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Dr Mark Hedley – Research Group Leader  Wireless

Mark currently leads a research group at Data61 based in Marsfield, Sydney. He received a B.Sc degree, majoring in Computer Science and Pure Mathematics, and a B.E. (Electrical) degree with University Medal and First Class Honours, both from the University of Sydney. He subsequently completed a Ph.D. in medical imaging, and was a member of the academic staff also at the University of Sydney, where he taught a number of undergraduate courses and undertook research in medical imaging, image processing and video compression. During this time he was also part of a start-up company, Dilithium Networks, developing video coding solutions for transcoding gateways. Mark then joined CSIRO, where he has led projects in video coding, acoustic imaging, wireless communications and tracking, and he has held a number of leadership positions.

Mark has led the development of wireless positioning technology at CSIRO over the last decade, and is a recognised expert in the field. He has been awarded multiple industry awards, from Engineers Australia and the Australian Innovation Challenge, in this field for the successful commercialisation of his research which is protected by a portfolio of eight patents. Mark is an author of over one hundred international publications, and numerous reports for industry, many of which are related to his expertise in positioning technology. Mark is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and holds and Honorary Appointment as Adjunct Professor at UTS.

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Dr Wei Ni|  Team Leader 

Dr Wei Ni received the B.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic Engineering from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, in 2000 and 2005, respectively. Currently, he is a Senior Research Scientist and Team Leader, Data61, CSIRO, Sydney, Australia. Prior to this, he was a Senior Researcher, Devices R&D, Nokia (Jan 2008 –March 2009); and a Research Scientist and Deputy Project Manager, Research & Innovation (R&I) Center, Bell Labs, Alcatel/Alcatel-Lucent (Jan 2005 – Dec 2007). His efforts led to an Alcatel-Lucent internal venture and three product projects, ten accepted IEEE standard technical proposals, and 25 patents. He has published 38 journal papers and 29 conference papers.
Dr Wei Ni serves as an Editor for Hindawi Journal of Engineering since 2012, Secretary of IEEE VTS NSW Chapter since 2014, Track Chair of VTC’16-Spring, Track Chair of VTC’17-Spring, Chair of Student Travel Grant for WPMC 2014, and Publication Chair of ISCIT 2015.

Mr David Robertson – Research Manager 

David is a senior IT/Telecommunication professional with over 30 years experience in managing the development and delivery of emerging technologies within the Telecommunications and related Information Technology sectors.

David was the Program Manager for CSIRO’s Ngara Rural Wireless Broadband program and successfully managed the delivery of two technology demonstrators: 10Gbps Point to Point Microwave Backhaul system; and a 50Mbps Point to Multipoint MU-MIMO based Access system.

David is currently managing several wireless research and commercial projects at CSIRO that have evolved from the initial Ngara program in the areas of: High speed E-Band point to point Backhaul; Narrowband point to multipoint Access technology for Public Safety networks; and a wireless enabled sensor platform for an automated braking application in transport industry.

Prior to joining CSIRO, David has held similar emerging wireless technology program/senior project management roles at Optus with their IP RAN project; Unwired Australia’s initial rollout of pre-WiMAX services in Sydney; and Austar’s trials of fixed wireless technologies in regional Australia.

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Dr Chang Sung | Research Scientist 

Mr Shenghong Li|OCE Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Zhuo Chen|Senior Research Scientist

Mr David Humphrey| Principal Research Engineer


Dr Hajime Suzuki| Group Leader – Communication Systems

Hajime has been working for CSIRO at the Radiophysics Laboratory in Marsfield since 1999, where He was employed initially as a Research Scientist. Currently Hajime is the Group Leader of the Communication Systems Group in Cyber Physical Systems Program under Data61 leading approx 30 researchers. Hajime has be a part of a number of high profile projects that include Ngara Rural Broadband Access project ($8.7M for 2.5 years), Ngara at Macquarie University project ($1.5M for 2.5 years), and advanced public safety communication project ($2.0M for 2 years). In addition to his role at Data61 Hajime is the current Vice Chairman of Working Party 3K on point-to-area propagation. Hajime published 16 journal papers and 53 conference papers and delivered 20 invited talks.

Keith Bengston| Team Leader

Keith currently leads a hardware and software engineering team at Marsfield in Sydney. He has more than 20 years experience in hardware and software design, including project management roles at companies such as EMI Electronics, ASR, British Aerospace, GEC Marconi, Thomson Sintra and ADI . Keith holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Elec, Hons) from the University of Queensland.

Val Dyadyuk| Team Leader

Val currently leads Microwave Systems research team at Data61 based in Marsfield, Sydney. He received a BSc (Electronics) and M.Sc. (Electronics, majoring in Radio Physics and Electronics) degrees from University of Radio Electronics (Kharkov, Ukraine). Val started his career as a Research Engineer at the University of Radio Electronics in Ukraine working on analysis, synthesis and EM simulation of microwave devices with anisotropic medium. Subsequently he held positions of the Head of the Microwave Engineering Branch at the Institute for Radio Physics and Electronics of Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Head of the High Frequency Branch at the Scientific & Research Institute for Radio Electronic & Diagnostic Systems, and Research Director of SCAD Scientific & Industrial Group (Kharkov, Ukraine). Val has led a number of R&D projects and developed numerous millimetre-wave devices and sub-systems for radar, communications, medical and industrial equipment including a sub-millimetre wave interferometer for experimental thermonuclear reactors

Dr Stuart Hay| Research Team Leader – Electromagnetics

Stuart G. Hay received the B.E and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from the University of Queensland in 1985 and 1994 respectively. From 1986 to 1989 and since 1994 he has been with Australia’s CSIRO where he is currently a Principal Research Scientist. He has various interests in Electromagnetics and Antennas with publications on shaped reflectors, wide field-of-view multibeam and beam-scanning antennas and connected arrays. Stuart served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation from 2008-2013. He was a guest Editor of a special issue of this journal, on Antennas for Next Generation Radio Telescopes. Since 2009 Stuart has been Chair of the Technical Program Committee of the Australian Symposium on Antennas.

Dr Grahame  Rosolen| Research Scientist

Dr Jacky Liu| Researcher

Ken Smart| Senior Engineer

Dr Andrew Weily| Senior Research Engineer

Ivan  Kekic| Mechanical Design Engineer

Dr Nasiha Nikolic| Senior Engineer

Alija  Kajan| Senior Engineer

Joseph Pathikulangara| Senior Engineer

Dr David Abbott| Senior Engineer

Rodney Kendall | Senior Engineer

Nipun Bhaskar| Senior Engineer

Jayasri   Joseph| Senior Engineer

Phil Ho | Senior Engineer

Kevin Anderson| Senior Engineer

Mei Shen | Senior Engineer

Mark De Alwis| Research Projects Officer CCI

Leigh Stokes| Senior Engineer

Alex Grancea | Senior Engineer

Diet Ostry| Principal Research Scientist