Dr Daniel (Danny) Meloncelli has joined QCIF as the new eResearch Analyst at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Danny replaces Dr Delaney Burnard who is currently on maternity leave.
Danny has more than 10 years of experience in supporting students and researchers at UniSC as a Learning Adviser, specialising in STEM subjects.
About his new role, Danny said: “I am looking forward to promoting the research computing services and digital skills training that QCIF has to offer to UniSC researchers, which in turn will build the research capacity of the university.”
QCIF Skills Development Manager Dr Mark Crowe said: “Danny has been an enthusiastic advocate of QCIF to colleagues at UniSC over the last few years, so I’m delighted to have him join the eResearch Analyst team. I look forward to working with him to further grow the uptake of QCIF services at UniSC.”
Danny worked for QCIF last year as part of our casual training team, including as lead workshop instructor on several occasions. He is a certified The Carpentries instructor, meaning he has the qualifications to lead QCIF workshops that aim to teach researchers digital skills to enhance their research. (The Carpentries is a global organisation teaching foundational coding and data science skills to researchers worldwide.)
In particular, he has experience with programming languages R, Python, and IBM SPSS for statistical analysis.
He is due to finish a Master of Data Science from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in June this year.
Danny, who began his working life as a chef, completed a PhD at UniSC in Analytical Chemistry in 2019, specialising in chemically fingerprinting high-quality honey via Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry and High-Performance Liquid Chromatography.
In his spare time, he is a keen endurance runner who loves running in the bush in Mapleton National Park or along the coastal paths of the Sunshine Coast. He also loves spending time with his family, in particular his dog, Laila, a 6-year-old Boxer/Mastiff, and his two cats.
UniSC researchers who would like advice about QCIF’s services, or help with anything eResearch-related, may contact Danny: eResearch@usc.edu.au.
Please note for technical issues with QCIF’s cloud computing service QRIScloud, all researchers, including those from UniSC, are advised to contact the QRIScloud support team: firstname.lastname@example.org.