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Professor Leon Sterling

Professor Emeritus


Professor Sterling received a BSc(Hons) from the University of Melbourne and a PhD in Pure Mathematics from the Australian National University. He has worked at universities in the UK, Israel, the US, and Australia.

His teaching and research specialties are software engineering, artificial intelligence, and logic programming.

From 2010-2013, he was Dean of the Faculty of ICT at Swinburne University of Technology, and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital Frontiers) from 2014-2015. He is past president of the Australian Council of Deans of ICT and a Fellow of Engineers Australia and the Australian Computer Society.

Research interests

Software agents; Agent-Based Systems; Software Engineering; Human Computer Interactions; Aged care; Information Technology in Education; Internet; Medical Devices and Diagnostics

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Co-Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Information Systems Development Methodologies And Practice - 460905
  • Artificial Intelligence - 460200
  • Automated Software Engineering - 461201
  • Empirical Software Engineering - 461202


Also published as: Sterling, Leon; Sterling, L.; Sterling, L. S.; Sterling, Leon S.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2023: Co-designing and co-evaluating technology experiences in residential care *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2020: Maturing design-led innovation processes with motivational models *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2016: Catering for individuals’ emotions in technology development *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2014: A randomised trial of a clinical prediction tool for targeting depression care (Target-D) *; NHMRC Project Grants
  • 2014: Increasing knowledge and motiviating collaborative action on Low Carbon Living through team-based and game-based mobile learning *; CRC Low Carbon Living
  • 2014: Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Biodevices and Diagnostics *; ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centres
  • 2014: Research & Application of user interface and design elements relative to aged use of technologies: Technology Voucher Program with Gass Ideas P/L *; Department of State Development Business and Innovation - Voucher Program
  • 2012: Personalisation *; Smart Services CRC
  • 2008: Socially Oriented Requirements Engineering - Software Engineering meets Ethnography *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme

* Chief Investigator