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In 2020, the Australian Space Agency and the Government of Western Australia’s Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation agreed to fund a program to address their shared goals of, firstly, increasing the value of Australia’s space economy, particularly through the use of space data, and secondly, to triple the workforce of the Australian space industry, from the current 10,000 strong workforce to 30,000, by 2030.

The Curtin Institute for Data Science and the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre were jointly charged with delivering on these goals and, together, formed the Australian Space Data Analysis Facility. In order to achieve its remit, ASDAF identified two key areas of focus: increase the space economy by providing analytics for commercialising space data and increase the size of the workforce with training concerning access to and use of space data.

Meet the team

ASDAF Melanie
Professor Melanie Johnston-Hollitt 
ASDAF Director
Luke Edwards  
Facilities Manager
ASDAF Trish Radotic
Trish Radotic
Business Development Manager
Dr Paul Hancock
Senior Data Scientist
ASDAF Paul Kim
Young Woo (Paul) Kim
Communications and Marketing 
Leigh Tyers 
Senior Data Scientist
Dr Torrance Hodgson
Senior Data Scientist
Calvin Pang
Data Scientist
Dagmawi Tadesse
Data Scientist
ASDAF Konstantinos Kosta Servis
Konstantinos Servis 
Data Scientist
Dr Maciej Cytowski
Pawsey Technical Liaison
Shelah Garcia
Project Coordinator
Rike McLernon 
Administrative Support

Advisory Board

Mark Stickells 
Executive Director, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre
Aude Vignelles 
Australian Space Agency
James Yuen 
General Manager, Space
Dr Amy Parker 
Earth Observation Specialist, Satellite Operations & Data Manager at CSIRO
Tat-Jun Chin
Director for Machine Learning for Space, Australian Institute for Machine Learning
Professor Stuart Phinn  
Research Director, SmartSat CRC
David Shteinman 
Managing Director, Industrial Science Group
Dr Anastasia Volkova 
CEO, Regrow

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