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Geospatial Information and the Law Cybersecurity policy Participatory and citizen science Geographical curiosities, maps and cartography Psychospaces and memory maps

1967 …2020

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Biography

A geographer-lawyer specialising in geospatial aspects of data, information and practical applications of technology, George conducted research in several areas of e-commerce and trade, environmental management, and the impact of information technology on societies. His most recent publication in 2020 is Cyberlaw in Australia (Kluwer:NL). These interests permit the pursuit of a wide range of collaboration with colleagues overseas and domestically and the seeking of new questions that solutions uncover. These interests also permit the exploration of the means of sharing knowledge, implement research results and influence policy and practice.

 George is a research scientist with the Institute for Applied Ecology and the Faculty of Science & Technology. Among the many research projects include the study of the legal and policy issues affecting geographic information science (GIS) and the practical problems in the application of technology in the creation, use and impact of digital spatial information.

 As a university academic and lecturer, George has taught courses in geography of South East Asia, location analysis, geostatistics, geographic information systems, environmental management and law, electronic law for business and government especially e-business and e-commerce and international trade, intellectual property law and the law of cyberspace.

 George Cho has held academic teaching and research appointments at various universities over the last 40 years including as Research Fellow at Katholeik University Leuven, Belgium, Visiting Professor at the University of Silesa, Katowiche, Poland, Academic Researcher at the National Academy of Science, Washington DC, Research Scholar at the Australian National University, Canberra; Tutor and Lecturer at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur; Teaching Assistant at the University of British Columbia, and Visiting Lecturer at Liverpool, England, Maynooth College, National University of Ireland, University of Hanoi, Keele University, UK and the University of Canterbury, NZ.

 In his professional career George has strong interests in higher education leadership, administration and research. He served as a Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research & Innovation at the University of Canberra (UC) in 2018, was appointed Chair of Academic Board at UC (2008-2015) and recently as Executive Dean Faculty of Science & Technology (2020-). The foci in these positions has been the search for novel research innovations in research & development and exploring how these have societal impacts.

 George has brought together multidisciplinary research and teaching teams that contribute to development of research projects and curricula. Such research collaborations also include lead industry associations and players to enrich teaching and learning in work integrated spaces for staff and students of the university. Strategic engagements have led to much translational R&D and to an enriched teaching curriculum.

 He has published his research in leading international journals and has presented keynotes at conferences, academic and professional fora, workshops and colloquia. As a subject matter expert George has contributed to public policy debates and institutions in Australia, NZ and the UK. Key agencies include the Australian House of Representatives, UK Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Ministry of Science & Technology, Vietnam, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Switzerland and the Canberra Regional Development Board, Australian Capital Territory. As a thought leader George has contributed by providing regular commentaries on information technology law and environmental management in both local and international media.

Research interests

  • Privacy and intellectual property issues in cyberspace
  • E-commerce and e-business law
  • Geographic information and geospatial analytics, science and the law
  • Environmental law, environmental planning and assessment
  • International trade and the legal framework for developing countries
  • Third world development: trade, aid and global interdependence
  • Logistics and transport geography

Student Projects Available

  • Geospatial Information and the Law
  • Cybersecurity policy
  • Participatory and citizen science
  • Geographical curiosities, maps and cartography
  • Psychospaces and memory maps

Education/Academic qualification

University of Canberra

1 Feb 199630 Nov 1996

Award Date: 2 May 1997

Bachelor, Australian National University

19851989

Award Date: 10 Aug 1990

Bachelor, University of Malaya, Malaysia

19651968

Award Date: 11 Dec 1968

PhD, Australian National University

19741979

Master, University of British Columbia

19681970

External positions

Research Fellow, KU Leuven

30 Jun 201631 Dec 2016

Visiting Professor, University of Silesia in Katowice

1 May 201630 Jul 2016

Professor (Visiting) - Department of Spatial Information Engineering, University of Maine

Nov 2004Jan 2005

Research Fellow (Visiting) - Board of International Scientific Organisations, Policy and Global Affairs Division, Office of International Science and Technology Information Programs

Aug 2004Nov 2004

Lecturer (Visiting) - Department of Geography, University of Liverpool

Jan 1997Jun 1997

Lecturer (Visiting) - Department of Geography, National University of Ireland, Galway

1997

Associate Professor - Geographic Information Systems and Law

19962005

Lecturer (Visiting) - Centre for Natural Resources Management and Environmental Studies, Hanoi University of Science

1992

Lecturer (Visiting) - Department of Geography, Keele University

Oct 1991Feb 1992

Lecturer (Visiting) - Centre for Natural Resources Management and Environmental Studies, Hanoi University of Science

1990

Barrister at Law, High Court of Australia

1990

Barrister-at-law, Supreme Court of New South Wales

1990

Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory

1990

Senior Lecturer - Environmental & Heritage Sciences

19881996

Visiting Fellow - Research School of Pacific Studies, Department of Human Geography, Australian National University

1987

Lecturer (Visiting) - Department of Geography, Keele University

Sep 1981Feb 1982

Lecturer - Applied Geography, Canberra College of Advanced Education

19771988

Tutor - Faculty of Military Studies, Department of Geography, University of New South Wales

1976

Research Scholar - Research School of Pacific Studies, Department of Human Geography, Australian National University

19741977

Lecturer (Visiting) - Department of Geography, University of Canterbury

1974

Lecturer - Department of Geography, University of Malaya

19731974

Tutor in Cartography, Universiti Teknologi MARA

1971

Assistant Lecturer - Department of Geography, University of Malaya

19701972

Teaching Assistant - Department of Geography, University of British Columbia

19681970

Tutor - Department of Geography, University of Malaya

1968

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Projects

Research Output

Australia Cyber Law International Encyclopaedia of Laws

Cho, G., Mar 2020, The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International. 441 p. (International encyclopaedia of laws; vol. Suppl 78)

Research output: Book/ReportOther

  • Prod-users of geospatial information: some legal perspectives

    Cho, G. & Crompvoets, J., 4 May 2019, In : Journal of Spatial Science. 64, 2, p. 341-358 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The INSPIRE directive: some observations on the legal framework and implementation

    Cho, G. & Crompvoets, J., 4 Jul 2019, In : Survey Review. 51, 367, p. 310-317 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    The Australian digital farmer: Challenges and opportunities

    Cho, G., 30 Aug 2018, 4th International Conference on Agricultural and Biological Sciences. Golabi, M. H. (ed.). 1 ed. United Kingdom: IOP Publishing, Vol. 185. p. 1-8 8 p. 012036. (IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science).

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookConference contribution

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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    2 Downloads (Pure)

    Al in everyday life: critical legal and meta ethical issues

    CHO, G., 2015, AI: Law, Philosphy and Geoinformatics. Jankowska, M., Pawelczyk, M. & Kulawiak, M. (eds.). Poland: Polish Foundation for Competition Law, p. 105-134 30 p.

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter