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The EarthByte Group was established within the School of Geosciences in 2002. Since then, the group has expanded to include 10 full-time academic staff members, 2 full-time software developers and administration support staff member. There are currently 14 postgraduate students and 6 honours students. A number of undergraduates also work as research assistants with the group.

The team is led by Prof Dietmar Müller and Associate Prof Patrice Rey. The EarthByte group has a strong collaborative research base, both nationally and internationally. Research collaborations include over 30 researchers from Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America, and two overseas software developers.

Group Coordinators

NameEmail
Prof Dietmar Müllerdietmar.muller@sydney.edu.au
A/Prof Patrice Reypatrice.rey@sydney.edu.au

Academic Staff and Research Fellows

NameEmail
Dr Adriana Dutkiewiczadriana.dutkiewicz@sydney.edu.au
Dr Ben Matherben.mather@sydney.edu.au
Dr Claire Mallardclaire.mallard@sydney.edu.au
A/Prof Derek Wymanderek.wyman@sydney.edu.au
Dr Maria Setonmaria.seton@sydney.edu.au
Dr Nicky Wright nicky.wright@sydney.edu.au
Dr Sabin Zahirovicsabin.zahirovic@sydney.edu.au
Dr Tristan Sallestristan.salles@sydney.edu.au
Dr Vasileios Chatzarasvasileios.chatzaras@sydney.edu.au
Dr Sara Moron-Polancosara.moronpolanco@sydney.edu.au
Dr Xianzhi Caoxianzhi.cao@sydney.edu.au

Adjunct Research Fellow

Dr Behnam Sadeghiz5218858@zmail.unsw.edu.au

Sydney Informatics Hub Collaborators

NameEmail
Nathaniel Butterworthnathaniel.butterworth@sydney.edu.au
Sebastian Haansebastian.haan@sydney.edu.au

PhD/Masters Candidates

NameEmail
Carmen Brazcarmen.braz@sydney.edu.au
Michael Fletchermichael.fletcher@sydney.edu.au
Christopher Alfonsocalf6244@sydney.edu.au
Joe Ibrahimyibr0590@uni.sydney.edu.au

Honours and Graduate Diploma Students 2021

NameEmail
Rebekah Bradshawrbra6893@uni.sydney.edu.au
Demetrios Avdalisdavd2425@uni.sydney.edu.au
James Bakisjbak3527@uni.sydney.edu.au

Honours and Graduate Diploma Students 2020

NameEmail
Christopher Alfonsocalf6244@uni.sydney.edu.au
Sue Yu Sum Chanycha2152@uni.sydney.edu.au

Honours and Graduate Diploma Students 2019

NameEmail
Youseph Ibrahimyibr0590@uni.sydney.edu.au
Cian Clinton-Grayccli8482@uni.sydney.edu.au

Honours and Graduate Diploma Students 2018

NameEmail
Louis Johanssonljoh2595@uni.sydney.edu.au
Madison Eastmeas7937@uni.sydney.edu.au

Past Honours Students

NameEmail
Bailey Paytenbpay1857@uni.sydney.edu.au
James Eganjames.egan@uni.sydney.edu.au
Joanna Tobinjtob8831@uni.sydney.edu.au
Jodie Palljodie.pall@sydney.edu.au
Kurt Steffenskste7330@uni.sydney.edu.au
Lauren Harringtonlhar7322@uni.sydney.edu.au
Lena O'Tooleloto3197@uni.sydney.edu.au
Rebecca McGirrrjmcgirr94@gmail.com
Rebecca Riggsrrig4874@uni.sydney.edu.au
Samantha Rosssros7442@uni.sydney.edu.au
Samuel Colbournscol4234@uni.sydney.edu.au

Past MPhil students

NameEmailStartComplete
Julian Diaz Rodriguezjulian.diazrodriguez@sydney.edu.au20202021

