Bill Moran is the Managing Complexity Theme Leader for National ICT Australia, and Research Director of Melbourne Systems Laboratory (MSL), in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he has been a Professor of Electrical Engineering since 2001.
Previously he was Professor of Mathematics ('76--'91), Head of the Department of Pure Mathematics ('77--'79, '84--'86), Dean of Mathematical and Computer Sciences ('81, '82, '89) at the University of Adelaide, and Head of the Mathematics Discipline at the Flinders University of South Australia (91'--95').
He was a Chief Investigator ('92--'95), and Head of the Medical Signal Processing Program ('95--'99) in the Cooperative Research Centre for Sensor Signal and Information Processing.
was elected to the Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Science
He holds a Ph.D. in Pure Mathematics from the University of Sheffield, UK ('68), and a First Class Honours B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Birmingham ('65).
He has been a Principal Investigator on numerous research grants and contracts, in areas spanning pure mathematics to radar development, from both Australian and US Research Funding Agencies, including DARPA, AFOSR, AFRL, Australian Research Council (ARC), Australian Department of Education, Science and Training, and DSTO.
is a currently a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts
main areas of research interest are in signal processing both theoretically and in applications to radar, waveform design and radar theory, sensor networks, and sensor management.
also works in various areas of mathematics including harmonic analysis, representation theory, and number theory .