Science and Engineering

Events Items

08 July 2019

Energy Informatics is concerned with the analysis, design, implementation and use of information systems to increase energy efficiency. With carbon emissions changing the global climate, Energy Informatics support the important role that information systems can play in fostering emissions reductions, leading to positive effects on the environment. 

Energy Informatics

Carbon emissions are changing the global climate and information systems can play an important role in fostering reductions in carbon emissions, leading to positive effects on the environment. This Distinguished Visitor Lecture is based on the concept that Energy + Information < Energy, which creates the foundation for a new sub-discipline of MIS, Energy Informatics. 

In this lecture, a comprehensive framework for energy informatics will be introduced. Professor Watson has applied these ideas to the shipping industry (maritime informatics) as part of the EU-funded Sea Traffic Management project and a USDA grant for reducing the cost of lighting in controlled agricultural environments. He will also introduce the concepts of C (C prime) and E (E prime) and how these are pathways to creating a sustainable capital creation system.


Professor Richard Watson (University of Georgia)

Richard Watson is Regents Professor and the J. Rex Fuqua Distinguished Chair for Internet Strategy in the Department of MIS at the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business. He is also the Research Director for the Advanced Practices Council of the Society for Information Management.

Richard completed studies at the University of Western Australia (BSc and Dip Comp), Monash University (MBA), and the University of Minnesota (Ph D). In Australia,  he taught at Curtin University and Edith Cowan University, where he founded the Department of Information Systems. He is a visiting researcher at RISE Viktoria in Göteborg, Sweden and co-international coordinator for the Addis Ababa University PhD in Information Systems. In 2006, Richard was appointed a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems, and in 2011 he received the Association for Information Systems' LEO award, which is given for exceptional lifetime achievement in Information Systems.

Richard has published more than 180 articles in leading academic and practitioner journals, and written or edited more than 10 books, including a data management textbook and the first book on Energy Informatics. His current research interests are ecological sustainability, energy informatics and information systems leadership.

08 July 2019 - 08 July 2019
3.30pm - 4.30pm
QUT Gardens Point
Room B122, level 1, B block
QUT Institute for Future Environments
Register now
Calendar Event
Add Event to Calendar

Professor Richard Watson (University of Georgia)