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

Academic Staff and Research Fellows

Centre of Translational Data Science and Sydney Informatics Hub Collaborators

PhD/Masters Candidates

Honours and Graduate Diploma Students 2021

Honours and Graduate Diploma Students 2020

Honours and Graduate Diploma Students 2019

Honours and Graduate Diploma Students 2018

Past Honours Students

Past PhD Students

Name Organisation Year started Year completed
Dona Mihut MOQdigital 1991 1995
Carmen Gaina Univ. Oslo 1995 1998
Alexander Kritski Statoil 1996 2001
Jason Zhao Geoscience Australia 1999 2002
Craig O’Neill Macquarie Univ. 2001 2004
Tara Deen CSIRO 2000 2005
Belinda Brown NSW Govt. 2000 2005
Maria Seton Univ. Sydney 2001 2005
Scott Dyksterhuis ExxonMobil 2003 2006
Stuart Clark UNSW 2002 2007
Christian Heine Shell 2003 2007
Joanne Whittaker Univ. Tasmania 2005 2008
Lydia DiCaprio Univ. Calgary 2005 2009
Nicholas Herold Policy officer and climate scientist- NSW State 2007 2011
Ana Gibbons Senior Researcher- formerly at Statoil ASA (Norway) 2008 2012
Kara Matthews Earth and Data Scientist Calgary 2010 2013
Nathan Butterworth Univ. Sydney 2010 2014
Grace Shephard Univ. Oslo 2010 2014
Sabin Zahirovic Univ. Sydney 2011 2014
Judy Herold AECOM 2007 2015
Michael Rubey Unknown 2011 2015
Maral Hosseinpour Unknown 2011 2015
Nicholas Barnett-Moore 2013 2016
Rakib Hassan Geoscience Australia 2013 2016
Andrew Merdith University of Lyon 2014 2017
Nicky Wright ANU 2014 2017
Sarah MacLeod 2013 2018
Wenchao Cao United Nations Environment Branch (Montreal) 2015 2018
Michael Tetley Uni Lyon 2014 2018
Maelis Arnould 2019
Xuesong Ding UCLA 2015 2019
Amy I'Anson
Luke Mondy
Amanda Thran
Ömer Bodur
Rhiannon Garrett

Summer Scholarship Students 2018

Summer Scholarship Students 2017

Research Assistants

Name Email
Andres Rodriguez Corcho
Christopher Alfonso
Hugo Fahey
Sue Yu Sum Chan
Youseph Ibrahim

Past Research Assistants

Name Email
Anna Catriona Jamieson
Marin Gudmundsdottir
Samuel Russell
Zsanett Szilagyi

Current Visiting Scientists

Name Organisation

Past Visiting Scientists

Name Organisation
Dr Eline Le Breton Free University of Berlin
A/Prof Kirsten Nicolaysen Whitman College
Paul Wessel University of Hawai'i
Guoqing Ma Jilin University
Walter Roest Ifremer Brest
Xinong Xie University of Geosciences Wuhan China
Mike Gurnis Caltech USA
Sanzhong Li Ocean University China
A/Prof. Chang Liu Tongji University

Visiting Overseas Students

Past Visiting Overseas Students

Name Organisation
Xianzhi Cao Ocean University of China
Megan Korchinski The University of Minnesota
Qiuge Wang China University of Geoscience
Yongliang "Leo" Bai China University of Petroleum
Shan Yu Ocean University of China

