Professor Hanna Suominen

Adj/Prof(Computer Science, CS), University of Turku (UTU), Finland, 2013; PhD(CS), UTU, 2009; MSc (Applied Math), UTU, 2005; MEdL(Curriculum & Pedagogy), Monash University, 2020; SFHEA, ANU, 2019
Professor (Computing) and Associate Director (Neuroinformatics)
ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics
T: +61 (0)431 913 826


Prof Hanna Suominen, MSc, PhD, Docent, MEdL, SFHEA is at the forefront of accelerating health impact from personalised precision medicine technology through the application of advanced Data Analytics and Machine Learning. She is a Professor of Computer Science at the Australian National University, (ANU), the Associate Director (Neuroinformatics) of the ANU John Eccles Institute of Neuroscience (JEI), and the Executive Leader (Computing and Engineering) of the ANU Our Health in Our Hands (OHIOH) strategic initiative.

Prof Suominen previously worked for the ANU School of Computing as its first Associate Director (Engagement & Impact), establishing the portfolio. Before this, she was the Leader of the Theory and Applications in Multimodal Pattern Analysis (TAMPA) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) teams at Data61 of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the National Information and Communications Technology Australia (NICTA), respectively.

Hanna obtained her Master of Science (MSc) in Applied Mathematics in 2005, followed by a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Adjunct Professorship (a.k.a. docent) in CS in 2009 and 2013, respectively, from the University of Turku (UTU), Finland.  In 2019, she became a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) from the ANU Educational Fellowship Scheme.  In 2020, she graduated with a Master of Leadership in Curriculum and Pedagogy (MEdL) from the Monash University, Australia

Prof Hanna Suominen has almost 20 years’ experience of working at the interface between technology, education, and health sciences, and is passionate about co-producing research and education with Lightcast and Konan Medical, among others. By bridging disciplines, professions, and areas of expertise, Prof Suominen is co-creating tools that will transform tedious tasks into AI-assisted workflows, thus releasing human labour for more meaningful duties and enhancing Australia’s prosperity.

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