New Editor for T&S Magazine

Associate Professor Katina Michael of the University of Wollongong, Wollongong, N.S.W., Australia, has been appointed by the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) to be the new Editor of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine.

Prof. Michael will begin as Editor-in-Chief with the Spring 2012 issue of T&S. Long-time T&S Magazine Editor Keith Miller of the University of Illinois-Springfield will step down after the Winter (Dec.) 2011 issue after an accomplished and award winning tenure.

Prof. Michael has been an Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong, School of Information Systems and Technology since 2002. She co-chaired the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS’10), held in Wollongong, Australia, and is the Co-Guest Editor of the current (Fall 2011) Special Issue of T&S Magazine, featuring articles from that conference. Previously, in Summer 2010, Prof. Michael co-guest-edited a special section of T&S Magazine on “Uberveillance.”

Prof. Michael’s research has been predominantly in the area of emerging technologies, with secondary interests in technologies used for national security and their corresponding social implications. Before her affiliation with the University of Wollongong, she worked as a Senior Network Engineer at Nortel Networks and earlier as a Systems Analyst at Andersen Consulting and at Otis Elevator Company.

Prof. Michael has published several edited books, and she recently co-authored a 500-page reference volume: Innovative Automatic Identification and Location Based Services: from Bar Codes to Chip Implants (Hershey, PA: IGI, 2009). She has published over 85 peer reviewed papers. Prof. Michael can be reached at University of Wollongong NSW 2522 Australia; Email: katina@uow.edu.au

Citation: T&S Staff, September 12, 2011, "New editor for T&S Magazine", IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, Vol. 30, No. 3, p. 4, Fall 2011, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6017260/

Govt launches security research network

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has sponsored a new online directory Australia's security professionals and academia, which aims to highlight leaders in the
industry.

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The National Security Research Directory is a brain's trust of hundreds of experts operating in a burgeoning list of fields across IT security, biometrics and counter-terrorism.

It includes research topic areas such as applied cryptography, physical security and "ubervelliance" — a system with the ability to automatically locate and identify individuals and predict their movements.

Nominated researchers must be members of the Research Network Secure Australia and clear its professional background checks. 

Deputy national security advisor Margot McCarthy said the network will tighten coordination on matters of national security in the public and private sectors.

McCarthy also announced the National Security Advisor's Group within the Department of the Prime Minster and Cabinet, which will report directly to the National Security chief information officer, Rachael Noble, on issues including cybersecurity.

Citation: Darren Pauli, "Govt launches security research network", ZDNet.comhttp://www.zdnet.com/govtlaunches-security-research-network-1339306227/