Katina Michael is a professor in the School of Computing and Information Technology at the University of Wollongong. She is the IEEE Technology and Society Magazine editor-in-chief and also serves as the senior editor of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine. Since 2008 she has been a board member of the Australian Privacy Foundation, and also served as Vice-Chair.
Michael researches on the socio-ethical implications of emerging technologies. She has also conducted research on the regulatory environment surrounding the tracking and monitoring of people using commercial global positioning systems (GPS) applications in the area of dementia, mental illness, parolees, and minors for which she was awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery grant.
Michael has written and edited six books, guest edited a dozen special issue journals on themes related to radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags, supply chain management, location-based services, innovation and surveillance/uberveillance. She has been published widely and was responsible for the creation of the human factors series of workshops hosted annually since 2006 on the “Social Implications of National Security”. Recently she has also delivered a TEDx talk on the social implications of emerging technologies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnghvVR5Evc and has participated in an ABC Big Ideas debate on the enslavement of technology: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gLrvTs9S8k and Dangerous Ideas panel with respect to the Apple vs FBI case: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLNjPSt0rb8
Associate Dean - International