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Biographical entry Percival, Terence

Electrical engineer, Information technologist, Telecommunications and Wireless expert


Dr Terence Percival is telecommunications expert who has directed projects at many of Australia's leading information technology laboratories. He has worked with OTC Australia, the CSIRO and most recently the NICTA (National Information and Communication Technologies Australia).

After completing his studies he spent several years contributing to the design and construction of major telescopes including the Fleurs, Australia and Very Large Telescopes.

In 1991 he joined the CSIRO, during this time he was a key member of the team that developed the highly successful Wireless LAN technology patented by the CSIRO and later acquired by Cisco Systems. In 2000 he founded and became the Director of the CSIRO's Centre for Networking Technologies for the Information Economy (CeNTIE). He remained in that position until 2004 when he became Director of the National ICT Australia Sydney Research Laboratory.



Education - Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Sydney University
Education - PhD, Sydney University
1983 - c. 1986
Career position - Joined CSIRO team developing the Australia Telescope
1986 - 1988
Career position - Joined the National Measurement Laboratory
Career position - Research Manager for the OTC's (Overseas Telecommunications Corporation) Satellite Communications Group
1991 - 1995
Career position - Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Division of Radiophysics
1995 - 2004
Career position - Director of the CSIRO's Telecommunications Engineering Initiative (TEI)
2004 -
Career position - Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to our RSS feed Home > People > Terry Percival Terry Percival Director, Broadband and the Digital Economy, National ICT Australia

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