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Dr Tomasz Bednarz

Team Leader, Modelling and Simulation CCC Lead


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Tomasz Bednarz is a Team Leader (Visual Analytics) at the CSIRO's Data61 - Computational Platforms Group, Software & Computational Systems Program. He leads Modelling & Simulation Cross-Cutting Capability, Future Science and Technology.

He is also a Director at UNSW's Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre (EPICentre).

Bednarz completed undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Technical Physics and Applied Computer Science at the AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland. He completed his doctoral degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences at the Kyushu University, Japan; and received MBA (Technology) from the AGSM (UNSW), Australia.

He holds Adjunct Associate Professor position at the University of South Australia (School of IT and Math Sciences), and was MAAS (Museum of Arts and Sciences) Research Fellow 2021.

His current roles reflect his conviction to a holistic approach to the wicked problems facing the collation, analytics, computing and also display of big data. His approach is expansive and encompasses the use of novel digital technologies. Over the last couple of years, he has been involved in wide range of projects in area of immersive visualisation, human-computer interaction, computational imaging, image analysis and processing, visualisation, simulations, computer graphics, computer games, digital twins, computational fluid dynamics, cloud computing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, AI for science, and multi-sensors assimilation. He led cloud-based imaging project that received merit Queensland's iAward in 2015 (

In 2019, he was Conference Chair of ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2019. SIGGRAPH conferences are the world's largest, most influential annual meetings and exhibitions in computer graphics and interactive techniques. The conference was held for the very first time in Australia (Brisbane) and attracted 5120 participants.

Current Roles

  • Team Leader
    Visual Analytics Team

  • Lead
    Simulation & Modelling CCC, Future Science and Technology

  • Director
    Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre (UNSW)

Academic Qualifications

  • 2020

    MBA (Technology)
    AGSM @ UNSW Business School, Australia

  • 2018

    Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Executive)
    Australian Catholic University, Australia

  • 2005

    Kyushu University, Japan

  • 2002

    MSc in Physics
    AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics and Computer Science, Poland

Achievements and Awards

  • 2020-2020

    WAITRO People’s Choice Award - Digital Twin of low cost desalination device to supply potable water for remote areas

  • 2019-2019

    Excellence in Research, End-User Impact (Dean's Award)
    UNSW Art & Design

  • 2017-2019

    SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Conference Chair

  • 2019-2019

    Best Demo Award for Multi-modal High-End Visualisation System, ACM SIGGRAPH VRCAI 2019

  • 2020-2021

    SIGGRAPH 2021 Frontiers Chair

  • 2017-2019

    Software and Computational Systems (SCS) Program Award for Global Outlook
    CSIRO's Data61

  • 2015-2015

    Merit Award for Cloud-based Image Analysis and Processing Toolbox
    Queensland iAward 2015

  • 2012-2015

    Julius Career Award

  • 2015-2015

    Visiting Professor
    University of Wroclaw, Insitute of Computer Science, Poland

  • 2014-2014

    Guest Researcher at the HPC and Scientific Visualization Group
    National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA

  • 2013-2018

    Adjunct Associate Professor
    The University of Sydney, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning

  • 2015-present

    Adjunct Senior Lecturer
    University of South Australia, IT, Engineering and the Environment

  • 2012-2012

    Career Research Achievement Award 2012
    CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2016-2017

    IEEE Senior Member and Queensland IEEE Computer Society Chair

  • 2017-2020

    SIGGRAPH Asia Conference Advisory Group (SACAG)

  • 2013-Present

    Individual Khronos Group member

  • 2009-Present

    Senior ACM and ACM SIGGRAPH Pioneer Member

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