Earlier Grants

Grants Commencing in 2006

Federation Fellowship

  • M.H. England, Genesis of Australian climate extremes in the Southern Hemisphere extra-tropical ocean-atmosphere (2006-2010: $1,711,626)

ARC Discovery Projects

  • M.G. Cowling and B.T. Warhurst (APD), Geometry on Nilpotent Groups (2006: $93,000; 2007: $81,000; 2008: $81,000)
  • M.H. England and A. Muller, Abrupt Southern Hemisphere climate change: The role of the Southern Ocean thermohaline circulation (2006: $85,000; 2007: $90,000; 2008: $95,000)
  • Y. Fan and S.A. Sisson, Trans-dimensional and approximate Bayesian computation (2006: $69,657; 2007: $25,000; 2008: $25,000)
  • J. Franklin and C.W. Legg, Restraint: Recovering the virtue of self-control or temperence to strengthen the Australian social fabric (2006: $31,000; 2007: $55,000; 2008: $60,000)
  • J. Du, Algebras with Frobenius morphisms and quantum groups (2006: $78,000; 2007: $65,000; 2008: $67,000)
  • B. Goldys and M.G. Roeckner, Large time behavior of solutions to stochastic partial differential equations (2006: $93,000; 2007: $83,000; 2008: $85,000)
  • B.I. Henry and S. Wearne (Mount Sinai), Mathematical measurement and modelling of neuronal degeneration (2006: $103,000; 2007: $93,000; 2007: $95,000)
  • R. Kohn (FCE) and D.J. Nott, Efficient estimation of statistical models with many parameters (2006: $110,000; 2007: $100,000; 2007: $106,000)
  • A. Pitman et al., Do terrestrial processes intensify Australian droughts? (2006: $90,000, 2007: $75,000, 2008: $75,000)

NHMRC Project Grants

  • J. Westbrook, W. Runciman, R. Day, W.T.M. Dunsmuir, J. Braithwaite and M. Williamson, The safety and effectiveness of hospital systems: A controlled time series study (2006-2008: $583,000)

Office of Naval Research

  • M.L. Banner, R.P. Morison, Columbia University, University of Massachusetts, University of Miami and University of Victoria, Ocean surface wave optical roughness - innovative measurement and modeling (2006-2010: USD$386,653)
  • M.L. Banner and R.P. Morison Validation study of wave breaking influence in a coupled wind wave model for hurricane wind conditions (2006-2007: USD$96,500)

Other External Grants

  • D.A. Cooper, J. Murray, Kinetic analysis of decay in HIV replication following initiation of an HIV-integrase inhibitor MK-0818 (2006: $60,000)

UNSW Goldstar Awards

  • B.I. McNeil, The role of the Southern Hemisphere ocean in controlling atmospheric CO2
  • W.P. Sijp, What controls the transition from a hot house climate to a cold house climate: The Eocene/Oligocene climate transition


Grants Commencing in 2005

ARC Discovery Projects

  • A. an Huef, Extension of representations and homogeneous spaces (2005: $50,000; 2006: $50,000; 2007: $50,000)
  • M.E. Baird (ARF), Development of a coupled physical-biological model of size-structured biota in marine waters (2005: $105,000; 2006: $90,000; 2007: $90,000; 2008: $90,000; 2009: $90,000)
  • D.S. Chan, Noncommutative algebraic geometry (2005: $46,000; 2006: $46,000; 2007: $45,000)
  • A.H. Dooley, Symmetries in analysis (2005: $101,000; 2006: $91,000; 2007: $91,000)
  • M.H. England, L.M. Leslie, S.B. Power (BMRC), D.J. Karoly (Oklahoma), Australian climate extremes and predictability in a changing CO2 world: The unique role of the Southern Hemisphere extratropical ocean-atmosphere (2005: $75,000; 2006: $75,000; 2007: $75,000)
  • B. Goldys and R.S. Womersley, Market model of implied volatility (2005: $86,000; 2006: $86,000; 2007: $81,000)
  • T.D. Hoang (Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications), B. Vo (Melbourne) and V. Jeyakumar, Convex optimisation for control, signal processing and communication systems (2005: $146,000; 2006: $131,000; 2007: $126,000)
  • J.H. Middleton, R.W. Griffiths (ANU) and A.M. Moore (Colorado), Wake flows with upstream turbulence in marine, atmospheric and built environments (2005: $260,000; 2006: $232,000; 2007: $240,000; 2008: $240,000; 2009: $220,000)
  • W.K. Schief and C. Rogers, On the geometry of liquid crystals and biological membranes (2005: $121,000; 2006: $91,000; 2007: $91,000)
  • Y. Shao, L.M. Leslie and J. Le Marshall, Predicting soil loss from wind erosion using an integrated, high resolution, land surface data assimilation-modelling system (2005: $85,000; 2006: $85,000; 2007: $85,000)
  • M. Wand and I. Koch, Statistical methods for flow cytometric data (2005: $132,000; 2006: $84,000; 2007: $85,000)

