Prof. James Sethian

James Sethian is Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, Head of the Mathematics Department of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Director of LBNL’s Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA). His work is in computational fluid mechanics and materials sciences, medical and biomedical image processing, and simulation and optimization of industrial manufacturing processes.

He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the US National Academy of Engineering, and is the recipient of numerous prizes, including the Pioneer Prize, awarded by the International Committee on Industrial and Applied Mathematics; the Norbert Wiener Prize, jointly awarded by the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM); and Cozarelli Prize from the US National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Markijan Hulpalo

BDSc(Qld), MDSc(Pros)(Syd), FICD

Dr Hupalo graduated  with a BDSc from the University of Queensland in 1988. He served  as a Dental Officer in the Royal Australian Air force before commencing his specialist training in 1996. He attained his Master of Dental Science and specialist registration in 1999 after graduating from the Specialist Clinical Training Programme in Prosthodontics at the University of Sydney.  Dr Hupalo is in full time private practice in Sydney. His practice is restricted to treatment of extensive missing or damaged teeth. Apart for the traditional restorative solutions, both tooth and implant supported, his other area of special interest is in adhesive dentistry and conservative dental solutions.

Dr Hupalo holds a teaching appointment with the University of Sydney. He is an advisor to tertiary institutions and the dental industry and is a consultant to the legal profession.  Dr Hupalo is currently Vice President of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Prosthodontists. He is also a member of the Australian Prosthodontic Society and the International College of Prosthodontics.

Alec Christie

Alec Christie is a partner in the Intellectual Property & Technology Group at DLA Piper Australia, Sydney office, specialising in providing advice and solutions in Australia and the Asia Pacific region in relation to IT (in particular focusing on cloud computing and open source) and e‑commerce, commercialisation/licensing of IP (in particular in the life sciences sector), R&D projects, training agreements, joint ventures and use/creation of IP, capturing and using IP generated within organisations,  regulatory for medical devices,  privacy/data protection, data security, cyber risk and management and Big Data.

Alec has been recognised as a “Leading Lawyer” in the IT and IP practice areas every year since 1998. Alec has also been honoured in:

  • Chambers Global publication The World’s Leading Lawyers as “superb … a genuine regional expert”
  • Asia Pacific Legal 500 as “probably one of the best lawyers in his field”, “brilliant”, having “a wide range of knowledge of IT/IP issues both in Australia and globally”
  • Leading Lawyers as “a sought-after IT lawyer in Australia, he’s a highly pragmatic professional who assisted us in getting a very commercial result”
  • Australasian Legal Business Guide to Technology as “the primary partner mentioned for IT work, and …highly regarded”
  • Who’s Who Legal as one of Australia’s leading Information Technology lawyers, a “distinguished practitioner … lauded by clients for his excellent advisory work and  reviewing and negotiating IT licence agreements”.

Dr. Philip Norrie

MBBS, MA, MSc, MSocSc [Hons], PhD, MD, FRSN

In 1971 Dr. Norrie began his medical studies at the University of New South Wales, where he trained and did his internship at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney – famous as Australia’s Heart Transplant Hospital. After gaining his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees, Dr. Norrie gained an Australian Family Planning Association Certificate in 1980 and established his own solo family/general practice surgery in Sydney’s famous Northern Beaches Region.

He has now become the most degreed medical doctor in Australia as well as becoming a Conjoint Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales and the University of Newcastle, a Research Fellow at the National Institute of Complimentary Medicine at the Western Sydney University researching the health benefits of resveratrol, the Vice-Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee at the Northern Cancer Institute in Sydney and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales.