Our People

World Leading Data Scientists

The DARE ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre brings together some of the world’s leading data scientists led by Associate Professor Willem Vervoort from the University of Sydney, and supported by an exemplary cohort of academic leaders with extensive experience in applied data science solutions.

Willem Vervoort
Director

Associate Professor Willem Vervoort, University of Sydney

Edward Cripps
Deputy Director

Associate Professor Edward Cripps, University of Western Australia

Lucy Marshall
Deputy Director

Professor Lucy Marshall, University of NSW

Carolyn Robinson
Operations Manager

Carolyn Robinson, University of Sydney

DARE DOMAIN LEADS
Glenda Wardle
Biodiversity

Professor Glenda Wardle, University of Sydney

Mark Lindsay
Minerals

Dr Mark Lindsay, University of Western Australia

Willem Vervoort
Water

Associate Professor Willem Vervoort, University of Sydney

DARE THEME LEADS
Edward Cripps
Building Models

Associate Professor Edward Cripps, University of Western Australia

Rohitash Chandra
Exploring Data

Dr Rohitash Chandra, University of NSW

CHIEF INVESTIGATORS
Mark Jessell
Senior Academic Domain Advisor

Professor Mark Jessell, University of Western Australia

Robert Kohn
Senior Academic Data Science Advisor

Scientia Professor Robert Kohn, University of NSW

Jody Webster
Special Projects – Coral reefs

Professor Jody Webster, University of Sydney

Tristan Salles
Special Projects– Landscapes

Dr Tristan Salles, University of Sydney

Hadi Afshar
Chief Investigator

Dr Hadi Afshar, University of Sydney

Matthew Cleary
Chief Investigator

Associate Professor Matthew Cleary, University of Sydney

John Close
Chief Investigator

Professor John Close, The Australian National University

Aaron Greenville
Chief Investigator

Dr Aaron Greenville, University of Sydney

Fiona Johnson
Chief Investigator

Associate Professor Fiona Johnson, University of NSW

Tongliang Liu
Chief Investigator

Dr Tongliang Liu, University of Sydney

Subhas Mukhopadhyay
Chief Investigator

Professor Subhas Mukhopadhyay, Macquarie University

Rafael Oliveira
Chief Investigator

Dr Rafael Oliveira, University of Sydney

Nandini Ramesh
Chief Investigator

Dr Nandini Ramesh, University of Sydney

Minh-Ngoc Tran
Chief Investigator

Associate Professor Minh-Ngoc Tran, University of Sydney

David Warton
Chief Investigator

Professor David Warton, University of New South Wales

Wanchuang Zhu
Chief Investigator

Dr Wanchuang Zhu, University of Sydney

PARTNER INVESTIGATORS
Jeremy Black
Partner Investigator

Jeremy Black, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Tom Celebrezze
Partner Investigator

Dr Tom Celebrezze, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Theo Damoulas
Partner Investigator

Professor Theo Damoulas, Alan Turing Institute

Patrice de Caritat
Partner Investigator

Dr Patrice de Caritat, Geoscience Australia

Lesley Gibson
Partner Investigator

Dr Lesley Gibson, Western Australia Biodiversity Science Institute

Lisa Hamilton
Partner Investigator

Dr Lisa Hamilton, WaterNSW

Nicholas Haskins
Partner Investigator

Nicholas Haskins, NSW Smart Sensing Network

Georgina Kelly
Partner Investigator

Dr Georgina Kelly, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Milan Korbel
Partner Investigator

Dr Milan Korbel, McKinsey

George Mathews
Partner Investigator

Dr George Mathews, QuantumBlack

Don McCallum
Partner Investigator

Dr Don McCallum, NSW Smart Sensing Network

Eric Nettleton
Partner Investigator

Dr Eric Nettleton, Newcrest Mining

Anandaroop Ray
Partner Investigator

Dr Anandaroop Ray, Geoscience Australia

Neil Symington
Partner Investigator

Neil Symington, Geoscience Australia

Kendra Travaille
Partner Investigator

Dr Kendra Travaille, Minderoo Foundation

Bryce Wilde
Partner Investigator

Bryce Wilde, Natural Resources Commission

PHD CANDIDATES
Mohammed Abedin
PhD Candidate

Mohammed Abedin, University of NSW

Rajitha Athukorala
PhD Candidate

Rajitha Athukorala, University of Sydney

Kim Bente
PhD Candidate

Kim Bente, University of Sydney

Subhash Chandra
PhD Candidate

Subhash Chandra, University of NSW

Samuel Davis
PhD Candidate

Samuel Davis, University of Sydney

Ratneel Deo
PhD Candidate

Ratneel Deo, University of Sydney

Vihanga Gunadasa
PhD Candidate

Vihanga Gunadasa, University of Sydney

Arpit Kapoor
PhD Candidate

Arpit Kapoor, University of NSW

Dilani Kaveendri
PhD Candidate

Dilani Kaveendri, University of Sydney

Fabian Leal
PhD Candidate

Fabian Leal, University of WA

Maria Lopes
PhD Candidate

Maria Lopes, University of WA

Yiyi Ma
PhD Candidate

Yiyi Ma, University of NSW

Samudra Madushani
PhD Candidate

Samudra Madushani, University of NSW

Emma Nguyen
PhD Candidate

Emma Nguyen, University of Sydney

Megan Nguyen
PhD Candidate

Megan Nguyen, University of Sydney

Linduni Rodrigo
PhD Candidate

Linduni Rodrigo, University of Sydney

Paco Tseng
PhD Candidate

Paco Tseng, University of Sydney

Maryam Zeinolabedini
PhD Candidate

Maryam Zeinolabedini, University of NSW