Dr Mark Staples

Dr Mark Staples is a Senior Principal Researcher in CSIRO’s Data61, and leads research in blockchain, software engineering, software architecture, and regtech. He is active in ISO’s international standardisation committee on blockchain and DLT (distributed ledger technology), and has been a member of OECD’s Blockchain Expert Policy Advisory Board, and the steering committee for the Australian Government’s National Blockchain Roadmap.


He previously held research management positions in CSIRO’s Data61 and in NICTA, and in industry has held software engineering and engineering management positions in companies developing implantable medical devices, electronic payments systems, and distributed control systems.


Mark has undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from the University of Queensland, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge.