The researchers that work with us are the best in the world

Our people are some of the brightest in the world
Pawsey researchers are the heart of what we do – to answer questions, solve complex problems, and advance Australia science for the benefit of humanity. The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre team works to accelerate Australia’s scientific breakthroughs with a vested interest in the future of the nation’s scientific competitiveness. Our focus on excellence and impact is supporting researchers in domains including astronomy, life sciences, medicine, energy, resources and artificial intelligence.

We are growing knowledge and expertise to advance research possibilities for the world. If you think our computers are exciting? Wait until you meet the people accelerating and enabling scientific breakthroughs at Pawsey.

To learn more about our people click on their profiles below.

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Alan Mark – School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland
Ann Backhaus – Education & Training Manager, Pawsey
Ashley Chew – HPC & Systems Administrator, Pawsey
Audrey Stott – Bioinformatics Platforms Specialist, Pawsey
Brittany Robertson – PhD Candidate | BSc (Hons) Molecular Biology, Murdoch University
Casey Myers – Designing the program to demonstrate quantum advantage
Chenoa Tremblay – Postdoctoral Fellow in Dark Magnetism, CSIRO
Chris Harris – Senior Supercomputing Specialist, Pawsey
Debra Bernhardt – ARC Laureate Fellow, Australian Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology & School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences
Igor Bray – Head of Physics & Astronomy, Curtin University
Jennifer Yeung – Pawsey HPC Research Fellow, University of Ontario
Jingbo Wang – Head of Physics Department, University of Western Australia
John Langoulant – former Pawsey chair
Julio Soria – Director of Research, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Monash University
Karen Lee-Waddell, Deciphering the data of the Universe, Australian SKA Regional Centre
Lachlan Campbell – Research Data Specialist, Pawsey
Linqing Wen – Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery, University of Western Australia
Luca Cervigni – Designing the systems for superior data storage
Melanie Johnston-Hollitt – Director Murchison Widefield Array
Merran Smith – University of Western Australia, Board Member
Nicola Armstrong – Associate Professor School of Elec Eng, Comp and Math Sci, Curtin University
Our Board – Geoffrey Harben
Pascal Elahi – Keeping researchers at the evolving edge of HPC, Pawsey
Paul Nicholls – Curtin University, Board Member
Phil Bland – Director, Space Science and Technology Centre, Curtin University
Raffaella Demichelis – ARC Future Fellow, Curtin University
Richard Sandberg – Melbourne Energy Institute, University of Melbourne
Ryan Lowe – Calculating coastal interactions to protect our land girt by sea, UWA
Sarah Beecroft – Biology & Big Data Need Bigger Computers, Pawsey
Tara Hopley – Dept of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions in Western Australia
The Desert Fireball Network Team – Exploring the solar system without leaving the ground, Curtin University
Ugo Varetto – Managing bleeding-edge technology today for leading-edge research tomorrow, Pawsey
William Davey – HPC Systems Support Officer, Pawsey
Yathu Sivarajah – Senior Visualisation Specialist, Pawsey