Professor Steven Weller joined the ARC as Executive Director, Engineering, Information and Computing Sciences in March 2023.
Prof. Weller received the B.E. (Hons. I) degree in Computer Engineering in 1988, the M.E. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1992, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1994, all from the University of Newcastle, Australia.
During 1994–1997, he was a Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia. In 1997, he joined the University of Newcastle, where he served as Head of School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (2007–2009). He was also Assistant Dean Research (2011–2013) for the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, where he served as Deputy Head of Faculty (2013-2020). Over the period 2020–2023 he was Director of the Science and Engineering Challenge (SEC) a national outreach program inspiring young people to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects in senior high school.
Currently he is Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Newcastle. Highly awarded, Professor Weller is also an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales.
Prof. Weller's research interests are in control theory and its applications. He is especially interested in applications of control theory to energy systems, climate economics, and in cyber-security of modern power systems.