The University of Sydney
Dietmar Müller received his undergraduate degree from the Univ. of Kiel, Germany, and his PhD in Earth Science from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla/California in 1993. After joining the University of Sydney he built the EarthByte Research Group, pursuing the collaborative development of open-source software, open-access data sets and virtual globes. The fundamental aim of the EarthByte Group is geodata synthesis through space and time, assimilating the wealth of disparate geological and geophysical data into a four-dimensional Earth model. His innovations have led to a Laureate Fellowship and a succession of industry partnerships. Applications include mineral prospectivity maps and modelling the geodynamic history of resource-rich sedimentary basins around Australia and Southeast Asia. Dietmar is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the American Geophysical Union.