Mohan Krishnamoorthy is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Partnerships) at the University of Queensland. Prior to joining UQ in August 2017, Mohan was at Monash University where he held the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Industry Partnerships) since 2015. From 2009 to 2015, Mohan was the inaugural CEO of the IITB-Monash Research Academy, a trans-national research partnership between IIT Bombay and Monash University, which he helped establish. Today, this joint venture research academy has some 200 jointly-supervised PhD students working on a wide range of interesting research problems. Mohan has demonstrated strategic and visionary leadership in building partnerships, establishing new ventures and maximising performance in the face of scale and complexity.
Mohan is passionate about leadership in an R&D institution, as evidenced by the significant leadership roles he has held with both Monash and CSIRO. During his time as Science and Industry Manager, Program Leader and Member of the Divisional Executive of the CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences, Mohan led a team of 70 scientists working in the ‘digital decision technologies for service industries’ program, and was responsible for strategy development, project management, program delivery and external earnings. Mohan was awarded his PhD in Operations Research in 1990 from Imperial College, London, UK. Mohan’s own research focuses on the development of advanced mathematical optimisation models and algorithms that turn data into information that can be used to make better decisions.
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