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Professor Demidenko is the current Associate Head of School Engineering & Advanced Technology in Massey University, New Zealand. He was previously the Head of Centre of Technology and concurrently Vice-President (Academic) in RMIT International University Vietnam, and earlier Professor of Electrical and Computer System Engineering and Head of School of Engineering at Monash University Malaysia campus.
Professor Demidenko received an ME (Computer Eng.) from Belarusian State University of Informatics & Radio Electronics in 1977 and PhD (Eng. Cybernetics & Information Theory) from Institute of Engineering Cybernetics, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in 1984. He holds also two post-doctoral academic degrees – Senior Scientist (Control Eng.) and Docent (Informatics, Control and Computer Eng.) awarded by the State Higher Attestation Committee of the Council of Ministers of the USSR and Republic of Belarus respectively, as well as Certificate in Teaching (Higher Education) from Singapore Polytechnic in conjunction with Sheffield University, UK.
During his engineering career he progressed from an electronic design engineer to the Head of Joint (industry-academy) Test Laboratory of the Brest Computer Corporation (a large computer system manufacturing company with more than 12,000 staff) and Head of Centre for International Research Collaboration by working for the National Academy of Sciences and industry. He specialised in electronic instrumentation and testing with application for automotive, aerospace, defence and computer manufacturing industries. Since the 90s he has been on the academic and research staff of institutions of higher learning of several countries (Belarus, UK, Italy, Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia), where he was in charge of a number of academic programs as well as a member of numerous committees, boards and panels.
Areas of current research and academic interest of Professor Demidenko include Electronic Design & Test, Fault-Tolerance, as well as Digital Signal Generation & Processing. He has supervised and/or participated in more than 30 funded research projects and programs. Professor Demidenko has enjoyed working in close collaboration with major industrial companies such as Texas Instruments, Freescale Semiconductors, Flextronics, Intel, and others. He has initiated valuable international collaboration in research and education with a number of industrial companies and tertiary education providers across Asia and Europe. His publication list includes three co-authored books, 10 book chapters, more than 120 refereed journal and conference papers, over 40 non-refereed publications, 11 edited books and journal special issues and 25 engineering patents. He has been the recipient of several national, regional and university awards for excellence in research and teaching.
Professor Demidenko is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Computer Society (CS) Golden Core Member, Fellow of the Institution of Technology and Engineering (IET) and UK Chartered Engineers. He has been a recipient of numerous awards from professional institutions and organisations for his service and achievements.
Professor Demidenko has been active in the field of technical publications. He is an associate editor for six international peer-reviewed journals, and has been a reviewer for numerous journals and conferences. He has been a Guest Editor for a number of special issues of reputable international journals and proceedings. Professor Demidenko also devotes time and energy to professional societies and professional registration and accreditation bodies, having held leadership roles in IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, Test Technology Technical Council of IEEE CS, Institution of Engineering and Technology, and others. He has also contributed to the organisation of over 100 international conferences.