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Dr Brendan WRIGHT

Employment experience:

2018 – Now: Research Fellow (UNSW)

2018 – 2021: Machine Learning Engineer (Uncanny Valley, Australia)

2018: Data Scientist (Eli Lilly & Company, Australia)

2017 – 2018: Data Engineer (Ernst & Young, Australia)

2015 – 2017: Consultant (Ernst & Young, Australia)


Education:

2012 – 2018: Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Chemistry (University of Wollongong, Australia)

2008 – 2011: Bachelor of Nanotechnology Honours (University of Wollongong, Australia)


Research interests:

  • Complex dynamic systems modelling

  • Generative representation learning

  • Computational simulation

  • Excited-state physics

  • Raw audio synthesis

Why is your research important?

Understanding the dynamics of complex physical systems is difficult. But the more you understand, the better your predictions of the future become. And who doesn't want to predict the future?


What do you like about research?

It is far more rewarding to explore the uncertain and discover the unknown than to shelter in the safety of established knowledge. Research improves your odds at glimpsing something truly new, if only by a little.


What do you like to do when you are not saving the world?

Writing software to save the world for us. Failing that, maybe go for a run.