Research Grants

Grants Commencing in 2018

ARC Discovery Grants

  • G. Froyland, C. Gonzalez Tokman, S. Vaienti, E. van Sebille, New mathematics to quantify fluctuations and extremes in dynamical systems (2018-2020: $401,679)
  • V. Jeyakumar, G. Li, J. Lasserre, D. Henrion, New mathematics for multiextremal optimization and diffusion tensor imaging (2018-2020: $401,706)
  • F. Kuo, I. Sloan, Towards a science of high dimensional computation (2018-2020: $401,706)
  • Q. Le Gia, I. Sloan, Z. Brzezniak, Uncertainty on spheres and shell: mathematics and methods for applications (2018-2020: $386,828)
  • J. Murray, Determining features that separate groups of protein sequences (2018-2020: $297,478)
  • A. Ostafe, J. Roberts, I. Shparlinski, J. Silverman, F. Vivaldi, Arithmetic and algebraic aspects of the dynamics of polynomial semigroups (2018-2020: $401,706)
  • D. Warton, Innovative tools for new insights from point event data in ecology (2018-2020: $371,923)
  • P. Kim, F. Frascoli, A. Coster, C-O. Yun, Dynamical systems theory and mathematical modelling of viral infections (2018-2020: $401,706), through the University of Sydney
  • N. Wormald, A. Liebenau, Enumeration and properties of large discrete structures (2018-2020: $388,975), through Monash University
  • J. Ugon, M. López Cerdá, N. Sukhorukova, V. Roshchina, J.-P. Crouzeix, N. Dyn, An optimisation-based framework for non-classical Chebyshev approximation (2018-2020: $362,045), through Deakin University

ARC Linkage

  • M. Roughan, C. Kerry, S. Keating, C. Holden, B. Powell, D. Johnson, An end-to-end ocean weather information system for the blue economy (2018-2020: $440,000 from ARC; $200,000 industry co-investment)
  • J. Lavroff, D. Holloway, S. Penev, P. Del Moral, D. Dessi, G. Thomas, G. Davidson, T. Roberts, Remote sensing to improve structural efficiency of high-speed catamarans (2018-2021: $460,000.00), through the University of Tasmania

NHMRC Project Grants

  • R. O’Brien, J-J. Sonke, S. Vinod, G. Froyland, C-C. Shieh, Very fast, accurate and low dose imaging for radiotherapy treatments (2018-2020: $650,651)

Faculty Silverstar Award

  • L. Zhao, Mean value theorems in analytic number theory ($20,000)

Faculty Research Grants

  • M. Banner, A new dimension in quantifying fundamental air-sea fluxes ($5,000)
  • D. Chan, Moduli stacks in noncommutative algebra and algebraic geometry ($3,000)
  • L. Chan, Pricing and hedging derivatives for multi-factor asset pricing models ($5,000)
  • F. Chen, Asymptotic inferences for nonstationary self-exciting processes ($7,000)
  • A. Coster, Does GLUT4 queue to get to the surface?  New mathematical analyses ($5,000)
  • J. Du, Stratifying Hecke Endomorphism Algebras ($5,000)
  • Y. Fan, Advancing Bayesian quantile regression:  With application to big data ($5,000)
  • B. Henry, Shining new light on subdiffusion ($10,000)
  • M. Holzer, Revealing changes in Southern Ocean ventilation ($5,000)
  • S. Keating, Inter-comparison of western boundary currents in the global ocean ($6,200)
  • J. Kress, Symmetry and geometric partial differential equations ($2,500)
  • P. Lafaye de Micheaux, G. Geenens, S. Penev, Unravelling relationships in big data: complex dependence modelling ($13,300)
  • L. Li, Parametrix method and probability laws of path functional of stochastic differential equations ($7,000)
  • W. McLean, Efficient numerical simulation of anomalous transport phenomena ($5,000)
  • J. Roberts, Discrete integrable systems ($2,500)
  • J. Stoklosa, Statistical methods for large and complex ecological data ($5,000)
  • T. Tran, Numerical methods for optimal control problems with uncertainties ($10,000)
  • M. Voineagu, Bredon cohomology of a point and semi-topological equivalent invariants ($5,000)
  • N. Wildberger, Metrical Geometry over Alternative Arithmetical Systems ($5,000)
  • L. Zhao, Mean value theorems in analytic number theory ($5,000)
  • J. Zika, Addressing the challenge of regional sea-level projection ($5,000)

Industry Network Seed Fund

  • M. Banner, Forecasting production of sea salt aerosols on the Australian coast ($21,000)

Government/Industry Grants 

  • J. Pimanda, M. Hertzberg, J. Olivier, Dr M Polizzotto, Evaluating in vivo aza incorporation in mononuclear cells following injection aza or cc486, Celgene (2018-2021: $1,920,000), through Prince of Wales Clinical School

 

Grants Commencing in 2017

Australian Laureate Fellowship

  • F. Sukochev, Breakthrough methods for noncommutative calculus (2017-2022: $2,107,500)

ARC Discovery Grants

  • M. Cowling, Homogeneous metric spaces (2017: $107,000; 2018: $99,000; 2019: $80,000)
  • P. Grossman, D. Evans, M. Izumi, Quadratic fusion categories: a new frontier in subfactor theory (2017: $93,259; 2018: $128,500; 2019: $96,384)
  • I. Shparlinski, Additive combinatorics, arithmetic algebraic geometry and finite fields (2017: $117,000; 2018: $108,000; 2019: $120,000)
  • F. Sukochev, D. Potapov, A. Carey, New methods in spectral geometry (2017: $131,500; 2018: $121,500; 2019: $135,000)
  • J. Brown, L. Bilston, J. Charlton, S. Koppel, L. Keay, J. Olivier, Design features critical for correct use of child car restraints (2017-2019: $423,500), through the School of Medical Sciences, UNSW

ARC - DECRA

  • M. Feischl, Optimal adaptivity for uncertainty quantification (2017: $103,903; 2018: $103,803; 2019: $106,258)
  • A. Liebenau, Advances in graph Ramsey theory (2017: $110,607; 2018: $109,328; 2019: $111,438)

ARC Future Fellowships

  • S. Sisson, Frontiers in Data Science:  Analysing Distribution as Data (2017-2021: $1,001,192)

NHMRC Project Grants

  • S. Turville, T. Hope, A. Vallely, D. MacLaren, A. Carr, J. Murray, C. Liu, Resolving Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) transmission (2017-2019: $745,213)

Cancer Australia

  • R. O'Brien, G. Froyland, J. Booth, P. Bannon, F. Hegi-Johnson, High Precision Radiotherapy: Dual Cardiac and Respiratory Motion Management (2017-2019: $597,000) through the University of Sydney

UNSW Goldstar Award

  • J. Dick, Modern techniques in quasi-Monte Carlo theory and computation ($40,000)
  • J. Du, Presenting and extending Hecke endomorphism algebra ($41,528)
  • M. Holzer, Revealing changes in Southern Ocean ventilation: New fundamental approaches ($40,000)
  • V. Jeyakumar, G. Li, C. Thai Doan, Numerically Certifiable Mathematics for Multi-Extremal Global Optimization ($40,000)
  • I.H. Sloan, Q.T. Le Gia, Uncertainty on spheres and shells: mathematics and methods for applications ($40,000)

Other Grants

  • G. Froyland, Robust detection and prediction of coherent structures in geophysical, physical, and chemical systems, Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme (2017-2018: $24,000)
  • L.R. Jorm, A. Blance, R. Parker, B. Hanh, T. Churches, S. Sisson, S. Pearson, J.A. Shepherd, P. Straka, S. Lujic, Health Data Analytics Training Materials, Department of Health/Commonwealth Government Contract ($1,176,774) 
  • P. Straka, How to predict extremes when events occur in bursts, Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme (2017: $5,300)

Faculty Research Grants

  • C. Angstmann & W. McLeanMathematics and computation of reaction-subdiffusion in growing cells ($5,000)
  • M. Banner, A new dimension in quantifying fundamental air-sea fluxes ($5,000)
  • Z. Botev & S. McNamara, New methodology for visualization of big data: EM algorithms and beyond ($5,000)
  • T. Britz, Demi-matroids and Tutte polynomials: The next chapter on matroids and codes ($5,000)
  • L. Chan, Pricing exotic options under Stochastic Volatility model with Regime switching: A Saddlepoint ($5,000)
  • F. Chen, Challenges in statistical inference for a new point process model ($7,000)
  • A. Coster, Connecting continuous and discrete – Hybrid mathematical modelling of biological transport processes ($8,000)
  • I. Doust, Gap measures and the structures of metric spaces ($7,000)
  • Y. Fan, Model-based simulation and clustering of massive data from galactic archaeology ($10,000)
  • G. Froyland, Variability and extremes in nonautonomous chaotic dynamical systems ($5,000)
  • G. Geenens, Better statistical analyses through cutting-edge nonparametric copula modelling ($6,000)
  • C. Greenhill, Solving problems in probabilistic combinatorics using insights from statistical physics ($5,000)
  • B. HenryC. AngstmannTheory and experiments on stochastic resonance in subdiffusive media ($5,000)
  • S. Keating, Unravelling ocean filaments, fronts, and vortices at kilometre scales ($5,000)
  • J. Kress, Symmetry and superintegrability of geometric differential equations ($2,500)
  • A. Ostafe, Unlikely Intersections in algebraic Dynamics ($6,500)
  • M. Voineagu, Etale equivariant motivic cohomology and the persistent Euler-Poincare characteristic ($5,000)
  • D. Warton, Innovative approaches to hierarchical vegetation classification ($5,000)
  • N. Wildberger, Building a computational environment for Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries over finite fields ($6,500)
  • L. Zhao, Zeros of L-functions, large sieve and primes by quadratic forms ($5,000)

Government/Industry Grants 

  • T. Senserrick, S. Boufous, J. Hatfield, J. Olivier, A Williamson, GJ Knight, Evaluation of the NSW Motorcycle Graduated Licencing System, Transport for New South Wales (2017-2018: $211,098), through Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research Centre

 

Grants Commencing in 2016

ARC Discovery Grants

  • S. Penev, P. Shevchenko, Frontiers in inference about risk (2016: $113,600; 2017: $110,100; 2018: $120,000
  • S. Sisson, D. Nott, Frontiers in Bayesian methods for computationally intractable models (2016: $117,400; 2017: $144,600; 2018: $142,000)
  • T. Tran, B. Goldys, Z Brzezniak, A. Prohl, E. Stephan, S. Meddahi, Novel approaches for problems with uncertainties (2016: $116,600; 2017: $110,100; 2018: $120,000)
  • J. Westbrook, J. Braithwaite, W. Dunsmuir, The nature and consequences of interruptions and multi-tasking (2016 – 2018: $462,628), through Macquarie University

ARC Linkage

  • I. Jonsen, R. Harcourt, I. Suthers, M. Roughan, M. Doblin, D. Slip, M. Cox, Resolving the warming East Australia Current’s impact on a marine food web (2016: $54,800; 2017: $80,589; 2018: $78,056), through Macquarie University

ARC Future Fellowships

  • D. Harvey, Counting points on algebraic surfaces (2016: $99,573; 2017: $200,419; 2018: $201,789; 2019: $202,109; 2020: $101,166)

ARC - DECRA

  • P. Straka, Predicting extremes when events occur in bursts (2016: $98,112; 2017: $98,112; 2018: $98,112)

UNSW Goldstar Award

  • J. Franklin, Resolving the puzzles of probability: by Aristotelian realist philosophy
  • I. Shparlinski, Additive combinatorics, algebraic geometry and finite fields

Faculty Silverstar Award

  • P. Grossman, Quadraticfusion categories: a new frontier in subfactor theory
  • B. Henry (& P. Reece, Physics), Stochastic Resonance in Sub-diffusive Media: Theory and Experiment 
  • M. Holzer, Revealing changes in Southern Ocean ventilation: New fundamental approaches
  • M. Roughan, S. Keating, Unveiling the submesoscale ocean using super-resolved satellite observations 

Early Career Research Grants

  • Z. Botev, Perfect simulation in the Bayesian LASSO model ($8,365)
  • L. Li, Parametrix expansion for density of stopping times ($6,238)
  • A. Ostafe, Algebraic dynamical systems in positive characteristic ($8,364)
  • P. Straka, How to predict extremes when events occur in bursts ($7,238)

