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Chief Scientist of Telstra visits Carnegie Mellon Australia

Posted 3rd November 2016

Professor Hugh Bradlow, the President of Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering and Chief Scientist of Telstra, was at Carnegie Mellon Australia on 3 November 2016 to deliver a lecture for the Distinguished Speaker series.

Professor Hugh Bradlow, the President of Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering and Chief Scientist of Telstra, was at Carnegie Mellon Australia on 3 November 2016 to deliver a lecture in the Distinguished Speaker series, and to launch Professor Riaz Esmailzadeh’s new book Broadband Telecommunications Technologies and Management

Professor Bradlow is globally recognised as a thought leader in telecommunications.  In his lecture, he talked about how data and communications technologies transform the way society operates, from our everyday lifestyle to retail businesses, and how the Internet of Things (IoT) impacts the Government’s approach to the provision of healthcare and transportation.  In the area of transportation, he cited how the advent of autonomous vehicles will have a very positive impact on road infrastructure through more efficient use of road capacity. 

Following his speech, Professor Bradlow went on to launch Professor Esmailzadeh’s new book.

Professor Hugh Bradlow and CMU Professor Riaz Esmailzadeh

 “You can’t really understand technology unless you understand the context in which it works. Riaz has produced a book here which I think will serve the students in this course very well indeed. It is also the sort of book every practitioner ought to have on their shelves, because for those of you who do a pure engineering or tech education, this is like doing an MBA as well, as you get to learn all the things that go into real world decision making,” said Professor Bradlow.

Professor Esmailzadeh’s book, Broadband Telecommunications Technologies and Management, provides a unified vision for broadband communications, offering the required background as well a description of existing broadband systems, including consideration of a business scenario. The book is available on www.amazon.com.

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