Mary Tom commenced her career as an Electrical Engineer handling electrification of large process plants including turn key projects. Resigning her engineering career while holding the role of Deputy Manager, she pursued further studies in computing while spending time on child minding responsibilities. She holds a Graduate Diploma in Computer Engineering from RMIT Melbourne, Master of Computing (Research) from Monash University and a PhD from Queensland University of Technology.
Mary has two years industry experience working as a C/C++ programer, before commencing her career as a lecturer at CQUniversity.
Mary's research interest include theoretical and applied studies in computational intelligence, autonomous systems, multicriteria decision analysis, optimization, technology roadmapping, and scenario planning. She has published several refereed international conference papers in reputed conferences such as World Congress on Computational Intelligence, IEEE Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, IEEE International conference on Process Automation, Control and Computing, book chapter, and journal article.
Mary is a Senior Member of IEEE, IEEE Student Branch Counsellor CQUniversity Brisbane Campus (2013-214), Chair, IEEE Women in Engineering (2013), Secretary, IEEE Women In Engineering (2014). She has also been program committee member of International conferences.
Working as an Electrical Engineer in various roles of Project Engineer, Senior Project Engineer, and Deputy Manager, Mary has gained wealth of knowledge in various aspects of project management, planning, risk management, co-ordination of staff at various levels, and delegates from other offices.
Mary can be seen as a role model for females interested to row their in career in any of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields, especially for using the family and child minding responsibilities as an opportunity to pursue further studies and full-time career.
Deputy Vice-chancellor’s award for excellence in learning and teaching: Year 2010
Nominee for Vice-chancellor’s award for excellence in learning and teaching: Year 2010
Mary has initiated a Service Learning Interest Group (SLIG) at Brisbane Campus facilitating engagement of students in discipline specific industry experience with Not For Profit or charity organisations.
Please find a CQUniNEWS item here on SLIG initiative
Casual Academic, Monash University, Melbourne 1995-1996
Casual Academic RMIT, Melbourne 1993
1. Academic Experience
Senior Member Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
- IEEE computational Intelligence Society
- IEEE Women In Engineering
- IEEE Computing society
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
Professional Association Roles
Chair IEEE Women In Engineering QLD Section for Year 2013
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Principal Supervisor
Computer Software - Computer Software not elsewhere classified
Computational Intelligence, Fuzzy/Neural Systems, Strategic Planning, Ubiquitous Intelligence systems, Education, Robotics and Automation