Faculty Research Grants

  • C. Angstmann, Mathematical modelling of sub-diffusion and morphology of archael cells ($5,000)
  • M. Banner, Space-time properties of steep and breaking ocean waves ($5,000)
  • L. Chan, Pricing of long dated equity-linked life insurance contracts ($5,000)
  • F. Chen, New models and inference methodologies for analysis of sequences of repeated events ($5,000)
  • A. Coster, GLUT4 translocation: mathematics of insulin control ($11,000)
  • I. Doust, Combinatorial optimization in distance geometry ($7,000)
  • J. Du, A finite dimensional approach to quantum supergroups ($7,000)
  • G. Geenens, Novel nonparametric copula-density-based techniques for better statistical analyses ($6,000)
  • V. Jeyakumar, Numerically certifiable mathematics for global optimization ($5,000)
  • J. Kress, Symmetries, superintegrability, and conformal geometry ($6,000)
  • Q. Le Gia, Spheres, Hyperspheres and Spherical Shells: Approximations and Applications ($11,000)
  • G. Li, First-order methods for solving structured large-scale nonsmooth and nonconvex optimization problems: when optimization meets big data ($8,000)
  • H. Lian, Structure discovery and variable selection in semiparametric models ($7,500)
  • S. McNamara, Mathematical modelling of sub-diffusion and morphology of archael cells ($5,000)
  • J. Murray, determining the combination of HIV therapeutics to best achieve eradication ($5,000)
  • J. Olivier, Effect sizes for measures of risk in epidemiology and transformations to other effect sizes ($5,200)
  • M. Voineagu, Equivariant motivic invariants and equivariant K-theory ($6,000)

Other Grants

  • J. Olivier, Systematic review of the impact of bicycle helmet use and legislation on cycling injury and participation, Swedish Transport Administration (2016-2017: $179,080)
  • J. Stoklosa, G. Cassis, Heteroptera-plant interactions as a next generation indicator for the Bush Blitz program, Australian Biological Resources Study ($40,000)

Government/Industry Grants 

  • T. Senserrick, S. Boufous, J. Hatfield, J. Olivier, Queensland's Graduated Licensing System (GLS), Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (2016-2017: $126,063), through Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research Centre

 

Grants Commencing in 2015

Australian Laureate Fellowship

  • T. McDougall, Ocean mixing processes and innovation in oceanographic models (2015: $287,967; 2016: $570,132.50; 2017: $565,923.00; 2018: $559,195.00; 2019: $531,327.00; 2020: $255,889.50)

ARC Discovery Grants

  • J. Dick, F. Kuo, I. H. Sloan, B. Giles, M. Griebel, Quantifying uncertainty: Innovations in high dimensional computation (2015: $140,000; 2016: $115,100; 2017: $120,000)
  • G. Froyland, M. Dellnitz, O. Junge, A. Quas, Discovery and tracking of coherent structures in geophysical flows (2015: $85,000; 2016: $81,500; 2017: $85,000)
  • D. M. Harvey, Fast algorithms for zeta functions of algebraic varieties, (2015: $110,000; 2016: $105,500; 2017: $110,000)
  • F. Sukochev, D. Potapov, J. J. Dykema, Schur decompositions and related problems in operator theory (2015: $127,000; 2016: $121,800; 2017: $130,000; 2018: $130,000)
  • D. I. Warton, Advances in biodiversity modelling and analysis of high-dimensional counts (2015: $100,000; 2016: $95,900; 2017: $100,000)

ARC Linkage

  • M. Roughan, A. Jeff, G. Liggins, M. Coleman, A unique integrated approach to predicting fisheries recruitment (2015: $45,000; 2016: $95,000; 2017: $110,000; 2018: $60,000)
  • D. Keith, S. Phinn, R. Elith, D. Warton, D. Connolly, Advancing vegetation classification and mapping to meet conservation needs (2015: $72,331; 2016: $178,128.50; 2017: $205,797.50; 2018: $100,000)

ARC - DECRA

  • D. Zanin, A new concept of independence in noncommutative probability theory (2015: $100,000; 2016: $100,000; 2017: $100,000)

Cancer Australia

  • R. O’Brien, G. Froyland, J-J. Sonke, P. Keall, Reducing thoracic imaging dose and improving image quality in radiotherapy treatments (2015-2017: $458,459) through the University of Sydney

