Liz Burd is Pro Vice-Chancellor in Learning and Teaching at the University of Newcastle (Australia). A computer scientist with an international reputation in the field of education, she is particularly recognized for her pioneering research into technology enhanced education. She has served as Vice-President of Educational Activities for the IEEE Computer Society (2010-2012), a role that gave her the opportunity to influence the development of international education within the science, technology and engineering disciplines. Prior to her current appointment, she was a professor at Durham University (United Kingdom) for 19 years. Her many awards for enhancing the learning and teaching experience include a National Teaching Fellowship and the 2008 IEEE Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award.