Professor Athman Bouguettaya received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder in the US in 1992. Before joining the University of Sydney as Professor and Head of the School of Computer Sciencein 2016, he was Professor and Head of the School of Computer Science and IT at RMIT University in Melbourne. Prior to this he was Science Leader in Service Computing at the CSIRO ICT Centre (now DATA61) in Canberra, and a tenured faculty member and program director in the Computer Science department at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in the US.
He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, an ACM Distinguished Speaker, a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the IEEE Fellow Nomination Committee.