Researcher

Associate Professor Tomasz Piotr Bednarz

My Expertise

Computer Graphics, Immersive Visualisation, Visual & Hybrid Analytics, Human-Computer Interaction, Computational Imaging, Simulation, Modelling, Computer Gaming Technologies, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence, Technology

Fields of Research (FoR)

Modelling and simulation, Human-computer interaction, Virtual and mixed reality, Information visualisation, Artificial intelligence, Interaction and experience design, Digital and electronic media art, Data visualisation and computational (incl. parametric and generative) design, Screen and digital media, Computer graphics, Image processing, Computational methods in fluid flow, heat and mass transfer (incl. computational fluid dynamics) , Design

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Biography

Tomasz Bednarz is a Director at the Expanded Perception & Interaction Centre (EPICentre) UNSW Art & Design. He is also a Team Leader at the CSIRO Data61 (leading Visual Analytics team, in Software & Computational Systems research program), and leads CSIRO's Modelling & Simulation Cross-Cutting Capability, Future Science & Technology. 

Board member of the ACU IT Industry Advisory Board (Chair), and Australian Research Centre for Interactive and...view more

Tomasz Bednarz is a Director at the Expanded Perception & Interaction Centre (EPICentre) UNSW Art & Design. He is also a Team Leader at the CSIRO Data61 (leading Visual Analytics team, in Software & Computational Systems research program), and leads CSIRO's Modelling & Simulation Cross-Cutting Capability, Future Science & Technology. 

Board member of the ACU IT Industry Advisory Board (Chair), and Australian Research Centre for Interactive and Virtual Environments (IVE) University of South Australia.

His current roles reflect his conviction to a holistic approach to the wicked problems facing the collation, analytics and display of big data. His approach is expansive and encompasses the use of novel technologies such as Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, CAVE, Dome, AVIE, often in combination. 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, visualisation, and simulations, computational fluid dynamics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer graphics, and interactive techniques. He also has background in creative programming, demoscene and game development.

He holds Adjunct position at University of South Australia (School of IT and Math Sciences).

He was ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Conference Chair (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 internationally.


My Qualifications

  • MBA (Technology) - AGSM, Australia
  • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Executive) - ACU, Australia
  • PhD - Kyushu University, Japan
  • MSc - AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • BSc - AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Certified Unity Developer

My Awards

Selected Awards:

  • 2019: Best Demo Award at the ACM SIGGRAPH VRCAI 2019 for Multi-Modal High-End Visualisation System.
  • 2019: UNSW Art and Design, Dean's Award (signed by Professor Ross Harley). Excellence in Research: End-User Impact.
  • 2018: Global Outlook: Sofware and Computational Systems Program Award, CSIRO Data61.
  • 2017: AIM Above and Beyond Award. Active Integrated Matter Conference 2017 (CSIRO).
  • 2017: Global Outlook: Sofware and Computational Systems Program Award, CSIRO Data61.
  • 2015: Merit Recipient at Queensland iAward 2015. For the NeCTAR co-funded project "Cloud-based Image Analysis and Processing Toolbox".
  • 2012-2015: Julius Career Award. CSIRO Office of the Chief Executive Science.
  • 2012: Career Research Achievement Award 2012.

My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

  • Visualisation and Computer Graphics
  • Visual Analytics
  • Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality / Mixed Reality
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Simulation Sciences
  • Technology
  • Human-AI Interactions
  • Digital Twins
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Location

Block C, Room C101
Crn Oxford St and Greens Rd
Paddington NSW 2021

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Contact

+61 (02) 8936 0533