About CIS-GReS

The home of CIS Graduate Research Students

About us

CIS-GReS stands for Computing and Information Systems Graduate Research Students. We are a group dedicated for all graduate research students with supervisors from the University of Melbourne's School of Computing and Information Systems.

We run a wide range of academic and industry-related events as well as networking and social events. These events aim to promote and build productive networks and linkages in order to open discussion, share research ideas and catalyse interdisciplinary research and support. The flagship of this is the annual CIS Doctoral Colloquium. Caring about student welfare and building a sense of community, we hold regular events as Weekly Tea Time, sporting events, and excursions outside the University.

We want to encourage you to get involved and be part of our community!

If you want to learn more about CIS-GReS, you could check our constitution.

Constitution for CIS Graduate Research Student Group V1.7 2017-10-23.pdf

Our goals

      • Enhance the academic and professional life of CIS-GReS members

      • Provide academic support and foster communication of research collaborations among members

      • Promote interaction, welfare, cohesion, and friendship between members via social events

      • Support the academic endeavours of members and to act as a representative of CIS graduate research students

      • Establish and maintain collaboration between members and industry partners

      • Maintain communication between current members and alumni

The Committee

Current Committee (May 2020 to May 2021)

President: Steven Spratley

Secretary: Difeng Yu

Treasurer: Peter Wang

Communications Officer: Qiushi Zhou

Activity Officer, Social: Anubhav Singh

Activity Officer, Academic: Steven Spratley

Activity Officer, Industry: Jing Wei

Past Committee (May 2019 to May 2020)

President: Xin Zhang

Secretary: Prashan Madumal Mathugama Babun Appuhamilage

Treasurer: Gabriele Marini

Communications Officer: Stefan O'Toole

Activity Officer, Social: Steven Spratley

Activity Officer, Academic: David Mann

Activity Officer, Industry: Kate Ferris (May 2019 - Oct 2019), Difeng Yu (Oct 2019 - )

Past Committee (May 2018 to May 2019)

President: Nick Smith (May 2018 - Jan 2018), Xin Zhang (Feb 2019 - May 2019)

Secretary: Zhanna Sarsenbayeva

Treasurer and Vice-President: Fraser Allison

Communications Officer: Ronny Andrade (May 2018 - Nov 2018), Malinga Perera (Dec 2018 - May 2019)

Activity Officer, Social: Danula Hettiachchi

Activity Officer, Academic: Xin Zhang (May 2018 - Jan 2018), David Mann (Feb 2019 - May 2019)

Activity Officer, Industry: Nicholas Akinyokun (May 2018 - Nov 2018), Subramaniam Ramasubramanian (Dec 2018 - May 2019)

Past Committee (December 2017-May 2018)

President: Abdulaziz Murad

Secretary: Peter Uchenna Eze

Treasurer: Fraser Allison

Communications Officer: Shima Rashidi

Activity Officer, Social (acting as Vice-President): Nick Smith

Activity Officer, Academic: Niels van Berkel

Activity Officer, Industry: Donia Malekian

Founding Committee (July 2017-November 2017)

President: Abdulaziz Murad

Secretary: Sarah Ellen Webber

Treasurer: Gerardo Luis (Ikee) Dimaguila

Communications Officer: Peter Uchenna Eze

Activity Officer: Doris Hoogeveen

Committee Member: Donia Malekian

Committee Member: Maria Veronica Torres Pena

CIS-GReS is the official group supported by the School of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne. It is also affiliated with the Graduate Student Association.