of ACM Transactions on Information Systems, Collaborative Computing, and the CSCW Journal. He has also served as chair or program committee member for numerous ACM, IEEE and international conferences. Simon is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society and Engineers Australia, and a Member of the Association for Computing Machinery and the IEEE.