Biography of Andre Oboler

Dr Andre Oboler is a leader with experience creating change and delivering results with impact for large and small organisations.

  • As the Founder and Managing Director of the Online Hate Prevention Institute he established this Australian charity and has guided its growth and day-to-day operations tackling the rise of online hate since 2012. He also leads the organisations research into all forms of online hate and extremism and develops programs to increase community resilience and cohesion and improve online transparency.
  • As an Expert Member of the Australian Government’s delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance he represents Australia internationally and engages with both international experts and diplomats.
  • As Chair of the IEEE Computer Society‘s Geographic Activities Committee he oversees 750+ local chapters of the society operating all over the world and supporting tens of thousands of members.
  • As member of the Global Public Policy Committee of the IEEE, he works on behalf of the Board of Directors to review proposed public policy positions for all parts of the IEEE as well as globally.
  • As a member of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria‘s executive, and a Victorian Councillor on the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, he represents the Jewish community at both state and national levels and contributes to community decision making.
  • As an honorary associate of the La Trobe Law School he is part of the LawTech research group and the university’s Cyber Security focus. He was previously a Senior Lecturer in the Law.

Dr Oboler received his PhD in computer science from Lancaster University, UK and his LLM(JD) and B. Comp. Sci (Hons) from Monash University, Australia. He has also been a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Political Science at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a member of the ROI Community.

Dr Oboler offers consultancy services to companies, NGOs and governments. He is also available to the media for expert commentary on matters related to antisemitism, online hate of all types, extremism, privacy, cyber-warfare and issues related to the social implications of technology. As all his roles are currently voluntary, suitable job offers are welcome. 

Last updated: 25 May 2020.