Frank Neumann received his diploma and Ph.D. from the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel in 2002 and 2006, respectively. He is a professor and leader of the Optimisation and Logistics Group at the School of Computer Science, The University of Adelaide, Australia. Frank has been the general chair of the ACM GECCO 2016. With Kenneth De Jong he organised ACM FOGA 2013 in Adelaide and together with Carsten Witt he has written the textbook "Bioinspired Computation in Combinatorial Optimization - Algorithms and Their Computational Complexity" published by Springer.
My name is Divina Navarro and I’m an environmental chemist. I currently have a joint appointment with the University of Adelaide and CSIRO Land and Water as a Lecturer and Research Scientist in Soil/Environmental Chemistry. I work with Prof. Mike McLaughlin’s Soil Chemistry and Fertiliser Group at the UofA, and the Contaminant Biogeochemistry and Environmental Toxicology Group at CSIRO Land and Water. For more information about the research that I do, please visit: https://envichemistry.wordpress.com/
Dr Zeyad Nassar graduated with a BSc in Pharmacy (2007) from the Applied Science University, Amman, Jordan. Dr Nassar was also awarded a Master's Degree in Pharmacology (2011) from The University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. Then he was awarded a PhD in Pharmacology (2015) from The University of Queensland, Australia. He is currently working as postdoctoral research scientist at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), under supervision of A/Prof Lisa Butler.
Dr Nassar's research interests include prostate cancer, lipid metabolism and drug discovery.
I am a professor in marine ecology working in temperate and tropical coastal ecosystems, with a special focus on fishes. Over the past decade, I have examined how ecosystem connectivity affects the functioning and resilience of tropical coastal ecosystems including coral reefs, seagrasses, and mangroves. I have done most of my work in the Caribbean, Eastern Africa, and Australia. I recently held a Future Fellowship awarded by the Australian Research Council to study the effects of climate change on fishes and marine ecosystems.
Mirai Morita, a Japanese native, educated in the United States, has joined Adelaide University in 2013 after traversed the globe working on architecture projects of various scales and distinctions. She brings a wide range of skills and knowledge to design discipline through previous experiences of designing large scale masterplans, commercial/cultural projects, residential projects and small scale exhibits. She has previously worked at OMA in Rotterdam and Atelier Bow-Wow in Tokyo.
Nicole has worked in cancer research since 1996. She completed a PhD at the University of Adelaide in 2003, where she studied the effects of male hormones, known as androgens, in breast cancer. She then did her post-doctoral training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where she studied how hormones interact with proteins that control cell division in breast cancer.
I have a clinical background in dentistry. Following my stint as a practising dentist, I obtained a Master's degree in Health Services Management and a Master of Philosophy degree in Evidence-Based Health care. I am currently working as a Research Fellow within the Implementation Science Team at the Joanna Briggs Institute/School of Public Health, Adelaide.
Professor Ben Mol MD, PhD.
Professor Mol is focused on the organisation of multi-centric evaluative research in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Fertility. The research is focused mainly upon everyday practices. As a Professor, Mol considers his most important task to be the stimulation and innovation of evaluative research in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine. His professional adage is ‘A day without randomisation is a day without progress.'