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Broadly, my research is done in the area of Computational Science: the application of computer modelling and software to scientific problems.
My current research activities range from the use of high performance computing for acceleration of computationally intensive algorithms in chemistry and astronomy, to the development of methods for effective visualization of the complex scientific data.
Because of my background in Computational Chemistry, a primary research focus is on Computational Glycochemistry: the use and developement of computer software and models to probe the molecular structure of carbohydrates. I also have some research on protein molecules.
As molecular simulations are very computationally intensive and produce complex data sets, I have related interests in high performance/parallel computing and scientific visualisation.
In addition, because many of the problems faced in Computational Science are similar across the disciplines (e.g. similar n-body particle simulation algorithms, problems with production and processing of large quantities of data), I am involved in collaborations to apply the same methods to other areas, in particular astronomy.