Robert Steele


Office Location

Innovation, Science, and Technology Building, 4700 Research Way, Room 2034, Lakeland, FL 33805


Ph.D. in Computer Science, Flinders University, 2000
B.S. (Honors), in Computer Science, University of Adelaide, 1995
B.S. in Mathematics & Computer Science, University of Adelaide, 1994


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Dr. Robert Steele serves as professor of data analytics. He has authored more than 130 peer-reviewed publications, and his work has been patented and successfully commercialized. Steele has extensive experience securing competitive external research funding, particularly with partnering with industry to do so. His research interests include mobile information systems, informatics, cybersecurity, machine learning, sensor-based systems and analytics. He has also served as the vice chair of the ACM special interest group on mobility of systems, users, data and computing, ACM SIGMOBILE.

Steele has a leading international research record and is a national leader in the field of health informatics and analytics. He also has extensive administrative experience in large, complex and leading research institutions internationally and at all levels of program leadership, curriculum development and teaching.



  • Artificial intelligence
  • Health informatics
  • Data mining
  • Mobile and ubiquitous computing
  • Clinical informatics


Professional Activities

  • Vice Chair, ACM Special Interest Group on Mobility (ACM SIGMOBILE), 2009-2013
  • Academic Forum Member, American Medical Informatics Association, 2014-2017



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