Deputy Director, HPC and Data Innovation and Chief Scientist, National Computational Infrastructure (NCI)
Dr Ben Evans is NCI’s Deputy Director for HPC and Data Innovation/Chief Scientist (previously named Associate Director for Research Engagement and Initiatives). He is responsible for driving innovation in future HPC and data-driven science with NCI major collaborators in prioritised strategic activities, including NCI’s partners, research communities, and national and international collaborators. He leads a team of specialists in data science and data management, computational model and software development, and scientific visualisations, with the focus on harnessing the full power of NCI’s National Tier 1 high-performance capabilities, digital assets, and new innovations to address the ongoing challenges of high-performance computing and data-driven research.
Ben has developed NCI’s strategic programs in Climate, Weather, Environment, and Geoscience, which support research and national/international collaborations across the university and government scientific community.