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Dr Ivy Wong

CSIRO science leader


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Dr Ivy Wong is an Australian research astronomer working in Perth at CSIRO Space & Astronomy. She is currently a CSIRO Science Leader in massive data challenges in the SKA era. Ivy is primarily a radio astronomer (specialising in large all-sky surveys of atomic Hydrogen and radio continuum), who is also an expert in observations using space-based telescopes in the ultraviolet and infrared, as well as ground-based optical imaging and spectroscopy. The open science questions that she currently studies are: how galaxies get gas to form stars; how galaxies regulate and retire from star formation; how central supermassive black holes grow (AGN); and what is the impact of AGN versus the impact of a galaxy’s environment in shaping the star formation history and evolution of a galaxy. In preparation for the upcoming start of the ASKAP surveys such as WALLABY and EMU, Ivy’s current research interests include the development of alternative techniques such as citizen science and applications of machine learning algorithms.

Ivy received her PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2008. She then worked at Yale University and CSIRO (Sydney) before moving to ICRAR/UWA (Perth) and more recently to CSIRO (Perth). Ivy can normally be found on Twitter at @owning_ivy. Link to personal webpage:

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