Since February 2018, Iven Mareels is the Lab Director for IBM Research in Australia. He is also an honorary Professor at the University of Melbourne. Prior to this, he was the Dean of Engineering at the University of Melbourne (2007-2018).
The IBM Research Lab in Melbourne, Australia develops the future of artificial intelligence and learning systems. Application domains are varied and include e-health systems, financial services, and intelligent interconnected infrastructure or the Internet-of-Things.
Iven is a Commander in the Order of the Crown of Belgium, a Fellow of The Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Australia; The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers USA, the International Federation of Automatic Control and Engineers Australia. He is a Foreign Member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts.