David G. Barnes
Director & Associate Professor (Research)
David completed his PhD at The University of Melbourne in 1998 before working for the CSIRO, Swinburne University of Technology, and The University of Melbourne. David has published in the fields of radio astronomy, signal processing, scientific visualisation, visualisation for communication, education and outreach, and biomedical image management, analysis and visualisation. He has particular expertise in parallel supercomputing using graphical processing units for image computation and visualisation, and has significant experience as a project scientist in major e-research projects.
Lead Capability Developer
Andreas is a software developer with a history in scientific visualisation applications and research. After earning his bachelor degree in scientific programming he was employed at RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, in the Virtual Reality Group which also operates a CAVE system. There, Andreas worked across disciplines, helping researchers apply visualisation and VR methods to their fields.
Senior Visualisation Specialist
Owen is a software developer with a keen interest in graphics applications and research who has wide experience creating software solutions in a range of fields. Since graduating from La Trobe University with a degree in Computer Science in 2009 he has been working with researchers at Monash developing cross-platform and web-based 3D visualisation software and parallel GPU-based implementations of scientific software. Owen is a senior visualisation specialist and develops tools for viewing and interacting with scientific datasets in high-resolution immersive VR environments and explores new scientific and creative applications of CAVE2.
Senior Visualisation Specialist
Toan is a highly passionate software developer and researcher, focusing primarily on development of algorithms and applications for biomedical imaging, image processing, computer vision, video coding, and scientific data and visualisation. He obtained a bachelor degree with first-class honours in software engineering from Ho Chi Minh City University of Science, Vietnam, in 2005. He then received his MS and PhD in computer science from Chonnam National University, South Korea, in 2008 and 2012 respectively.
Graphics Software Specialist
Daniel is a creative computing software developer with a particular interest in computer graphics and music. After completing a degree in games development at Monash University in 2007, Daniel moved to research into acceleration of musical synthesis routines using graphics processors, as well as human-computer music performance using interactive swarm algorithms. As a developer, he has worked with a wide range of game and media technologies to design and build software for research and education projects.
She has a Bachelor of Science in Scientific Programming (Aachen, Germany) and a Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence (Maastricht University, Netherlands) where her biggest interests were text and datamining as well as agent based AI.
Tactical Simulation Specialist
John is a former soldier and Monash graduate. He has brought his interdisciplinary expertise from the Department of Politics and International Relations and his research interests in Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism, and Intelligence at the Global Terrorism Research Centre to the Monash Immersive Visualisation Platform to develop an ethical framework for the immersive real-time testing of the moral competence of autonomous agents on the battlefield.
Adjunct Researchers / Students
Ms Valerie Sparks - Adjunct Senior Research Fellow
Dr Sarah Jane Pell - Adjunct Associate Professor
Ms Rashna Ram - PhD Student
Ms Simone Heane - Executive Assistant, Monash eResearch Centre
CAVE2 Build Team 2013
Project Sponsor: Prof Paul Bonnington, Director, Monash e-Research Centre
Project Scientist: Dr David Barnes, Monash e-Research Centre, and Adjunct, Monash Faculty of IT
Project Manager: Troy Boulton, Monash e-Research Centre, and e-Solutions
Project Consultant: Nathan Bailey, Simplify Solutions
System Administrator: Dr Toan Nguyen, Monash e-Research Centre, and e-Solutions
Photographer: Philip Chan, Monash e-Research Centre
Onsite UIC EVL team: Dr Luc Renambot, Arthur Nishimoto
Offsite UIC EVL team: Prof Jason Leigh, Prof Maxine Brown, Prof Andrew Johnson, Dr Lance Long, Jonas Talandis, JD Pirtle, Alessandro Febretti
Onsite Monash student builders: Benjamin Chen, Elisha Pilcer, Hieu Pham, Michael Harman, Ozge Mertyurek, Kevin Tay
Onsite Mechdyne team: Daniel Vander Vort, Mike Kikker
Offsite Mechdyne team: Jocelyn Boehm, Matt Szymanski
We acknowledge and extend our sincere thanks to the many other Monash e-Solutions staff who contributed to the design and construction of the CAVE2, and to our partner vendors Dell and Mechdyne.