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The sudden death of Professor Steve Howard on April 19 has left the Department mourning the loss of a close colleague and friend. Steve commenced in the Department of Information Systems in 2000, and over the next decade his leadership transformed the department’s research agenda. Steve established the Interaction Design Laboratory, he served as Head of the Department of Information Systems from 2007–2010, and he was the inaugural Director of the Melbourne School of Information in 2012.
Steve will be sorely missed in the Department, and in the University more broadly. Our thoughts reach out to his family in Australia and the UK. Plans for an enduring acknowledgement of his legacy are currently under discussion.