ARC Linkage Projects

  • G. Froyland, N. Boland (Melbourne), M. Menabde (BHP Billiton) and M. Zuckerberg (BHP Billiton), A mathematical approach to flexible management of open pit mines with uncertain geology and unpredictable demand (2005: $38,000; 2006: $74,000; 2007: $72,000; 2008: $36,000)

ARC Linkage International Projects

  • C.C. Tisdell, Boundary value problems for differential inclusions (2005-2006: $5,600)

NHMRC Project Grants

  • D. James (Garvan Institute), A. Coster and V. Wasinger (Bioanalytical Mass Spectroscopy Facility), GLUT4 trafficking (2005-2007: $462,750)

UNSW Goldstar Awards

  • M.L. Banner and W.L. Peirson (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Predicting wave breaking in directional wind seas
  • A. Sharma (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • D.J. Nott and L.A. Marshall, Modelling surface water flow in ungauged catchments using a Bayesian hierarchical approach
  • J.A.G. Roberts and F. Vivaldi (Queen Mary College, University of London), Signatures of order, chaos and symmetry over finite fields
  • S.S. Rahman (Petroleum Engineering) and T. Tran, Development of an innovative simulation technique to enhance productivity from low permeability naturally fractured reservoirs
  • T. Tran and W. McLean, Local mesh refinement and preconditioning techniques in computational science


Grants Commencing in 2004

ARC Discovery Projects

  • A. Coster, Nonlinear dynamics of pulse-coupled oscillators (2004: $68,000; 2005: $68,000; 2006: $68,000)
  • V. Jeyakumar and A.M. Rubinov (University of Ballarat), Necessary and sufficient conditions for global minimum in multi-extremal global optimisation (2004: $94,158; 2005: $94,158; 2006: $94,158)
  • H.D. Qi (QEII Fellowship), Nonsmooth optimization in constrained spline interpolation (2004: $102,646; 2005: $104,146; 2006: $105,146; 2007: $105,646; 2008: $102,646)
  • C.C. Tisdell, Dynamic equations on measure chains (2004: $43,700; 2005: $43,700; 2006: $43,700)
  • R.S. Womersley, Approximation, cubature and point designs on spheres (2004: $70,000; 2005: $70,000; 2006: $70,000)

ARC Linkage Projects

  • L.M. Leslie, D.W. Buckley, J. Le Marshall, L. Qi (APDI), Western Australia severe weather prediction: Optimising forecasts using new data sources and improved high-resolution models, with the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology (2004: $39,580; 2005: $75,673; 2006: $75,673; 2007: $39,580)
  • J.H. Middleton, Measuring boundary layer flows with airborne LIDAR, with Swan International Services Pty Ltd (2004: $30,000; 2005: $52,500; 2006: $42,500; 2007: $20,000)

NSW Department of Health

  • C. Finch and W.T.M. Dunsmuir, Biostatistical approaches for injury data (2004-2007: $233,500)

Faculty Research Grants

  • A. an Huef, Imprimitivity theorems and extension of representations ($7,000)
  • M.L. Banner, Refining new breaking wave parameterisation in storm seas ($12,000)
  • T.G. Bates, The noncommutative geometry of graph C*-algebras ($6,000)
  • D.S. Chan, Noncommutative algebraic geometry ($12,000)
  • I.R. Doust, Operator theory and the structure of Banach spaces ($8,000)
  • J. Du, Qunatum groups: Their structure, realization and representations ($14,000)
  • M.H. England, Extratropical ocean variability and its role in extremes and predictability of Australian climate ($12,000)
  • Y. Fan, Adaption, assessment and application of dimension varying Markov Chain Monte Carlo ($7,000)
  • C.S. Greenhill, Contiguity for new models of random regular graphs ($9,000)
  • B. Goldys, Parabolic Anderson Model and fluctuations of interfaces ($10,000)
  • B. Jefferies, Applications of functional calculi for systems of operators ($9,000)
  • I. Koch and M. Wand, Development of statistical learning methods for classifying antibodies from flow cytometry data ($8,000)
  • J. Kress, Closure of symmetry algebras in superintegrable systems ($7,000)
  • L. Leslie, Ensemble forecasting methods for tropical cyclone modelling and prediction ($12,000)
  • J.F. Middleton, Upwelling within submarine canyons, the Flinders current and atmospheric forcing ($9,000)
  • J.H. Middleton and M.E. Baird, East Australia current frontal processes at 30S ($10,000)
  • J.M. Murray, Quantitative analysis of human immunodeficiency virus and the immune system ($7,000)
  • E.S. Noussair, The existence and qualitative properties of standing wave solutions for nonlinear Schrodinger equations ($9,000)
  • J.A.G. Roberts, Integrability and symmetry of rational maps over finite fields ($12,000)
  • S.A. Sisson, Extremal dependence in financial series ($7,000)
  • T. Tran and W. McLean, Efficient solvers for boundary integral equations ($14,000)


