Woz coming to Sydney as a UTS adjunct professor

Apple's Steve Wozniak has taken up a position at the University of Technology, Sydney, as an adjunct professor. Sometimes in the flesh, and at other times teleconferencing.

Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak has joined the University of Technology, Sydney, (UTS) as an adjunct professor of the faculty of engineering and IT.

He will work with staff and students in the innovation and enterprise research laboratory within the school of software, and centre of quantum computation and intelligent systems.

Professor Mary-Anne Williams, associate dean of research and development of the faculty of engineering and IT, said that Wozniak will provide inspiration for UTS students.

"Woz is a strong advocate for technology and its impact on society," she said. "He constantly highlights the new possibilities for technology to change the world, and he will be working with us to help UTS reach its vision to be a leading university of technology."

Wozniak is due to visit the UTS city campus in December for the second time, and is expected to make up to two to three visits annually as part of his new position. For part of this, however, he will be sharing insights with research groups and students via telepresence.

"Woz constantly highlights the new possibilities for technology to change the world, and enjoys sharing his insights and experiences. The students have been totally wowed by the attention he has given them — one claiming he had changed her life in less than 60 seconds," Williams said.

Wozniack is a technology icon known for building the Apple I and Apple II with the late Steve Jobs. He also had a hand in the early development of solid-state storage company Fusion-io, which was recently acquired by SanDisk.

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