Dr Liz Williams

Senior Lecturer, School of Cybernetics (3A Institute)
B.S., M.S., M.Ph., Ph.D. Yale University (Physics)
+61 2 6125 6750

Dr Elizabeth Williams is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Cybernetics at Australian National University (ANU). She completed her PhD in experimental nuclear structure at Yale University in December 2009, did postdoctoral work in fundamental and applied nuclear physics at Yale and CSIRO, and joined the ANU in 2012, where she held an ARC DECRA fellowship. She has created and used cyber-physical systems to carry out her research in nuclear science, and has always had a fascination with how complex systems come together in a human context.  Her passion for research impact and the responsibilities that researchers have to imagine the context in which their research will be used led her to the 3A Institute (now part of the School of Cybernetics), where she is currently working on establishing cybernetics as an essential tool for helping complex systems scale safely, responsibly and sustainably.

She is the creator and co-host of the Algorithmic Futures Podcast, and the manager of the Algorithmic Futures Policy Lab, which is supported by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

  • 2021 School of Cybernetics PhD program convenor
  • 2019-2020 Convenor, CECS8001
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Data science
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Nuclear reactions
  • Nuclear structure
  • Applied nuclear technologies

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