Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell AO FTSE FAHA

Distinguished Professor
Director, School of Cybernetics
Director, Autonomy, Agency & Assurance (3A) Institute
Florence Violet McKenzie Chair
Birch Building (35), School of Cybernetics

Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell, AO FAHA FTSE is the Director of the School of Cybernetics and 3A Institute (3Ai) at the Australian National University, and a Vice President and a Senior Fellow in the advance research and development labs at Intel Corporation.

Genevieve holds a PhD in cultural anthropology from Stanford University and is a renowned anthropologist, technologist, and futurist, having spent more than two decades in Silicon Valley helping guide Intel's product development and social science and design research capabilities. She is best known for her work at the intersection of cultural practice and technology development and for being an important voice in the global debates around artificial intelligence and human society

In 2017, Genevieve returned to Australia and established the 3A Institute at the Australian National University in collaboration with CSIRO's Data61, with the mission of building a new branch of engineering to safely, sustainably and responsibly scale AI-enabled cyber-physical systems. In 2021, she was appointed Director of the new School of Cybernetics at the Australian National University, which as well as housing the 3A Institute, will build out capacity in Systems and Design.

Genevieve is the inaugural appointee to the Florence Violet McKenzie Chair at the ANU, named in honour Australia’s first female electrical engineer, which promotes the inclusive use of technology in society. She also presented the highly acclaimed ABC Boyer Lectures for 2017, in which she investigated what it means to be human, and Australian, in a digital world.

Genevieve is also a Non-Executive Director of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia Board, Member of the Prime Minister's National Science and Technology Council, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH), SRI International Engelbart Distinguished Fellow and an Officer of the Order of Australia.

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Engelbart Distinguished Fellow

Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

Fellow, Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE)

Overall winner & Innovation Awardee, 2016 Advance Global Australian Awards, October 2017. https://www.advance.org/genevieve-bell/

Selected as one of 25 high-profile women contributing outfits and interviews. Fashion and Power Exhibit, Design Museum, London, October 2014. https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/women-fashion-power

Named one of the Most Influential Women in Technology, Elle Magazine’s Inaugural list 2014 . http://www.elle.com/life-love/society-career/most-influential-women-in-technology-4#slide-4

Named Woman of Vision, Anita Borg Foundation, May 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBefh7J8vZA

Named one of 25 smartest women on Twitter. Fast Company, August 2013.

Inducted into Women in Technology International (WITI), Hall of Fame, July 2012. http://www.witi.com/center/witimuseum/halloffame/248075/Genevieve-Bell,-Ph.D.-Intel-Fellow;-Director,-User-Interaction-and-Experience,-Intel-Labs-Intel-Corporation/

Always ON, Top 25 Women to watch in Technology, June 2010.

Most Influential Women in Technology. Fast Company. March 2010

100 Most Creative People in Industry (#45). Fast Company, June 2009.

Notable Women in Technology. Fast Company, January 2009.

South Australian Thinker in Residence, 2008.

Intel Achievement Award. "For greatly expanding Intel's understanding of Asian consumers". Nominated: DPG/CTG. 2004.

Corporate Communication Group DRA. "For successfully driving Intel's tech leadership and technology impact on women messaging into worldwide press coverage." 2004

Intel Research DRA. For up-leveling SRP results into business groups. 2004.

With Ryan Russell, Dean Cluff, Patrick Wang, Tom Ryle, Genevieve Bell, 2004. Desktop Platforms Group DRA. For China Home Learning PC.

Intel Quality Award. From Home Products Group. 2002

Named one of 15 Intel Distinguished Guest Lectures. 2003.

Home Products Group DRA. For ethnographic research in APAC. 2001.

With Tony Salvador, John Sherry. Home Products Group DRA. For ethnographic research in Europe. 2000.


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