Professor Genevieve Bell

Distinguished Professor & Director, School of Cybernetics
ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics


Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell AO FTSE FAHA is  the Director of the School of Cybernetics, Director of the 3A Institute (3Ai) and Florence Violet McKenzie Chair at the Australian National University (ANU). She is also a Vice President and a Senior Fellow at Intel Corporation. Genevieve completed her PhD in cultural anthropology at Stanford University in 1998. She is best known for her work at the intersection of cultural practice and technology development and widely recognised as an influential voice within academia, industry and government.

Genevieve joined the ANU in 2017, after having spent 18 years in Silicon Valley helping guide Intel’s product development and social science and design research capabilities. In 2017, Genevieve was appointed the inaugural director of the 3A Institute, co-founded by the ANU and CSIRO's Data61. The Institute’s mission is to establish a new branch of engineering to responsibly and sustainably scale AI-enabled cyber-physical systems.

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 has been appointed as 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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