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Professor Daryoush Habibi is a Pro Vice-Chancellor and the Executive Dean of the School of Engineering. As a Pro Vice-Chancellor he works on the University’s strategic priorities in selected regions in Asia and the Middle East, including the establishment of a Branch Campus in Sri Lanka. As the Executive Dean of Engineering he has initiated and led the expansion and growth of engineering education and research programs at Edith Cowan University (ECU), and the development of an exceptional teaching and research environment and infrastructure, supported by highly skilled academics, to position ECU as a global leader in engineering education and research.
Professor Habibi promotes a strong focus on students, supports a quality agenda in research, and leads a comprehensive community and industry engagement profile at national and international levels. Under his leadership ECU has been ranked in the world’s top 175 universities for Engineering and Technology by the globally-recognised Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2020. This places ECU in the top 1% of the world’s universities for Engineering and Technology.
Professor Habibi is a professional engineer with 27 years of experience in industry and academia. Prior to his appointment as the Executive Dean of Engineering, he was the Head of School of Engineering from 2006 to 2015, during which time he initiated and led a program of rapid growth in ECU’s engineering portfolio, making his School the fastest growing engineering school in the nation. His other professional experience includes Telstra Research Laboratories, Flinders University, and Intelligent Pixels Inc., where he served as Vice-President Engineering.
Professor Habibi’s research interests include engineering design for sustainable development, reliability and quality of service in communication systems and networks, smart energy systems, and environmental monitoring technologies.
Professor Habibi holds the degrees of Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and Doctor of Philosophy, both from the University of Tasmania. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, and a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.
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