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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
Technical & Implementation Project Manager

Dr Glenn Tesla Jayaputera is a project manager within the 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.

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.

Luca Morandini
Data 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
Senior Software Engineer

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.

Gerson Galang
Senior Software Developer

Gerson Galang is a Senior Software Developer at the Melbourne eResearch Group. He holds a Master of Information Technology from the University of Adelaide and a Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering from De La Salle University, Philippines. Gerson has more than 10 years experience in developing enterprise applications (distributed, service and web-based). For the last four years, Gerson has been involved in developing an e-research infrastructure for Urban planning researchers called AURIN.

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
Workflow e-Enabler

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.

Davis Mota Marques
Senior Software Engineer

Davis Mota Marques is a senior software engineer. He works on a range of projects within the eResearch team including AURIN. He formerly worked at the eScholarship Research centre at the University of Melbourne. He has a Bachelors degree in Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture, USA and a Master of Applied Science from Simon Fraser University, Canada.

Sulman Sarwar
Portal and Services e-Enabler

Muhammad S. Sarwar is a Senior Software Engineer within the Melbourne eResearch Group (MEG). He holds an MSc in High Performance Computing from The University of Edinburgh, UK. He has worked on a range of projects across a range of disciplines including the life sciences, the arts and humanities and the urban and built environment domain. He is currently working on the AURIN project.

Dr. Hossein Pursultani
Senior Software Engineer

Dr Hossein Pursultani is the system-administrator/development operations support for the AURIN project, although he actively supports many other eResearch projects in a sys-admin capacity. His work involves supporting the continuous delivery and deployment of complex software systems to Cloud environments such as openStack and VMware. He has a PhD from the University of Tehran and a Masters in Information Technology.

Andrew Bromage
Senior Software Engineer

Andrew Bromage is a senior software engineer with the Melbourne eResearch group. He has previously worked in such fields as GIS, bioinformatics, nanotechnology, visual effects, and information retrieval, with a focus on turning theoretical results into practical software.

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.

William Hu
Senior Software Developer

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.

Loren Bruns Jr
Senior Software Developer

Loren Bruns is a senior software developer in the Melbourne eResearch Group at the University of Melbourne, specialising in the creation of cloud-based software platforms for medical research.  He is currently the technical lead on the Australasian Diabetes Data Network (ADDN), an online registry designed to track treatments and outcomes of type 1 diabetes patients from childhood to adulthood.

Jiajie Li
Software Developer

Jiajie Li is the software developer of eResearch Group at the University of Melbourne. He specialises in mobile application development and API backend. He graduated in University of Melbourne with a degree of Master of Information Technology in July 2015. Since his graduation, he has been working for eResearch, developing several clinical projects.

Junchul Kim
Software Engineer

Junchul joined MeG as a software engineer in 2015. He has a background in Geospatial Information Systems and algorithms with particular focus on big data challenges related to feature extraction from LIDAR data and exploitation of heterogeneous hardware environments including GPUs.

Yao Pan (Alwyn)
Software Developer

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 Developer

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.

Zeyu Zhao (Jason)
Software Developer

Jason is a software developer in the Melbourne eResearch Group at the University of Melbourne. He completed his Masters at the University of Melbourne in 2014 and has worked briefly in industry before commencing within the eResearch Group in 2016. He specialises in front-end systems development and has worked on projects with VicHealth and AURIN.

Jinyoung Kim
Software Developer

Jinyoung graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Master’s degree in Computer Science in January 2017. He has an interest in distributed system software development. He is currently working on projects in the biomedical space and developing solutions for processing data from UAVs/drones.

Chris Guest
Senior Software Engineer

Chris Guest is a Senior Software Developer on the SWARM project. He has 20 years of software development experience in the publishing, manufacturing and health sectors.He is interested in the challenges of machine learning, probababilistic reasoning and critical thinking.

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.