The  making of an academic

17 April 2014

Following the success of IEEE SMC (Systems, Man and Cybernetics) Celebration Lecture Series (IEEE-SMC-CLS 2009 and 2010 in China; IEEE-SMC-CLS 2013 in the UK and China), the first Sydney Australia IEEE-SMC-CLS 2014 will be hosted by the University of Sydney. The University will organize and sponsor the event. IEEE SMC NSW Chapter will give support.

This one-day workshop will feature lectures delivered by six distinguished international scholars who are active in or closely affiliated with the IEEE SMC Society or by other academics who have achieved high-level recognition from the IEEE.

The CLS aims to provide expert insight, advice and professional training, as well as an academic forum and networking opportunity to PhD students and early career researchers in their future academic career. 

The workshop will cover:

  • Preparing a successful research grant proposal

  • The quest for creative research

  • The preparation of a manuscript

  • Effective research presentation

  • Building and maintaining a strong, professional network

  • Excellence and innovation in teaching 

List of Speakers

  • Professor Loi Lei Lai, Centre of State Grid Energy Research Institute, China

  • Professor William (Bill) Gruver, Simon Fraser University, Canada

  • Professor Lawrence Hall, University of South Florida

  • Professor Daniel Yeung, South China University of Technology

  • Professor Ljiljana Trajkovic, Simon Fraser University, Canada

  • Professor Hong Yan, City University of Hong  Kong

Supported by

This Workshop is proudly supported by

  • IEEE SMC Society

  • The University of Sydney