Dr Greg Adamson

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  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Blockchain (Bitcoin, Distributed Ledger Technology)
  • Cyber security (cybercrime, privacy)
  • Health informatics (Project failure)
  • Impact of technology automation (future of work, autonomous weapons)
  • Norbert Wiener (cybernetics)
  • Professional ethics in technology (Codes of Ethics)
  • Technology and development (Indian IT history, transition economies)

Biography

Dr Greg Adamson is an Associate Professor and Enterprise Fellow in Cyber Security at the University of Melbourne School of Engineering. He has worked in cyber security for 25 years, in Australia and the UK​, for government, industry and academia. Companies he has worked with include the BBC, Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service, Fujitsu, the Royal Bank of Scotland, and Telstra. The most recent industry engagement was 8 years with ANZ's Transaction Banking, a $1.7bn business unit, where he introduced consideration of cyber risk into business planning. Greg has worked with blockchain since 2014, and has a strong interest in its governance. He established the Blockchain Special Interest Group at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the 430,000 member global technical professional organisation operating in 161 countries. He is on Standards Australia blockchain standards technical committee. He also specialises in professional ethics, and recently moved successful amendments to the IEEE's Code of Ethics, requiring members to consider issues of ethical design practice, and be cognisant of the role of intelligent systems. He considers the development of ethical practices to be critically important in addressing technology challenges as the world becomes increasingly and inseparably linked to advanced technologies. He also consults on these subjects, as Principal at Digital Risk Innovation.

Recent publications

  1. Trivedi Y, Karachalios K, Adamson G. Standards Education. IEEE Communications Standards Magazine. 2017, Vol. 1, Issue 1.
  2. Maddox A, Singh S, Horst H, Adamson G. An ethnography of Bitcoin: Towards a future research agenda. Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy. Telecommunications Society of Australia. 2016, Vol. 4, Issue 1.
  3. Adamson G. Broadening SSIT. IEEE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY MAGAZINE. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2016, Vol. 35, Issue 1.
  4. Adamson G. Do We Just "Build Stuff"?. IEEE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY MAGAZINE. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2016, Vol. 35, Issue 2.
  5. Adamson G. Is Ethics an Emerging Property?. IEEE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY MAGAZINE. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2016, Vol. 35, Issue 3.
  6. Adamson G. Listening To Our Technologies. IEEE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY MAGAZINE. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2016, Vol. 35, Issue 4.
  7. Adamson G. The persistent challenge of health informatics. INFORMATION COMMUNICATION & SOCIETY. Routledge. 2016, Vol. 19, Issue 4.
  8. Adamson G. Coping with Machines. IEEE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY MAGAZINE. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2015, Vol. 34, Issue 3.
  9. Adamson G. Deterministic and Statistical Worlds. IEEE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY MAGAZINE. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2015, Vol. 34, Issue 2.
  10. Adamson G. Ethical Challenges for Future Technologists The Growing Role of Technology and the Growing Ethical Responsibility of the Technologist. 2015 IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY (ISTAS). IEEE. 2015.
  11. Adamson G. Improving Our "Engineering-Crazed" Image. IEEE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY MAGAZINE. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2015, Vol. 34, Issue 4.
  12. Adamson G. Socially beneficial technology: Can it be achieved in practice?. International Symposium on Technology and Society, Proceedings. 2015, Vol. 2015-July.
  13. Adamson G. SSIT Past and Future. IEEE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY MAGAZINE. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2015, Vol. 34, Issue 1.
  14. Adamson G, Kline RR, Michael K, Michael MG. Wiener's Cybernetics Legacy and the Growing Need for the Interdisciplinary Approach Scanning Our Past. Proceedings of the IEEE. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2015, Vol. 103, Issue 11.
  15. Arnold M, Siemers P, Adamson G. Cybernetics and Contemporary Philosophies of Technology. Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century (21CW) Driving Technology’s Future. Curran Associate Inc.. 2014.

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