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 is an unincorporated association with members in all states of Australia and across New Zealand.

Please visit https://www.acnc.gov.au/factsheet-unincorporated-associations-and-acnc-registration for details of the legal position and responsibilities of the unincorporated Not-for-Profit sector.

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 David Abramson University of Queensland

Vice President: Professor Michael Winikoff, Victoria University of Wellington

Immediate Past President : Professor Alistair Moffat, University of Melbourne

Secretary/Treasurer: Professor Jian Yang, Macquarie University

Executive team member co-opted:


Non elected roles are:

Admin Assistant : Alison Farr

Web Master : Alison Farr