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Biographical entry Anderson, Brian David Outram (1941 - )

FAA, FRS, FTSE, AC, Rising Sun 3rd Class

Born
15 January 1941
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Engineer
Website
http://users.cecs.anu.edu.au/~briandoa/index.html

Summary

Brian Anderson is an electrical engineer with a distinguished career as an academic, scientific researcher and consultant. . In 2016, he retired as a Distinguished Professor at the Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University (ANU). He has been a Professor at ANU since 1981.

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Events

1962
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) with a major in pure mathematics completed at the University of Sydney
1964
Education - Bachelor of Engineering (BE) with a major in electrical engineering completed at the University of Sydney
1964
Career position - Research Assistant at Stanford Electronic Labs, USA
1965
Career position - Instructor in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, USA
1966
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at Stanford University, USA
1966
Career position - Assistant Professor and Staff Consultant at Vidar Corporation in Mt View, California, USA
1967 - 1975
Career position - Head, Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales
1967 - 1981
Career position - Foundation Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales
1970
Career position - Visiting Professor of Information and Control Science, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
1972 - 1978
Career position - Member, Australian Research Grants Commission
1973 - 1974
Career position - Visiting Professor of Computer and Information Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
1974 -
Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1975 -
Career position - Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
1977 - 1978
Career position - Visiting Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, California, U.S.A.
1977 - 1982
Career position - Member, Australian Science and Technology Council
1980 -
Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE)
1980 - 1981
Career position - Visiting Professor of Electrical and Computing Engineering, Stanford University, California, U.S.A.
1980 - 1983
Career position - Council of the Australian Academy of Science
1981 - 1993
Career position - Professor of Systems Engineering at the Australian National University, Canberra
1981 - 1998
Career position - Member, Technological Advisory Board, Conzinc Riotinto of Australia
1982 - 1983
Career position - Member, Australian UNESCO Commission
1982 - 1985
Career position - Member, Radio Research Board
1982 - 1991
Career position - Head, Department of Systems Engineering, Australian National University
1984 - 1986
Career position - Member, Australian Industrial Research and Development Incentives Board
1984 - 1996
Career position - Officer, International Federation of Automatic Control
1985 -
Award - Honorary Fellow, Institution of Engineers, Australia
1985 - 1987
Career position - Member, Australian Telecommunications and Electronics Research Board
1986 - 1987
Career position - Deputy Chairman, Australian Telecommunications and Electronics Research Board
1986 - 1989
Career position - Director of Telectronics Holdings Ltd.
1989
Career position - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
1989 - 1993
Career position - Prime Minister's Science and Energy Council
1989 - 1995
Career position - Member, Managing Board, Nucleus Ltd
1990 - 1993
Career position - President of the International Federation of Automatic Control
1990 - 1995
Career position - Member, Cooperative Research Centres Committee
1991
Award - Docteur honoris causa, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
1991 - 1994
Career position - Chairman, CRC for Robust and Adaptive Systems
1991 - 1998
Career position - Member, Board of Management, CRC for Robust and Adaptive Systems
1992
Award - Bode Prize, IEEE Control Systems Society
1992
Award - Flinders Lecturer and Medal at the Australian Academy of Science
1992 - 2002
Career position - Member, Encyclopaedia Britannica Australian Advisory Committee
1993
Award - Doctor honoris causa, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, Switzerland
1993
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) ) in recognition of service to science and to engineering
1994
Award - International Award, Society for Materials Engineering for Resources of Japan
1994 - 2002
Career position - Director of the Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering at the Australian National University
1995
Award - Hon DEng, University of Sydney
1995 - 1997
Career position - Member, Enabling Research and Development Advisory Group, Commonwealth Department of Defence
1995 - 2005
Career position - Director, Cochlear Limited
1997
Award - Hon DEng, University of Melbourne
1997
Award - IEEE Control Systems Award
1997 - 2000
Career position - Director, ANUTECH Pty Ltd
1998 - 2002
Career position - Trustee, Ian Clunies Ross Memorial Foundation
1998 - 2002
Career position - President of the Australian Academy of Science
1998 - 2002
Career position - Director, Australian Foundation for Science
1998 - 2002
Career position - Member, Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council
1999 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Communications in Information and Systems
1999
Award - Quazza Medal, International Federation of Automatic Control
1999 - 2000
Career position - Strategic Advisor, Australian Science Capability Review
1999 - 2001
Career position - Member, Steering Committee, Innovation Summit
1999 - 2002
Career position - Chairman, Encyclopaedia Britannica Australian Advisory Committee
1999 - 2002
Career position - Member, Strategic Advisory Group, Pangea Resources International, Baden, Switzerland
2000
Award - Honorary Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, Republic of China
2001
Award - Guillemin-Cauer Award, Circuits and Systems Society
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society through science policy development
2001
Award - Hon DSc. University of New South Wales
2001
Award - James H. Mulligan Jr Education Medal, IEEE
2001 - 2003
Career position - Member of the Board, Australian Research Council
2002 -
Career position - Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Engineering
2002
Award - M. A. Sargent Medal, Institution of Engineers, Australia
2002 - 2003
Career position - Inaugural CEO of National ICT Australia (NICTA)
2003 - 2006
Career position - Chief Scientist, NICTA
2004
Award - Chancellor's Special Commendation and Medal, Australian National University
2004 - 2007
Career position - Member, Institute for Telecommunications Research Advisory Board, University of South Australia
2004 - 2010
Career position - Member, Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control Advisory Board, University of Newcastle
2005 -
Career position - Fellow, International Federation of Automatic Control
2005
Award - Hon DEng. University of Newcastle
2005 - 2006
Career position - Member, e-Research Coordinating Committee, Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training
2005 - 2008
Career position - Member, National Research Priorities Standing Committee. Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training
2005 - 2009
Career position - Member, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) Advisory Board
2007
Award - Japan Order of the Rising Sun with Neck Ribbon and Gold Rays
2010 - 2012
Career position - Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Biovision Australia
2012
Award - Hon DEng, University of Technology Sydney
2016
Award - Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for eminent service to information and communications technology, to engineering and to higher education, as an academic, researcher and author, to professional scientific associations, and as a mentor for young scientists
2016
Award - John R. Ragazzini Education Award, American Automatic Control Council
2016
Award - Hon Professor, Zhejiang University, Republic of China

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Brian David Outram Anderson - Records, 1968 - 1999, MS 139; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Anderson, Brian D. O., 'John Barratt Moore 1941-2013', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 25, 2014, pp. 92-111. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J. and Helen Cohn