Research Team Leader
Dr Pavel Golodoniuc is trained in Computer Sciences with an emphasis on system architectures and numerical modelling and holds a PhD in Exploration Geophysics (2016) from Curtin University, Western Australia. Before joining CSIRO in 2008, he gained extensive experience in system design of various innovative solutions for commercial, industrial, and governmental sectors. He has held technical leadership roles in national spatial data infrastructure projects in Australia involving multi-disciplinary collaborators from Australian geological surveys, universities, and the international Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) community. His extensive software engineering experience includes the development of hardware drivers, SCADA systems, software for mobile platforms, and scientific software for numerical modelling and simulation.
In CSIRO, Dr Golodoniuc worked with various research teams within minerals and oil and gas exploration contexts. He proactively sought to apply his computer science background and expertise in the development of numerical algorithms to a range of science disciplines. His professional focus is on data-intensive cross-disciplinary sciences, data and system integration, scientific data visualisation, Cloud computing, and human/computer interaction. He is now a Research Team Leader of the Informatics Platforms team at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) – Australia's national science agency.
In his spare time, Pavel is a passionate aviator whose sight is always directed skywards. He pilots gliders/sailplanes (the crafts that fly by natural forces and stuff) and powered fixed-wing aeroplanes. He invariably looks forward to the next flight from the moment the wheels touch down on the runway.