Prof Melanie Johnston-Hollitt

Prof Melanie Johnston-Hollitt

Prof Melanie Johnston-Hollitt

Professor Melanie Johnston-Hollitt is an internationally prominent radio astronomer working in the space between astrophysics, computer science and big data. She holds 2 undergraduate science degrees – one a double major in theoretical and experimental physics and the other in mathematics and computer science – as well as a PhD in radio astronomy.
Her research interests span the intersection between radio astronomy, signal and image processing, and big data analytics. She previously led the galactic and extragalactic science team at the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, which is exploiting the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) and other telescopes to uncover the mysteries of the Universe.