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Professor Christopher Fluke

I am a researcher with Swinburne's Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, and Director of the Advanced Visualisation Laboratory (Digital Research & Innovation Capability Platform). My primary research interests are in the use of advanced visualisation (hardware and software) to accelerate discovery in data-driven contexts. A particular emphasis has been addressing the data-intensive challenges of next-generation petabyte and exabyte-scale astronomy projects.

Outside of astronomy, I have applied my visualisation expertise to advances in knowledge of biomaterials and nanostructured surfaces. I co-lead the AstroMedical Innovation project (with Dr Ned Taylor), translating astronomy-inspired problem-solving techniques to medical research to address data-intensive challenges in public health.

I am interested in the use of a variety of digital technologies, such as graphics processing units and virtual/augmented/mixed reality devices for both research and education. I am a Board Member for www.anat.org - ANAT - (supporting experimentation and innovation across art, science and technology) and an Advisory Board Member for the Victorian Space Science Education Centre - https://www.vssec.vic.edu.au - VSSEC.

Email  
Phone   +61 3 9214 5828
Office   AR 204
Personal Webpage   http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/~cfluke/