UNSW Goldstar Award

  • M.L. Banner, A new dimension in quantifying fundamental air sea fluxes ($30,000)
  • A. Coster, Insulin action: the mathematics of metabolism ($30,000)
  • M. Holzer, Revealing the Southern Ocean's changing connection with the atmosphere ($30,000)
  • T. Tran, Novel Approaches for Problems with Uncertainties ($30,000)

Faculty Silverstar Award

  • M. Voineagu, Equivariant motivic cohomologies ($25,000)

Early Career Research Grants

  • Z. Botev, Can we estimate the volume of irregular polytopes? ($4,980)
  • L. Li, Small time and large strike asymptotic for implied volatility in the Heston model ($6,700)
  • A. Ostafe, Unlikely Intersections in Algebraic Dynamical Systems over Finite Fields ($6,700)
  • P. Straka, Extreme value statistics for unevenly spaced observations ($6,700)
  • J. Wang, An assessment of compulsory cycle helmet legislation in New Zealand ($6,700)
  • J. Wishart, Practical tools for wavelet estimation in multichannel noisy deconvolution models ($6,700)

Faculty Research Grants

  • C. Angstmann, Anomalous diffusion models for reactions within biological cells ($5,000)
  • T. Britz, Demi-matoids and Tutte polynomials: The next chapter on matroids and codes ($5,000)
  • A. Cai, Mathematical modeling of mitochondria mutations ($5,000)
  • F. Chen, Testing for the existence of excitation effects in recurrent event data ($8,000)
  • P. Del Moral, Advanced Monte Carlo algorithms in Statistics and computational Physics ($5,000)
  • J. Du, Quantum linear and queer superalgebras and their representations ($5,000)
  • Y. Fan, Fast, approximate Bayesian methods for dynamic positron emission tomography ($5,000)
  • G. Geenens, Flexible estimation of multivariate densities combining pair-copula construction and innovative nonparametric assessment of dependence structures ($5,000)
  • V. Jeyakumar, Multiobjective optimization in the face of data uncertainty ($5,000)
  • S. Keating, Unravelling the submesoscale: New methods for deriving enhanced satellite observations of the ocean ($5,000)
  • J. Kress, Applications of the algebraic variety of superintegrable systems ($5,000)
  • Q. Le Gia, Meshless methods for direct and inverse problems on spheres and surfaces ($8,000)
  • G. Li, Splitting methods for nonconvex structured optimization problems:  Convergence Analysis and Applications ($5,000)
  • T. McDougall, Ocean mixing processes: innovation in oceanographic methods ($5,000)
  • S. McNamara, Robustness of biochemical oscillations to intrinsic and extrinsic fluctuations ($5,000)
  • J. Olivier, Improved methods for estimating causal effects from population-based intervention such as mandatory helmet legislation and gun use restrictions ($5,000)
  • S. Penev, Frontiers in inference about risk ($5,000)
  • S. Sisson, Statistical methods for very large datasets: Models for approximate data ($5,000)
  • N. Wildberger, Conics and inversions in hyperbolic geometries ($5,000)

 

Grants Commencing in 2014

ARC Discovery Grants

  • M. Cowling, Generalised conformal mappings (2014: $87,380; 2015: $120,000; 2016: $135,000)
  • C.S. Greenhill, B.D. McKay, A new model for random discrete structures: distributions, counting and sampling (2014: $150,000; 2015: $110,000; 2016: $125,000)
  • B.I. Henry, W.C. McLean, K.A. Mustapha, Advanced mathematical modelling and computation of fractional sub-diffusion problems in complex domains (2014: $115,000; 2015: $115,000; 2016: $115,000)
  • J.A. Roberts, R. Quispel, F.W. Nijhoff, A. Hone, New frontiers and advances in discrete integrable systems (2014: $134,000; 2015: $134,000; 2016: $134,000)
  • M. Roughan, P.R. Oke, B. Powell, Advancing dynamical understanding in the east Australian current: Optimizing the ocean observing and prediction effort (2014: $60,000; 2015: $75,000; 2016: $45,000)
  • W.K. Schief, Discrete projective differential geometry: Comprehensive theory and integrable structure (2014: $120,000; 2015: $125,000; 2016: $135,000)
  • F. Sukochev, A.L. Carey, The boundaries of index theory (2014: $120,000; 2015: $120,000; 2016: $125,000)
  • S. Morrison, P. Grossman, V. Jones, Symmetries of subfactors (2014: $120,000; 2015: $110,000; 2016: $130,000), through ANU
  • I. Shparlinski, B.P. Mans, New Applications of Additive Combinatorics in Number Theory and Graph Theory (2014: $317,286; 2015: $307,286; 2016: $327,286), through Macquarie University

