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Professor Robyn Anne Owens, BSc(Hons) W.Aust., MSc DPhil Oxf., FACS, ATSE, GAICD
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
The University of Western Australia

Professor Robyn Owens is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and has responsibility for research policy development and leadership of the University’s research activities, postgraduate education, industry liaison, intellectual property and commercialisation.

Professor Robyn Owens has a BSc (Hons) from UWA and a MSc and a DPhil from Oxford, all in Mathematics.  She worked at l’Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay, continuing research in mathematical analysis before returning to UWA to work as a research mathematician.

She has lectured in Mathematics and Computer Science at UWA, and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Berkeley, as well as for shorter periods in Thailand and New Zealand.  Her research has focussed on computer vision, including feature detection in images, 3D shape measurement, image understanding, and representation. She is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society and a winner of the UK Rank Prize.  In 2012, Professor Owens was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

Professor Owens led development and research training through her previous role as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research & Research Training) at UWA.  Prior to this, she was Head of the School of Computer Science & Software Engineering at UWA. She is currently a member of the Australian Astronomy Observatory Advisory Council and the board of Astronomy Australia Limited.

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