Vale Ariel Liebman
Professor Ariel Liebman 1968-2023
Professor Ariel Liebman was a key supporter of Australia 4.0. He worked at the intersection of ICT and the future renewable grid. Ariel was going to moderate one of the Australia 4.0 sessions but, since he was to be overseas at the time, he arranged for other colleagues to assist. Sadly, Ariel passed away after a brief illness on November 9th 2023 and will be sorely missed by his family, friends and colleagues.
Dr Ariel Liebman was a Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems in the Department of Data Science and AI at Monash University. From 2020, he was Director of the Monash Energy Institute, and in 2022 he set up and led the RACE for Networks Program in the RACE for 2030 CRC. The Program optimises the Australian electricity grid through customer engagement, distributed energy resources and network integration.
Ariel’s active research in the Energy sector focused on optimisation and AI-based decision support tools for operation and planning of smart-grids, microgrids and large-scale energy systems. Dr Liebman received his PhD in Physics (Quantum Optics) from University of Queensland, Australia.
May he rest in peace and his memory be a blessing upon the community.