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Mars Buttfield-Addison (née Geldard) is a data scientist and software engineer currently working towards her PhD at the University of Tasmania. Her project--a collaboration with CSIRO Data61 and CASS--looks at how machine learning can help in the adaptation of existing radio astronomy hardware for the kind of near-Earth radar observation required to track and predict the movements of satellites and space debris.

Before this, she had worked applying machine learning to other fields as diverse as public health, graphic design, content analysis and online behaviours.

Other Interests

Compiler and programming language design, programming and optimisation, data analysis, artificial intelligence and machine learning, software architecture, data-oriented design, expert software.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2018

    Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology
    University of Tasmania

  • 2019

    Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (Honours)
    University of Tasmania

  • Ongoing

    PhD (Computer Engineering)
    University of Tasmania

Achievements and Awards

  • 2019-2019

    ICT Student of the Year
    Australian Computer Society

  • 2019-2019

    University Medal
    University of Tasmania

Professional Experiences

  • 2017-Current

    Casual Tutor, Discipline of ICT
    University of Tasmania

  • 2018-Current

    Casual Tutor, Riawunna Centre for Aboriginal Education
    University of Tasmania

  • 2018-2019

    Research Assistant
    University of Tasmania