Dr Iain Collings

Deputy Chief - Research
CSIRO Computational Informatics Division, Sydney, Australia

Contact Details

CSIRO CCI Division
Cnr Vimiera and Pembroke Roads
Marsfield, NSW 2122, Australia
PO Box 76, EPPING NSW 1710 Australia
E-mail: Iain.Collings@csiro.au
Telephone: +61 2 9372 4120
Mobile: 0409 782 294
Fax: +61 2 9372 4411


I am the Deputy Chief of a Division of over 460 staff and have over 20 years experience in research and development. I have demonstrated skills in strategic science leadership and planning, cross-disciplinary innovation, partnership excellence, development of world class teams delivering impact, project management, stakeholder engagement, change management, process improvement, business development and commercialisation.

My main area of technical expertise is in the design, analysis and implementation of digital communication systems.  This includes transmitter and receiver designs for future generation cellular mobile systems; wireless LAN systems; broadband DSL systems; and ad-hoc and sensor networks.  I have also worked on radar signal processing, noisy signal detection, general automatic classification problems, and software radios.


Iain was born in Melbourne, Australia.  He received the B.E. degree with first class honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Melbourne in 1992, and the Ph.D. degree in Systems Engineering from the Australian National University in 1995.  Prior to his current position as Research Director and OCE Science Leader of the Wireless and Networking Technologies Laboratory at the CSIRO ICT Centre, Iain was an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney (1999-Aug 2005), a Lecturer at the University of Melbourne (1996-1999), and a Research Fellow in the Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Sensor Signal and Information Processing (1995).

Research Interests


Current Associated Positions & Memberships

Awards - General

Awards - Best Paper

General Achievements

Professional Activities