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Letter from Melbourne - University of Melbourne

Dr. Timothy Baldwin
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
University of Melbourne

The ICT Building housing the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering The ICT Building housing the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Students relaxing on the South Lawn Students relaxing on the South Lawn

I hold Masters and PhD degrees from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, having studied in the research lab of the late Prof. Hozumi Tanaka from 1995 to 2001. I returned to Australia to take up a position at the University of Melbourne in 2004, where I co-direct the Language Technology Group.

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a top-ranking and high-achieving university, with a history of leadership in research, innovation, teaching and learning. The university is home to approximately 44,000 students and more than 3,300 academic staff, in a dynamic research-driven community which offers a wealth of cultural, institutional and recreational opportunities for social interaction, leadership and personal development. The Melbourne School of Engineering is located at the University's main campus in Parkville, a vibrant precinct just minutes from the city centre.

The University of Melbourne and Tokyo Institute of Technology have an active student exchange program dating back to 1994, centering around the Melbourne School of Engineering. The exchange program was the catalyst to me personally exploring opportunities for graduate research at Tokyo Tech, and I consider myself the fortunate beneficiary of a world-class education in a research lab environment which was congenial and supporting, at the same time as continually buzzing with energy, activity and fresh ideas.

It is my sincere hope that we can continue to grow the strong bonds that exist between the two universities, and generate ever more opportunities for exchange and research collaboration.

Tokyo Institute of Technology Bulletin No. 15 (March, 2010)