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Many talented astronomers, engineers and computing specialists have completed their postgraduate study with ICRAR since our inception in 2009. Below are some words from some of our recent graduates.

Dr Jason WangJasonWang


  • Graduated: 2016
  • Course: PhD

“As a computer science student, during my 3 years and 8 months PhD study, ICRAR has offered me great opportunities to work on one of the most challenging big data problems, as well as opportunities to work with some of the top specialists in this area. I also gained a postdoc position at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory through one of our collaboration projects at ICRAR.”

Dr Cameron Yozin-Smith

  • Graduated: 2015
  • Course: PhD

“I would like thank my colleagues at ICRAR for providing a friendly and educative environment in which to thrive as a PhD candidate. In particular, I greatly appreciate the patience and guidance of my supervisor, Professor Kenji Bekki, in light of this being my first academic study in astronomy. I look forward to pursuing this career path with the commencement of a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Near-field Cosmology with Professor Julio Navarro at the University of Victoria, Canada, in September 2016.”

Dr Steven Murray

  • StevenMurrayGraduated: 2015
  • Course: PhD

“I undertook my Bachelor of Science (with a double major in maths and physics) at the University of Queensland, before completing my honours year at UWA. During my honours year, I began to talk with researchers at ICRAR about the possibility of doing a PhD with them, and I was fortunate enough to complete my thesis, entitled “Next-generation tools for next-generation surveys”, with supervisors Chris Power and Aaron Robotham. Fortunately for me and my family of 5, my first postdoc is just over the river—at ICRAR Curtin. In this position I am working on statistical foreground models for the detection of the Epoch of Reionization.

ICRAR was (and is!) a dynamic and engaging place to study, with an incredible mix of experienced researchers down to students. There was always support available from someone for whatever problem you faced—scientific, technical or personal—and I know I will be friends with, and working with, my colleagues from ICRAR for years to come.”