Research Interests
 Complex Networks
 Markov decision processes
 Matrixanalytic methods
 Mechanism design
 Optimisation and control
 Parameter estimation
 Queueing theory
 Stochastic modelling of biological/environmental systems, epidemics, telecommunications systems and emergency management systems
Research Groups
Publications, Grants and Awards
You can find all publications, grants and awards on their Find an Expert page.
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Current Postgraduate Supervision
Name 
Thesis title 
Punya ALAHAKOON 

Hritika GUPTA 

Weerasekara KARUNARATHNE 

Behrooz NIKNAMI 

Chenchen XING 

Past Postgraduate Supervision
Name 
Thesis title 
Peter BRAUNSTEINS 
"Extinction in branching processes with countably many types" 
Jonathan BUDD 
"Modelling and Simulation of Credit Card Behaviour" 
Timothy HYNDMAN 
"The Coupling Time for the Ising HeathBath Dynamics & Efficient Optimization for Statistical Inference" 
Guo JUN 
"Two problems in stochastic service systems" 
Paul KEELER 
"Stochastic routing models in sensor networks" 
Ashwani KUMAR 
"Intelligent management of elective surgery patient flow." 
Alana MOORE 
"Managing bilological populations in the interface of uncertainty" 
Allan MOTYER 
"Quasibirthanddeath processes with an infinite phase space" 
Ellen MUIR 
"Hypergeometric Distributions and Efficient Dynamic Market Clearing" 
Ana NOVAK 
"Queuing problems in active probing: an application to a single hop network" 
Maya RAMAKRISHNAN 
"Distributed approaches to capacity reallocation in networks" 
Nicholas READ 
"Bush Escalation Probabilities in the Victorian Landscape" 
Yacov SALOMON 
"Reexamining fundamental concepts and assumptions in conservation and management using mathematical theories of probability" 
Kate SAUNDERS 
"An investigation of Australian rainfall using extreme value theory" 
Nikki SONENBERG 
"Networks of interacting stochastic fluid models" 
Jiesen WANG 
"Strategic Decision Making in Service Systems" 
Jason WHYTE 
"Global a priori identifiability of biomolecular interaction models in flowcell optical biosensor experiments" 
James ZHAO 
"Hidden Markov models with multiple observation processes" 
Current MSc Students
Name 
Project title 
Amy RIECK 

Past Honours & MSc Students
Name 
Project title 
Giles ADAMS 
"Selfish Networks: Variational Inequalities and the Traffic Equilibrium Problem" 
Peter BRAUNSTEINS 
"Valuing Capacity in Queueing Systems" 
Jonathan BUDD 

Daphne DO 
"Formulating and Modelling Robust DecisionMaking Problems Under Severe Uncertainty" 
Yani GENG 
"Collaborative Filtering Recommender Systems" 
John GILBERTSON 
"Queues with a Dynamic Schedule" 
Yajing GUO 
"Bidding strategies for generation suppliers in the electricity market" 
Hritika GUPTA 
"Correlated Epidemics Driven by the Same Contact Process" 
Clare KITCHING 
"Return Probabilities for Stochastic Fluid Flows" 
Ashwani KUMAR 
"Bringing Quality to the Healthcare Delivery Process" 
Jennifer KUSUMA 
"Decomposition Approach to Serial Inventory Systems under Uncertainties" 
Bing LIU 
"Mechanism Design in the Presence of Allocative Externalities" 
Robert MARSHALL 
"M/G/1 Priority Queues" 
Harry MCARTHUR 
"Overcoming the Curses of Dimensionality in Markov Decision Processes" 
Somya MEHRA 
"Superinfection and the hypnozoite reservoir for P. vivax" 
Ellen MUIR 
"Mechanism Design and the [N,M] Trade Problem" 
Vincent PANG 
"Final Size Distributions of the Stochastic SIR Model" 
Marcus RUTTKAY 

Auron SEIKEN 
"The BranchandCut Methodology for Mixed Integer Programming" 
Nikki SONENBERG 
"Building Stochastic Models of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks" 
Ria SZEREDI 
"A timely solution to the nurse rostering problem: An Operations Research approach" 
Edward WEINSTOCK 
"The Bitcoin P2P Network Topology: a Review of Inference Methods and Machine Learning Approach" 
Jinghan XIA 
"Optimisation of Clinical Trial Recruitment Using Markov Decision Processes" 
Chenchen XING 
"A Simulated Study of a Posted Pricing Problem" 
James ZHAO 
"Hidden Markov Models" 
Recent Grant History
Year(s) 
Source 
Type 
Title 
2014  2016 
ARC 
Centre Of Excellence 
ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) 
2013  2018 
ARC 
ARC Laureate Fellowship 
New stochastic models for Science, Economics, Social Science and Engineering (Laureate 080069) 
2011  2013 
ARC 
Discovery 
New methods for improving active adaptive management in biological systems 
2011  2013 
ARC 
Discovery 
Advanced matrixanalytic methods with applications 
Responsibilities
 ACEMS Director
 CEBRA Board
Committees
 Research and Industry Committee