About CIAIRI

Centre leadership

Prof. Juerg von Kaenel - Centre Director, Chair

36-year career in IBM Research labs from Zurich, over Yorktown Heights, to building the IBM Australia Lab from 2011 to over a hundred researchers. Passionate about building tools which assist humans in their jobs, hobbies, life...

Prof. John Thangarajah - Director of Research

A world leading researcher in autonomous decision-making systems. He has two decades of experience in AI research covering a broad range of AI technologies. John has won several awards for his research as well as in innovative and passionate leadership.

Rita Arrigo - Deputy Director

Digital strategist with a reputation for her ability to lead digital transformation projects in the public and private sector. Rita is a sought-after digital speaker, commentator, broadcaster and mentor across the IT sector and into the broader leadership community.

A/Prof Andy Song - Centre Manager

A well-known industry focused AI researcher in the area of real-time optimisation and computer vision.  Andy is an active advocate of advanced AI for social good and real world impact.  He serves the AI communities in the national and international stages.

Steering committee

  • Prof. Laurene Vaughan (DSC), Dean School of Design​ - RMIT profile
  • Dr. Nick Patterson (Assoc. Director Future Technologies)​ 
  • A/Prof. Marta Poblet Balcell (COBL) Social Change ECP Director​ - RMIT profile
  • Gerard Roe (Business Partnerships)​
  • Dheeren Vélu (Capgemini, Director Applied Innovation. Former Director of AI)​ - LinkedIn

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Contact CIAIRI

Centre for Industrial AI Research & Innovation (CIAIRI)

Emailciairi@rmit.edu.au

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.