Category Archives: Blog

Mzingisi Mqhum joins the AURIN outreach team

Mzingisi Mqhum

We are happy to welcome Mzingisi Mqhum as an Outreach & Communications Officer. Early in his career, Mzingisi worked as a high school teacher in Botswana. After relocating to Perth, Australia, he decided his calling was working with underrepresented groups as a diversity, equity, and inclusion strategist and project officer to serve their communities and […]

AURIN welcomes Loren Bruns Jr.

Photograph of Loren Bruns Jr.

We are happy to announce that Dr. Loren Bruns Jr. has joined AURIN as our eInfrastructure Team Lead. Loren brings more than two decades of experience in both web-based software development and academic research. This background gives him a unique ability to understand and communicate with both domain experts and software developers at a deep […]

AURIN welcomes Hao Chen

Image of Asian man wearing black hoodie standing in front of yellow background with black circles on it

We are thrilled to welcome Dr Hao Chen as AURIN’s new Spatial Database Software Developer. Hao will lead the technical development of the Australian Urban Health Indicators (AusUrb-HI) project. The AusUrb-HI project is a collaboration between National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) facilities, AURIN, the Population Health Research Network (PHRN) and the Australian Research Data Commons […]

AURIN welcomes Pronab Pal

We are pleased to welcome Pronab Pal as AURIN’s new Senior Cloud Engineer. Pronab is leading the Australian Transport Research Cloud (ATRC) project, a collaboration between Australian researchers, planners, and policymakers to deliver data and tools to accelerate transport research and impacts across Australia. “I am super excited to join AURIN to lead the ATRC […]

AURIN Investment for Impact: The Park Life Project

AURIN has funded new critical eInfrastructure for open space research, generating new, nationally consistent, data and improving existing analysis and visualisation tools. This will enable Australia’s research community to address complex urban and regional planning issues in Australia and find solutions that create positive impacts for our towns, cities and communities. Public open spaces are […]

In Progress: Adding Built Environments to Climate Models

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Maps of Sydney according to various descriptors | Image supplied. With data made available through AURIN, researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) are working to incorporate more detailed features of the built environment into existing climate models. This will provide a basis for a better understanding of how urban areas both impact […]

AURIN welcomes Rohit Gupta

We are pleased to welcome Rohit Gupta as AURIN’s new Data/Data Science Officer. Rohit is part of the Data and the Data Science Team, where he works on data engineering and research aspects to build upon AURIN’s capability for the urban, regional, and social science research community. “I was looking for an opportunity where I […]

AURIN Portal Service Migration Complete

We’re proud to share that AURIN has migrated to the NeCTAR Research Cloud to harness its exciting new national infrastructure capabilities. This will enable us to support the increasingly diverse needs of urban, regional and social science researchers now and into the future. As a result of the migration the AURIN Portal and API services […]

AURIN welcomes T’Mir Julius

We are pleased to welcome T’Mir Julius as AURIN’s new Systems Administrator. T’Mir is the first member of AURIN’s new eInfrastructure team, which will develop the next generation of AURIN capability for the urban, regional and social science research community. “I’m so excited to be a part of a project that’s striving to use world-class, […]

AURIN Portal Service Migration this weekend

This weekend AURIN will be migrating to the NeCTAR Research Cloud to harness its exciting new national infrastructure capabilities. This will enable us to support the increasingly diverse needs of urban, regional and social science researchers now and into the future.   As a part of this migration, a service disruption will need to take […]

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