About Us


The Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia, CORE, is an association of university departments of computer science in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to 2004 it was known as the Computer Science Association, CSA.


The purposes for which the Association is established are:

  • to create a professional association of those engaged in computer science and information technology in higher education and research institutes and to facilitate their professional development;
  • to assist and advance research in computer science and information technology in higher education and research institutes;
  • to assist and advance teaching in computer science and information technology in higher education;
  • to provide a forum for those interested in computer science andinformation technology so as to stimulate discussion of relevant issues; and
  • to promote co-operation and liaison with other groups and organizations which have related or complementary purposes and activities.


CORE Executive

The CORE executive is elected annually at the AGM/Hods&Profs Meeting at ACSW.  Nominations for the executive are sought in the December of the preceding year.  The current executive consists of;


President : Professor Alistair Moffat, University of Melbourne
Vice-President/Secretary : Professor Gillian Dobbie, University of Auckland
Immediate Past President : Professor Lin Padgham, RMIT University
Treasurer: Professor David Abramson University of Queensland
Executive team member co-opted: Professor John Grundy, Deakin University


Non elected roles are:
Conference Coordinators: Nicholas Falkner, University of Adelaide
Admin Assistant : Alison Handley
Web Master : Alison Handley