Mr Loren Bruns Jr

  • Room: Level: 03 Room: 316
  • Building: Doug McDonell Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Astrophysics (early universe, computation)
  • Clinical IT Systems (disease registries, clinical trials)


Loren Bruns Jr is a software developer in the eResearch Group at the University of Melbourne as well as a PhD candidate in the University of Melbourne astrophysics group. Loren hails originally from Portland, Oregon, in the United States. He attended Reed College for his undergraduate studies in his hometown of Portland, completing a physics degree in 2005. He then entered industry, working as a software developer for Freightliner LLC, specializing in UI and database design. In 2008 Loren moved to Melbourne, Australia to continue his studies in physics. He began work on his doctorate in astrophysics at the University of Melbourne, while also free-lancing as a web developer for Babeltech computer services. In 2012, Loren joined the Melbourne eResearch Group as a full-time web and backend developer, and is continuing to write up his astrophysics dissertation in his spare time.

Recent publications

  1. Sinnott R, Bruns Jr L, Duran C, Hu W, Jayaputera G, Stell A. Development of an Endocrine Genomics Virtual Research Environment for Australia: Building on Success. Computational Science and Its Applications � ICCSA 2013. Springer. 2013. Editors: Murgante B, Misra S, Carlini M, Torre CM, Nguyen HQ, Taniar D, Apduhan BO, Gervasi O.