Katina Michael (Senior Member, IEEE) received the Bachelor of Information Technology degree from the School of Mathematical and Computing Science, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia, in 1996, the Doctor of Philosophy degree in information and communication technology from the Faculty of Informatics, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, in 2003, and the Master of Transnational Crime Prevention degree from the Faculty of Law, University of Wollongong in 2009.
Since 2018, she has been a Tenured Professor with the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA. She is also the Director for the Society Policy Engineering Collective, and a Senior Global Futures Scientist with the College of Global Futures. She is the Founding Chair of the Master of Science in Public Interest Technology with ASU and has hosted the PIT Colloquium since 2020. She was a Professor with the School of Computing and Information Technology, University of Wollongong from 2002 to 2020 and the Associate Dean (International) of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Wollongong from 2013 to 2017.
She has previously been employed as a Senior Network Engineer with Nortel Networks, Wollongong, from 1996 to 2001. She has also worked as a Systems Analyst with Andersen Consulting, North Sydney, NSW, Australia, and OTIS Elevator Company, Minto, NSW, Australia. She has published hundreds of peer-reviewed papers, over 20 special issues, and authored and edited several books. She researches predominantly in the area of emerging technologies and their ethical, legal, and social implications.
Prof. Michael has received national funding from the National Science Foundation, the Canadian Social Sciences Research Council, and the Australian Research Council. The grants have related to the design and manufacture of biomedical devices and implants with the goal to develop use-inspired and human-centered devices; adaptive AI training systems in manufacturing; citizen-centered smart cities and smart living; fostering responsible innovation through critical by design methods, and location-based services regulation.
She is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society, and was formerly the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. She was also a Senior Editor of the IEEE Consumer Technology Magazine from 2015 to 2022, an Editor of the Computer & Security from 2012 to 2013, and the Technical Editor of the Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research from 2005 to 2011.
Prof Michael was the Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society from the University of Wollongong in 2010, the University of Toronto in 2013, and Arizona State University in 2020. Most recently, she was the Executive Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Digital Privacy and Social Media, San Jose, CA, USA, in 2022. She has also ran an annual international workshop on the Social Implications of National Security (SINS) since 2006 focused on human factors of emerging technologies.