tomasz bednarz

Director of Visualisation at the Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre (EPICentre)
UNSW Art and Design

Team Leader
Visual Analytics
CSIRO Data61

Associate Investigator ACEMS
ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers

Adjunct Associate Professor
School of Mathematical Sciences
Applied & Computational Mathematics
Queensland University of Technology

Adjunct Associate Professor
Design Lab
University of Sydney

Chair | SIGGRAPH Asia 2019


LinkedIn: tomaszpbednarz
ResearcherID: A-7376-2011
Twitter: @tomaszbednarz
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3D/VR/AR Khronos Sydney Chapter
Khronos Brisbane Chapter


June's website


Big Data: from Data to Decisions
Big Data: Data Visualisation
Aspects of Computational Science
Live Coding + Demoscene

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Professional experience   Education   Awards   Memberships   Invited talks  

professional experience

2017.05 - present
Director of Visualisation
Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre (EPICentre)
UNSW Art and Design

2016.05 - present
Team Leader
Team: Visual Analytics (ex Big Data Visualisation and Analytics)
CSIRO Data61  Brisbane/Sydney, Australia

2013 - present

2015 - present

2015.04 - 2017.04

2015.11 - 2015.12
Visiting Professor
University of Wroclaw (UWr)  Wroclaw, Poland
Institute of Computer Science

2015 - 2016.04
Visiting Scientist
CSIRO  Brisbane, Australia

2014 - 2015
Research Team Leader
CSIRO  Brisbane, Australia

2014.1 - 2014.7
Guest Researcher
National Institue of Standards and Technology (NIST)  Gaithersburg MD, USA
Information Technology Laboratory | Applied and Computational Mathematics Division
High Performance Computing and Scientific Visualization Group

2011 - 2014
Computational Research Scientist
CSIRO  Sydney, Australia

2009 - 2011
3D Visualisation Software Engineer
CSIRO  Brisbane, Australia

2005 - 2009
Senior Research Fellow
James Cook University (JCU)  Townsville, Australia
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences


2013 - present
Master of Business Administration (Executive)
Australian Catholic University, Australia

Elements of ICA40405 Certificate IV in Information Technology
Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE, Townsville, Australia

2002 - 2005
Ph.D. | Computational Fluid Dynamics, Experiments with Fluids, Visualisation
Kyushu University, Interdisciplinary School of Engineering Sciences, Japan

2001 - 2002

1997 - 2001

awards and grants (selected)

Software and Computational Systems Program Award
Awarded by CSIRO Data61 for Global Outlook.

AIM Above and Beyond Award
1st Active Integrated Matter Conference, for the role on the AIM17 organising committee.


2012 - 2015
Julius Career 2012/13 Award
CSIRO Office of the Chief Executive Science, Australia
Total of $150k for 3 years towards achieving vision of connecting various areas of sciences to bring new scientific benefits to CSIRO. Julius Career Awards are designed to enhance the careers of exceptional early to mid career scientists. The aim is to develop and retain outstanding early to mid-career scientists with a view to enhancing science quality and reinforce a culture of scientific excellence.

Career Research Achievement Award 2012
CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics, Australia
Career Research Achievement Award for valuable research contribution to the Computational and Simulations Sciences TCP since joined CSIRO Mathematics Informatics and Statistics in early 2011.

Cloud Based Image Analysis and Processing Toolbox RT035
CSIRO + National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR)
The grant worth of $1,435,000 over period of approximately one and a half years. The project that connects various imaging modalities on national cloud infrastructure.

Outstanding Paper Award
10th Asian Pacific Conferderation on Chemical Engineering, Kitakyushu, Japan
Outstanding Paper Award for the presentation of the paper entitled "Effect of the Coil Size on a Convection of Air in a Cubic Enclosure". This paper was selected for the outstanding paper award during the 10th Asian Pacific Confederation on Chemical Engineering in recognition of the originality of the research and the enthusiasm communicated in the presentation. APCChE 2004 Chairman - Masanobu Hasatani, signed the award.

2002 - 2005
Japanese Monbukagakusho Scholarship
The Monbukagakusho (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology - MEXT) scholarship to study at Japanese university (in my case Khushu University).

professional memberships and activities

2016 - 2017

2013 - present
Individual Member
Khronos Group

2016 - present
Khronos Chapters Chair
Khronos Group

2014 - present

2015 - present

invited (to be updated)

Invited Talk: Art of Real Time and Collision of Cultures
on|off 100101010 Colliding and Surrending: chaos and freedom where art and technologies meet. NTU, Singapore, 11-13 October.

Invited Talk/Panel: Big Data and Visual Analytics - what is it good for?
VR, AR, HPC and Visualisation systems in Era of Big Data. National Science Week. Chatswood Library, 17 August 2017.

Invited Talk: Innovation Triangle
SIGGRAPH 2017: CG in Australasia - developing links between industry and education in CG. Los Angeles, 30 July - 3 August.

Invited Keynote
3rd ISAT (Collision, Collaboration and the Future of ArtSci) Conference. The National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, on 14-17 November 2016.

conferences and workshops





General Chair
Vis Matters 2017: Visualisation Matters Today, 21-22 November, Sydney, Australia





General Co-Chair
International Symposium on Big Data Visual Analytics (BDVA 2016), 22-25 November, Sydney, Australia

Program Co-Chair
Web3D 2016: 21st International Conference on 3D Web Technology, 22-24 July, Anaheim, California, USA

Program Board
FMX 2016. Curating Visualisation matters: from small to massive scale, 24-27 April, Stuttgart, Germany

General Chair
Vis Matters 2016: Visualisation Matters Today, 18-19 February, Brisbane, Australia

General Co-Chair
IEEE International Symposium on Big Data Visual Analytics (BDVA 2015), 22-25 September, Hobart, Australia

Program Board
FMX 2015. Curating Transmedia Experiences | Demoscene, 5-8 May, Stuttgart, Germany

General Co-Chair
The 7th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI14)

General Co-Chair
2013 International Symposium on Computational Models for Life Sciences (CMLS-13), 27-29 November 2013, Sydney, Australia

International Program Committee
2013 Symposium on GPU Computing and Applications, 9 October 2013, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Program Committee, Organiser
OzViz 2011 + Accelerated Computing Workshop, 23-25 November, Sydney, Australia

Program Committee, Organiser
OzViz 2010, 2-3 December 2010, Brisbane, Australia
OpenCL workshop, 1 December 2010, Pullenvale, Australia