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TEAM MeG

Prof. Richard Sinnott
Director of eResearch Group

Professor Richard O. Sinnott is the Director of eResearch at the University of Melbourne and Professor of Applied Computing Systems. In these roles he is responsible for all aspects of eResearch (research-oriented IT development) at the University. He has been lead software engineer/architect on an extensive portfolio of national and international projects, with specific focus on those research domains requiring finer-grained access control (security).

Dr. Glenn Jayaputera
Deputy Director of eResearch Group

Dr Glenn Tesla Jayaputera is the deputy director of Melbourne eResearch Group and platform manager for the PRESS project. He has over twenty-five years of experience in the software domain including project management, software development, business analysis, systems architecture, design and implementation, as well as operations support and maintenance. Glenn’s research interests are in the area of distributed artificial intelligence and software agent systems.

Luca Morandini
Cloud Architect

Luca Morandini has been working on software development and geo-spatial technology since graduating in Statistics in 1991; first as an ESRI employee, then as a free-lance consultant, and currently as a member of the professional staff at the University of Melbourne. He is currently working as a Data Architect, developing big data solutions to research problems.

Philip Greenwood
Technical Implementation Manager

Philip joined MEG as the statistical geospatial specialist for the AURIN project. He previously worked in the architecture and planning industry where he lead the development of a GIS integrated software application to view and analyse 3D city models for local government. He has also worked as a quantitative researcher in biostatistics and international child health, where he developed software for novel statistical analysis techniques. He holds a BSc(Hons1) in Mathematics.

Christopher Bayliss
Senior Software Engineer

Since graduating from the university of Glasgow in 2005 with a MSci in Computing Science Christopher has been involved in various forms of eResearch. Firstly at the National eResearch Centre at the University of Glasgow and now with the Melbourne eResarch Group. Christopher has worked on projects from a diverse range of fields including Bioinformatics, Proteomics, nano-scale CMOS, Urban Research, and web security. Aside from research Christopher has many years of experience managing computing infrastructure from hardware through to deploying complex research applications.

Dr. William Voorsluys
Senior Software Engineer

William Voorsluys is a Senior Software Engineer at the e-Research Group, where he specialises in research and development of large scale distributed systems, service oriented architectures, and geographic information systems. For the past 3 years, he has been involved in the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN), developing a workflow-management system that powers the platform’s analytical tools, as well in other software engineering projects. William holds a PhD in Computer Science (Cloud Computing) from the University of Melbourne.

Dr. Ivo Widjaja
Senior Software Engineer

Ivo Widjaja is the Data e-Enabler at Melbourne eResearch Group. He is responsible for various aspects of eResearch application development at the University, with specific focus on interactivity and usability.

Anthony Stell
Senior Software Engineer

Anthony Stell is a clinical informatics developer in the eResearch group at the University of Melbourne. In this role he is responsible for the project management and technical development of several advanced registries supporting clinical research in various domains such as adrenal cancer, spinal trauma and traumatic brain injury.

Ghazal Karami
Senior Software Engineer

Ghazal Karami is a senior software engineer within the Melbourne eResearch Group (MEG). She has worked on a range of projects within the eResearch team including AURIN. She has formerly worked in such fields as GIS, Enterprise Resource Planning and medical fields.

William Hu
Senior Software Engineer

William Hu is the Senior software developer of Melbourne eResearch group. In this role he is responsible for developing the “Environmental determinants of islet autoimmunity” (ENDIA) project and the “International Niemann-Pick rare disease registry” (INPDR) project.

Hossein Poursoltani
Senior Software Engineer

Hossein  is the system-administrator for the AURIN project, although he actively supports many other eResearch projects. His work involves supporting the continuous delivery and deployment of complex software systems to Cloud environments,

Yao Pan (Alwyn)
Software Engineer

Alwyn is a software developer in the Melbourne eResearch Group at the University of Melbourne. He is currently completing his (part-time) Masters at the University of Melbourne. He started working for the eResearch Group in 2016 and has since worked on projects such as the Victorian Historical Population Register (ARCHER) and projects with the Centre for Systems Genomics at the University of Melbourne.

Anthony Kremor
Clinical Informatics Engineer

Anthony is a clinical informatics developer in the Melbourne eResearch Group at the University of Melbourne. He is also completing the final year of his Bachelor of Science with a focus in software development.  Anthony started with the eResearch Group at the start of 2015, and works to enhance and extend the capabilities of several international clinical registries.

Dr. James Jayaputera
Senior Software Engineer

Dr James Jayaputera is a software developer working on the IARPA funded SWARM project. He has a PhD from Monash University and has worked as a software engineer on a range of application areas including email archiving systems, library authoring systems, deep packet inspection and web application integration.

Rio Susanto
Software Engineer

Rio is a software developer in the Melbourne eResearch Group at the University of Melbourne. He started working for the eResearch Group in 2017 on the SWARM project as a mobile application developer. 

David Meggyesy
Software Engineer

David is a software developer in the Melbourne eResearch Group at the University of Melbourne.  He is currently working towards completing his Master of Information Technology degree, with study focused in the realm of distributed computing.  He commenced work with the eResearch Group in 2017.

Rakesh Khemaram
Software Engineer

Rakesh is a software developer in the eResearch group. He completed his Masters at the University of Melbourne in 2017. He currently works on several projects including a US Intelligence funded project dealing improved reasoning and argumentation and a project looking at leadership skills assessment.