Past Visiting Students

Name Organisation
Li Wan The University of Queensland

Software Developers

 Past EarthByte Technical Staff and Research Fellows

Name Position Employer
James Boyden CEO Object AI
Gilles Brocard Field Geologist and Geomorphologist
Sascha Brune Helmholtz Young Investigators Group Leader GFZ-Potsdam
Nathan Butterworth Senior Research Informatics Officer Sydney Informatics Hub
James Clark Software developer
Scott Dyksterhuis Geoscientist ExxonMobil
Nicolas Flament Lecturer Univ. Wollongong
Carmen Gaina Professor Univ. Oslo
Dr Rakib Hassan Geoscience Australia
Christian Heine Senior Geodynamicist Shell
Ian Howson Senior Embedded Software Engineer NVIDIA
Hamish Ivey-Law CSIRO Data61
Kara Matthews Information Analyst Arctic Institute of North America
Kayla Maloney Data Analyst Univ. Sydney
Thomas Landgrebe Image Processing and Vision Systems Engineer ICM
Gabriele Morra Assistant Professor University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Leonardo Quevedo Product Development Manager CGG
Joanne Whittaker Senior Lecturer Univ. of Tasmania
Danial Azam Software Developer Woolworths
Dr Benedicte Cenki-To


 Australian Collaborators

Name Organisation
Dr Juan-Carlos Afonso Macquarie University
Prof Mike Coffin University of Tasmania
Prof Alan Collins University of Adelaide
Dr Karol Czarnota Geoscience Australia
Dr Rhodri Davies Australian National University
Prof Chris Elders Curtin University
Dr Des Fitzgerald Intrepid Geophysics
Dr Nicolas Flament University of Wollongong
Dr Alexey Goncharov Geoscience Australia
Dr Stephen Hardy Data61/CSIRO
Dr Rakib Hassan Geoscience Australia
Dr Andy Hogg Australian National University
Dr Thomas Landgrebe Image Processing and Vision Systems
Dr Kayla Maloney The University of Sydney
Prof Louis Moresi The University of Melbourne
Dr Simon O'Callaghan Data61/CSIRO
Dr Tim Rawling The University of Melbourne
Dr Paul Spence The University of New South Wales
Dr Daniel Steinberg Data61/CSIRO
Dr Joanne Whittaker The University of Tasmania
Prof Simon George Macquarie University
Dr Rohitash Chandra The University of New South Wales

Overseas Collaborators

Name Orgnaisation
Dr Dan Bower ETH Zurich
Dr Sascha Brune GFZ Potsdam
Prof Nicolas Coltice Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris
Dr John Conolly EGI Utah
Dr Lydia DiCaprio The University of Calgary
Dr Guillaume Duclaux University of Nice Sophia Antipolis
Dr Karsten Gohl Alfred Wegener Institute
Prof Mike Gurnis Caltech
Prof Vicki Hansen The University of Minnesota
Dr Christian Heine Shell
Prof Kaj Hoernle GEOMAR
Prof Matthew Huber The University of New Hampshire
Prof Raymond Levy EGI Utah
Dr Lijun Liu The University of Illinois
Peter Lovely Chevron
Prof Pascal Philippot IPG Paris
Dr Walter Roest Ifremer
Prof David Sandwell Scripps Institution of Oceanography
A/Prof Howie Scher The University of South Carolina
Dr Grace Shephard The University of Oslo
Dr Jakob Skogseid Statoil
Prof Paul Tackley ETH Zurich
Prof Christian Teyssier The University of Minnesota
Dr Yatheesh Vadakkeyakath National Institute of Oceanography
Prof Paul Wessel The University of Hawaii
Prof Donna Whitney The University of Minnesota
Dr Martina Ulvrova Laboratoire de Geologie de Lyon
Dr Judith Sippel GFGZ Potsdam
Dr Nick Mortimer GNS Science

Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) Collaborators

Name Organisation
Sascha Brune GFZ Potsdam
Artur Ionescu Babes-Bolyai University
Lotta Purkamo University of St Andrews
Mattia Pistone University of Lausanne
Micha Ruhl University of Oxford
Benjamin Tutolo University of Calgary
Tobias Keller University of Stanford
Jody Webster University of Sydney
Nicky Wright Australian National University
Robert Hazen Carnegie Institution for Science
Shaunna Morrison Carnegie Institution for Science
Chao Liu Carnegie Institution for Science
Simone Runyon Carnegie Institution for Science
Donato Giovannelli Rutgers University
Will Leavitt Dartmouth College
Marshall Bowles Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
Ery Hughes University of Bristol
Emily Mason University of Cambridge
Rhodri Davies Australian National University