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Slava Kitaeff


  • The University of Western Australia (M468), 35 Stirling Highway, 7 Fairway, Crawley

    6009 Perth


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Graduated from The Urals State University in 1990 with integrated Bachelor/Master in Physics. Defended PhD in 1998 at P.N.Lebedev Physical Institute. From 1990 to 2000 worked at Pushchino Radio Astronomy Observatory. Was Head of Computing. Then directed the development of HPC and Networking at Pushchino Research Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences in 1995-2000. In 2000-2003 worked in the industry as Co-Director R&D at Omnixmedia GmbH in Germany. From 2003 to 2011, Senior Lecturer/Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering of Auckland University of Technology. From 2011 at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (The University of Western Australia) on R&D roles.

Roles and responsibilities

Australian SKA Regional Centre Program Manager

Previous positions

2011-2017 Research Associate Professor for High Performance Computing and Data Intensive Research
The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research
The University of Western Australia,

2003-2011 Assistant Professor (Senior Research Lecturer Above the Bar), School of Engineering
Director (elected) of Centre for Reconfigurable Computing
Auckland University of Technology,
New Zealand

2001-2003 R&D Co-Director
Omnixmedia GmbH
Munich, Germany

1998-2001 Head of HPC
Pushchino Research Center
Russian Academy of Sciences,
Pushchino, Russia

1997-2001 Senior Researcher/Head of Computing
1995 Senior Researcher/Group Leader
1990 Research Fellow (Space Spectroscopy)
1987 Research Assistant (Space Spectroscopy)
Radio Astronomy Observatory of
Astro Space Center of P.N Lebedev Physical Institute,
Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Russia

Current projects

Australian SKA Regional Centre

Teaching overview

Taught courses
• Parallel Programming and High Performance Computing
• HPC for Engineering Apps
• Software Engineering I & II
• Operating Systems
• Engineering Computing
• Embedded Systems
• Antennas and Telecommunications
• Reconfigurable Computing


image and signal processing, image/data compression, visualization, data exploration and data analysis, high performance computing and algorithms, software engineering

External positions

AusSRC Project Engineer, CSIRO

May 2017 → …

Industry keywords

  • Space


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