|Dr Nigel Ward is Deputy Director for the National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR) project led by the University of Melbourne. In this role he manages and co-ordinates NeCTAR’s program of 16 eResearch Tools projects developing cloud-based software tools for the Australian research community. With a technical background in distributed systems architectures and usability, Nigel is interested in how this project will use the elasticity of the cloud to distribute the image analysis computing load, and whether the project can encourage researchers to build and share image analysis workflows.
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|Dr John Taylor is currently Director, CSIRO eResearch & Computational and Simulation Sciences. Dr Taylor has written more than 140 articles and books on computational and simulation science, climate change, global biogeochemical cycles, air quality and environmental policy, from the local to the global scale, spanning science, impacts and environmental policy. Dr Taylor has worked as a Computational Scientist and group leader both at the Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory and at the Atmospheric Science Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Dr Taylor was Senior Fellow in the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago. Dr Taylor has served on the Advisory Panel of the Scientific Computing Division of US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the US National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center NUGEX Advisory Committee. Dr Taylor is a Fellow of the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand and is serving on the Board of the Australian Government’s NeCTAR project.
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|Dr Helen Sargent is the Executive Officer for CSIRO’s Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics (CMIS) Division. As Chair of this Committee, Helen maintains governance and quality assurance of this project’s milestones and deliverables. With a strong background in the life sciences and research commercialisation fields, Helen’s interests in this project are linked to the sharing of biological applications (namely human physiology imaging, microscopy, X-rays), as well as the enormous opportunities for open innovation and research collaboration. Ultimately, she believes that the end user has much to anticipate from the commercialisation and ongoing research outputs from this project.
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|Nick Marsh, Commercialisation Manager from the CSIRO IP and Licensing group, brings years of experience as an IP and licensing professional to the committee. Nick provides advice and assistance on IP protection and commercialisation strategies to the team.
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|Dr Timur Gureyev has a PhD in mathematical physics from Leningrad State University, USSR (1988). From 1989 to 1991 he worked in the Institute for Microelectronics Technology in Chernogolovka, USSR. He joined the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Melbourne, Australia, in 1993. Between 1993 and 1995 he was also a research fellow at the University of Melbourne. Dr Gureyev is currently a Senior Principal Research Scientist in CSIRO and an Adjunct Professor at the University of New England (Australia). He is involved in the development of new algorithms and software for X-ray imaging and computed tomography.
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