June 2018

University of Newcastle was delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Alex Zelinsky AO as Vice-Chancellor and President. He will commence in November 2018.

A computer scientist, roboticist and systems engineer, Dr Zelinsky’s career spans innovation, science and technology, education, research and development, and commercial start-ups.

Dr Zelinsky holds a Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Honours), a Doctor of Philosophy, and in 2010 was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science, all from the University of Wollongong. He also served as a member of the University of Wollongong Council from 2012-2015.

He has held the position of Australia’s Chief Defence Scientist since March 2012 and prior to that role was Group Executive of Information Sciences at the CSIRO from 2004-2012. Earlier, Dr Zelinsky held an academic and research leadership role at The Australian National University.