Professor of Computer Science
School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Professor Philip Sallis is Pro Vice-Chancellor in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor. He has held previous seconded roles as Acting Dean, Acting Head of School and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research).
Professor Sallis completed a PhD at City University of London (1979) and held academic positions there and in Sydney. In 1987 he was appointed to the Foundation Chair in Information Science at The University of Otago prior to coming to AUT.
He joined AUT in 1999 as AIT became established as a university. He was Deputy Vice-Chancellor until 2009 when he resumed his research work in geocomputation and led a research group at AUT while also leading a Chilean government funded project and participated in other projects in South America, Japan and Germany.
Professor Sallis’ research has been predominantly in the fields of software engineering and geocomputation. In this he has focused his interest on instrumentation and measurement.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, a Life Member of the International Association of Mathematical Geosciences and a Member of The Royal Society of New Zealand.