Andy Timmins

Dr Andy Timmins

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences


Academic Qualifications:
1. B.Sc. Biology (Imperial College, London)
2. M.Sc. Computing Science (Imperial College, London)
3. Ph.D. Crop Protection (University Of Bath)

Academic Positions:
Higher Research Officer
Post-Docs (x3)

Industry Experience:
I have worked in the commercial I.T. industry for roughly 15 years

Research Interests:
High Performance Computing
Genomics
Statistical Modelling
Machine Learning

  • Database design and administration. 
  • Expertise in the development of bioinformatics pipelines for the analysis of plant DNA sequences.
  • Scientific computing for molecular marker development and linkage mapping.
  • Comparison and bench-marking of high performance linear mixed models.
  • Machine learning methodologies using high performance cloud computing platforms

 

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 Post-Doc University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2012 - 2015 Post-Doc University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2005 - 2011 Project-Officer (part-time/casual) Geelong City Council
    2000 - 2010 Part-time Farmer Self-employed
    1990 - 1998 I.T. Consultant Self-employed
    1989 - 1990 Post-Doc John Innes Centre (BBSRC), Norwich
    1984 - 1985 Research Officer Cancer Research UK (CRUK), London
    1984 - 1985 Secondary School Teacher (Science Rokeby School
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1988 - 1988 Imperial College London, London United Kingdom M.Sc. Computing Science
    1984 - 1987 University of Bath, Bath United Kingdom Ph.D.
    1980 - 1983 Imperial College London, London United Kingdom B.Sc. Biology
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Jump Start Micorosft Virtual Academy
    Windows Azure Security Overview Micorosft Virtual Academy
    Hadoop and the Amazon Cloud IBM
    Big Data Analytics Micorosft Virtual Academy
    An introduction to High Performance Computing and eResearch SA
    R Programming DEPARTMENT OF BIOSTATISTICS, JOHNS HOPKINS BLOOMBERG SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
    Practical Machine Learning DEPARTMENT OF BIOSTATISTICS, JOHNS HOPKINS BLOOMBERG SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
    Network Analysis in Systems Biology ICAHN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT MOUNT SINAI
    The Data Scientist’s Toolbox DEPARTMENT OF BIOSTATISTICS, JOHNS HOPKINS BLOOMBERG SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
    Introduction To Windows Azure Training Micorosft Virtual Academy
    Big Data Analytics Micorosft Virtual Academy
    Introduction to Microsoft SQL Azure Micorosft Virtual Academy
    Implementing a Data Warehouse with SQL Server Jump Micorosft Virtual Academy
    HTML5 & CSS3 Fundamentals: Development for Absolut Micorosft Virtual Academy
    Developing Windows Azure and Web Services Jump Sta Micorosft Virtual Academy
    Developing in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Jump Micorosft Virtual Academy
    Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications Jump Sta Micorosft Virtual Academy
    C# Fundamentals: Development for Absolute Beginner Micorosft Virtual Academy
    Building Web Apps with ASP.NET Jump Start Micorosft Virtual Academy
    Hadoop Fundamentals I IBM
  • Research Interests

2016 - 2017

Amazon Web Services Cloud Computing Grant $40K

2017-2018

Microsoft Cloud Computing Grant $5K

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 Co-Supervisor Feasibility Study for Ranked Set Sampling in Typical Modern Agronomy Trials nder Different Designs Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Peter Josef Kasprzak
    2017 Co-Supervisor Examining the Efficiency and Voracity of Big Data in Precision Horticultural Production Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Christopher Sam De Ieso
  • Phone: 0456137251
  • Email: andy.timmins@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Waite, floor 2
  • Org Unit: Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG)

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