CV Tomasz Bednarz


Tomasz is a Director of Strategic Researcher Engagement at NVIDIA Corporation. My team at NVIDIA build active collaborations with top researchers and premier research institutions that do compelling, computationally intense work to solve some of the world’s most challenging scientific problems.

Earlier he was a Director and Head of Visualisation at the Expanded Perception & Interaction Centre (EPICentre) at the UNSW Art & Design and UNSW Computer Science and Engineering. He was at the same time, a Research Team Leader at CSIRO’s Data61 (leading Visual/Hybrid Analytics Team, in Software & Computational Systems research program). He also led Simulation and Modelling Cross-Cuttin g Capability for CSIRO’s Future Science and Technology.

Bednarz completed undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Physics and Applied Computer Science at the AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland. He completed his doctoral degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences at the Kyushu University, Japan; and received MBA (Technology) from the AGSM (UNSW), Australia.

His past roles reflect his conviction to a holistic approach to the wicked problems facing the collation, analytics and display of big data. His approach is expansive and encompasses the use of novel and emerging technologies. Over the last couple of years, he has been involved in wide range of projects in area of immersive visualisation, human-computer interaction, computational imaging, image analysis and processing, visualisation, accelerated computing, simulation, modelling, computer graphics, computer games, computational fluid dynamics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and multi-sensors assimilation.

Currently serving as a SIGGRAPH Asia Conference Advisory Group (SACAG) Chair, and is voting director of ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee. Earlier, he was Conference Chair of ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 (SIGGRAPH conferences are the world’s largest, most influential annual meetings and exhibitions in computer graphics and interactive techniques). Over last ten years, selected volunteering roles include Computer Animation Festival Jury (SA2004), Courses Chair (SA2017), Member of ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee (2013-2017), Virtual Augmented and Mixed Reality Jury (S2018), Reviewer, Panellist, Unified Jury Committee (2017), BoF Sessions Organiser, Submitter and Presenter. In years 2022-24 he is serving as SIGGRAPH Asia Conference Advisory Group (SACAG) Chair, contributing to the future of SIGGRAPH Asia conferences and connecting global research community.

Google Scholar Publications


2018 - 2020
MBA (Technology)
AGSM, University of New South Wales (UNSW) | Sydney, Australia
Received 2020 The MBAX Prize, which is awarded to the top performer in specialisation in the MBA (Technology) program 8625.

2002 - 2005
Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Engineering | Computational Fluid Dynamics, Experiments with Fluids, Visualisation
Kyushu University, Interdisciplinary School of Engineering Sciences | Fukuoka, Japan

Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Executive)
Australian Catholic University (ACU) | North Sydney, Australia

2001 - 2002

1997 - 2001


2022.04 - present
Director, Strategic Researcher Engagement
NVIDIA Corporation | Santa Clara, USA

NVIDIA Developer Programs

2023 - present
Visiting Scientist
CSIRO's Data61 | Sydney, Australia

Visiting Scientist at Data61 - Artificial Intelligence, Simulation, Modelling, XR.

2017 - 2022.04
Director and Head of Visualisation
Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre (EPICentre) | Sydney, Australia

UNSW, Art and Design, Computer Science and Engineering. Research Areas: Digital Twins, Simulation, Modelling, Immersive Visualisation, High-Performance Visualisation, Immersive Analytics, AI, Graphics Grammar, Computer Graphics, AR, VR, MR, Computer Vision, Computational Imaging, Art and Design.

2016.05 - 2022.04
Team Leader
CSIRO's Data61 | Sydney / Brisbane, Australia

Team: Visual Analytics (ex Big Data Visualisation and Analytics). Research Areas: Simulation, Modelling, Virtual Hubs, Computational Platforms, Big Data Analytics, Visual Analytics, Applied Computational Science, Accelerated Computing, Computational Imaging and Visualisation, AI.

February - November 2021
The Powerhouse Research Fellow | Ultimo NSW, Australia

Work on the exhibition Invisible Revealed, collaboration between MAAS and ANSTO. My contributions included: photogrammetry works, Augmented Reality app, AI for in-paining, AI for photogrammetry assistance.

