Professor Frada Burstein

Research Leader

Monash University

Professor Frada Burstein brings 30 years of academic research into decision theory and decision support systems to the CRN.

Director of Monash University’s Knowledge Management Research Program and the Monash Knowledge Management Laboratory, Professor Burstein graduated from the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Cybernetics of Tbilisi State University, Georgia, and completed her PhD in the Institute of Cybernetics, Georgian Academy of Science.

She has worked in Monash’s Faculty of Information Technology for the past two decades, carrying out extensive research into knowledge management  and decision support systems. She was a co-investigator of Australian Research Council (ARC) projects with the Bureau of Meteorology and Breast Cancer Support Group and ARC Discovery in smart information portals..and is a principal investigator for e-health projects, including an ARC linkage project for IBM in medical emergency management.

In 2007 she was part of the team that evaluated the effectiveness on internet-based intervention for the BeyondBlue Victorian Centre for Excellence.

Professor Burstein is working on a CRN project that addresses optimisation and efficiency of healthcare information systems, aligning with the CRN’s aim of promoting regional science and technological innovation to support regional industry.