Dr Andrew Botros is one of The Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering's most successful and innovative alumni. Andrew completed our Dual Degree in 2002 as a University Medallist, with a Masters in Biomedical Engineering and a Bachelors in Computer Engineering.
Former Technology Leader at Cochlear Limited, and Young Engineer of the Year.
In 2005 Andrew created and co-led Cochlear’s AutoNRT™ project, a system that automatically analyses auditory nerve responses. It was the cochlear implant industry's first artificial intelligence system. A year later, Andrew was Engineers Australia’s Young Engineer of the Year for his contributions to cochlear implants, music acoustics, machine intelligence and the engineering community. His prior work in flute acoustics at UNSW won him the Siemens Prize for Innovation and the Australian Acoustical Society’s Excellence in Acoustics Award (http://flute.fingerings.info).
After AutoNRT, Andrew played a leading role in creating Cochlear's next generation suite of clinical software , enabling patient self-care for the first time with Remote Assistant Fitting and the Intraoperative Remote Assistant. This work earned him his PhD at UNSW in 2010, and in 2013, the resulting products were awarded Australian Good Design Awards®, the Powerhouse Museum Design Award, and silver winner at the Medical Design Excellence Awards.
When Andrew started at Cochlear in 2002, all software was for experts only, and quite labour-intensive. Now, surgical diagnostics, for example, have gone from experts taking up to an hour, to a single button press taking a minute.
Andrew is currently Director at Expressive Engineering.
Andrew is currently the Director of Expressive Engineering, his communication and analytics consultancy, and holds a senior management role at the Commonwealth Bank. In the past year he has travelled well beyond engineering, consulting to the National Disability Insurance Scheme for IBM, and publishing his work on digital government and open innovation in the Australian Journal of Public Administration
For all budding biomedical engineers out there, look no further than Dr Andrew Botros for incredible inspiration for where it can take you.
Congratulations, Andrew, we are so proud to have you as alumni.