Professor Mike Brooks

Professor Mike Brooks

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research), University of Adelaide

Professor Mike Brooks has held the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research) at the University of Adelaide since July 2008. He carries responsibility for the overall research strategy of the University, strategic research investment and the gamut of associated support services, including research grants submission and handling, research student degrees, scholarships, and quality assurance activities, integrity and compliance, infrastructure and equipment, and research contracts and commercialisation.

Professor Brooks is a leading international researcher in computer vision and image analysis. His work has seen wide commercial use in the security and defence industries and has resulted in international awards. He has published many influential papers in the areas of auto-calibration, structure from motion and video surveillance. Professor Brooks is a former Head of the School of Computer Science where he still holds the Chair in Artificial Intelligence.

Professor Brooks is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Computer Vision, and serves as a non-executive director on several boards, including National ICT Australia (NICTA).

  • “Having access to greater computer power helps us put in place a more realistic model in terms of the number of atoms you can have in the system and that improves the predictive power of the calculations.”
    Professor Andrea GersonMinerals and Materials Science & Technology
  • On using an eResearch program to complete 3D modelling of architectural records: “We were able to build an interactive, photo image model of the [historical South Australian property Joseph Elliot’s cottage] home – transforming simple sketches and floor plans into an interactive 3D experience... what we have now is a computerised model that allows us to experience the Elliott house beyond just words on paper”.
    Associate Professor Christine Garnaut
  • “Open source intelligence is about extracting information from blogs, news sites and social media platforms, any information that can be freely accessed online. There’s way too much information out there for an individual or group of people to comprehend, so we have created automated tools to allow our users to extract the data they need...access to the latest technology allow[s] us to continue to provide the best platforms to our end-users.”
    David BlockowData to Decisions CRC
  • “It would be impossible to do the type of research that we’re doing without them – it is a major factor in achieving our research outcomes.”  
    Associate Professor Con DoolanSchool of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide
  • “The supercomputing facilities at eResearch SA permit analysis of a host of interesting problems in evolutionary biology. It is the only computer system in SA that can perform certain complex calculations required to infer large evolutionary trees and associated patterns of evolution.”  
    Associate Professor Michael LeeSouth Australian Museum
  • "eResearch capabilities ... ensure we can continue to use the latest methods available in our field. The hope is that through the use of these technologies, we will be able to achieve some research outcomes that may otherwise not have been possible.”  
    Professor Ina Bornkessel-SchlesewskyCognitive Neuroscience, UniSA

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