Professor Mike Brooks

Acting Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Adelaide

Professor Mike Brooks is the Acting Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Adelaide. He is a leading international researcher in computer vision and image analysis, and his work in intelligent video surveillance has seen wide commercial use in the security industries and has resulted in international awards.

Mike has served on many boards, including the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, the Women’s and Children’s Health Research Institute, and, for almost 10 years, National ICT Australia (NICTA), the forerunner of Data61.

He has extensive experience in research leadership and management. He established six of the University of Adelaide’s flagship research institutes, and has overseen the University’s rapid rise up the international rankings.

Mike is a former chair of the Go8 Committee of Deputy Vice-Chancellors Research, and former member of the NHMRC Code Review Committee advising on Australia’s new research integrity code. He is presently chairing the Australian Research Council (ARC) Review of the ERA/EI, and in the past served for eight years on grant award panels of the ARC.

He has published over 120 papers in the field of computer vision, image analysis and video surveillance. He is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

In senior management at the University of Adelaide, Mike has previously served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Provost, and (in 2017) Interim Vice-Chancellor.

As well as being passionate about the wellbeing of the University of Adelaide and his field of artificial intelligence, Mike delights in family life (raising two daughters), beach walks and classical music.

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