Eddie was born in Bosnia & Herzegovina and lived for extended periods in Switzerland and Germany before migrating to Australia. Dr. Eddie Čustović received a B.E. Hons. (Telecommunications) degree at the La Trobe University, Melbourne, and a Masters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, in 2007 and 2011 respectively. He completed his PhD in Electronic Engineering and Space Physics at La Trobe University and is a lecturer in the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.
Eddie has received numerous leadership and mentoring awards from the IEEE and educational institutions. He is currently the Project Manager – Engineering for a $3.5 million federal government initiative program called LEAP (Learn Experience Access Professions). The program is designed to offer hands on learning and increase higher education aspirations of students from low socio-economic backgrounds. Within this program Eddie has demonstrated a high level of organizational and communication skills, managing hundreds of volunteers from 9 Victorian Universities.
For several years he has been a very energetic and active member of the IEEE, contributing across all fronts. Eddie has created strong working relationships with students, student branches, chapters/societies and senior members of the IEEE Victoria Section.
Eddie was a member of the 2017 IEEE Entrepreneurship Initiative Steering Committee.