Past PhD Students

NameOrganisationStartComplete
Dona MihutMOQdigital19911995
Carmen GainaUniv. Southern Queensland19951998
Alexander KritskiStatoil19962001
Jason ZhaoGeoscience Australia19992002
Craig O’NeillMacquarie Univ.20012004
Tara DeenCSIRO20002005
Belinda BrownNSW Govt.20002005
Maria SetonUniv. Sydney20012005
Scott DyksterhuisOil Search20032006
Stuart ClarkUNSW20022007
Christian HeineShell20032007
Joanne WhittakerUniv. Tasmania20052008
Lydia DiCaprioUniv. Calgary20052009
Nicholas HeroldPolicy officer and climate scientist- NSW State20072011
Ana GibbonsSenior Researcher- formerly at Statoil ASA (Norway)20082012
Kara MatthewsEarth and Data Scientist Calgary20102013
Nathan ButterworthUniv. Sydney20102014
Grace ShephardUniv. Oslo20102014
Sabin ZahirovicUniv. Sydney20112014
Judy HeroldAECOM20072015
Michael RubeyUnknown20112015
Maral HosseinpourVAHPA20112015
Nicholas Barnett-Moore20132016
Rakib HassanCurtin Institute for Computation20132016
Andrew MerdithUniversity of Leeds20142017
Nicky Wright Univ of Sydney20142017
Sarah MacLeod20132018
Wenchao CaoUnited Nations Environment Branch (Montreal)20152018
Michael TetleyHalliburton Landmark - Neftex20142018
Maelis ArnouldUniv Lyon20162019
Xuesong DingUCLA20152019
Amy I'AnsonWoodside20162019
Luke MondyAudinate20152020
Amanda ThranUNSW20172020
Ömer BodurUniv of Wollongong20172020
Rhiannon GarrettMolino Stewart20162020

Summer Scholarship Students 2018

NameEmail
Christopher Peter Alfonsocalf6244@uni.sydney.edu.au
Sioned Vaughansvau8875@uni.sydney.edu.au

Summer Scholarship Students 2017

NameEmail
Louis Johanssonljoh2595@uni.sydney.edu.au
Madison Eastmeas7937@uni.sydney.edu.au
Rebecca Mcgirrrjmcgirr94@gmail.com

Research Assistants

NameEmail
Andres Rodriguez Corchoandres.rodriguez1@sydney.edu.au
Christopher Alfonsocalf6244@uni.sydney.edu.au
Hugo Faheyhfah3938@sydney.edu.au
Sue Yu Sum Chanycha2152@uni.sydney.edu.au
Youseph Ibrahimyibr0590@uni.sydney.edu.au
Brittni Nicolbrittni.nicol@sydney.edu.au
Julian Horniblow
jhor9053@uni.sydney.edu.au
Lauren Ilano
lila0720@uni.sydney.edu.au

Past Research Assistants

NameEmail
Anna Catriona Jamiesonajam3453@uni.sydney.edu.au
Marin Gudmundsdottirmgud5900@uni.sydney.edu.au
Samuel Russellsrus4235@uni.sydney.edu.au
Zsanett Szilagyizsanett.szilagyi@sydney.edu.au

Current Visiting Scientists

NameOrganisation
N/AN/A

Past Visiting Scientists

NameOrganisation
Dr Eline Le BretonFree University of Berlin
A/Prof Kirsten NicolaysenWhitman College
Paul WesselUniversity of Hawai'i
Guoqing MaJilin University
Walter RoestIfremer Brest
Xinong XieUniversity of Geosciences Wuhan China
Mike GurnisCaltech USA
Sanzhong LiOcean University China
A/Prof. Chang LiuTongji University

Visiting Overseas Students

NameEmail
Edward Clennettedward.clennett@exeter.ox.ac.uk
Hongjun Huihhdhf@mail.missouri.edu

Past Visiting Overseas Students

NameOrganisation
Xianzhi CaoOcean University of China
Megan KorchinskiThe University of Minnesota
Qiuge WangChina University of Geoscience
Yongliang "Leo" BaiChina University of Petroleum
Shan YuOcean University of China

Past Visiting Students

NameOrganisation
Li WanThe University of Queensland

Software Developers

NameEmail
John Cannonjohn.cannon@sydney.edu.au
Michael Chinmichael.chin@sydney.edu.au

 Past EarthByte Technical Staff and Research Fellows

NamePositionEmployer
James BoydenCEOObject AI
Gilles BrocardField Geologist and Geomorphologist
Sascha BruneHelmholtz Young Investigators Group LeaderGFZ-Potsdam
Nathan ButterworthSenior Research Informatics OfficerSydney Informatics Hub
James ClarkSoftware developerDomain.com.au
Scott DyksterhuisGeoscientistExxonMobil
Nicolas FlamentLecturerUniv. Wollongong
Carmen GainaProfessorUniv. Southern Queensland
Dr Rakib HassanCurtin Institute for Computation
Christian HeineSenior GeodynamicistShell
Ian HowsonSenior Embedded Software EngineerNVIDIA
Hamish Ivey-LawCSIRO Data61
Kara MatthewsInformation AnalystArctic Institute of North America
Kayla MaloneyData AnalystUniv. Sydney
Thomas LandgrebeImage Processing and Vision Systems EngineerICM
Gabriele MorraAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette
Leonardo QuevedoProduct Development ManagerCGG
Joanne WhittakerSenior LecturerUniv. of Tasmania
Danial AzamSoftware DeveloperWoolworths
Dr Benedicte Cenki-To
Dr Rhiannon GarrettNatural Hazard and Spatial AnalystMolino Stewart
Dr Behnam Sadeghi
Gregory A. Houseman FRSEmeritus Professor of GeophysicsUniversity of Leeds, UK

