School of Earth Sciences - Centre for Exploration Targeting
Robert Street Building - Room 104
Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)
School of Earth Sciences
The University of Western Australia (M006)
35 Stirling Highway
PERTH WA 6009
0416 751 985
Luke graduated from Macquarie University in 2016 with a
Bachelor of Science with a double major in Geology and Geophysics. He then
completed a Master of Research at the same institution, investigating the use
of precision GPS positioning and magnetic gradiometry for a UAV platform.
During this time, he competed in the Frank Arnott Award, an international
competition on data integration and visualisation where he and his team placed
third in the apprentice category for their use of Self Organising Maps with
Broken Hill exploration data.
Following his studies, Luke worked for a year as an Earth
Observation Satellite consultant in a small company providing services to
scientific institutes and government space agencies such as Geoscience
Australia, NASA, JAXA, and ESA. His role included application development and
testing for the Open Data Cube and Digital Earth Australia, database
maintenance for the CEOS Missions, Instruments and Measurements database, and
administrative support to international meetings and conferences.
His experience in geology, geophysics, programming, and
machine learning will culminate in his PhD under Eun-Jung Holden, Daniel Wedge,
and Tom Horrocks at the CET, where he will be investigating the use of machine
learning techniques to enhance the resolution of geophysical rasters.