Dr Dale Lambert – PSM, BSc, BA(Hons), BA, PhD, GradCertMgt, DSc, FTSE

Dr Dale A. Lambert is the Chief of Information Sciences Division in the Defence Science and Technology Group within the Australian Department of Defence in Adelaide, Australia.

He was previously: the Chief of Cyber and Electronic Warfare Division; the acting Chief of National Security and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division; the Director General of Science Strategy and Policy for Defence Science and Technology in Canberra; and the Research Leader of Intelligence Analytics.

Dr Lambert is a world-leading scientist in High-Level Information Fusion, the process in which a machine automatically combines multiple signal, image and text data sources to automatically comprehend current events and automatically predict future events. He was contracted from Australian Defence to Swedish industry for four years to design and implement an Artificial Intelligence system for Sweden's airborne defence. The final Swedish system was subsequently on-sold to several nations in Europe, Asia and South America. Dr Lambert is an internationally sought-after journal reviewer, speaker, panellist, award committee member, and has over 70 publications. His second co-authored and co-edited Information Fusion book has been used in international conference tutorials in Singapore, Turkey, Spain, the USA and Germany, and was subsequently translated into Chinese and published in China by the Chinese National Defense Industry Press.

Between 2019 and 2021 Dr Lambert completed two years as Chair of the Executive Chairs of The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP), providing administrative oversight of the largest cooperation on defence science and technology between Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the
United Kingdom and the United States. While serving as Chair of the five-nation TTCP Technical Panel on Information Fusion earlier in his career, he received a TTCP Achievement Award in 2006 for that panel's published book and then in 2021 received a TTCP Distinguished Service

Dr Lambert has held several additional roles on behalf of Defence Science and Technology. These include being a member of senior Defence committees and being a member or chair of seven different university advisory boards. He has also been a postgraduate supervisor
for several institutions.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest technical professional organisation, presented Dr Lambert with the IEEE Harry Rowe Mimno Award at a ceremony in Washington DC in 2015 for "excellence in technical communication". He was
awarded the Public Service Medal in the 2020 Australia Day Honours List for "outstanding public service in the use of artificial intelligence in surveillance and reconnaissance, command and control, intelligence and autonomous platforms". In 2021 he was elected as a Fellow of the
prestigious Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, a learned academy that helps Australians understand and use technology to solve complex problems.

Dr Lambert holds: a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science; a first-class Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence; a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics; a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Artificial Intelligence; a Graduate Certificate of
Management in Scientific Leadership; and a Doctor of Science degree in Information Fusion. TheDoctor of Science degree "... is the highest qualification awarded by the University" and "... is of a higher standing than either a Masters by Research degree or the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)".