Mars Buttfield-Addison

PhD Candidate
University of Tasmania
O'Reilly Media
National Executive Council Member

Hobart, TAS

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  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


Marina Rose Buttfield-Addison (née Geldard), more commonly known as Mars, is a Software Engineer and Data Scientist from Down Under in Tasmania. Entering the world of technology relatively late as a mature-aged student, she has found her place in the world: an industry where she can apply her lifelong love of mathematics and optimisation. 

When she is not busy being the most annoyingly eager PhD candidate ever at the University of Tasmania (UTAS)--investigating the use of Machine Learning to improve Space Situational Awareness--she compulsively volunteers and speaks at industry events, tutors, hikes around in the wilderness, dabbles in research, builds Game of Thrones in Minecraft and serves on the national Executive Council of the AUC. In the time she has left she wrote a book, and is now writing two more.

For professional information please see her resume.