Jack completed his Master of Physics and Astronomy at Durham University (2007-2011) and went on to complete a PhD in astronomy at the University of Melbourne (2013-2017). His thesis focused on software for cross-correlating the positions of radio-loud galaxies, as well as techniques to simulate the response of a radio telescope.
He worked as a postdoc, initially at the University of Melbourne (2017-2018) and now at Curtin University (since 2018), where he splits his time between the CIC and the Curtin Institute for Radio Astronomy. His astronomical research focuses on simulating radio telescope data, using GPUs to efficiently handle the large computational demands of the simulation. He has also developed software to model complex radio galaxies and used satellite passes to model the primary beam response of the Murchison Widefield Array.
Jack joined the CIC part-time in September 2022 to work with ADACS as a Developer, leveraging his experience in astronomical research and computationally expensive problems.
His key competencies and interests include:
- Software Development, including Python and CUDA
- Data Analytics and Visualisation
- HPC Workflow Management with Bash