For several years since retiring, I have had a lot of fun working on a voluntary basis with a group led by Ying Chen. This group has, as one of its aims, the spread of technical knowledge amongst School Students using a robotics program that introduces building and programming skills. Seeing the success achieved by students of this program has been a continuing delight, and I feel privileged to be associated with this group.
My background before retiring was about 1/3 of my life lecturing at various Universities in Computer Science, Information Systems and Engineering subjects. The 1/3 before that I was a full-time single parent caring for my children. In the first third of my working life I was an Engineer working for an Electricity Authority that produced all the electricity for my home state with negligible carbon dioxide output.
I also spent two years working in S.E. Asia as a volunteer with the Australian Volunteers Abroad.
My academic qualifications are B.E., B.A., Ph.D., M.I.E.Aust., M.I.E.E.E..