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Platform Staff

    

Dr David Barnes

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phone: 03.9905.0749
mobile: 0429.647.340
location: Room 329, New Horizons, 20 Research Way, Clayton Campus

Director & Associate Professor (Research)

David completed his PhD at The University of Melbourne in 1998 before working for the CSIRO, Swinburne University of Technology, and The University of Melbourne. David has published in the fields of radio astronomy, signal processing, scientific visualisation, visualisation for communication, education and outreach, and biomedical image management, analysis and visualisation. He has particular expertise in parallel supercomputing using graphical processing units for image computation and visualisation, and has significant experience as a project scientist in major e-research projects.

   

Mr Andreas Hamacher

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phone: 03.9905.4182
location: Room 318 (desk 8), New Horizons, 20 Research Way, Clayton Campus

Senior Visualisation Specialist

Andreas is a software developer with a history in scientific visualisation applications and research. After earning his bachelor degree in scientific programming he was employed at RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, in the Virtual Reality Group which also operates a CAVE system. There, Andreas worked across disciplines, helping researchers apply visualisation and VR methods to their fields.


 

Ms Nora Hamacher

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phone: 03.9905.1705
location: Room 335, New Horizons, 20 Research Way, Clayton Campus

Technical Support Officer

   

Mr Owen Kaluza

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phone: 03.9902.9809
location: Room 318 (desk 13), New Horizons, 20 Research Way, Clayton Campus

Senior Visualisation Specialist

Owen is a software developer with a keen interest in graphics applications and research who has wide experience creating software solutions in a range of fields. Since graduating from La Trobe University with a degree in Computer Science in 2009 he has been working with researchers at Monash developing cross-platform and web-based 3D visualisation software and parallel GPU-based implementations of scientific software. Owen is a senior visualisation specialist and develops tools for viewing and interacting with scientific datasets in high-resolution immersive VR environments and explores new scientific and creative applications of CAVE2.

 

Dr John Mansour

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phone: 03.9902.xxxx
location: Room 235, Building 28, Clayton Campus

Computational Scientist

John is an applied mathematician with extensive experience in developing software for HPC applications. Having completed a PhD at Monash University investigating the usage of particle methods for turbulent flow simulation, he crossed the divide to work on modelling highly viscous flows using mesh based methods. John has applied his skills within industry and academia, and across numerous disciplines, from fluid dynamics through to biomathematics and computer vision.

 

 

Dr Toan Dinh Nguyen

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phone: 03.9905.9334
location: Room 318 (desk 10), New Horizons, 20 Research Way, Clayton Campus

Senior Visualisation Specialist

Toan is a highly passionate software developer and researcher, focusing primarily on development of algorithms and applications for biomedical imaging, image processing, computer vision, video coding, and scientific data and visualisation. He obtained a bachelor degree with first-class honours in software engineering from Ho Chi Minh City University of Science, Vietnam, in 2005. He then received his MS and PhD in computer science from Chonnam National University, South Korea, in 2008 and 2012 respectively.

 

Mr Daniel Waghorn

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phone: 03.9905.4954
location: Room 335, New Horizons, 20 Research Way, Clayton Campus

Graphics Software Specialist

Daniel is a creative computing software developer with a particular interest in computer graphics and music. After completing a degree in games development at Monash University in 2007, Daniel moved to research into acceleration of musical synthesis routines using graphics processors, as well as human-computer music performance using interactive swarm algorithms. As a developer, he has worked with a wide range of game and media technologies to design and build software for research and education projects.

 
 

Mr Kingsley Stephens (affiliate)

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phone: 03.9905.2753
location: Room 318 (desk 9), New Horizons, 20 Research Way, Clayton Campus
 
Senior Visualisation Software Specialist (Faculty of IT / Monash eResearch Programmer)

 


Affiliated Staff

Ms Simone Heane

Executive Assistant, Monash eResearch Centre

Ms Julie Rothacker

Strategic Initiatives Manager, Monash University

 


Steering Committee

Professor Paul Bonnington

Director, Monash eResearch Centre

Professor Frieder Seible

Dean, Faculty of Engineering; Dean, Faculty of Information Technology; Academic Vice President

Professor Ian Smith

Vice Provost, Research and Research Infrastructure

 


Previous Staff

Dr Michael Eager - Research Programmer (2016)

Ms Mia Norris - Executive Assistant, Monash eResearch Centre (2016)

Ms Cheryle Allan - Executive Assistant, Monash eResearch Centre (-2016)

Dr Jonathan Khoo - Senior Visualisation Specialist (2014-15)

Dr Tsz Ho (Leo) Wong - Graphics Programmer (casual 2014)

 


CAVE2 Build Team 2013

Project Sponsor: Prof Paul Bonnington, Director, Monash e-Research Centre

Project Scientist: Dr David Barnes, Monash e-Research Centre, and Adjunct, Monash Faculty of IT

Project Manager: Troy Boulton, Monash e-Research Centre, and e-Solutions

Project Consultant: Nathan Bailey, Simplify Solutions

System Administrator: Dr Toan Nguyen, Monash e-Research Centre, and e-Solutions

Photographer: Philip Chan, Monash e-Research Centre

Onsite UIC EVL team: Dr Luc Renambot, Arthur Nishimoto

Offsite UIC EVL team: Prof Jason Leigh, Prof Maxine Brown, Prof Andrew Johnson, Dr Lance Long, Jonas Talandis, JD Pirtle, Alessandro Febretti

Onsite Monash student builders: Benjamin Chen, Elisha Pilcer, Hieu Pham, Michael Harman, Ozge Mertyurek, Kevin Tay

Onsite Mechdyne team: Daniel Vander Vort, Mike Kikker

Offsite Mechdyne team: Jocelyn Boehm, Matt Szymanski

We acknowledge and extend our sincere thanks to the many other Monash e-Solutions staff who contributed to the design and construction of the CAVE2, and to our partner vendors Dell and Mechdyne.