Professor Miller won the Pearcey Medal for life’s work in telecommunications
In his long and successful career, University of South Australia’s Emeritus Professor Mike Miller AO FTSE has helped pioneer telecommunication in Australia.
Last year the scholar and researcher was awarded the Pearcey Medal, which recognises an individual’s distinguished lifetime achievement and contribution to the development and growth of the ICT industry in Australia.
“It’s been a privilege to have had a really interesting career – highlighted by interacting with dozens of outstanding doctoral students in ITR (the Institute for Telecommunications Research) at UniSA – and supported by so many telecom business organisations in Australia and overseas,” he says.
His influence on Australia’s telecommunications industry has taken three notable forms: in board-of-director positions on start-ups where his technical knowledge and enthusiasm has helped a fledgling company; encouraging students to form start-up companies, and in advisory board positions helping technology transfer from the university to industry.
“Telecommunications and associated information technology is arguably the key driver of productivity growth and innovation in the 21st century,” Professor Miller says.
“It is an exciting field in which to practice given its significant impact on the welfare of our society and because the telecommunications environment is so dynamic and complex.”
Professor Miller, a former Vice President of the Academy and SA Division Chair, is currently co-chair of ATSE’s new Digital Futures Working Group.
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