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The Chancellor, Mr David Morgan presided, assisted by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Philip Clarke.
The MC was the Chief Operating Officer, Mr Graeme Dennehy.
The Mace-bearer was Executive Director, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Tony Mordini.
The Faculty representative was Mrs Sue Findlay.
Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology, Professor Chris Gray.
Deputy Dean, Faculty of Arts and Education, Professor Gary Smith.
Associate Dean (Development), Faculty of Business and Law, Professor Barry Cooper.
Nominee of the Academic Board, Professor David Lowe.
The student response was delivered by Mis Madision Lovell.
Doctoral Degree Recipients
Dr Michael Robert Angus Brock - Thesis title: "Enhancing Clouds, Internet-Scale Distributed Systems, Using Attributed Web Services."
This thesis presents a new framework allowing cloud services to be stateful, cloud resource state and characteristics to be published, and brokering for easy cloud resource discovery and selection to be offered. Using the framework, new technology developed significantly simplifies the discovery, selection and use of clusters on the internet.
Dr Rangam Rajkhowa - Thesis title: "Fabricating and Characterising Powder for Biomedical and Sorption Applications."
This research developed a milling technology for ultrafine silk particles and designed novel biocompatible and biodegradable silk composites for repairing hard tissue defects. It also demonstrated high and rapid reversible ion binding properties of silk particles and thereby opened up their application opportunities as advanced green sorbents.
Dr Scott David Mann - Thesis title: "Extensible Motif and Aberrant Nucleotide Extraction in Genomic Sequences."
The project focuses on the discovery of conserved DNA sequences in bacterial genomes and comparative analysis of bacterial genomes to elicit evolutionary trends. The outcomes have produced novel techniques for modelling motifs in DNA and the characterisation of evolutionary processes in medically significant bacterial pathogens.
Dr Nicholas Tate - Thesis title: "A Framework for Assessing Certification Schemes for IT Security Professionals."
This research develops a framework which allows the many IT security certifications to be compared by stakeholders, such as IT security professionals, employers, universities and governments. The framework employs a novel approach which allows users to tailor the comparison based on their own weightings, whilst taking advantage of standardised research.
Vice-Chancellor's Prize Recipient
Christine Ann McLachlan
The Vice-Chancellor's Prize is awarded to a student who has submitted the best essay, a piece of creative writing, a work in visual or performing arts, construction of experimental or field work, or piece of scientific writing during the previous year.
The occasional address Was delivered by Mr David Admans, Director, Innovative Regions Centre, Enterprise Connect.
David Admans was appointed the Director of the Innovative Regions Centre in 2008. The Enterprise Connect, Innovative Regions Centre is designed to boost productivity, improve innovation and increase the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in a number of regions around Australia, including Geelong and Northern Adelaide.
Mr Admans has extensive public-sector and private-sector experience in both the general management and consulting areas. He has previously held the following senior roles; Director in the Department of Industrial Relations; Sector Manager within the Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI); Manager of Business Development with Senetas Corporation Ltd and Chief Executive Officer for the Central Victorian Area Consultative Committee.
Mr Admans holds a Master of Enterprise Innovation (MEI) and a Graduate Diploma of Entrepreneurship and Innovation both from Swinburne University of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts (Public Administration) from the University of Canberra.