Professor Marcus Foth
I currently serve a three year term (2021 – 2023) on the Australian Research Council’s College of Expert. To support the advancement of knowledge and contribute to national innovation, the ARC engages an ARC College of Experts to play a key role in identifying research excellence. Its members are experts of international standing drawn from the Australian research community: from higher education, industry and public sector research organisations.
In 2020, the QUT BeefLedger project I led was recognised as a Good Design Australia Award Winner in the commercial services category, and the BeefLegends community engagement component won a Good Design Australia Award in the design strategy category.
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) made me a Fellow for “a sustained and distinguished contribution to the field of computer science. Foth is the international thought leader who coined the term urban informatics – now adopted by universities and industry worldwide. Foth’s work makes clear how academic research can successfully respond to societal challenges.”
My h-index is currently 50 with 8,000+ total citations (Google Scholar).
I received a Young Tall Poppy Science Award 2013 by the Australian Institute of Policy & Science (AIPS) recognising Queensland’s best scientists, combining world-class research with a passionate commitment to communicating science.
In 2011, I was inducted by the planning, design and development site Planetizen to the world’s top 25 leading thinkers and innovators in the field of urban planning and technology.
Towards a Design Methodology to Support Social Networks of Residents in Inner-City Apartment Buildings Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) QUT Vice-Chancellor’s Initiative Scholarship [amongst the Top 10 PhD applicants] Scholarship from the Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID) Executive Dean’s Commendation for Higher Degree Research 2006
Backing up the Smart State: E-Security in Queensland’s Small and Medium Enterprises Grade Point Average (GPA): 7.00
Diplom-Informatiker (FH) Medieninformatik equivalent to Bachelor of Computer Science (First Class Honours) (Media Informatics) equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA): 6.79 Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement 2002, Mayor of Furtwangen, Germany
Grade Point Average (GPA): 6.63 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence 2000