Dr Michael Haythorpe

Senior Lecturer

College of Science and Engineering

place Tonsley (4.11)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Michael Haythorpe is a mathematics researcher who specialises in the areas of graph theory, numerical optimisation, computational mathematics and algorithm development. Michael completed his PhD in 2010 and has been working at Flinders University since 2011. In 2014 he took on a role of Lecturer B, and in 2017 was promoted to Senior Lecturer.

Qualifications
2004    B.App.Sc, University of South Australia
2005    B.App.Sc(Hons), University of South Australia
2010    PhD (Mathematics), University of South Australia
Honours, awards and grants

2001-2004  Dean's Merit List, Chancellor's List
2006-2009  Australian Postgraduate Award
2008      First place in T.M. Cherry Prize for best Student Presentation at ANZIAM Conference 2008
2009      Honourable mention in T.M. Cherry Prize for best Student Presentation at ANZIAM Conference 2009
2010      Honourable mention in T.M. Cherry Prize for best Student Presentation at ANZIAM Conference 2010
2010      AustMS Lift-off Fellowship
2017      Executive Dean's Award for Teaching Excellentin the College of Science and Engineering, Flinders 2017

Key responsibilities

Michael is a senior staff member of the Flinders Hamiltonian Cycle Project team, embedded within Flinders Mathematical Sciences Laboratory, and has a leadership role within that team. His research is split evenly between the development of efficient algorithms and heuristics for solving NP-complete problems, and the development of theoretical advances in graph theory and complexity theory. Michael serves and has served on several committees, including the organising committees for AustMS 2015 and ANZIAM 2017 meetings.

Research interests

Graph Theory
Algorithm development
Numerical Optimisation
Combinatorics


Michael has spent a large amount of time working on the Hamiltonian cycle and Crossing number problems in particular, and has been involved in the development of several algorithms and heuristics to solve the problems.

Teaching interests

I enjoy teaching all areas of mathematics. However, I have a particular affinity for first year mathematics, as many students arrive at University not having understood or enjoyed mathematics at high school. My teaching style is aimed at not only developing the processes, but a thorough understanding of why and when those processes should be applied.

Topic coordinator
ENGR2711 Engineering Mathematics
MATH1121 Mathematics 1A
MATH1122 Mathematics 1B
Topic lecturer
ENGR2711 Engineering Mathematics
MATH1121 Mathematics 1A
MATH1122 Mathematics 1B
Supervisory interests
Mathematics
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Mathematics (1)
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Principal supervisor: Mathematics (1)
Associate supervisor: Mathematics (1)
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