AMSI’s Research programs are governed by the Research and Higher Education (R&HE) Committee and the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC).

The R&HE Committee meets four times a year, once in person. The Committee is chaired by the Deputy Director; members serve two-year terms and are elected by AMSI Members. The Chair of the SAC, Full Member and Associate Member Representatives on the AMSI Board, the AMSI Director and the R&HE Manager are ex officio members. The R&HE Committee provides strategic advice to management and the Board, and monitors mathematical sciences research activity in Australia.

The Scientific Advisory Committee approves funding requests and monitors the quality of AMSI Scientific Workshops. The committee primarily works twice a year over the internet, and is consulted from time to time on other related matters. Membership comprises continuing international members and rotating Australian members. The AMSI Director and the R&HE Manager are ex officio members.

Both committees report directly to the AMSI Board.

Scientific Advisory Committee

Prof. Ben Andrews, Australian National University
Prof. Philip Broadbridge, La Trobe University

Phil Broadbridge grew up in Port Adelaide. Since graduating in science at University of Adelaide, he has worked as a secondary school teacher, a CSIRO research scientist and an academic in five different universities, as a professor since 1991, as a department chair at University of Wollongong and University of Delaware, and as Head of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences for five years at La Trobe University. From 2005 to 2009 he was Director and CEO of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute and in that capacity was presented with the 2008 Fast Thinking/Open Universities National Innovation Award in the category of science innovation. On behalf of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Delaware, he accepted the Women in Science and Engineering award for developing women mathematicians.

His PhD was in mathematical physics (University of Adelaide). He has an unusually broad range of research interests, including fundamental physics, applied nonlinear partial differential equations, hydrology, heat and mass transport and population genetics. He has published two books and over 100 refereed papers, appearing in 30 different scientific journals. He has been a member of the editorial boards of several journals, including Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A, and two book series. He is a past president of Australia New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the main professional association of applied mathematicians in Australia and New Zealand.

Prof. Darren Crowdy, Imperial College London

Darren Crowdy is an applied mathematician with research interests in applied and computational complex analysis, in particular its applications to the physical sciences such as fluid and solid mechanics.

He is currently a Royal Society Research Fellow (Wolfson Research Merit Award 2013–18), an Established Career Fellow of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (2013–18), a Fellow of the IMA and has garnered several professional accolades for his work (2004 Philip Leverhulme Prize, 2009 Computational Methods and Function Theory (CMFT) Young Investigator Award, 2011 AMSI Lecturer).

Prof. Ezra Getzler, Northwestern University
Assoc. Prof. Frances Kuo, UNSW Australia

Frances Kuo completed a BCMS(Hons) in 1999 and a PhD in 2002 at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, and subsequently joined the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New South Wales in 2003. Starting as a Research Fellow, Frances obtained a UNSW Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship in 2004-2006, an ARC QEII Fellowship in 2007-2011, and was appointed a senior lecturer in 2012. She is an ARC Future Fellow since 2013, and an Associate Professor since 2015. Frances was the recipient of the inaugural Information-based Complexity Young Researcher Award in 2003, the ANZIAM J.H. Michell Medal in 2011 and the Information-Based Complexity Prize in 2014. She works in the theory and applications of high-dimensional integration and approximation, especially quasi-Monte Carlo methods, multilevel and multivariate decomposition techniques. Her recent interests are in their application to partial differential equations with random coefficients.

Prof. Elizabeth Mansfield, University of Kent

Elizabeth Mansfield is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Kent, UK. She is interested in Lie group-based moving frames, variational problems, discrete forms of Noether’s Theorem, and geometric integration—for example, how can one emulate the conservation of energy, momenta and potential vorticity in a numerical scheme? Elizabeth is currently Vice President (Learned Societies) of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications in the UK, and sits on the Council of the London Mathematical Society. She obtained her PhD from the University of Sydney in 1992.

Prof. Geoff Prince, Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute

Geoff completed a BSc (hons) and secondary Dip Ed at Monash University in the 1970s and moved to La Trobe University where he took out a PhD in 1981 in geometric mechanics and Lie groups. He did a postdoc at the Institute for Advanced Study in Dublin. Geoff has taught at RMIT, the University of New England and La Trobe, where he was head of department a couple of times from 2000. He worked at AMSI in 2004 through to 2006 in part as executive director to Garth Gaudry and he oversaw the introduction of the AMSI/ICE-EM Access Grid Room project. Geoff has been director at AMSI since September 2009.

Geoff’s research interests lie mainly in differential equations and differential geometry and he works with friends in Europe: Mike Crampin, Willy Sarlet, Olga Krupkova and Demeter Krupka. He currently holds an ARC Discovery Grant with Phil Broadbridge at La Trobe.

Prof. Terry Speed, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Prof. Terry Tao, UCLA

Terence Tao was born in Adelaide, Australia in 1975. Tao’s areas of research include harmonic analysis, PDE, combinatorics and number theory.  He has received a number of awards including the Salem Prize in 2000, the Bochner Prize in 2002, the Fields Medal in 2006, the MacArthur Fellowship in 2007, the Waterman Award in 2008, the Nemmers Prize in 2010, the Crafoord prize in 2012 and the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics in 2015.  Terence Tao also currently holds the James and Carol Collins chair in mathematics at UCLA, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Australian Academy of Sciences (Corresponding Member), the National Academy of Sciences (Foreign member) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Prof. Ole Warnaar, The University of Queensland

Research & Higher Education Committee

Dr Nicola Armstrong, Murdoch University
Mr Michael Cromer, Australian National University
Prof. Markus Hegland, Australian National University
Prof. Anthony Henderson, The University of Sydney
Dr Phillip Isaac, University of Queensland
Assoc Prof. Inge Koch, Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute
Prof. Geoff Prince, Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute

Geoff completed a BSc (hons) and secondary Dip Ed at Monash University in the 1970s and moved to La Trobe University where he took out a PhD in 1981 in geometric mechanics and Lie groups. He did a postdoc at the Institute for Advanced Study in Dublin. Geoff has taught at RMIT, the University of New England and La Trobe, where he was head of department a couple of times from 2000. He worked at AMSI in 2004 through to 2006 in part as executive director to Garth Gaudry and he oversaw the introduction of the AMSI/ICE-EM Access Grid Room project. Geoff has been director at AMSI since September 2009.

Geoff’s research interests lie mainly in differential equations and differential geometry and he works with friends in Europe: Mike Crampin, Willy Sarlet, Olga Krupkova and Demeter Krupka. He currently holds an ARC Discovery Grant with Phil Broadbridge at La Trobe.

Prof. Aidan Sims, University of Wollongong
Assoc. Prof. Scott Sisson, University of New South Wales
Prof. Kate Smith-Miles, Monash University

 

Prof. Terry Speed, The Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Mr Paul Ulrick, Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute

Annually the Research and Higher Education programs support 25 national events and provide research training for 600 students and early‑career researchers. Paul is responsible for management and delivery of the programs, strategic development, marketing and partnerships. Paul has a BSc from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma from Swinburne.

Ms Maaike Wienk, Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute

 

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