Dr Tara Murphy
Lecturer in Astroinformatics in the School of IT and the School of Physics

Contact Details

E-mail: tara.murphy@sydney.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9351 4723

School of Information Technologies
Level 4 East, Building J12
University of Sydney
NSW, 2006, Australia

Web-site: http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/~tara

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Research Interests

Programming for high school students, supporting women in Computer Science, teaching programming and fundamental computing skills for scientists, engineers and potential computer scientist, technologies for supporting teaching of programming.


My main area of research is large scale radio surveys - both the scientific and data management and processing aspects. I am PI of VAST "An ASKAP Survey for Variables and Slow Transients" one of 10 projects selected to run on the next generation radio telescope ASKAP. I am also working on Natural Language Processing for scientific text.

Current Projects

Recent Publications

R. Lister, M. Corney, J. Curran, D. D'Souza, C. Fidge, R. Gluga, M. Hamilton, J. Harland, J. Hogan, J. Kay, T. Murphy, et al. Toward a shared understanding of competency in programming: Invitation to the BABELnot project. In Proceedings of Australasian Computing Education Conference, pages 53-60, 2012. [View Details]