Honorary Fellow Dr Roba Abbas

Dr Roba Abbas is an Honorary Fellow with the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at the University of Wollongong, Australia. She completed her Australian Research Council (ARC)-funded Doctor of Philosophy on the topic of Location-Based Services Regulation in 2012, earning special commendations for her thesis titled Location-Based Services Regulation in Australia: A Socio-Technical Approach.

Abbas also graduated with first class Honours and Distinction in Information and Communication Technology (majoring in Business Information Systems) from the University of Wollongong Australia in 2006, earning a place on the Faculty of Informatics Dean's Merit List.

She has a strong interest in socio-technical theory, social media, and location-enabled technologies. Abbas has co-edited the Privacy and Security Issues in Social Networks section in the Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining, and has previously co-edited a special issue in Cases on Information Technology on the Social Implications of Emerging Technologies. Abbas has written numerous papers most recently for Computer Law and Security Review and IT and People. She has also lectured and tutored in ICT, and has over five years industry experience in product management and enterprise information architecture.

See also: http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/06/11/2922784.htm

Dr Holly Tootell, Senior Lecturer @ UOW (2007)

Dr Holly Tootell was awarded her PhD in 2007, based on her research into Location-Based Services and National Security. She received her B Info Tech from the University of Wollongong in 1999. Dr. Tootell worked as an e-commerce consultant with ETC Electronic Trading Concepts after graduating in 1999. She worked on projects with NSW Fire Brigade, Macquarie/Fairfax joint venture, and the Local Government Association. Dr Tootell joined the University of Wollongong as an Associate Lecturer in 2001 and became a Senior Lecturer in 2009.

Field of Study: Early childhood education, technology, smart boards, iPads, early childhood professional development. 

Professional Activities and Affiliations:
• IEEE Senior Member
• Program Chair of 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS)
• Co-chaired the RNSA Workshop on the Social Implications of National Security 2006, 2007
• Board Member of the Australian Privacy Foundation