Grants Commencing in 2003

ARC Discovery Projects

  • B. Goldys and F. Gozzi, Optimal control of stochastic partial differential equations (2003: $50,000)
  • B.I. Henry and S.L. Warne (Mount Sinai), Diffusion driven pattern formation and signal propagation in spatially complex excitable media (2003: $60,000; 2004: $65,000; 2005: $60,000)
  • R.J. Kohn (FCE), S.A. Wood (AGSM) and D.J. Nott, Bayesian inference for complex regression models using mixtures (2003: $65,000; 2004: $57,200; 2005: $50,336)
  • I.H. Sloan and M. Ganesh, Advanced computational algorithms for three-dimensional systems (2003: $100,000; 2004: $100,000; 2005: $90,000; 2006: $85,000; 2007: $80,000)

A.H. Dooley, C. Rogers and I.H. Sloan are also chief investigators of the ARC Centre of Excellence Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems, which has a major node at UNSW, with funding from the ARC and the Department of State and Regional Development (2003: $444,000; 2004:$445,000; 2005: $483,000; 2006: $486,000; $2007: $513,000).

ARC Linkage Projects

  • N. Boland (Melbourne), P.G. Taylor (Melbourne), G. Froyland and M. Menabde (BHP Billiton), Using mathematics to maximize the value of open pit mines (2003: $30,549; 2004: $55,139; 2005: $24,590)

Faculty Research Grants

  • A. an Huef, Duality of induction and restriction of representation and amenability ($10,000)
  • T. Bates, Shift spaces and C*-algebras ($11,155)
  • P. Blennerhassett, Stability properties of oscillatory flow in pipes and channels ($5,000)
  • D. Chan, Noncommutative algebraic geometry ($13,000)
  • I.R. Doust, Functional calculus and Banach space decompositions ($15,000)
  • J. Du, Quivers, Hall algebras, quantum groups and their representations ($19,000)
  • M.H. England, Southern Ocean water masses: Stability, variability and long-term change ($15,000)
  • J.W. Franklin, Australia's postwar immigration: The international dimension ($7,970)
  • V. Jeyakumar, Nonsmooth variational conditions characterizing solution sets of cone-constrained convex optimization problems ($15,000)
  • J.M. Kress, Quadratic algebras and superintegrable systems ($5,000)
  • L. Leslie and L. Qi, Incorporating ensembe forecast techniques in a numerical model for tropical cyclone simulation and prediction ($12,000)
  • J.M. Murray, Quantitative analysis of human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus and the T cell response ($12,000)
  • J.A.G. Roberts, Detection and creation of discrete integrable dynamical systems ($16,000)
  • C.C. Tisdell, On the existence of multiple solutions to the nonlinear boundary value problem for systems of second-order ordinary differential equations ($10,000).


Grants Commencing in 2002

  • M. Cowling, Iwasawa N groups (2002: $78,792; 2003: $82,000; 2004: $86,500; 2005: $70,000; 2006: $70,000) 
  • A.H. Dooley and G. Mortiss, Group orbits in harmonic analysis and ergodic theory (2002: $95,000; 2003: $125,000; 2004: $125,000; 2005: $60,000; 2006: $60,000)
  • J.F. Middleton, Coastal processes driven by the East Australia current (2002: $63,000; 2003: $66,000; 2004: $87,000)
  • L. Qi, Robust reformulation methods (2002: $60,000; 2003: $75,000; 2004: $75,000)
  • N. Wildberger, Harmonic analysis on Lie groups via hypergroup convolution structures (2002: $30,000; 2003: $40,000; 2004: $40,000)


Grants Commencing in 2001

  • M. Banner and L. Leslie, Incorporation of wave breaking into coupled marine wind-ocean wave models for severe weather conditions (2001: $65,000; 2002: $64,700; 2003: $65,500)
  •  M. England and C.J. Reason, J. Ribbe (Universidad de Concepcion), S.R. Rintoul (CSIRO), S. Rahmstorf (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research), A.C. Hirst (CSIRO) and W. Cai (CSIRO), Midlatitude variability in the Southern Ocean and its role in Australian climate (2001: $50,000; 2002: $56,700; 2003: $57,500)
  • L. Qi, R.S. Womersley, Y. Ye (University of Iowa), A. Dontchev (American Mathematical Society) and D. Sun (National University of Singapore), Generalized Newton methods for constrained approximation problems and sum of norms problems (2001: $55,000; 2002: $55,000; 2003: $55,000)
  • C. Rogers and W. Schief, Deformation of isothermic surfaces and K-nets in membrane theory and nonlinear elasticity: Application of solitonic methods (2001: $68,348; 2002: $64,657; 2003: $64,906)
  • A. Sharma (CSE), W.T. Dunsmuir and U. Lall (Utah State University) Seasonal to interannual ensemble forecasts of reservoir inflow volumes (2001: $39,000.00; 2002: $36,700.00; 2003: $37,500.00)
  • I.H. Sloan , H. Wozniakowski (Columbia University), S. Joe (University of Waikato), R.S. Womersley and M. Ganesh, Multivariate integration and approximation (2001: $70,000; 2002: $70,000; 2003: $70,000)
  • I. Young (Adelaide) and M. Banner, Modelling ocean waves in coastal waters: A new approach based on recent physical insight into wave breaking (2001: $65,949; 2002: $64,891; 2003: $58,416).