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Paul Hancock

Paul Hancock

Pauls holds a PhD in Physics from Sydney University. For his thesis, he studied the youngest radio galaxies, using a southern sky survey conducted at 20GHz. He was one of the key software developers for the survey processing.

After finishing his PhD, Paul worked as a Post doc first at Sydney University and later at Curtin University from 2013 until 2021. His research focused on variable and transient radio sources and radio surveys. Within this period, he developed new software such as a technique called visibility stacking, a processing pipeline for the ASKAP-VAST survey and the Aegean source finding algorithm.

 

Paul first joined the Curtin Institute for Computation (CIC) in 2020 as maternity leave replacement. During this period, he was involved in the SMART pulsar survey project, which required a database/webservice app that could be used by the pulsar survey team to keep track of all the data processing and was able to view and rank candidate pulsars which were discovered.

In July 2021, he returned to the CIC as Data Science Lead for the ADACS project, mainly working on ADACS teaching and software support projects, and teaching computer science courses for EECMS.

His key competences and research interests include:

  • Teaching and training, including Software Carpentry lessons
  • Database management, in particular PostgreSQL and SQLite
  • HPC workflow management with bash and Nextflow