Poole, Peter Cyril, (FTSE) (1931-2017)

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Computer scientist
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Peter Poole was recognised as a national and international leader in computer science and software engineering. When Head of the Computing Systems Research Group at the Atomic Energy Commission's Culham Laboratory in the United Kingdom he was involved in the early use of time-sharing systems, and the design and implementation of large systems (what is now known as software engineering). In 1975 Poole became the inaugural Professor of computing at the University of Melbourne. Under his leadership the Department became a leader in Australia and noted internationally for its research projects, especially in the area of machine intelligence. He recognised early the importance of open-source operating systems and was one of those responsible for the first data link with the United States for the exchange of emails with overseas researchers, the forerunner of the world wide web. As Assistant Vice-Chancellor had oversight of all information technology policies at University of Melbourne.

  • Education - BSc, University of Queensland
  • Career position - Teaching Fellow, School of Physics, University of Sydney
  • Career position - Lecturer, School of Physics, University of Sydney
  • Education - PhD, University of Sydney
  • Career position - Head of Computing Systems Research Group, Culham Laboratory, Atomic Energy Commission, United Kingdom
  • Career position - Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado, U.S.A.
  • Career position - Head, Department of Computer Science, University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Foundation Professor of Computing, Department of Information (later Computer) Science, University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Member, International Federation of Information Processing Technology Committee 2
  • Career position - Deputy Dean of Science, University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Director, KE Software (formerly Knowledge Engineering)
  • Career position - Head, School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Chairman, International Federation of Information Processing Technology Committee 2
  • Career position - Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Information Technology), University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Chairman, IT Policy Advisory Committee, University of Melbourne
  • Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
  • Career position - Joint CEO, Collaborative IT Research Institute, University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • Career position - Dean, School of Information Technology, Bond University
  • Award - Silver Core Award, International Federation of Information Processing Technology
  • Career position - Chairman, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering IT Committee
  • Award - Premier's Award for Individual Contribution to Information Technology, Government of Queensland
  • Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society in information technology
  • Award - Inducted into Pearcey Hall of Fame
  • Award - DEng (honoris causa), University of Melbourne

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  1. Poole, Peter Cyril
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Peter Poole 1931 - 2017: visionary leader into the computer age
    Moffat, Alistair and Araki, Filippa
    Published: 2017
    Series: The Age, 26 October, 33
  3. Peter Poole was a computing pioneer
    Anon
    Published: 2017
    Series: Focus, 204, 53

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