Dr Leisa Armstrong is a long-standing member of the ACS with a clear understanding of the emerging issues of increased reliance on online systems, online teaching, and communication systems. Dr. Leisa Armstrong is a Senior lecturer and researcher in the School of Science at Edith Cowan University. She specialises in digital agriculture and has published over 100 research reports and articles. Dr Armstrong leads a research group which focuses on ICT in sustainable rural systems research. Her research expertise is in the area of machine learning, data mining and image processing of medical and agricultural systems, agricultural informatics and agricultural decision systems, drones, environmental sensor networks, mobile technologies, web and software systems. She has also developed expertise in Virtual Reality education tools. She has published widely in multiple disciplines. She has also delivered several keynote presentations and technical workshops at international conferences in the use of ICT from sustainable agriculture.
Dr Armstrong has a wide network of collaborators in ICT and agricultural sector both within Australia and internationally. She has worked across both government and education sectors in promoting the importance of digital technologies for improving rural sector.
Dr Armstrong has extensive experience in leading and contributing to several board and committee engagements. These include being the President of the Australia Society of Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture (ASICTA), and the Past President of the Asian Federation of ICT in Agriculture. She is an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management WA. She recently received a high merit award from International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (CIGR) for her contributions to Information Technology in Agriculture.
Dr Armstrong has a strong passion for Women in ICT and is a champion for social justice and e-inclusion. Leisa has a proven record of accomplishment in assisting young and emerging ICT professionals through mentoring, development, and strategic planning. She is recognised for her thought leadership in technology related issues connected with inclusion, diversity, accessibility, and professional development.
2021 International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (CIGR) Special Merit Award for services to Information Technology in Agriculture; 2020 CIGR Asia Pacific Representative on the Section VII Artificial Intelligence Workgroup.