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Madhura Killedar

Data science research engineer, Monash University

Dr Killedar has a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Sydney and spent a few years in Italy and Germany conducting postdoctoral research in gravitational lensing, cosmology, and astrostatistics.

She has also worked as a computational modeller within the public health field at the Centre for Population Health at the Burnet Institute, while holding an Adjunct Lectureship at Monash University. She then led a small team of data scientists consulting with academics and research students while at the Sydney Informatics Hub of the University of Sydney.


  • 2017–2019
    professional staff - data scientist, University of Sydney
  • 2015–2016
    Senior research scientist - computational epidemic modelling, Burnet Institute
  • 2013–2015
    Postdoctoral research scientist, Ludwig Maximilians University, Germany
  • 2011–2013
    Postdoctoral research scientist, University of Trieste, Italy


  • 2011 
    University of Sydney, PhD Physics

Professional Memberships

  • International Astrostatistics Association