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Director, Digital Productivity Flagship, CSIRO

Dr Michael Brünig is the Director of the Digital Productivity Flagship at CSIRO, Australia's national science agency. The Digital Productivity Flagship is focused on improving Australia’s productivity, using data and digital technologies to address economic and developmental challenges.

Dr Brünig has experience in R&D in academia, industry, and government agencies. He has worked in high tech areas in Europe, the USA, and Australia. He obtained his Ph.D. from RWTH Aachen University in Germany, his research interests include autonomous systems, sensor networks, computer vision, human computer interaction and computational intelligence.

Within CSIRO, Dr Brünig had previously held several positions, leading major initiatives in the areas of autonomous systems and sensor networks, as Director of the CSIRO ICT Centre, Deputy Chief of the Computational Informatics Division and Chief of the Earth Sciences and Resource Engineering Division. Prior to his engagement with CSIRO, Dr Brünig was with Robert Bosch Corporation R&D, USA.

Dr Brünig is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland. He’s a senior member of the IEEE and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


  • –present
    Adjunct Professor, University of Queensland
  • –present
    Executive Manager, QLD Centre for Advanced Technologies, CSIRO
  • –present
    Deputy Chief of Computational Informatics Division, CSIRO


  • 2001 
    RWTH Aachen, PhD