Dr. Liming Zhu is the Research Director of Software and Computational Systems Research Program at Data61, CSIRO. Data61 is part of The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Australia’s data/ICT innovation hub. The research program has 200+ people innovating in the area of big data infrastructure, computational and simulation sciences platforms (including verticals such as VR/AR and life sciences), trustworthy systems, distributed systems, legal informatics, blockchains, software ecosystems, software engineering/architecture, DevOps and cybersecurity.
He holds conjoint full professor position at University of New South Wales (UNSW). He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He formerly worked in several technology lead positions in software industry before obtaining a PHD degree in software engineering from UNSW. He has been a research lead in several collaborative projects with Australia government agencies, defence, standardisation bodies and commercial companies. For example, he led the B2B reference software architecture effort for Australia’s lending industry.
He was a committee member of the Standards Australia IT -015 (system and software engineering) group and IT-038 (Cloud Computing) group and contributes to the ISO/SC7/WG42 on architecture related standards. He is the chairperson of Standards Australia’s blockchain and distributed ledger committee. He has supervised more than a dozen PhD students as their primary supervisor and taught software architecture courses at UNSW and University of Sydney. His personal research interests include software architecture, dependable and secure systems and data analytics infrastructure. He has published more than 150 academic papers on software architecture, dependable and secure systems and data analytics infrastructure. His recent book is DevOps: A Software Architect’s Perspective (2015, part of the CMU/SEI Series and published by Addison-Wesley).