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Dr John Zic

Executive Manager, Scientific Computing Services, Information Management & Technology


Current appointments:
- Executive Manager, Scientific Computing Services, Information Management and Technology, CSIRO

Previous activity:
- Principal research scientist at CSIRO
- Standards Australia Chair of Committee IT-038 "Cloud Computing and Distributed Platforms"
- Member, Standards Australia JTC1 Steering Advisory Committee
- Visiting research fellow position, Macquarie University.
- NSW Government Information Security Working Group (March - July 2012)
- Expert evaluator for the EU Framework 7 Call 8 Object 10.4 "Trustworthy ICT", February 2012.
- Contributing member of the 11th Joint EU and Australian Science and Technology Cooperation Committee, 2010.
- Contributing member, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Working Group on Cloud Computing from 2009-2010
- Research Director for the Networking Technologies Laboratory 2005-2007 and the Centre for Networking Technologies for the Information Economy project (CeNTIE 2).

Invited presentations and keynotes:
- MIT Kerberos and Internet Trust Conference "Social Machines Building Logistics Networks: Understanding the Supply Chains of Identity, Trust and Data", MIT Media Lab (2014)
- Astroinformatics Conference Sydney (2013)
- EU FP7 Program "Building International Co-operation" in Brussels (2011);
- INCO-TRUST workshop in New York (2010);
- Kerberos Consortium Conferences at MIT (2010 and 2011);
- Vanguard/TTI CyberINsecurity Conference in 2010

Current Roles

  • Project Lead (Computing)
    Processing public pulsar data in the cloud

  • Project Lead (Australia)
    EU Framework 7 Project - AU2EU ("Authentication and Authorisation for Entrusted Unions")

  • Project Leader
    CSIRO Virtual Collaborative Laboratory Platform and Services

Academic Qualifications

  • 1992

    PhD, University of Sydney

  • 1978

    University of Sydney

Professional Experiences

  • 2009-2016

    Principal Research Scientist; Research Team and Group Leader

  • 2007-2009

    Principal Research Scientist; Laboratory Director
    Networking Technologies Laboratory, CSIRO ICT Centre

  • 2004-2007

    Senior Research Scientist
    CSIRO ICT Centre

  • 2003-2004

    Project Lead
    Smart Internet Technology Collaborative Research Centre

  • 1999-2003

    Principal Research Engineer
    Motorola Australia Research Centre

  • 1992-1998

    Lecturer and Senior Lecturer

  • 1984-1991

    Basser Department of Computer Science, University of Sydney

  • 1980-1984

    Professional Officer
    Basser Department of Computer Science, University of Sydney

  • 1979-1980

    Hearing Aid Development Section, National Acoustics Laboratories, Commonwealth Department of Health

  • 1978-1979

    Professional Officer
    Mt Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatory, ANU