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
Associate Professor, Associate Director (Engagement & Impact), Research Program Leader, ANU School of Computing
ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics
T: +61 (0)431 913 826


A/Prof Hanna Suominen — an Associate Professor of Computer Science (CS) in the Australian National University (ANU) — is at the forefront of accelerating health impact from precision medicine technology, through the application of advanced analytics and Machine Learning (ML).  She is the Associate Director (Engagement & Impact) of the ANU School of Computing and the Big Data Program Leader of Our Health in Our Hands (OHIOH), the inaugural ANU Grand Challenge Program.  She previously worked for Data61 of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the National Information and Communications Technology Australia (NICTA) as the Team Leader of the Theory and Applications in Multimodal Pattern Analysis (TAMPA) and Natural Language Processing (NLP), 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.  Hanna has almost 20 years’ experience of working at the interface between technology, education, and health/social sciences.  

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