BCompSc, BInfTech (Hons), PhD
- Adjunct Professor, Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems
BiographyMichael Blumenstein is an Adjunct Professor in the Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems at Griffith University, where he previously served as the Dean (Research) in the Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology Group, and Head of the School of Information and Communication Technology.
Michael is a nationally and internationally recognised expert in the areas of automated Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, and his current research interests include Multi-Script Handwriting Recognition and Signature Verification. He has published over 120 papers in refereed books, conferences and journals. His research also spans various projects applying Artificial Intelligence to the fields of Engineering, Environmental Science, Neurobiology and Coastal Management. Michael has secured internal/nationally competitive research grants to undertake these projects with funds exceeding AUD$3.7 Million. Components of his research into the predictive assessment of beach conditions have been commercialised for use by local government agencies, coastal management authorities and in commercial applications.
Following his achievements in applying Artificial Intelligence to the area of bridge engineering (where he has published widely and has been awarded federal funding), he was invited to serve on the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering’s Working Commission 6 to advise on matters pertaining to Information Technology. Michael is the first Australian to be elected onto this committee. In addition, he was previously the Chair of the Queensland Branch of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Computational Intelligence Society. He is also the Gold Coast Chapter Convener and a Board Member of the Australian Computer Society's Queensland Branch Executive Committee as well as the Chairman of the IT Forum Gold Coast and a Board Member of IT Queensland. Michael currently serves on the Australian Research Council's (ARC) College of Experts in the Engineering, Mathematics and Informatics (EMI) discpline group. He also serves on Journal Editorial Boards and has been invited to act as General Chair, Organising Chair, Program Chair and/or Committee member for numerous national/international conferences in his areas of expertise.
In 2009 Michael was named as one of Australia’s Top 10 Emerging Leaders in Innovation in the Australian’s Top 100 Emerging Leaders Series supported by Microsoft. Michael is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society and a Senior Member of the IEEE.
- Pattern recognition
- Automated handwriting recognition
- Neural networks and applications
- Video analysis and object detection
- Image processing
- Artificial intelligence
Available at Griffith Research Online