Principal Researcher in Software Systems, Data61

Dr Mark Staples is a Principal Researcher and a Group Leader in the Software and Computational Systems program at Data61, CSIRO, and is a Conjoint Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at UNSW. His research areas are in software engineering (software architecture, empirical software engineering, formal methods, software reuse, and development processes), and in the philosophy of engineering. Previously at NICTA he led the creation of the Future Logistics Living Lab. He has also worked in industry in Australia, on implantable medical devices, electronic payments systems, and distributed industrial control systems.


  • –present
    Conjoint Associate Professor, UNSW
  • –present
    Principal Researcher in Software Systems, Data61, CSIRO


  • 1998 
    University of Cambridge, PhD in Computer Science
  • 1993 
    University of Queensland, BInfTech (Hons)
  • 1992 
    University of Queensland, BSc in Cognitive Science and Computer Science
  • 1992 
    University of Queensland, BInfTech
  • Sydney, Australia
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