Professor Marcello La Rosa leads the Information Systems group within the School of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne, where he also serves as the Deputy Head of School for Engagement. Prior to 2018, he was a Professor at the Queensland University of Technology, where he led the Business Process Management Discipline (2016-17) and served as the Academic Director for corporate programs and partnerships (2012-17). He was also the recipient of an Information Systems Fellowship from the University of Liechtenstein and held a part-time Principal Researcher position at NICTA (now Data61).
Marcello attracted research funds in excess of AUD 6.5M from nationally competitive grant schemes and private organisations. His research interests span different Business Process Management areas with a focus on process mining and business intelligence, process consolidation and automation, in which he published over 100 papers, including articles in outlets such as ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, ACM Computing Surveys, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Journal of Systems and Software, Information Systems and Decision Support Systems. He obtained best paper awards at the Int. Conference on Business Process Management (BPM'13), Int. Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER'16) and Int. Conference on Software and System Process (ICSSP'17), and a distinguished paper award at the Int. Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE'18), as well as two best demonstration paper awards (BPM'17 and CAiSE'18).
Marcello is the driving force behind the Apromore Initiative, a strategic inter-university collaboration for the development of an open-source process analytics platform, which led to significant technology transfer. He has taught BPM to practitioners and students in Australia and overseas for over ten years. Based on this experience, he co-authored the textbook "Fundamentals of Business Process Management" (Springer, 2nd edition), through which he influenced the curriculum of over 250 universities in the world. Using this book, Marcello co-developed a series of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) on the subject, which have attracted over 25,000 participants to date.
Leonardo drives continuous process improvement through technology and has worked with many leading enterprises in APAC to enhance the performance of their business processes through architecture and automation as well as integrating their applications, platforms and data to enable disruptive technologies.