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Eleanor McMurtry

Software Engineer. Award-winning Educator.

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About Me

Passionate about research, software engineering for a brighter future, and top quality education. Privacy & security, distributed systems, and functional programming are particular interests.


I believe software is a powerful tool that we can use to make everybody's lives better. With that power comes social responsibility; it's important to be conscious of the role our software can play in the world.

Experience

University of Melbourne

Head Tutor – Object-Oriented Software Development

My responsibilities as head tutor include designing and writing assessment material, teaching several classes per week, and liaising between teaching staff and the subject coordinator. The subject is students' first exposure to object oriented programming, using Java as an illustrative example.

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Summer Student

Worked as a full-stack developer to create a database web application using a Python and MySQL web stack for scientists researching prostate cancer. Communicated with end users to investigate requirements, creating interactive searching and visualization tools.

CSIRO

Casual IT Officer

Responsibilities included meeting with scientists to design, implement, and improve software solutions for scientific research and outreach, working primarily with mixed reality and data visualization using Python and Unity.

CSIRO

Vacation Scholar

As a vacation scholar, I was assigned a project for the summer involving researching effective methods of interaction and data visualisation in virtual reality. I used VRTK to develop programs in Unity based on examples in the literature and in commercial applications, and tested their effectiveness.

Education

University of Melbourne

March 2015 - October 2018

Bachelor of Science (Mathematical Physics)

Studies included theoretical physics and lab work, focusing on deconstructing complex systems and developing problem solving strategies. The degree was combined with studies in pure and applied mathematics, including complex analysis, linear algebra, abstract algebra, and topology. Particular strengths were atomic optics and quantum physics.

University of Melbourne

July 2015 - October 2018

Diploma in Informatics

Taken concurrently with the bachelor's degree, the diploma involved studies in practical and theoretical computing, such as

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