Dr Andy Timmins

William 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

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Dr Andy Timmins

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

 

 

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

Keywords

Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling, Applied Statistics, Bioinformatics, Distributed Computing, Genomics, Information and Computing Sciences, Knowledge Representation and Machine Learning

Journals

Date Citation
2016 Mahjourimajd,S, Taylor,J, Sznajder,B, Timmins,A, Shahinnia,F, Rengel,Z, Khabaz-Saberi,H, Kuchel,H, Okamoto,M, Langridge,P et al, 2016, Genetic basis for variation in wheat grain yield in response to varying nitrogen application, PLoS ONE, 11, 7, 1-18 10.1371/journal.pone.0159374
2016 Shirdelmoghanloo,H, Taylor,J, Lohraseb,I, Rabie,H, Brien,C, Timmins,A, Martin,P, Mather,D, Emebiri,L, Collins,N et al, 2016, A QTL on the short arm of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) chromosome 3B affects the stability of grain weight in plants exposed to a brief heat shock early in grain filling, BMC Plant Biology, 16, 1, 100-1-100-15 10.1186/s12870-016-0784-6
2015 Nguyen,V, Fleury,D, Timmins,A, Laga,H, Hayden,M, Mather,D, Okada,T, 2015, Addition of rye chromosome 4R to wheat increases anther length and pollen grain number, Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 128, 5, 953-964 10.1007/s00122-015-2482-4
1992 Timmins,W, Reynolds,S, 1992, Physiological mechanisms underlying the control of meal size in Manduca sexta larvae, Physiological Entomology, 17, 1, 81-89 10.1111/j.1365-3032.1992.tb00993.x
1992 Timmins,W, Reynolds,S, 1992, Azadirachtin inhibits secretion of trypsin in midgut of Manduca sexta caterpillars: reduced growth due to impaired protein digestion, Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 63, 1, 47-54 10.1111/j.1570-7458.1992.tb02418.x
1988 Timmins,W, Bellward,K, Stamp,A, Reynolds,S, 1988, Food intake, conversion efficiency, and feeding behaviour of tobacco hornworm caterpillars given artificial diet of varying nutrient and water content, Physiological Entomology, 13, 3, 303-314 10.1111/j.1365-3032.1988.tb00482.x
1986 Reynolds,S, Yeomans,M, Timmins,W, 1986, The feeding behaviour of caterpillars (Manduca sexta) on tobacco and on artificial diet, Physiological Entomology, 11, 1, 39-51 10.1111/j.1365-3032.1986.tb00389.x

2016 - 2017

Amazon Web Services Cloud Computing Grant $40K

2017-2018

Microsoft Cloud Computing Grant $5K

N/A

2015

Summer research students: bioinformatics based projects

2017-ongoing

Co-supervision of Ph.D. student: Big Data in Precision Agriculture

 

Phone
0456137251
Campus
Waite
Building
Waite Building
Org Unit
Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG)

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