Workshop Co-Convenor


Dr. M.G. Michael, Honorary Senior Lecturer

Dr. M.G. Michael, Honorary Senior Lecturer

M.G. Michael (Assoc. Member IEEE SSIT ’11) received a PhD from the School of Theology at the Australian Catholic University  in 2003  in  Brisbane,  Queensland,  and  a  Master  of Arts  Honors  from  the  School  of Philosophy, History and Politics at Macquarie University in 1999 in Sydney, New South Wales. Michael also completed a Master of Theology from the University of Sydney in 1991 in New South Wales, a Bachelor of Theology from Saint Andrew’s Theological College  in  1990 in  New South Wales, and a  Bachelor of Arts from  the  University  of  Sydney  in  1984  where  he  majored  in  general  philosophy  and  Modern  Greek literature.

Between 2004 and 2010 he was tutor, lecturer, course coordinator and then honorary senior fellow at the School of Information Systems and Technology at the University of Wollongong, NSW. During this post his responsibilities  ranged from coordinating Information and Communication Security, introducing a strong applied ethics  component  into guest lectures  he  delivered for subjects  in the  Social Policy  major in the Bachelor  of Information  and Communication Technology.  He  was  a  member of the  Centre  for Business Services  Science  (CBSS)  and  the  Institute  for  Innovation  in  Business  and  Social  Research  (IIBSOR), contributing to a variety of grants on the theme of Location-­‐Based Services.

Dr Michael is a member of the American Academy of Religion. He was also a member of the Research Network for a Secure Australia (RNSA) 2005-­‐2010. In 2010, Dr Michael co-­‐guest edited a special section on the theme of Uberveillance for IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, and in 2011 he co-­‐guest edited a special issue on the Fallout of Emerging Technologies for the same publication. More recently he co-­‐guest edited a special issue of the Journal of Location-­‐Based Services. Dr Michael was partly responsible for bringing the International Symposium on Technology and Society to Australia having published widely in numerous IEEE conferences. Dr Michael has edited three books for the RNSA on the topic of the social implications of national security technologies.