David is a Data Scientist at IDIA. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Calgary.
He is involved with the SKA’s Science Data Processing (SDP) work package, and is part of the DELIV team responsible for the dissemination of SKA data to regional centres around the world, which will allow data to be accessed by the scientist end users.
He also works on the data management and distribution tools for the CyberSKA portal.
Angus Comrie is a visualisation developer at IDIA. He holds a PhD in nuclear physics from UCT and is currently developing systems to visualise astronomical data for SKA precursor large projects.
Adrianna is a Software Developer at IDIA.
She works on the parallelisation of data analysis algorithms used in the CyberSKA astronomical image viewer, in order to scale them to handle the large data volumes that are expected with the SKA.
She has previously worked on the control and monitoring software component of the MeerKAT project, and is pursuing a Masters degree in Computer Science at UCT.
Nicky is the Executive Assistant to the Director and the Office Administrator at IDIA.
She has worked in tertiary education for over 10 years.
Nicky ensures the smooth running of the IDIA office.
Verena provides administrative and logistical support to the Associate Director of Development and Outreach. Her main responsibilities involve the management of various websites, branding, marketing and assisting with various developmental initiatives within IDIA.
Verena's expertise lie in the fields of Marine Biology, Genetics and Conservation and she is currently completing a PhD in population genetics.
Herbert is a senior systems administrator who works with Linux and Openstack. He supports scientific researchers by i installing and maintaining scientific software in a cloud environment. He also provides advise to scientists on how best to utilize the environment.
Herbert has a developer background, he is a Java certified developer and also worked with python for a couple of years. His passion is around DevOps enviroments, big data, data mining and cloud computing.