Business Briefing: iVEC

Event Date: 
22 May 2013
Duxton Hotel Perth

Paul Nicholls
Executive Director

Paul Nicholls is currently working in the role of iVEC Acting Executive Director.

Paul is the Director of Strategic Partnerships (Research & Development) at Curtin University, where he has developed a strong interest in the opportunities and benefits that development of eResearch infrastructure can provide for Curtin University researchers and its partners. He previously held the role of Director of Science Partnerships at Scitech, where he pioneered initiatives including ScienceNetwork WA, and prior to that saw extensive experience in the fields of science education and the telecommunications industry.

iVEC is encouraging and energising research in, and the uptake of, supercomputing, large scale data storage and visualisation in Western Australia. This is achieved by making available facilities and expertise to the research, education and industrial communities. Application areas include nanotechnology, radioastronomy, high energy physics, medical and mining training, medical research, mining and petroleum, architecture and construction, multimedia, and urban planning.

iVEC staff and infrastructure are located at its five Facilities:

  • at the Australian Resources Research Centre (ARRC) in Technology Park, Kensington. 
  • at the University of Western Australia, Crawley. 
  • at Murdoch University, Murdoch. 
  • at Curtin University of Technology, Bentley. 
  • at Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley. 

As well as providing access to supercomputing facilities, iVEC holds seminars and symposia on eResearch and supercomputing, and provides support to students and industry personnel, researchers, academics and scientists through training, scholarships and workshops on advanced computing and research and development opportunities.

iVEC is an unincorporated joint venture between CSIRO, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia and is supported by the Western Australian Government.

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