School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics
I was born in Germany while my father was on sabbatical there, but grew up in Melbourne and then Adelaide, where I did my undergraduate studies in Mathematical Physics and Pure Mathematics. I went to Oxford to do graduate study with Roger Penrose on general relativity and conformal field theory (although both of these reduce to differential equations if you stare at them hard enough!) Since my return to Australia I've lectured at Adelaide University, worked as a radar signal processor at DSTO, and bayesian analyst at CSIRO before joining CSEM to work on iterative optimization of parametric bayesian models for medical image analysis. Since then I have also found fun people to work on mathematical models of high-rate algal ponds and lithium polymer batteries.
B.Sc (Adel) D. Phil. (Oxon)
1990 Kobe Steel Scholarship to St Catherines College, Oxford
2012 Finalist Early Career STEM Educator of the Year (Tertiary Teaching), Science Excellence Awards SA
: Risk assessment for screening mammography
; Automated Malaria diagnosis
Judging the Maths and Engineering Challenge in Tournament of the Minds since 2010.
Secretary of the Australian Pattern Recognition Society
Committee Member of the South Australian Branch of the Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics Society.