Apple co-founder joins UTS


Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak has joined the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) as an adjunct professor, the first adjunct appointment he has accepted at any university.

The pioneer inventor, electronics engineer and computer programmer is working with staff and students in the Magic Lab (Innovation and Enterprise Research Laboratory), School of Software and Centre for Quantum Computation and Intelligent Systems in UTS's Faculty of Engineering and IT.

Wozniak is cited as having significantly contributed to the microcomputer revolution with the design of his Apple I and Apple II computers. He is also acclaimed for having developed the first programmable universal remote control.

Wozniak is expected to arrive for his second visit to the UTS City Campus in December.

The Dymocks Group has appointed University of Sydney robotics expert Professor Salah Sukkarieh as a non-executive director.

He will join the Dymocks board in November.

Sukkarieh is professor of robotics and intelligent systems at the School of Aerospace Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering; and director of research and innovation at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics at the University of Sydney.

He was recently awarded the 2014 NSW Science & Engineering Award for Excellence in Engineering and Information and Communications Technologies.