Distinguished Professor Brendan Traw

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Computer Scientist. Maker. Miner.#

Brendan Traw was a Distinguished Honorary Professor with the 3A Institute at the Australian National University and is now helping us to build out our systems capability at the School of Cybernetics.

After completing his PhD in computer science at the University of Pennsylvania in 1995, Brendan spent the next 25 years at Intel Corporation as a systems architect and executive, focused on solving challenges at the intersection of technology, policy, and business, rising to Fellow in 2003 and Senior Fellow in 2015. Along the way, he received 34 patents in the areas of content protection, systems architecture, and network security, two Intel Achievement Awards (Intel’s highest honor), and recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for two technologies of which he was a creator with their Technology and Engineering Emmy awards in 2009 (HDMI) and 2015 (HDCP).

Brendan loves solving technical challenges in a hands-on manner with maker projects always ongoing in his garage and as a partner in multiple mineral specimen mining projects across the western United States.

You are on Aboriginal land.

The Australian National University acknowledges, celebrates and pays our respects to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people of the Canberra region and to all First Nations Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

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