The Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences (QAAS) council has elected ADM+S researchers Professor Daniel Angus, Professor Axel Bruns and ADM+S International Advisory Board Member Distinguished Professor Stuart Cunningham AM to join the ranks of the academy.
Invited membership to the QAAS recognises significant eminence and contributions to the arts and sciences as a practitioner.
Professor Daniel Angus says that the QAAS is doing immensely important work in bringing together thought leaders from a range of disciplines.
“Having straddled the social and computing sciences for most of my career I know how important it is to have mentors who can support inquiry from a range of theoretical and methodological backgrounds.
I am honoured to receive this recognition and look forward to continuing to grow the reputation and recognition of the arts and sciences in Queensland” said Professor Angus.
Professor Daniel Angus is Professor of Digital Communication in the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) at QUT and an Associate Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S).
Daniel’s research focuses on the development and application of visual computational analysis methods in communication and media studies, with a specific focus on conversation and social media data.
Daniel has been involved in computer science research for 20 years and he contributes regularly to media and industry on the impact of technology on society.
Professor Axel Bruns is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and a Professor at the DMRC at QUT, and a Chief Investigator at the ADM+S.
Axel’s current work focusses on the study of user participation in social media spaces, and its implications for our understanding of the contemporary public sphere, drawing especially on innovative new methods for analysing ‘big social data’.
Distinguished Professor Stuart Cunningham AM is a Distinguished Professor of Media and Communications at QUT. He has published extensively on topics such as emerging digital industries, the creative industries and national innovation policy, and Australian screen culture and industry and directed the first ARC Centre of Excellence based outside the sciences.
Stuart is a fellow of the UK-based Academy of Social Sciences and the International Communication Association, and an inaugural fellow in Cultural and Communication Studies, Australian Academy of the Humanities. Stuart was invested as a Member of the Order of Australia in 2015 and has held numerous key advocacy, advice and governance roles in his career.
The Academy is Queensland’s peak body for scholars in arts and sciences. It exists to stimulate activity in those areas that lie on the intersection between disciplines, and to provide independent scholarship and advice for social and public policy.