Professor Ann Nicholson FTSE
Dean, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University (VIC)
Professor Ann Nicholson is a computer scientist specialising in artificial intelligence. She is a respected international expert in Bayesian networks, the dominant technology used to support rational decision-making under uncertainty in complex situations.
Ann has developed models and tools for intelligent decision support for many applications, including fog forecasting, managing and monitoring threatened species, clinical medical diagnosis and treatment, intelligence and security assessments, and bushfire risk assessment.
Ann is the first woman appointed into her prestigious role at Monash University. She is a champion for greater Indigenous participation in her faculty and supports many initiatives to bring more girls and women into IT careers.