Dr Andre Oboler addressing the United Nations (November 20, 2020).

Biography of Andre Oboler

Dr Andre Oboler is a leader with experience creating change and delivering results with impact for large and small organisations. He consults internationally for companies, not-for-profits and government. He is also deeply engaged in civil society, the profession and the community.

  • As the Founder and Managing Director of the Online Hate Prevention Institute he established this Australian charity in 2012 and continues to guide its growth and day-to-day operations tackling the rise of online hate. 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 Vice President (Members and Geographic Activities) for the IEEE Computer Society, Dr Oboler chairs the Society’s Member and Geographic Activities Board and serves on the society’s Executive Committee, Planning Committee, Finance Committee and Board of Governors. With over 225,000 members and 300+ chapters around the world, 200+ leading academic conferences, and many of the top journals in the field, the IEEE Computer Society is the home for Computer Science and Engineering leaders.
  • As member of the Global Public Policy Committee of the IEEE, he works on behalf of the IEEE Board of Directors to review proposed public policy positions for all parts of the IEEE as well as globally. The IEEE, is the parent body of the IEEE Computer Society and covers all fields of engineering and technology.  It has 419,000+ members across 160+ countries.
  • 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 School. He work covered cyber-security, cyber-terrorism, cyber-warfare, privacy, surveillance, digital identity and technology law and policy.  

Dr Oboler is 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. 

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.

Last updated: 2 January 2021.