Iven Mareels joined the University of Melbourne in 1996 and was appointed Dean of the Melbourne School of Engineering in 2007. Iven leads the ICT for Life-Sciences Program at the National ICT Australia (NICTA) Research Centre.
Iven has extensive experience in consulting for both industry and government. In May 2008, he was awarded the ATSE Clunies Ross Award by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) for a new approach to reducing water wastage using an IT-based management system in irrigation channels.
Most recently he was recognised as Distinguished Lecturer by the IEEE Control Systems Society 2005. He has published widely and holds a number of patents.