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Dr Edan Scriven to become our newest eResearch Analyst

QRIScloud Operations Engineer Dr Edan Scriven will replace Dr Minh Dinh as a UQ-based QCIF eResearch Analyst.

Minh is returning to his home town, Ho Chi Minh City, next month to take up a lectureship role in software engineering and IT at RMIT University Vietnam.
 
QCIF fondly farewells Minh, and warmly welcomes Edan (and his unique skills), to his new role.
 
Edan has an IT and science background, and has expertise in systems development and operations, with a focus on cloud-based and other virtualised environments. 
 
He has worked on the Nectar cloud compute node, imaging repositories ImageTrove and OMERO, and the Characterisation Virtual Laboratory (CVL).
 
“I'm looking forward to helping researchers use all these new resources that I helped build,” said Edan, about his new eResearch Analyst role.
 
“Between my research experience and my fairly long history of user support, I'm well-equipped to relate to researchers' needs and concerns, map them onto the resources we make available to them, and help them make the most of the connection,” he said.
 
Edan is currently the CVL’s operations engineer during development (i.e. adapting the original software to the infrastructure), and will become its system administrator once the service goes live, as well as providing user support and training. 
 
He has worked for UQ’s Research Computing Centre for the last seven years, where he has provided user support and documentation for RCC’s high performance computing systems, including HPCs that QCIF supports. Like QCIF's other UQ-based eResearch Analysts, Edan will continue to work for RCC.  
 
Edan has a PhD in Physics and also studied Mathematics, and first developed his HPC skills as a user.
 
QCIF eResearch Services Manager Nigel Ward is pleased that Edan is joining the team to build on the great work already achieved by Minh. “Edan already has an in-depth working knowledge of QCIF’s resources and services, so he’ll be able to greatly help researchers from the get-go," he said.
 
“During his time with QCIF, Minh deftly helped a wide range of UQ researchers across various disciplines with their projects. We’re sad to see him go, but we wish him all the best in his new teaching role with RMIT.”


Dr Edan Scriven