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Professor Leon Sterling received a BSc(Hons) and a PhD in Pure Mathematics in Australia. After positions at universities in the UK, Israel, the US, Leon returned to the University of Melbourne in Australia in 1995 in several roles, including Professor of Software Innovation and Engineering. From 2010-2013, he was Dean of the Faculty of ICT at Swinburne University of Technology, and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital Frontiers) from 2014-2015. He is past president of the Australian Council of Deans of ICT and a Fellow of Engineers Australia and the Australian Computer Society.


  • 2014–2015
    Pro Vice Chancellor (Digital Frontiers), Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2010–2013
    Dean, Swinburne University of Technology


  • 1981 
    Australian National University, Ph.D.
  • 1976 
    University of Melbourne, B.Sc.(Hons)