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 is an administrator for the IDIA involved with community outreach and marketing. She provides administrative and logistical support to the IDIA team.
Verena is also a PhD student at the University of the Western Cape researching the population structure of west African jellyfish.