I am extremely delighted to welcome Professor Michael Sheng to the Yirigaa advisory board. Dr Sheng is passionate about improving the lives of people through education and this passion and his experience will be a valuable asset in Yirigaa’s objective in empowering First Australians to choose technology careers that include, Cyber Security, AI and Data Sciences, Software Development and Project leadership, said Nyunggai Warren Mundine, Yirigaa co-founder and chair.
Dr. Michael Sheng is a full Professor and Head of Department of Computing at Macquarie University. Before moving to Macquarie, Michael spent 10 years at School of Computer Science, the University of Adelaide, serving in senior leadership roles such as Acting Head of School and Deputy Head of School. Michael holds a PhD degree in computer science from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and did his post-doc as a research scientist at CSIRO ICT Centre. From 1999 to 2001, Sheng also worked at UNSW as a visiting research fellow. Prior to that, he spent 6 years as a senior software engineer in industries.
Prof. Michael Sheng’s research interests include Web of Things, Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics, Web Science, Service-oriented Computing, Pervasive Computing, and Sensor Networks. He is ranked by Microsoft Academic as one of the Most Impactful Authors in Services Computing (ranked 7th all time worldwide).