2021 - 2022.03

2020 - 2022.04

2015 - 2021
Adjunct Associate Professor
University of South Australia (UniSA) | Adelaide, Australia

IT, Engineering and the Environment

2017 - 2020
Adjunct Associate Professor
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) | Brisbane, Australia

Science and Engineering Faculty, Mathematical Sciences, Applied Mathematics, Numerical and Computational Mathematics

2013 - 2018
Adjunct Associate Professor
The University of Sydney | Sydney, Australia
Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning The Design Lab

2015.03 - 2017.04

2015.11 - 2015.12
Visiting Professor
University of Wroclaw (UWr) | Wroclaw, Poland

Institute of Computer Science

2015 - 2016.04
Visiting Scientist
CSIRO | Brisbane, Australia

While working at the QUT full-time (unpaid leave from CSIRO)

2014 - 2015
Research Team Leader
CSIRO | Brisbane, Australia
Team: Statistical Inference Analytics Research Program

Guest Researcher
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Gaithersburg MD, USA

Information Technology Laboratory | Applied and Computational Mathematics Division
High Performance Computing and Scientific Visualization Group

2011 - 2014
Computational Research Scientist
CSIRO | Sydney, Australia

2009 - 2011
3D Visualisation Software Engineer
CSIRO | Brisbane, Australia

2005 - 2009
Senior Research Fellow
James Cook University (JCU) | Townsville, Australia

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

2006 - 2012
Kolor Design Pty Ltd | Townsville, Australia

Software and web development company, iPhone Apps development.


The Invisible Revealed exhibition received prestigeous Museums and Galleries National Award
MAGNA Australian Museums and Galleries Association

Collaboration between MAAS, ANSTO and myself in the role of Powerhouse Research Fellow. Our exhibtion was among 30 exhibitions nominated across five award categories, which spotlight the Australian cultural sector’s most creative and innovative cultural projects.

WAITRO People’s Choice Award - Low cost desalination device to supply potable water for remote areas

Team: Prof David Waite, Prof John Fletcher, A/Prof Tomasz Bednarz, Dr Yuan Wang, Dr Lloyd Lian


2017 and 2018

AIM Above and Beyond Award

1st Active Integrated Matter Conference, fot the role on the AIM17 organising committee

Merit Recipient at Queensland iAward 2015

For the NeCTAR co-funded project Cloud-based Image Analysis and Processing Toolbox

2012 - 2015
Julius Career 2012/13 Award
CSIRO Office of the Chief Executive Science, Australia

Total of $150k for 3 years towards achieving vision of connecting various areas of sciences to bring new scientific benefits to CSIRO.
Julius Career Awards are designed to enhance the careers of exceptional early to mid career scientists. The aim is to develop and retain outstanding early to mid-career scientists with a view to enhancing science quality and reinforce a culture of scientific excellence.

Career Research Achievement Award 2012
CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics

Career Research Achievement Award for valuable research contribution to the Computational and Simulations Sciences TCP since joined CSIRO Mathematics Informatics and Statistics in early 2011.

Outstanding Paper Award
10th Asian Pacific Conferderation on Chemical Engineering, Kitakyushu, Japan

Outstanding Paper Award for the presentation of the paper entitled “Effect of the Coil Size on a Convection of Air in a Cubic Enclosure”. This paper was selected for the outstanding paper award during the 10th Asian Pacific Confederation on Chemical Engineering in recognition of the originality of the research and the enthusiasm communicated in the presentation. APCChE 2004 Chairman - Masanobu Hasatani, signed the award.

2002 - 2005
Japanese Monbukagakusho Scholarship
The Monbukagakusho (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology - MEXT) scholarship to study at Japanese university (Khushu University)


2022 - 2024
SIGGRAPH Asia Conference Advisory Group (SACAG) Chair

16-20 October, 2023
22nd IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) Honorary General Chair

6-8 July, 2021

22-24 June, 2021
AI and Cyber for SME Growth Symposium Co-Chair

2020 - 2021
ACM SIGGRAPH External Relations Committee Chair
ACM SIGGRAPH External Relations

SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Conference Chair

2017 - 2020
SIGGRAPH Asia Conference Advisory Group SACAG (voting member)

2013 - Present
Individual Member
Khronos Group

2016 and 2017
Chair of Queensland IEEE Computer Society

2015 - 2017
Brisbane ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter Chair

2016 and 2017
Khronos Group Global Chapters Chair
Khronos Group

2014 - Present
Khronos Group Brisbane/Sydney Chapters Chair
Khronos Group


Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), Senior Member
ACM SIGGRAPH, Pioneer Member
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Computer Society, IEEE
Khronos Group, Individual Member


March 2024
Navigating the Path to Global AI Research Excellence Through European Ecosystem

Session from the GTC 2024 tailered for students and your professionals, sharing insights on carieers in AI.

June 2023
Exploring the scalable metaverse of AI and digital twins

Interview about the impact, business opportunities, as well challenges that Generative AI opens up, how digital twins will continue to evolve, and AI’s role in the metaverse

20-23 March, 2023

20-23 March, 2023

20-23 March, 2023

SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 Opening Ceremony

Opening ceremony, SIGGRAPH Asia 2022. 홍준표 대구시장, ‘시그래프 아시아 2022’개막.









SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Collaboration Story