Dr Nick Hamilton

26/02/2021

Dr Nick Hamilton has shifted from his QCIF eResearch Analyst role to work as a Senior Machine Learning Consultant on an ARDC-funded project.

Dr Nick’s new ML role will be a dual one between QCIF (the project’s Queensland node) and UQ’s Research Computing Centre. He will continue to be based at UQ.

The aim of Dr Nick’s new role is to help develop the machine learning (ML) community at The University of Queensland, and more broadly provide ML training for QCIF Member researchers (there are four ML and visualisation training events in March).

“With many years of experience in research in applications of computational methods and machine learning, I am looking forward to engaging with the Queensland research community and supporting them to develop exciting new applications of machine learning,” said Nick. 

“Machine learning is becoming critical in many fields of research such as biology, mathematics, physics, business, law, engineering and across the humanities and social sciences. However, there is an extraordinarily diverse range of expertise amongst researchers from complete beginner to advanced AI methods developers.”

The ARDC-funded ML project is led by Monash University with UQ, QCIF, NCI, the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and the Queensland Government as co-investment partners. 

The project aims to create a national platform to consolidate ML tools, libraries, data access and Graphic Processing Unit (GPU) deployments for ML-based research. 

QCIF Member researchers are welcome to contact Dr Nick if they have any queries about machine learning: nick.hamilton@qcif.edu.au.

Dr Nick will continue to coordinate UQ’s weekly Hacky Hour and work as an Institute Biomathematician at UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) where he heads a lab in ML, bioimaging and data visualisation.