Category Archives: News

Dilara Ozer joins AURIN

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We are delighted to welcome Dilara Ozer, who has joined AURIN as a Contracts and Commercial Officer. She will be working closely with the Commercial Partnerships team to help develop and drive AURIN development initiatives, as well as strengthen relationships and connections with other organisations. Dilara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with majors in […]

Epidemiological expertise and project design updates

Futureistic health data visualisation

This project received investment from the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN), the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and the Population Health Research Network (PHRN). AURIN, the ARDC and the PHRN are funded by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)

Emeritus Professor Linda Kristjanson AO joins AURIN Management Board

Linda Kristjanson Welcome ost

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Emeritus Professor Linda Kristjanson AO, who joins AURIN’s Management Board. Linda brings a wealth of experience in governance, research strategy, and collaborative science to her role as an AURIN board member. Linda is currently non-executive director of Seek, president of the National Stroke Foundation, and chair […]

AURIN welcomes new board member Lesley Arnold

Lesley Arnold

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Lesley Arnold, who recently joined the AURIN Management Board. Lesley brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and perspective to AURIN as a leader in spatial data, strategy, and governance. Her insights will help further our vision of improving access to the data and tools needed […]

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

Three maps, each showing a quality (e.g. vegetation, building coverage) over latitude and longitude

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 […]

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