Centre for eResearch


Our people


View a list of the Centre for eResearch’s managers, researchers, support and administrative staff.

Centre Management team


The Centre Management team supports the Director with strategic planning, finance management and resource management. The team also administers the Centre operational management, coordinates with other University functions, leads Centre project management and accounts for the Centre KPI and stakeholder reporting.

 


Name

Title 

Professor Mark Gahegan Director, Centre for eResearch 
Marcus Gustafsson Manager, Operation
Jenny Lee Roper  Manager, Administration 

Computational and technical staff


The centre’s computational and technical staff are dedicated to provide efficient and effective management of services and information resources for the NeSI initiative and for e-research communities as a whole. These members provide vital support for the organisation’s research goals and day-to-day activities.

Name

Title 

Arron Mclaughlin eResearch Support, CeR
Bianca Haux eResearch Support, CeR
Dr. Brian Corrie Solution Manager, NeSI                                                                   
Cameron McLean Research IT Advisory Specialist, CeR
Dr. Chris Scott Scientific Programmer, NeSI
Dharani Sontam Research IT Advisory Specialist, CeR
Dominic Ritchie Research IT Solution Specialist, CeR
Dr. Doris Jung Research IT Advisory Specialist, CeR
Gene Soudlenkov Systems and Application Support Specialist, NeSI
Greg Hall Systems Engineer, NeSI
Dr. Jamie Diprose Research IT Specialist, CeR 
Dr. Jason He Research IT Specialist, CeR
Dr. John Rugis Visualisation Specialist, CeR
Jordi Blasco Systems Integrator, NeSI
Kumaresh Rajalingam Analyst Programmer, NeSI
Manish Kukreja Research IT Specialist, CeR
Martin Feller eResearch Support - Database and VMs, CeR
Nick Young eResearch Support - Research Data and Visualisation Specialist, CeR
Peter Maxwell Application Support Specialist, NeSI
Prashant Gupta Research Data Management Specialist, CeR
Robert Burrowes Technical Lead - Research Data Services, CeR
Sean Matheny  Virtual Machine (VM) Specialist, CeR
Shen Wang Analyst Programmer, NeSI
Sina Masoud-Ansari eResearch Support - Education and Training Specialist, CeR
Yuriy Halytskyy Systems Engineer, NeSI
Yvette Wharton Virtual Machine (VM) Specialist, CeR

Postgraduates and research fellows


The Centre hosts several PhD candidates from the Department of Computer Science. Our postgraduates are active members of the Knowledge Computation Group led by Professor Mark Gahegan, the Director of the Centre. 

The Knowledge Computation Group is interested in semantics; i.e., meaning (as opposed to raw data or information). Collectively, our main goal is to find ways to encode semantics into the raw information, so that we, as humans, can read, synthesise and categorise them with ease all the time.

 

Name

Research topic

Arvay Adam                        Building dynamic systems models that human domain experts can easily understand.
Cameron McLean Semantic eScience, Molecular Biology.
Euan Forsyth Geographic Information Science.
Gupta, Prashant Computational processes (machine learning algorithms) that determine the change.

Alumni


Name                                 

Title                                                                                                                               

Professor Paul Bonnington Inaugural Director eResearch                                                          
Nick Jones Co-Director, CeR
Dr. Bart Verleye eResearch Support, Faculty of Engineering
Dr. Benjamin Adams Research Fellow, CS
Dr. Benjamin Roberts Application Support Specialist, NeSI
Brandon Whitehead
PhD candidate
Daniela Dunn Tuakiri Representative, NeSI
Grand Wooding Technical Writer, NeSI
Dr. Jaison Mulerikkal HPC Application Scientist, NeSI
Dr. Jianning Tang eResearch Support, NeSI
Dr. John Spires eResearch Support, CeR
Dr. Matthew Moore
Research IT Specialist, CeR
Markus Binsteiner Software Developer, CeR
Mike Lee eResearch Support, CeR
Richard Hosking Research IT Specialist and PhD Candidate