6-8 August, 2025
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Salah Sukkarieh

Salah Sukkarieh is the Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at the University of Sydney. He was awarded the NSW Science and Engineering Award for Excellence in Engineering and Information and Communications Technologies in 2014; one of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers by Engineers Australiain 2016; in 2017 the CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science, one of 11 Launch Food Innovators worldwide, and the AFR True Leaders Game Changer; and in 2019 was nominated as one of the 2019 NSW Australian of the Year, as well as being recognised by Engineers Australia’s as one of their Centenary Heroes. Salah is a Fellow of Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and IEEE Senior Member. He has over 500 academic and industry publications in robotics and intelligent systems. From 2019-2022 he was the CEO of Agerris, an Agtech startup company spun out of the ACFR, where he led the manufacturing and commercialisation of on-farm robotic solutions to improve agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability. He was the Director Research and Innovation at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics from 2007-2018, where he led the strategic research and industry engagement program in the world’s largest field robotics institute. Salah has received over $50min university-industry-government research grants in the last ten years, and is recognised as an international expert in the research, development and commercialisation of field robotic systems. He has led a number of robotics and intelligent systems R&D projects in logistics (Patrick Stevedores), commercial aviation (Qantas), aerospace (various national and international agencies), education (Australian Government), environment monitoring (Australian Government), agriculture (horticulture, grains, meat and livestock) and mining (Rio Tinto).

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