Dr Michael Ryan is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electrical Engineering at ADFA. He has twenty years experience in battlefield communications and information systems.He is a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon; the Telecommunications Engineering Management Course (UK); and of the Australian Army Command and Staff College. Throughout his military career, he has held a range of regimental and staff appointments. He holds Bachelor, Masters and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in electrical engineering. Dr Ryan is an internationally recognised expert on battlefield command systems and has studied battlefield communications systems in Australia, the United States, and Europe. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the international journal, Journal of Battlefield Technology, the author of a number of articles and a book on battlefield command systems, and the co-author of books on tactical communications architectures and electronic warfare. In his capacity as a part-time Army officer, Lieutenant Colonel Ryan is a Senior Research Fellow at the Land Warfare Studies Centre.
(Last updated: October 2001)