Personal details

Name
Dr Sue Keay
Position(s)
Chief Operating Officer
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Centre of Excellence (COE) in Robotic Vision
Phone
+61 7 3138 2046
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

PhD (Australian National University)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Board Director CRC ORE
  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Adjudicator for Australasian Reporting Awards
  • ATSE IMNIS Esteemed Mentor

Biography

Dr Keay runs the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision, an ARC Centre of Excellence, tackling the complex challenge of applying computer vision to robotics. With more than 100 researchers distributed across Australian and overseas research institutions, the Centre aims to create new robotic vision technologies that will expand the capabilities of robots. Once robots can see and understand their environment we will finally reach the tipping point where robots can assume capabilities that have previously only been imagined.
With a PhD in Earth Sciences, Dr Keay has demonstrated national leadership, directing and ensuring impact from multidisciplinary R&D programs spanning science, engineering, business, economics and law. Recently, Dr Keay developed a successful $1.5m R&D project on humanoid robotics supported by the Queensland government to explore the vision capabilities of Softbank’s social robot, Pepper. A Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Dr Keay serves on the Board of the CRC for Optimising Resource Extraction. She is completing her MBA with UQ Business School, gaining a deep insight into public cloud adoption and cybersecurity as part of an international consulting project with the Wharton Business School (UPenn) https://gcp.wharton.upenn.edu/.

Honours and Awards

  • Invited to present at Geoscience Australia as part of their “Women in Leadership” series (2015)
  • Winner of UniQuest’s pitch competition, “Show Me the Money” (2012)
  • Defence Materials Technology Centre Award for “Leadership and Support” (2011)
  • Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA) Silver (2010, 2009, 2008) & Bronze (2007)
  • ARA Finalist in the Special Award for Communication 2008
  • Finalist Toastmasters District 69 Humorous Speech Contest (2002)
  • Indooroopilly Toastmasters Bernie Kelly Award for Achievement (2001)
  • John Conrad Jaeger Scholarship in Earth Sciences (1993-1996)
  • University of Newcastle Medal (1993)
  • Friends of the University Honours Scholarship (1992)
  • Herbert Porter Honours Scholarship in Science and Mathematics (1992)
  • Universities Credit Union Scholarship (1991)
  • Geographical Society of N.S.W. Prize in 3rd year Geography (1991)
  • Geological Society of Australia (N.S.W. Division) Prize in 3rd year Geology (1991)
  • William Vitnell Memorial Prize 3rd Year Geology (1991)
  • Irene Vitnell Memorial Prize 3rd Year Geology (1991)
  • Frank Stoddart Prize (1991)
  • CRAE Ore Deposits Prize (1991)
  • W.F. Geyl Prize (1991)
  • University of Newcastle/Australian Nuclear Science Technology Organisation Undergraduate Scholarship in Geomorphology (1990-1992)
  • Beryl Nasher Prize in Level 200 Geology (1990)
  • John Fallins Memorial Prize (1990), Mining and Metallurgical Prize (1990)
  • Prospectors’ Supplies First Year Geology Prize (1989).

LinkedIn Profile  https://www.linkedin.com/in/sue-keay-b9a8933/

This information has been contributed by Dr Sue Keay.

Experience

HONOURS & AWARDS

  • International Women’s Day speaker at Department of Justice (2017)
  • Chaired Panel of Women in STEM (2016)
  • Interview with Ian Berstein, founder of Sphero (Robotronica 2015)
  • Invited speaker at Geoscience Australia’s“Women in Leadership” series (2015)
  • Winner of UniQuest’s pitch competition, “Show Me the Money” (2012)
  • Defence Materials Technology Centre Award for “Leadership and Support” (2011)
  • Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA) Silver (2010, 2009, 2008) & Bronze (2007)
  • ARA Finalist in the Special Award for Communication 2008
  • Finalist Toastmasters District 69 Humorous Speech Contest (2002)
  • Indooroopilly Toastmasters Bernie Kelly Award for Achievement (2001)
  • John Conrad Jaeger Scholarship in Earth Sciences (1993-1996)
  • University of Newcastle Medal (1993)
  • Friends of the University Honours Scholarship (1992)
  • Herbert Porter Honours Scholarship in Science and Mathematics (1992)
  • Universities Credit Union Scholarship (1991)
  • Geographical Society of N.S.W. Prize in 3rd year Geography (1991)
  • Geological Society of Australia (N.S.W. Division) Prize in 3rd year Geology (1991)
  • William Vitnell Memorial Prize 3rd Year Geology (1991)
  • Irene Vitnell Memorial Prize 3rd Year Geology (1991)
  • Frank Stoddart Prize (1991)
  • CRAE Ore Deposits Prize (1991)
  • W.F. Geyl Prize (1991)
  • University of Newcastle/Australian Nuclear Science Technology Organisation Undergraduate Scholarship in Geomorphology (1990-1992)
  • Beryl Nasher Prize in Level 200 Geology (1990)
  • John Fallins Memorial Prize (1990), Mining and Metallurgical Prize (1990)
  • Prospectors’ Supplies First Year Geology Prize (1989).
This information has been contributed by Dr Sue Keay.