Australia's ICT Research Centre of Excellence, NICTA Victoria has appointed Professor Jack Singh as a new director to drive industry engagement.
Singh joins NICTA from La Trobe University where he has been director of the centre for technology infusion, which focuses on strategic and translational research related to ICT.
NICTA chief executive, Hugh Durant-Whyte, said Singh exemplified the unique NICTA model, which brought together world-class researchers with industry and government to solve important problems and create national wealth.
“Every sector of the Victorian economy can benefit from the innovations NICTA creates," he said.
"From optimising transport infrastructure to improving disaster management planning, NICTA is touching the lives of all Victorians.
He said he was delighted that Professor Singh was joining, as it will significantly boost NICTA Victoria’s focus on industry engaged projects in areas of strategic importance to Victoria.
Singh said the role offered tremendous opportunities to solve some of the big challenges facing Australia, due to the scale, scope and excellence of NICTA’s research and its rigorous focus on real-world problems.
“NICTA has some of the best information and communications technology researchers in the world and I will be working with them to further NICTA’s value for industry and government in Victoria,” he said.