"Professor Singh exemplifies the unique NICTA model, which brings together world-class researchers with industry and government to solve important problems and create national wealth," said CEO Hugh Durant-Whyte.
"Every sector of the Victorian economy can benefit from the innovations NICTA creates. From optimising transport infrastructure to improving disaster management planning, NICTA is touching the lives of all Victorians.
"I am delighted that Professor Singh is joining us as it will significantly boost NICTA Victoria's focus on industry engaged projects in areas of strategic importance to Victoria."
"This role offers tremendous opportunities to solve some of the big challenges facing Australia, due to the scale, scope and excellence of NICTA's research and its rigorous focus on real-world problems.
"NICTA has some of the best information and communications technology researchers in the world and I will be working with them to further NICTA's value for industry and government in Victoria."