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Vikram is a researcher at the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at the Swinburne University of Technology. He is moonlighting as a radio/digital engineer to help upgrade the Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope to conduct a dedicated search for fast radio bursts - mysterious millisecond-long events that may originate up to 10 billion light-years away. He recently submitted a PhD thesis at the University of Melbourne on studying the biggest black holes in the Universe by searching for gravitational waves from pairs of black holes using radio observations of pulsars. He has also worked in other areas of astronomy, from ultracool dwarfs to neutron stars via red giants, and laboratory optics. He also has a keen interest in applied physical and statistical modelling.


  • 2014–present
    Research associate, Swinburne University of Technology
  • –present
    PhD Candidate, The University of Melbourne


  • 2009 
    Australian National University, Bachelor of Science (Honours)