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Prof Aaron Quigley

Pronouns: he,him,his

Deputy Director & Science Director Data61


Aaron Quigley is the Science Director and Deputy Director of CSIRO’s Data61. From 2020 – 2023 he was head of school for the School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) in the University of New South Wales in Sydney Australia and until June 2020, Professor Quigley was the Chair of Human Computer Interaction in the School of Computer Science at the University of St Andrews, director of the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA), board member for ScotlandIS and the DataLab.

Aaron’s research interests include discreet computing, global HCI, pervasive and ubiquitous computing and information visualisation on which he has delivered over 50 invited talks most recently as an ACM Distinguished Speaker. Aaron has published over 190 internationally peer-reviewed publications including edited volumes, journal papers, book chapters, conference and workshop papers.

Aaron is an ACM Distinguished Member and an IEEE Senior Member. Aaron was the technical program Chair for the ACM EICS 2022 conference and general co-chair for the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in 2021. He serves as chair elect on the ACM CHI Steering committee and on the Yirigaa Advisory Board. In total Aaron has had chairing roles in thirty international conferences and has served on over ninety conference and workshop program committees.

His research and development has been supported by the EPSRC, AHRC, JISC, SFC, NDRC, EU FP7/FP6, SFI, Smart Internet CRC, NICTA, Wacom, IBM, Intel, Nvidia, Google, Microsoft and MERL and has held 7 patents. Aaron has held academic and industry appointments in Singapore, Australia, Japan, USA, Germany, Ireland and the UK.

Other Interests

Recovering from running, and
Thinking about running

Academic Qualifications

  • 2002

    University of Newcastle, Australia

  • 1995

    1st Class Honours, BA (moderatorship)
    Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Achievements and Awards

  • 2021-2050

    ACM Distinguished Member
    Association for Computing Machinery

Current Roles

  • Science Director and Deputy Director of CSIRO’s Data61
    Data61 leadership and Science Strategy

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