ARC - DECRA

  • Z. Botev, Mathematics of importance: The optimal importance sampling algorithm for estimating the probability of a black swan event (2014: $99,590; 2015: $95,690; 2016: $98,240)

Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (DORA)

  • I. Shparlinski 

ARC Centres of Excellence

  • P. Taylor, A. Delaigle, J. DeGier, P. Forrester, K. Mengersen, A. Pettitt, K. Burrage, I. Turner, M. Roughan, N. Bean, R. Kohn, P. Pollett, D. Kroese, L. Ryan, M, Wand, T. Garoni, J. Taylor, W. Willinger, S-M. Tam, D. Elazar, A. Gupta, K. Weegberg, M. Caley, S. Sisson, K. Smith-Miles, M. Bartlett, R. Hyndman, K. Lowry, T. Perez, Australian Centre of Excellence in Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) (2014-2021: $20,000,000)

UNSW Goldstar Award

  • T. McDougall, The ocean's role in climate; quantifying the vertical circulation that is unrelated to the dissipation of energy ($30,000)
  • J. Murray, Operations research methods can identify viral sequence elements associated with significant biological outcomes ($30,000)

Faculty Silverstar Award

  • F. Chen, Novel statistical models and inference methodologies for recurrent event data analysis ($25,000)
  • A. Coster, Insulin control of glucose transporters: a mathematical analysis ($25,000)
  • Y. Fan, Efficient Monte Carlo methods for Bayesian models: with application to positron emission tomography (PET) image analysis ($25,000)

Early Career Research Grants

  • C. Angstmann, New mathematical model for the effects of anomalous diffusion with reaction on proteins in cells ( $6,000)
  • Z. Botev, With normality is a problem: A reliable method for evaluating the cumulative distribution function of the multivariate normal distribution ($6,000)
  • P. Straka, Stochastic models for anomalous diffusion and wave propagation ($6,000)
  • J. Wang, Application of the geometric process model for injury data in road safety research ($6,000)
  • J. Wishart, Multichannel image wavelet deconvolution with dependence ($6,000)

Faculty Research Grants

  • T. Britz, New directions in the combinatorial investigations of coding theory ($5,000)
  • L. Chan, Derivation of analytical solutions of financial derivatives under the regime switching model ($5,000)
  • D. Combe, Distance-transitive directed graphs and multiplicity-free primitive permutation representations ($5,000)
  • I. Doust, Novel embedding schemes in discrete functional analysis ($5,000)
  • G. Geenens, Flexible estimation of multivariate densities combining pair-copula construction and innovative nonparametric assessment of dependence structures ($7,500)
  • V. Jeyakumar, Semi-algebraic optimization: the challenge of numerically certifiable mathematical analysis on polynomials ($5,000)
  • S. Keating, Radical methods for deriving super-resolved satellite observations of the ocean ($5,000)
  • J. Kress, Superintegrability and conformal geometry ($5,000)
  • Q. Le Gia, Meshless methods for stochastic nonlinear partial differential equations on spheres and surfaces ($7,500)
  • J. Olivier, Causal inference for evidence based policy using comparative interrupted time series ($5,000)
  • S. Penev, Robust inference about risk ($5,000)
  • S. Sisson, New space-time models: Max-stability and beyond ($5,000)
  • N.J. Wildberger, Synergies between Euclidean and hyperbolic geometries ($7,500)

Government/Industry Grants 

  • A. Williamson, J. Olivier, M. Bambach, R. Grzebieta, ACT Road Safety Camera Program Evaluation, ACT Department of Justice and Community Safety (2014: $149,022), through Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research Centre

 

 

 

Earlier Grants

A list of our earlier grants is also available.