Mr Peter Marendy

Senior Engineer

Contact details:

  • PO BOX 883
    KENMORE QLD 4069 AUSTRALIA

Biography

Peter Marendy holds a Bachelor of Computing(Hons) at James Cook University. The research focus of his Honours thesis was Improved "Web Search Through Link Topology : Web Graph Analysis". Peter undertook a Vacation Scholarship with CMIS CSIRO Visualisation where he developed a visualisation tool for analysis of mpeg encoded video data.

Following the completion of his Honours degree, Peter worked as a contract programmer developing video analysis software. Peter later took a position as the Operations Co-Ordinator in the Computing Infrastructure Unit, Information Technology and Resources at James Cook University. He then accepted a position as an APAC Project Officer within the High Performance and Research Computing Unit. This role involved development of Grid enabled Bio-Informatics packages for APAC affiliated researchers, as well as system administration and support duties for the University.

Peter was also involved in the Hands on Universe Project (HOU) which is based at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California (Berkeley). The collaboration with HOU was both research and engineering based, looking at Grid based Scheduling for Robotic Telescopes.

Peter has worked as a Software Engineer on a number of projects including Tailored Diet Information (Food and Nutritional Sciences), Residential Scale Energy Services, the Web Interface - Energy Systems Models project (Energy Transformed Flagship), the Museum Robot project (CSIRO Autonomous Systems Laboratory, Australian National Museum, and Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy), and Enhanced Situation Awareness (Digital Productivity and Services). Peter was recently working on the VizzzBees project (Data61) which is working towards producing a visual analytics platform for large and varied data sets. Peter is currently working in the Cybernetics group as the Team Leader for the Microsystems team. He is working with the "Bees with Backpacks", the Global Initiative for Honey bee Health, and the Probing Biosystems Future Science Platform - Implantables projects.

In addition to Peter's project work, he was the Tasmanian representative for the ICT Centre Project Management Working Group. This role saw Peter coach and advise project leaders on matters of management such as: tools, methodologies, processes, and procedures. Peter was also required to devise strategies and advice for assisting project leaders in areas identified for improvement and, identifying potential project leaders. He actively facilitated the four-monthly Project Reviews for TasICT and was strongly involved in the science review process for the ICT Centre.

Peter also fills the role of Student Coordinator for Data61 in Hobart, and is responsible for facilitating and supporting any student based programs at that location.

Peter is currently undertaking a part-time PhD in addition to his CSIRO duties that is looking to utilise context and data analytics to provide reasoning over both legacy and streaming sensor data.

Achievements and Awards

  • 2018-2018

    Corporate Citizen Award - HSE
    CSIRO

  • 2017-2017

    Corporate Citizen Award - HSE
    CSIRO

  • 2016-2016

    Corporate Citizen Award - HSE
    CSIRO

  • 2016-2016

    Best Paper
    DSS2016 Conference

  • 2016-2016

    Australian Engineering Excellence Award – Tasmanian Engineering Distinction Award
    Engineers Australia (Tasmania)

  • 2016-2016

    Australian Engineering Excellence Award - Innovation, Research and Development
    Engineers Australia (Tasmania)

  • 2016-2016

    Australian Engineering Excellence Award - Environment
    Engineers Australia (Tasmania)

  • 2016-2016

    STEM Project Innovation of the Year
    Tasmanian State Government

  • 2016-2016

    National Merit Recipient
    Australian Information Industry Association

  • 2016-2016

    iAward - Tasmania - Public Sector and Government
    Australian Information Industry Association

  • 2016-2016

    iAward - Tasmania - Big Data Innovation of the Year
    Australian Information Industry Association

  • 2013-2013

    Teamwork Award - Mobile Telepresence for Museums
    CSIRO

  • 2011-2011

    Performance Cash Award - Corporate Citizenship
    CSIRO

  • 2009-2009

    Performance Cash Award - Corporate Citizenship
    CSIRO

  • 2000

    Hunter Medal in Computer Science
    James Cook University

Other highlights

  • 2017-2017

    CISCO Live 2017 Las Vegas - CSIRO Microsensing, CSIRO-CISCO Innovation Centre collaboration representative.

  • 2016-2016

    APICTA 2016 - CSIRO Microsensing, GIHH Representative

  • 2014-2014

    Science at the Shine Dome - CSIRO Autonomous Systems representative

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2015-2015

    BDVA 15, Organising Committe

  • 2013-2013

    DICTA 13 - Organising Committe, Project Manager

  • 2010-2010

    Broadband for Society Summit, Organising Committee