Could inhalers treat COVID-19?
Our researchers are collaborating with colleagues at the University of Oxford on a UK clinical trial to test common asthma inhalers as a treatment for COVID-19 infection.Read the article
Talking about high-tech ecology
Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen spoke to the Australian Academy of Science about using mathematics to tackle problems such as koala conservation and the health of our Great Barrier Reef.Watch the video on YouTube
2020 EO Tuck Medal recipient
Congratulations to Professor Matthew Simpson who has won the 2020 EO Tuck Medal from ANZIAM for his outstanding research & distinguished service to the field of applied mathematics.
Associate Professor James McGree is part of a research team trialing a smart camera network at the Gold Coast. The team will use the data from the cameras to inform plans and strategies for managing current and emerging pressures placed on the waterwaysAbout the project
Our highest cited researchers
Professor Ian Turner, Professor Fawang Liu and Professor Kevin Burrage have been recognised as highly cited researchers for multiple years in a row by the Web of Science Group. They were chosen for their multiple papers that ranked in the top 1% by citations in the Web of Science.
Awarded for maths teaching excellence
Dr Belinda Spratt has been awarded the Australian Mathematical Society award for Teaching Excellence, for improving student engagement and perceptions of maths, particularly for students with maths anxiety. Her online videos, quizzes and live coding exercises have also helped her earn this prestigious award.
We're a highly collaborative group with a focus on top-quality, cross-disciplinary research that aims to solve real-world problems of global significance. In the Australian Government's 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) framework, our ambitious research programs were rated at the highest possible level: 'well above world standard.'
Our research strengths are in statistical data science, computational modelling and simulation, decision theory and systems optimisation. We have strong, existing research collaborations with the Institute for Future Environments (IFE) and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), as well as other interdisciplinary projects being undertaken in the Science and Engineering Centre.
Our mathematics centre
The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) is a collection of Australia's best researchers across seven universities in applied mathematics, statistics, mathematical physics and machine learning.
Our data science centre
Led by internationally-renowned statistician, QUT’s Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen, the QUT Centre for Data Science draws together capability in data science to deliver world-class research, unique training opportunities and active external engagement.
Applied and Computational Mathematics
"I love maths, it’s in every industry and people don’t realise how much you can do. I’ve travelled to Cambodia with Engineers Without Borders, staying in a rural community and sharing our knowledge about reusing plastic waste. It was great to see how my skills could fit within an engineering team."
"There is a large and growing demand in industry for skilled data analytic professionals. Organisations need to unlock the value of data to make better decisions to be more effective and efficient. We are excited to offer our new data analytics courses to provide our graduates with state-of-the-art knowledge and skills to keep them at cutting edge of this rapidly evolving field."
Dr Helen Thompson - Senior Lecturer in Statistics
Design, operate and predict behaviour of complex systems, using operations research, stochastic and mathematical modelling and optimisation.
In this video, Kari Stuart talks about returning to study and discovering the varied and unexpected careers a Bachelor of Mathematics can lead you to.
"There’s a great maths community at QUT. I’ve had lecturers who have worked with NASA and Microsoft, and they are all-round leaders in their fields. They’re always eager to help and approachable, and bring experience and examples to the classroom."
- Bachelor of Mathematics (Applied and Computational Mathematics)
- Bachelor of Mathematics (Operations Research)
- Bachelor of Mathematics (Statistics)
- Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Mathematics
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Mathematics
- Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments/Bachelor of Mathematics
- Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Mathematics
- Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Mathematics
The core of our industry engagement is through our research and research training activities and our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs.
We partner with businesses and organisations from start-ups to multi-nationals and our scope of application is inclusive, ranging from mathematical biology through climate change to engineering, natural resources, economics and finance.
- Arrow Energy
- Australian Bureau of Statistics
- Australian Customs Service
- Australian Pine Kilns
- Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence (ACEMS)
- Brisbane Airport Corporation
- CRC ORE
- Ergon Energy
- Intersystems (Asia Pacific) Pty Ltd
- ISS Security Pty Ltd
- Plant Protection Chemistry NZ
- Princess Alexandra Hospital
- Queensland Academy of Sport
- Queensland Airports Ltd
- Sugar Research Australia
- Sustainable Technologies International
- Xstrata Queensland Pty Ltd
- École Centrale Paris
- Imperial College London
- University of Oxford
- University of Nottingham
- The University of Adelaide
- Johns Hopkins University
- University of Melbourne
- University of New South Wales, Australia
- University of Queensland
- University of Technology Sydney
Here at the QUT School of Mathematical Sciences our goal is to:
- create outstanding learning experiences for our students
- be at the forefront of disciplinary research in applied mathematics, statistics and operations research
- provide real world solutions and outcomes for our external partners.
Our outstanding staff are strongly committed to the vision of being the partner of choice in mathematics education and research.