Professor John Hughes

John Hughes spent virtually all his working life at University of Technology, Sydney and in over 36 years he held almost every senior post from Acting VC to Dean or Acting Dean of almost every faculty.  He was Dean of the former Faculty of Mathematical and Computing Sciences for some 9 years and before that Associate and Acting Dean for many years.  His final position was as Director of the UTS Institute for Information and Communication Technologies. He was much loved as a teacher especially in introductory programming and his area of research, Computer Graphics. He also held various positions in the University of Otago and Auckland University of Technology. Zealand Computing Departments.

John was involved with the management of the Australian Computer Society for well over twenty years, making an invaluable contribution, particularly in the areas of ACS publications and membership standards and as Accreditation, Assessments and Appeals Board Director He was recognised formally for his involvement by being made an Honorary Life Member of the Society in 1990. He frequently represented Australia on International Computing Education bodies and contributed to various IFIP working groups. He was awarded the ACM SIGCSE Computer Educator of the Year (posthumously) in 2007. John was a tireless contributor to the ICT profession, and during his distinguished career he provided invaluable support to the industry, particularly in the education of ICT professionals. His friendship, leadership, wisdom and down to earth approach are greatly missed by many.