Andrew Cameron completed a Bachelor of Science (Advanced), majoring in Physics & Computer Science, at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Graduating with first class honours, his twin research theses focused on an analysis of the molecular composition of the Giant Molecular Cloud G333 as part of a study into High Mass Star Formation, and on new methods by which pulsars may be detected in radio continuum surveys as part of the upcoming work of large scale interferometers such as ASKAP, MeerKAT and the SKA. After a 3 year break in order to explore a career in meteorology, Andrew returned to academia in 2014 to begin a PhD with the MPIfR.
Andrew's current PhD research centers around the HTRU-South Low Latitude pulsar survey, the most sensitive pulsar survey taken of the Southern Galactic Plane region taken to date. His aims are to complete the processing of this survey in order to uncover new and interesting pulsars, notably relativistic binary pulsars such as the Double Pulsar, as well as to explore new techniques for pulsar detection, such as the Fast Folding Algorithm (FFA).
Country of origin: Australia
Starting at the IMPRS: 07/2014
Title of thesis: "Innovative Pulsar Searching Techniques"
Thesis advisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Kramer, Dr. David Champion, Dr. Olaf Wucknitz
Expertise: pulsar searching & timing, C, python, LaTeX, gnuplot, multiple pulsar data analysis packages (sigproc, presto, tempo/tempo2, psrchive, etc.)
Address: MPIfR, Room E1.04, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org