Professor Ian Atkinson

  • Director eResearch Centre
  • James Cook University

Ian Atkinson is a Tropical Leader and Director of the eResearch Centre at James Cook University. His PhD studies were in chemical physics but he moved from experimental science into computational chemistry and high-performance computing two decades. Over the past decade, the rapid expansion of the Internet, mass data storage, and computing has impacted every area of research and academic activity. As Director of the JCU eResearch Centre he has the privilege of working with researchers to apply new and ever-changing ICT tools and methods to their research and amplifying their impacts. Professor Atkinson has a long-standing interest in eResearch methods, tools, scientific data management and user interfaces for HPC tools. He is also actively involved in researching how new systems and software that connect the physical and virtual worlds, particularly focusing on environmental monitoring with sensor networks.

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