Bronwyn Harch Appointed as New Chief of CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics

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  • Date: 21 September 2012

Dr Bronwyn Harch has been appointed as the new Chief of CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics.

Bronwyn joined CSIRO in 1995 as a Postdoctoral Fellow and during the past four years has been the Deputy Chief of CMIS and more recently the Deputy Director of the Sustainable Agriculture Flagship.

She holds a PhD in Statistics from the University of Queensland, is an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute, an Accredited Member of the Statistical Society of Australia Inc., President-Elect of the International Environmetrics Society, Co-Chair of the Environmental Statistics Section of the Statistical Society of Australia Inc., Adjunct Professor at Griffith University and a Distinguished Research Professor at the Chinese National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation.

As Deputy Director of the Sustainable Agriculture Flagship, Dr Harch has managed multi-Divisional programs and a range of government and industry relations. Her main focus has been engaging the agri-environmental information sciences (maths, stats, informatics and ICT) into the outcomes needed by government and industry for increasing agricultural productivity whilst also minimising any associated environmental impacts.

As leader of CSIRO's mathematical sciences, she looks forward to fostering relationships with fellow mathematicians and statisticians in academia, government and industry – both nationally and internationally.

Dr Bronwyn Harch will commence her new role as Chief of CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics on 8 October 2012.



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