Farzad Khodadadi
Software Engineer

Farzad is a software developer in the Melbourne eResearch Group. He is finalising his PhD thesis at the University of Melbourne. He has worked on a range of projects including spinal cord injury platforms, sensor network projects with VicRoads and mobile applications in the type-1 diabetes domain.

Jiaming (Allan) Wu
Software Engineer

Jiaming (Allan) Wu is a software developer in the Melbourne eResearch Group. He completed his Masters in IT at the University of Melbourne in 2018 and is currently working on a project funded by the Defence Science and Technology Group focus on human resource planning.

Yunjie Jia
Software Engineer

Yunjie Jia is a software developer in Melbourne eResearch Group. He completed his masters in IT at the University of Melbourne in 2018. He is currently working on projects in the machine learning and web application areas.

Sina Sinaie
Research Fellow

Sina is a business analyst in the Melbourne eResearch group at the University of Melbourne. He joined the eResearch team in 2019 and has since worked on projects involving distributed AI as well as a defence-funded project involving scheduling and optimising trainee career paths. Sina holds a PhD in computational mechanics from Monash University.

Yang Liu
Software Engineer

Yang Liu is undertaking a Master of Software Engineering at the University of Melbourne. He is currently working on defence related projects in the area of human resource planning.

Wan-Yun
Software Engineer

Wan-Yun (River) completed her Master of Information Technology at the University of Melbourne in 2019. She started working for the Melbourne eResearch Group in 2020 on the Smart Ortho project as a web application developer.

Ernesto Alejandro Calderon
Software Engineer

Ernesto is a software engineer in the Melbourne eResearch group. He completed his masters in Information Technology with the Human-Computer Interaction specialization in 2020. Very enthusiastic about novel interactions and user experience, he is currently working on web applications related projects.

Rose Duan
Software Engineer

Ran (Rose) completed her Master of Information Technology at the University of Melbourne in 2021. She started working for the Melbourne eResearch Group in 2021.Passion in app development and data science related areas.

Maxim Priymak
Software Engineer

Maxim is a software engineer at the Melbourne eResearch Group. He completed his Masters in Information Technology (Artificial Intelligence) in 2021 and is currently working on a project focusing on non-fungible tokens. He is passionate about novel applications of Machine Learning and AI in industry.

Shilong Wan (Robin)
Software Engineer

Shilong Wan (Robin) completed his Master of Information Technology degree at the University of Melbourne in 2021. He works on defence related projects in the human resource planning domain.

Shuzhi Gong
Software Engineer

Shuzhi Gong completed his Master of Computer Science at the University of Melbourne in 2021. He started working for the Melbourne eResearch Group in 2021 on defence projects with focus on human resource planning. His interests are in distributed algorithms, artificial intelligence and applications such as fake news.

Joshua Wagner
Software Engineer

Josh graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Master’s degree in Computer Science in 2021. He is interested in software development within the distributed systems and database domain and is currently working on a defence related project in the area of human resource planning.

Zhe (Zoe)
Software Engineer

Zhe (Zoe) completed her Master of Information Technology at The University of Melbourne in 2021. She is currently working on health related projects and has an interest in security, privacy and Cloud-based big data analytics.

Trina Dey
Software Engineer

Trina is a Software Engineer (Intern) working in the Melbourne eResearch Group.  She completed her Masters in Computer Science in 2012 and currently pursuing Master of Data Science with the University of Melbourne. She is currently working on web based applications helping different departments of the University of Melbourne with their eResearch.

Jean Paul Vera Soto
Software Engineer

Jean Paul is a software developer with more than seven years of experience in IT projects. He is currently completing his master’s in IT at the University of Melbourne. In Melbourne eResearch Group (MEG), he works on medical projects such as the rare disease software (EuroWABB) and the knee joint replacement web application (SmartChoice).

Hugh Henry
Software Engineer

Hugh is undertaking a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering and Business Analytics and is scheduled to complete it in 2022. He is
currently working on the SMART Choice survey tool as a web application developer.

Vedant Chauhan
Software Engineer

Vedant is a software engineer in the eResearch Group. He is currently pursuing his PhD focusing in Software systems and Cybersecurity. He started with eResearch Group in 2018 and working on enhancement, maintenance, and security of clinical health registries.

Yubo Sun (Andrew)
Software Engineer

Yubo Sun (Andrew) is a software engineer at the Melbourne eResearch Group. He completed a Master of Information Technology (Computing) in 2022 and is currently working on defence related projects in the area of human resource planning.

Chin Raun Wong
Software Engineer

Chin is a software Engineer in the Melbourne eResearch Group at the University of Melbourne. He graduated from University of Melbourne with a Master Degree of Information Technology in 2018. He is currently working on a project funded by Defence Science and Technology Group.

Jingcheng Wang
Software Engineer

Jingcheng Wang is a software engineer at Melbourne eResearch Group. He completed his Master of IT degree at the University of Melbourne in 2018. Prior to joining MeG, he has worked for several labs across the university in areas such as web development, image processing and human-computer interaction.

Xin Zhang
Software Engineer

Xin Zhang graduated from the University of Melbourne with a PhD in theoretical computer science. After years of writing papers and playing with mathematical formulas he decided to pursue a career as a software developer, exploring the practical side of computing and engineering. He joined Melbourne eResearch group in April 2022.
He is currently working on the backend for a web application, focusing on solutions for outputting data from a large-scale time series simulation.

Qi Li
Software Engineer

Qi Li is a software engineer in the Melbourne eResearch Group. He completed a Master of Information Technology (Distributed Systems) in 2022 at The University of Melbourne and is currently working on various projects in the area of web development.