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School of Mathematical Sciences

The School of Mathematical Sciences is an innovative and thriving centre of excellence at QUT.

Dr Helen Thompson
Acting Head of School, School of Mathematical Sciences

Our staff

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.

Meet our experts

Professor Kevin Burrage
Position
Professor of Computational Maths
Division / Faculty
Applied and Computational Mathematics,
School of Mathematical Sciences
Research fields
Applied Mathematics
Numerical and Computational Mathematics
Statistics
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Professor Fawang Liu
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
Applied and Computational Mathematics,
School of Mathematical Sciences
Research fields
Numerical and Computational Mathematics
Applied Mathematics
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Professor Scott McCue
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
Applied and Computational Mathematics,
School of Mathematical Sciences
Research field
Applied Mathematics
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Professor Timothy Moroney
Position
Professor in Mathematics
Division / Faculty
Applied and Computational Mathematics,
School of Mathematical Sciences
Research field
Numerical and Computational Mathematics
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Professor Tony Pettitt
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
Statistical Science,
School of Mathematical Sciences
Research field
Statistics
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Professor Matthew Simpson
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
Applied and Computational Mathematics,
School of Mathematical Sciences
Research fields
Applied Mathematics
Numerical and Computational Mathematics
Other Mathematical Sciences
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Professor Ian Turner
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
Applied and Computational Mathematics,
School of Mathematical Sciences
Research fields
Numerical and Computational Mathematics
Applied Mathematics
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Professor You-Gan Wang
Position
Professor in Data Science
Division / Faculty
Statistical Science,
School of Mathematical Sciences
Research fields
Statistics
Environmental Science and Management
Fisheries Sciences
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Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen
Position
Australian Laureate Fellow
Division / Faculty
Statistical Science,
School of Mathematical Sciences
Research field
Statistics
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Associate Professor Michael Bode
Position
Associate Professor
Division / Faculty
Applied and Computational Mathematics,
School of Mathematical Sciences
Research fields
Applied Mathematics
Numerical and Computational Mathematics
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Associate Professor Paul Corry
Position
Associate Professor in Operations Research
Division / Faculty
Statistical Science,
School of Mathematical Sciences
Research fields
Applied Mathematics
Statistics
Other Mathematical Sciences
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Associate Professor Chris Drovandi
Position
Associate Professor
Division / Faculty
Statistical Science,
School of Mathematical Sciences
Research field
Statistics
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Our leaders

Our courses

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."

Solene Hegarty-Cremer

Bachelor of Mathematics (Applied and Computational Mathematics)

Data Analytics

"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

Master of Data Analytics

Operations Research

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.

Bachelor of Mathematics (Operations Research)

Statistics

"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."

Sasha Richards

Bachelor of Mathematics (Statistics)

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 partnership with the ACEMS have allowed our staff to work on critical projects such as the Jaguar Conservation Project and the Virtual Reef Diver program.

Visit the ACEMS website

Our research

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 have been 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 study

Our school is a leader in delivering world-class teaching outcomes. We offer advanced, relevant and modern courses designed for the real world that are underpinned by our award winning research.

Students learn from experienced lecturers and professors who work within multidisciplinary research teams at the cutting edge of science and engineering and who collaborate closely with industry and business.

We understand how to prepare students for success in the workplace by sharing the latest in technical knowledge and theory and by emphasising and assessing skills in coding, critical thinking, communication and collaboration.

Our partners

Our school is entrusted with large research projects from leading international and national organisations and funding bodies.

Our projects range from short-term industry consultancies and advice to long-term prestigious national research fellowships.

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.

Contact us