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. Adamson, G.; Havens, JC.; Chatila, R. Designing a Value-Driven Future for Ethical Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. Proceedings of the IEEE. IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC. 2019, Vol. 107, Issue 3, pp. 518-525. DOI: 10.1109/JPROC.2018.2884923
  2. Adamson, G. Achieving trust in Artificial General Intelligence Secrets, precautions, and public scrutiny. 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS). IEEE. 2018, Vol. 2018-November, pp. 66-70. DOI: 10.1109/ISTAS.2018.8638284
  3. Trivedi, Y.; Karachalios, K.; Adamson, G. Standards Education. IEEE Communications Standards Magazine. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 2017, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 20-23. DOI: 10.1109/comstd.2017.7885233
  4. 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 Association Inc.. 2016, Vol. 4, Issue 1, pp. 65-78. DOI: 10.18080/ajtde.v4n1.49
  5. Adamson, G. Broadening SSIT. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC. 2016, Vol. 35, Issue 1, pp. 3-3. DOI: 10.1109/MTS.2016.2527081
  6. Adamson, G. Do We Just "Build Stuff"?. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC. 2016, Vol. 35, Issue 2, pp. 3-3. DOI: 10.1109/MTS.2016.2554443
  7. Adamson, G. Is Ethics an Emerging Property?. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC. 2016, Vol. 35, Issue 3, pp. 5-5. DOI: 10.1109/MTS.2016.2594662
  8. Adamson, G. Listening To Our Technologies. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC. 2016, Vol. 35, Issue 4, pp. 5-5. DOI: 10.1109/MTS.2016.2634718
  9. Adamson, G. The persistent challenge of health informatics. Information, Communication & Society. ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD. 2016, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 551-558. DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2015.1118523
  10. Adamson, G. Coping with Machines. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC. 2015, Vol. 34, Issue 3, pp. 4-4. DOI: 10.1109/MTS.2015.2473975
  11. Adamson, G. Deterministic and Statistical Worlds. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC. 2015, Vol. 34, Issue 2, pp. 4-4. DOI: 10.1109/MTS.2015.2425614
  12. 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, Vol. 2016-March. DOI: 10.1109/ISTAS.2015.7439442
  13. Adamson, G. Improving Our "Engineering-Crazed" Image. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC. 2015, Vol. 34, Issue 4, pp. 3-3. DOI: 10.1109/MTS.2015.2499342
  14. Adamson, G. SSIT Past and Future. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC. 2015, Vol. 34, Issue 1, pp. 3-3. DOI: 10.1109/MTS.2015.2403751
  15. 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. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 2015, Vol. 103, Issue 11, pp. 2208-2214. DOI: 10.1109/JPROC.2015.2483958
  16. Arnold, MV.; Siemers, P.; Adamson, G. Cybernetics and Contemporary Philosophies of Technology. Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century Driving Technology’s Future. Curran Associate Inc.. 2014. DOI: 10.1109/NORBERT.2014.6893926
  17. Winston, A.; Melek, W.; Hall, P.; Mckenzie, S.; Gibbs, MR.; Adamson, G. Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century: Driving Technology's Future. . IEEE Press. 2014.
  18. Adamson, G. Norbert Wiener on Technology and Society. 2014 IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century (21CW). IEEE. 2014. DOI: 10.1109/NORBERT.2014.6893930
  19. Polgar, J.; Adamson, G. Preface. . IGI Global. 2013, pp. xv-xxvi. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2779-6
  20. Siemers, P.; Adamson, G. Just a cog in the machine?. Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Conference on Technology and Society in Asia. IEEE. 2012, pp. 1-9. DOI: 10.1109/TSAsia.2012.6397991

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