AMSI’s Research programs are governed by the Research and Higher Education (R&HE) Committee and the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC).

The R&HE Committee meets four times a year, once in person. The Committee is chaired by the Deputy Director; members serve two-year terms and are elected by AMSI Members. The Chair of the SAC, Full Member and Associate Member Representatives on the AMSI Board, the AMSI Director and the R&HE Manager are ex officio members. The R&HE Committee provides strategic advice to management and the Board, and monitors mathematical sciences research activity in Australia.

The Scientific Advisory Committee approves funding requests and monitors the quality of AMSI Scientific Workshops. The committee primarily works twice a year over the internet, and is consulted from time to time on other related matters. Membership comprises continuing international members and rotating Australian members. The AMSI Director and the R&HE Manager are ex officio members.

Both committees report directly to the AMSI Board.

  • Professor Tim Brown
    Professor Tim Brown Acting Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee

Scientific Advisory Committee

Prof. Ben Andrews, Australian National University
Prof. Philip Broadbridge, La Trobe University

Phil Broadbridge grew up in Port Adelaide. Since graduating in science at University of Adelaide, he has worked as a secondary school teacher, a CSIRO research scientist and an academic in five different universities, as a professor since 1991, as a department chair at University of Wollongong and University of Delaware, and as Head of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences for five years at La Trobe University. From 2005 to 2009 he was Director and CEO of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute and in that capacity was presented with the 2008 Fast Thinking/Open Universities National Innovation Award in the category of science innovation. On behalf of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Delaware, he accepted the Women in Science and Engineering award for developing women mathematicians.

His PhD was in mathematical physics (University of Adelaide). He has an unusually broad range of research interests, including fundamental physics, applied nonlinear partial differential equations, hydrology, heat and mass transport and population genetics. He has published two books and over 100 refereed papers, appearing in 30 different scientific journals. He has been a member of the editorial boards of several journals, including Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A, and two book series. He is a past president of Australia New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the main professional association of applied mathematicians in Australia and New Zealand.

Prof. Darren Crowdy, Imperial College London

Darren Crowdy is an applied mathematician with research interests in applied and computational complex analysis, in particular its applications to the physical sciences such as fluid and solid mechanics.

He is currently a Royal Society Research Fellow (Wolfson Research Merit Award 2013–18), an Established Career Fellow of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (2013–18), a Fellow of the IMA and has garnered several professional accolades for his work (2004 Philip Leverhulme Prize, 2009 Computational Methods and Function Theory (CMFT) Young Investigator Award, 2011 AMSI Lecturer).

Prof. Ezra Getzler, Northwestern University

Prof. Elizabeth Mansfield, University of Kent

Elizabeth Mansfield is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Kent, UK. She is interested in Lie group-based moving frames, variational problems, discrete forms of Noether’s Theorem, and geometric integration—for example, how can one emulate the conservation of energy, momenta and potential vorticity in a numerical scheme? Elizabeth is currently Vice President (Learned Societies) of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications in the UK, and sits on the Council of the London Mathematical Society. She obtained her PhD from the University of Sydney in 1992.

Prof. Tim Brown, Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute

Tim Brown has been the Director of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) since 2019. With 41 members drawn from universities, government agencies and learned societies, AMSI is the principal national voice for the mathematical sciences discipline. Its programs cover research and higher education, school education and industrial and commercial engagement. AMSI is recognised by government and industry as a leading provider of policy advice, services, programs and strategic initiatives.

Tim has a long academic career across the University of Bath, Monash University, University of Melbourne, University of Western Australia, Australian National University and La Trobe University. He has been a Professor of Probability, Statistics and Data Science in totality for over 32 years and has held leadership positions such as Head of Department of Statistics; Head of Department, Mathematics and Statistics; Dean of Science; and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research).

Prof. Terry Tao, UCLA

Terence Tao was born in Adelaide, Australia in 1975. Tao’s areas of research include harmonic analysis, PDE, combinatorics and number theory.  He has received a number of awards including the Salem Prize in 2000, the Bochner Prize in 2002, the Fields Medal in 2006, the MacArthur Fellowship in 2007, the Waterman Award in 2008, the Nemmers Prize in 2010, the Crafoord prize in 2012 and the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics in 2015.  Terence Tao also currently holds the James and Carol Collins chair in mathematics at UCLA, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Australian Academy of Sciences (Corresponding Member), the National Academy of Sciences (Foreign member) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Prof. Ole Warnaar, The University of Queensland
Prof. Mary Myerscough, University of Sydney
Assoc. Prof. Lesley Ward, University of South Australia
Prof. Andrew Barbour, University of Zurich

Research & Higher Education Committee

Dr Nicola Armstrong, Murdoch University
Prof. Nigel Bean, The University of Adelaide
Prof. Philip Broadbridge, La Trobe University
Prof. Andreas Ernst, Monash University
Dr Phillip Isaac, University of Queensland
Assoc Prof. Guoyin Li, The University of New South Wales
Prof. Tim Brown, Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute

Tim Brown has been the Director of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) since 2019. With 41 members drawn from universities, government agencies and learned societies, AMSI is the principal national voice for the mathematical sciences discipline. Its programs cover research and higher education, school education and industrial and commercial engagement. AMSI is recognised by government and industry as a leading provider of policy advice, services, programs and strategic initiatives.

Tim has a long academic career across the University of Bath, Monash University, University of Melbourne, University of Western Australia, Australian National University and La Trobe University. He has been a Professor of Probability, Statistics and Data Science in totality for over 32 years and has held leadership positions such as Head of Department of Statistics; Head of Department, Mathematics and Statistics; Dean of Science; and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research).

Prof. Aidan Sims, University of Wollongong
Assoc. Prof. Scott Sisson, University of New South Wales
Dr Judy-anne Osborn, The University of Newcastle

 

Ms Chloe Pearse, Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute
Prof. Mat Simpson, The University of Queensland

 

Prof. Natalie Thamwattana, The University of Newcastle