Katina Michael is a professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University.
Previously Michael was associate dean international at the University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia, where she was employed in the School of Computing and Information Technology since 2002. She has held visiting academic appointments at Nanjing University (China) and the University of Southampton (U.K.) and has taught at the Singapore Institute of Management, as well as overseeing UOW engineering and information science courses in eight campuses in five countries.
She was previously employed as a senior network engineer at Nortel Networks (1996–2001). She has also worked as a systems analyst at Andersen Consulting (1996) and OTIS Elevator Company (1994).
Michael has published six edited books, as well as coauthored two 500-page reference volumes: "Innovative Automatic Identification and Location Based Services: from Bar Codes to Chip Implants," co-authored with MG Michael (Hershey, PA: IGI, 2009), and "Uberveillance: Social Implications" (Hershey, PA: IGI, 2014), co-edited with MG Michael. She has written more than 200 peer-reviewed papers.
She researches predominantly in the area of emerging technologies, and has secondary interests in technologies used for national security and their corresponding social implications.
Katina has been the guest editor of fourteen special issues including the Proceedings of the IEEE, Computer, IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, IEEE Potentials, Journal of Location-Based Services, Computer Communications, Electronic Commerce Research, and Prometheus. She was the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Technology and Society Magazine (2012-2017), and has been senior editor for IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine since 2015.
In 2017, Michael was awarded the Brian M. O’Connell Distinguished Service Award from the Society for the Social Implications of Technology. She is the founding editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society, which will be launched in 2020.
Michael is a professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the School of Computing, Informatics & Decision Systems Engineering. She studies the ethical, legal and social implications of emerging technologies, with a focus on implantable devices for medical and non-medical applications. The recipient of the Brian M. O’Connell Distinguished Service Award for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Society on the Social Implications of Technology, she's editing a special issue on "Machine Ethics: The Design and Governance of Ethical AI and Autonomous Systems" for Proceedings of the IEEE. She is the inaugural editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society. Her research interests include:
Privacy, Security, Trust and Control
Public Interest Technology
Social Responsibility and Accountability
National Security, Emergency Management, Critical Infrastructure and Risk
Biotechnology, Prosthesis and Non-Medical Applications
Regulation, Policy, the Law
Methodologies, Methods, Theories and Frameworks
Leadership, Values & Authenticity
Katina is the Director of the forthcoming Centre for Engineering, Policy and Society in the proposed Institute for the Future of Innovation in Society. The core team includes:
At the University of Wollongong
Guest Edited (Special Issues)
Refereed Articles (Peer Reviewed)
Editorials in Refereed Journals
Refereed International Conference Proceedings (Full Papers)
Refereed Encyclopaedia Entries
Poetry and Artworks
In Session 1 (Spring) of 2019 I will be teaching Welcome to the Future in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society.
In Session 2 (Fall) of 2019 I will be teaching a new course (TBA) in the School of Computing, Informatics & Decisions Science Engineering.
Previously at the University of Wollongong
Between 2001 and 2017 I taught predominantly at the University of Wollongong’s main campus. I have also taught at UOW’s Innovation Campus, Sydney Business School, and in Singapore to multiple partners. I have also given guest lectures at UOW Dubai, UOW Hong Kong, and INTI Laureate Malaysia to our international students. I have coordinated, lectured and tutored into several programs:
At different times during my career at the University of Wollongong, I have been the Academic Program Director for:
Degree and Course Areas Taught at UOW and UOW Partners
Completion of Introduction to Tertiary Teaching (ITT) Units 1 and 2 (2002-2003) and Unit 3 (2007) receiving a teaching scholarship on the theme of total curriculum management and distributive leadership.
Conference and Workshop Presentations
Conference and Workshop Panels
Conference and Workshop Tutorials
Invited Talks to Industry and Government
Invited Talks to Academic Institutions
Invited Talks to Citizen Groups
University of Wollongong
IEEE Technology & Society Magazine
IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine
University of Technology, Sydney
Institute for Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE)
Research Network for a Secure Australia (2005-2012)
Communications of the ACM (2005-2006)
Females in Information Technology (FIT) (2004-2008)
PhD Thesis (*currently):
Masters by Research:
Honours Undergraduate Thesis:
Computer Science Annual Software Project
University of Wollongong
Arizona State University
University of Southampton
Governance Positions at the University of Wollongong
Other Governance Positions at the University of Wollongong
PhD and Masters Thesis Examiner
Australian Privacy Foundation
Consumers Federation of Australia (CFA) Representative (2010-2016)
I was involved in approximately 100 business and network planning studies across Asia and North America.
United Technologies - OTIS