Robyn Owens

Robyn Owens

Professor Robyn Owens

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Office of the

Contact details
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
The University of Western Australia (M460)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 2460
+61 8 6488 1013
BSc W.Aust., MSc DPhil Oxon., FACS
Professor Robyn Owens is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and has responsibility for research policy development and general oversight of the University's research activities, postgraduate education, industry liaison, intellectual property and commercialisation.

Professor Robyn Owens has a BSc (Hons) from UWA and a MSc and a DPhil from Oxford, all in Mathematics. She worked at l'Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay, continuing research in mathematical analysis before returning to UWA to work as a research mathematician.

She has lectured in Mathematics and Computer Science at UWA, and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Berkeley, as well as for shorter periods in Thailand and New Zealand. Her research has focussed on computer vision, including feature detection in images, 3D shape measurement, image understanding, and representation.

Through her previous role as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research & Research Training) at UWA, Professor Owens led the development and research training of over 1900 research students. Prior to taking up that position, she was Head of the School of Computer Science & Software Engineering at UWA from 1998 until the end of 2002.
Key research
Computer Vision; Graduate Research; Research Quality
Research profile
Research profile and publications