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Associate Professor Tomasz Bednarz

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Mathematical Sciences,
Applied and Computational Mathematics

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Name
Associate Professor Tomasz Bednarz
Position(s)
Adjunct Associate Professor
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Mathematical Sciences,
Applied and Computational Mathematics
Discipline *
Applied Mathematics, Numerical and Computational Mathematics
Phone
+61 7 3138 7235
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (Kyushu University), MSc in Technical Physics (AGH University of Science and Technology), BSc in Technical Physics (AGH University of Science and Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations

Honorary positions:

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Design Lab, University of Sydney
  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, University of South Australia
  • Associate Investigator, ACEMS
Keywords

Visual Analytics, Visualisation, Big Data Analytics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computational Sciences, Accelerated Computing, Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, Reality-Virtuality Continuum, Immersive Visualisation, Art + Science + Design + Engineering

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

A/Prof. Tomasz Bednarz currently works as a Principal Research Fellow at the QUT Science and Engineering Faculty (between the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers, and Institute of Future Environments). He also works as Team Leader at CSIRO Data61, leading Big Data Visualisation & Analytics. When he joined CSIRO in early 2009, he worked as a 3D Visualisation Software Engineer at CSIRO Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies. In early 2011, he moved to Sydney to carry out works on image analysis using GPGPUs and heterogeneous architectures, and led NeCTAR funded Cloud-based Image Analysis and Processing Toolbox project (http://cloudimaging.net.au). He also led project Platform for Big Data Analytics and Visual Analytics, aiming to connect data analytics, statistical modelling, image analytics, machine learning, visualisation into one stack of reusable solutions running on the CSIRO infrastructure. Prior to CSIRO, he has worked as Associate Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow at the James Cook University in Townsville investigating numerically and experimentally exchange flows in reservoirs subject to thermal heating, cooling, or in diurnal cycles. He has also worked in creative industry as a programmer (game development), and also as a web and graphics designer. His broad range of expertise spanning from image analysis, through numerical simulations and experiments with fluids, visualisation, computer graphics, demoscene, visual analytics, big data analytics to Human-Computer Interactions is evidenced by the quality and number of publications (http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-7376-2011). He co-organizes Brisbane GPU Meetup group, is active member of the ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee, chairs IEEE Computer Society Queensland Chapter, Brisbane ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter, and leads the Brisbane Khronos Group chapter. He actively promotes use of computational and visualisation techniques for science and research, and art + science methodology.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Tomasz Bednarz.

Teaching

- Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs):

- MAN717 Minor Project
- Invited lecture “Modern Platforms for Big Data Analytics, Graphics and Visualisation” (University of Wroclaw, Poland)
- Visualisation using OpenGL (workshop/course)
- Supervising Vacation Research Experience Scheme (VRES) projects
- Supervising PhD projects
- MXB361 Aspects of Computational Science
- Mathematics and Statistics of Big Data, AMSI Summer School 2017
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Tomasz Bednarz.

Experience

A/Professor Tomasz Bednarz works across the fields of science, engineering, art and design. He connects those multidisciplinary fields by deploying methods of digital technologies, mathematical modelling, visualisation and computational simulation sciences to make a positive impact to both academic and commercial industries, communities and the environment. He has big passion in sharing his expertise with not only academic and research realm but also special interest groups and communities. His passion led him to actively participate and also organise many national and international conferences and festivals. With the experience of working as one of the leaders in Computational Simulation Sciences TCP and also Research Team leader at CSIRO, and CG development professional in the commercial industry, he has expertise in topics of:

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) with a special attention to the filed of magneto-hydro dynamics (magnetic driven flows and exchange flows in reservoirs during diurnal cycles (Environmental fluid dynamics)
  • Human Computer Interactions
  • Tele-Operated Ship-loader (360-degree video stream displayed on the 3-m hemispherical dome, remotely operated)
  • Immersive Visualisation Systems
  • Computational Imaging and Visualisation
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality fields (using various visualisation applications, modalities and platforms)
  • Real-time computer graphics (demoscene) and game development for Nintendo DS
  • GPUs: visualisation and compute (CUDA, OpenCL, OpenGL, Vulkan)
  • Cloud based Image Analysis and Processing Toolbox
  • Bulding modern platforms for Big Data Analytics and Visual Analytics
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Tomasz Bednarz.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2016
Details
Keynote at the 3rd ISAT (Collision, Collaboration and the Future of ArtSci)Conference 2016, Taiwan
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
Merit Recipient at Queensland iAward 2015 for the NeCTAR and CSIRO co-funded project Cloud-based Image Analysis and Processing Toolbox cloudimaging.net.au.
Type
Visiting Professorships/Fellowships
Reference year
2015
Details
Visiting Professor at the University of Wroclaw
Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2014
Details
Guest Researcher position at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Information Technology Laboratory, Applied and Computational Mathematics Division, High Performance Computing and Scientific Visualization Group.
Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2013
Details
Individual Khronos Group member.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2012
Details
Julius Career Award: total of $150k for 3 years towards achieving vision of connecting various areas of sciences to bring new scientific benefits to CSIRO. Julius Career Awards are designed to enhance the careers of exceptional early to mid career scientists. The aim is to develop and retain outstanding early to mid-career scientists with a view to enhancing science quality and reinforce a culture of scientific excellence.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2012
Details
Career Research Achievement Award 2012: CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics. Award for valuable research contribution to the Computational and Simulations Sciences TCP since joined CSIRO Mathematics Informatics and Statistics.
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2012
Details
The grant worth of $1,435,000 over period of approximately one and a half years. The project that connects various imaging modalities on national cloud infrastructure, see http://cloudimaging.net.au