Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Computational Geophysicist

Sydney Informatics Hub

November 2018 – Present Sydney
Coupling of geodynamic codes with surface processes and groundwater flow.

  • Applied to the Sydney Basin.
  • Parallel computing frameworks built on PETSc.
  • Optimisation using deep learning algorithms.
 
 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

June 2017 – October 2018 Dublin
3D integrated geothermal modelling of Ireland.

  • Forward and inverse modelling of geothermal heat flux.
  • Assimilate Curie depth, seismic velocity, gravity anomly, surface heat flow data.
 
 
 
 
 

Research assistant

University of Melbourne

February 2016 – June 2017 Melbourne
Developer of Quagmire, a code for parallel surface processes modelling

  • Multiple meshing algorithms for unstructured, regular, and orthogonal meshes.
  • Mesh decomposition and solving routines built on PETSc.
  • Landscape evolution using stream flow algorithms.

Recent Posts

A bit of a late-comer to this game, I’ve just discovered the merits of so-called “continuous integration”. In a …

In an Underworld release far, far away… Geodynamicists struggle to model planetary dynamics due to the Cartesian Empire. …

Most of the codes I develop run in parallel using MPI (Message Passing Interface) using the python wrapper, mpi4py. There is a reason …

One common method to determine heat flow in a well is to use a Bullard plot, which graphs thermal resistance (m$^2$K W$^{-1}$) against …

A method to relate the spatial configuration of mesh nodes to lithology that is differentiable - an adjoint to the inversion of …

Recent Publications

An efficient inversion framework that gives improved estimates of the thermal state of the crust in Victoria using heat flow …

PyCurious is a Python package for computing the depth to 580°C from maps of the Earth’s magnetic anomaly using a Bayesian …

The triangulation of scattered points is a common problem in science and engineering when local neighbourhood information is required …

The temperature distribution in the crust, and associated uncertainty, was simulated from the ensemble of Curie depth realisations …

Regions where surface temperature has increased since past glaciation events, such as Ireland, underestimate the heat output of the …

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Projects

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Basin Genesis Hub

Coupling the evolution of mantle flow, crustal deformation, erosion and sedimentary processes using open-source modelling tools.

G.O.THERM.3D

To develop a robust and unique model of temperature within Ireland’s crust and to produce a 3D temperature atlas of the country.

Underworld

Computational tools for the geodynamics community. Built in Australia, used all over (and under) the world

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