Keynote speakers

Understanding Students’ Needs in the Age of the Internet
by Prof. Cesar Ortega-Sanchez

Prof. Cesar Ortega-Sanchez

Associate Professor Cesar Ortega-Sanchez is a Computer Systems Engineer from the Metropolitan Autonomous University in Mexico City. He obtained the degree of Master of Science in Digital Systems from Brunel University in London, and the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Electronics from the University of York. He joined Curtin University in 2005 as Senior Lecturer of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department where he taught courses in digital design and embedded systems. In recent years he has taken leading roles in teaching and learning at School and Faculty levels. He is currently Academic Lead of the Engineering Foundation Year, the common first year of engineering serving 800+ student engineers every year. He has supervised over 100 undergraduate and postgraduate theses and has published over 60 papers on Electronics and Engineering Education. His research interests are in embedded systems, bio-inspired architectures, intelligent systems and engineering education. He is a consultant in curriculum design, capstone projects, and first year experience. In 2015 he won a national citation from the Australian Office of Learning and Teaching for his outstanding work facilitating activities to improve students’ employability skills.