Professor Frada Burstein

Speaker Details
  • Job title

    Professor, Department of Human Centred Computing

  • Organisation

    Monash University

  • Talk Title

    Industry-led or Industry-based research: A logical fallacy of rigor versus relevance in academic research

  • Biography

    Professor Frada Burstein is an active researcher with outstanding international and national reputation in decision support and digital health. She leeds pioneering research projects in mobile decision support combining information and knowledge management technologies to address people’s immediate, time-critical information needs. Frada is experienced in multi-disciplinary, innovative research and postgraduate students’ supervision. Frada initiated multiple research projects involving industry, government and community collaborators. She has written many articles co-authored with these collaborators reflecting on the ”lessons learned” from both sides. Originally trained as a computer scientist, her passion is in finding the ways digital technologies can be better designed, implemented and used for long term social impact.


    Prof Burstein is a Fellow of Australian Computer Society and a winner of the Victoria State ICT Educator of the Year iAward for her innovations in teaching.