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Professor Elanor Huntington

Elanor Huntington smiling at camera

Professor Elanor Huntington is a Visiting Professor with the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) at the Australian National University, and is Executive Director – Digital, Facilities and Collections, CSIRO.

In 2017 she was named an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia and led the extended Group of Eight deans of engineering as first female chair until 2019.

Previously, Professor Huntington was dean of CECS and, before that, head of the School of Engineering and IT at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). During her time at UNSW, she helped bring about significant transformation within the school, including setting up UNSW Space and the Australian Centre for Cyber Security.

In 2020, Professor Huntington was selected to be on an international taskforce for the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence. In 2017 she delivered a TEDxSydney talk on ‘Why we need engineers now more than ever’. In 2019 she co-founded the Engineering for Australia Taskforce to provide expert advice on addressing barriers to women’s participation in university engineering programs.

Professor Huntington’s current research includes the control of quantum systems – more specifically, the interface between theory and applications.