Honoraries

NameEmail
A/Prof Kelsie Daddkelsie.dadd@sydney.edu.au
Prof David Gubbinsd.gubbins@leeds.ac.uk
Prof Iain Masoniain.mason@sydney.edu.au
Dr Robert (Bob) Musgraverobert.musgrave@newcastle.edu.au
Dr Simon Williamssimon.williams@sydney.edu.au

Australian Collaborators

NameOrganisation
Dr Juan-Carlos AfonsoMacquarie University
Prof Mike CoffinUniversity of Tasmania
Prof Alan CollinsUniversity of Adelaide
Dr Karol CzarnotaGeoscience Australia
Dr Rhodri DaviesAustralian National University
Prof Chris EldersCurtin University
Dr Des FitzgeraldIntrepid Geophysics
Dr Nicolas FlamentUniversity of Wollongong
Dr Alexey GoncharovGeoscience Australia
Dr Stephen HardyData61/CSIRO
Dr Rakib HassanGeoscience Australia
Dr Andy HoggAustralian National University
Dr Thomas LandgrebeImage Processing and Vision Systems
Dr Kayla MaloneyThe University of Sydney
Prof Louis MoresiThe University of Melbourne
Dr Simon O'CallaghanData61/CSIRO
Dr Tim RawlingThe University of Melbourne
Dr Paul SpenceThe University of New South Wales
Dr Daniel SteinbergData61/CSIRO
Dr Joanne WhittakerThe University of Tasmania
Prof Simon GeorgeMacquarie University
Dr Rohitash ChandraThe University of New South Wales

Overseas Collaborators

NameOrgnaisation
Dr Dan BowerETH Zurich
Dr Sascha BruneGFZ Potsdam
Prof Nicolas ColticeEcole Normale Supérieure de Paris
Dr John ConollyEGI Utah
Dr Lydia DiCaprioThe University of Calgary
Dr Guillaume DuclauxUniversity of Nice Sophia Antipolis
Dr Karsten GohlAlfred Wegener Institute
Prof Mike GurnisCaltech
Prof Vicki HansenThe University of Minnesota
Dr Christian HeineShell
Prof Kaj HoernleGEOMAR
Prof Matthew HuberThe University of New Hampshire
Prof Raymond LevyEGI Utah
Dr Lijun LiuThe University of Illinois
Peter LovelyChevron
Prof Pascal PhilippotIPG Paris
Dr Walter RoestIfremer
Prof David SandwellScripps Institution of Oceanography
A/Prof Howie ScherThe University of South Carolina
Dr Grace ShephardThe University of Oslo
Dr Jakob SkogseidStatoil
Prof Paul TackleyETH Zurich
Prof Christian TeyssierThe University of Minnesota
Dr Yatheesh VadakkeyakathNational Institute of Oceanography
Prof Paul WesselThe University of Hawaii
Prof Donna WhitneyThe University of Minnesota
Dr Martina UlvrovaLaboratoire de Geologie de Lyon
Dr Judith SippelGFGZ Potsdam
Dr Nick MortimerGNS Science

Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) Collaborators

NameOrganisation
Sascha BruneGFZ Potsdam
Artur IonescuBabes-Bolyai University
Lotta PurkamoUniversity of St Andrews
Mattia PistoneUniversity of Lausanne
Micha RuhlUniversity of Oxford
Benjamin TutoloUniversity of Calgary
Tobias KellerUniversity of Stanford
Jody WebsterUniversity of Sydney
Nicky WrightAustralian National University
Robert HazenCarnegie Institution for Science
Shaunna MorrisonCarnegie Institution for Science
Chao LiuCarnegie Institution for Science
Simone RunyonCarnegie Institution for Science
Donato GiovannelliRutgers University
Will LeavittDartmouth College
Marshall BowlesLouisiana Universities Marine Consortium
Ery HughesUniversity of Bristol
Emily MasonUniversity of Cambridge
Rhodri DaviesAustralian National University

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