Professor Steven Tingay is executive director of the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA) at Curtin University. Tingay has authored or co-authored over 200 papers in international refereed journals since 1994 and has attracted over $80 million of research funding.
His main interests are in radio astronomy, astrophysics and radio astronomy instrumentation. Over the last ten years, Tingay has led the development of software and hardware upgrades to Australia's suite of radio telescope facilities.
He led the MWA project, a $50-million low-frequency radio telescope in the remote Murchison region of Western Australia through design, prototype, construction, and operations phases. The MWA is a precursor telescope for the Square Kilometer Array (SKA). Tingay has been an active contributor to the international SKA project for the last decade and has moved to Italy to lead the Italian SKA program.