Scientific Committee

Prof. David Wood
Chair, Deputy Director MATRIX (Monash University)David is Deputy Director of MATRIX, and Professor in the Discrete Mathematics Research Group of the School of Mathematics at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
Research Interests: David's research interests are in discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science, especially structural graph theory, extremal graph theory, geometric graph theory, graph colouring, and combinatorial geometry.

Prof. Uri Onn
Acting Deputy Director MATRIX
(Australian National University)Uri is acting Deputy Director of MATRIX and a Professor of Mathematics at the Australian National University.
Research Interests: Representation theory and related zeta functions, asymptotic groups theory, special functions and their role in representation theory, and the Local Langlands correspondence.

Prof. Ben Andrews
(Australian National University)Ben is a a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, and a Professor and ARC Laureate fellow at the Australian National University, where he is a member of the Applied and Nonlinear Analysis Research Group of the Mathematical Sciences Institute.
Research Interests: Ben’s research interests include many areas of differential geometry and partial differential equations, ranging from geometric flows to spectral geometry and fully nonlinear elliptic and parabolic PDE.

Dr Zdravko Botev
(UNSW Sydney)Zdravko holds a lecturship at UNSW Sydney. His research interests include fast algorithms for statistical learning and inference. He is the inventor of the theta kernel density estimation algorithms, as well as the Monte Carlo generalized splitting algorithm for rareevent simulation. His work is used in both commercial and open source computing software such as Matlab and Julia, and has been recognized by both the (Australian) Mathematical Society and Academy of Sciences.
Research Interests: fast algorithms for statistical learning and inference.

Prof. Peter Bühlmann
(ETH Zurich)Peter is Professor of Mathematics and Statistics and Director of ETH Foundations of Data Science at ETH Zurich.
Research Interests: highdimensional and computational statistics, biostatistics, machine learning, causal inference, and applications in genetics, biology and medicine.

Prof. Yanan Fan
(Data61, CSIRO)Yanan is a senior Principal research scientist of the Data61, CSIRO, a part of Australia's national Science agency, and hold an appointment as adjunct full Professor of Statistics at the UNSW, Sydney. Her area of expertise include Bayesian analysis, Markov chain, Monte Carlo methods, Approximate Bayesian computation Computational statistics, quantile and ordinal regression, computational methods for large spatial data arising from medical images; and various applications of Bayesian methodology to real world problems.
Research Interests: Yanan research is focused primarily on the development of Bayesian models and computational methodology to solve real world problems.

A/Prof. Cecilia González Tokman
(University of Queensland)Cecilia is an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland. She has held research fellowships from the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS). She has been a member of the Mexican National System of Researchers (SNI).
Research Interests: Cecilia’s research interests include dynamical systems, ergodic theory and related areas. Her recent work focuses on random dynamical systems, transfer operators, Lyapunov exponents and coherent structures.

Prof. Catherine Greenhill
(UNSW Sydney)Catherine is a Professor and head of the Combinatorics group in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW Sydney. She was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2022, and was Chair of the AustMS Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group (WIMSIG) from 2021  2022.
Research Interests: Catherine's research interests lie at the interface of discrete mathematics, theoretical computer science and probability.

Prof. James McCaw
(University of Melbourne)James is Professor of Mathematical Biology in the School of Mathematics and Statistics and a senior member of the Infectious Disease Dynamics Unit in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. He was awarded an ARC Laureate Fellowship in 2024.
Research Interests: James’ research interests lie at the interface between the mathematical and life sciences, using techniques in dynamical systems, computational modelling and Bayesian statistics to gain insight into the mechanisms of infection and transmission of infectious diseases. From 202023 he coled two national consortia providing modelbased advice to government to support the response to COVID19.

Prof. Ricardo Ruiz Baier
(Monash University)Ricardo is Professor of Computational and Applied Mathematics at the School of Mathematics of Monash University. He is an ARC Future Fellow.
Research Interests: Numerical analysis of PDEs, multiphysics coupled problems, saddlepoint formulations, biomedical and geophysical applications.

Prof. Ngamta Thamwattana (Natalie)
(University of Newcastle)Natalie is a Professor of Applied Mathematics at the School of Information and Physical Sciences, University of Newcastle, Australia. Currently, she is a Chair of ANZIAM (Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics), ViceChair for the Hunter Branch of the Royal Society of New South Wales, and a member of the ARC College of Experts.
Research Interests: Applied mathematical and computational modelling for problems in engineering, science and technology.

Prof. Geordie Williamson
(University of Sydney)Geordie is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Sydney. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and the Australian Academy of Science. His work has been recognised with numerous prizes and distinctions.
Research Interests: Geordie is a specialist in geometric representation theory; his research is often motivated by questions in number theory, topology and algebraic geometry.