Mathematical Science experts

Murdoch University’s mathematical science experts are involved in various investigations that involve: random Fourier series for general commutative hypergroups, identifying outliers with weighted data, using adaptive methods of estimation and identification in multivariate estimation, robust estimation of parameters in mixtures of exponentials with possible application to ion channel modelling.

They offer expertise on computing, industrial mathematics, statistics, biostatistics, regular statistical functionals and Fréchet differentiability to describe robust methods of estimation, the development of algorithms for a number of contexts including free surface flows and tracer advection in ocean GCMs and statistical issues, such as those in the use of Doppler ultrasound for prediction of perinatal complications.

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Ian James

Professor Ian James

Bio-statistics particularly in the analysis of HIV/AIDS treatments

Professor Ian James is the Director of Biostatics at Murdoch University. He was editor of the Australian Journal of Statistics from 1991 to 1997 and has authored and co-authored more than 90 research publications.

Professor James is an expert in the application of data imputation and complex censored data problems, particularly in association with analysing the impact of treatments in HIV/AIDS.

His close collaborations with Professor Simon Mallal and colleagues at Royal Perth Hospital on HIV research culminated in the formation of the Centre for Clinical Immunology and Biomedical Statistics in 1999. The Centre will move to the new Institute for Immunology and Infection Diseases at Murdoch University in 2009.
Walter Bloom

Emeritus Professor Walter Bloom

Ancient and historic coins of the world; Fourier and harmonic analysis

Professor of Mathematics at Murdoch University, Walter Bloom specialises in Fourier and harmonic analysis, classical geometry, algebra, topology, approximation theory and mathematics education.

He is also an expert on the coins of ancient Rome and other eras, and is currently carrying out research on medals, Australian coins and the shipwreck coin collection at the Western Australian Museum, where he holds an honorary appointment in numismatics.

Walter is President of the Numismatic Association of Australia, and an Expert Examiner under the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986.

Graeme Hocking

Professor Graeme Hocking

Mathematical modelling including groundwater, tsunamis, nebulizers, blood flow, solar panel coating, industrial jet-stripping

Professor Hocking is an expert in mathematical modelling across a diverse range of applications including industrial processes, withdrawal from water storage reservoirs and porous media aquifers and free boundary problems.

He has been involved in modelling of ultrasonic nebulizers, blood flow in the retina, roll-coating of solar panels, jet-stripping of galvanized steel, modelling tsunami inundation, sugar processing and voice-call camera design (as in mobile phones).

He is a regular invitee at international Mathematics-in-Industry study groups, including those in Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Ireland. He is the co-chief Editor of the ANZIAM Journal and chair of the Australian Mathematical Publishers association (AMPAI).

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