- Project and supervisor selected
Week 1 of your first semester
- Submission of dissertation
Week 11 of your second semester (New courses)
Week 13 of your second semester
In the rare event in which a student perceives there to be a problem with the supervision, consult either the Honours Co-ordinator or the Head of School immediately.
A/Prof John Lau
Telephone (+61 8) 6488 3371
The project and dissertation is a pivotal element of the Honours year.
Your first task should be to find a supervisor and project you think will suit you.
Most staff work on a first-come-first-served basis, so we recommend you get in early.
Role of the supervisor
While your Honours supervisor is your first contact when you have any issues, your project is ultimately your own responsibility and a degree of independence on your part is expected.
You should clarify early in the year the pattern of contact that you and your supervisor are going to have.
Support from your project supervisor includes:
- Supervision meetings - student and supervisor usually meet weekly or fortnightly. Frequency of meetings increases as the project submission date approaches.
- Reading of drafts - your supervisor will read a couple of drafts of your final dissertation providing you provide sufficient time for them - they may need three days to a week to read your draft and make comments.
- Honours Seminar advice - your supervisor will provide advice for your Honours Seminar presentation in the Scientific Communication course.
Supervisors and project topics
- Applied mathematics and complex systems
- Pure mathematics and discrete mathematics
- Mathematical statistics and applied statistics
- Group theory and combinatorics
Applied mathematics and complex systems
- Snezhana Abarzhi: Applied Mathematics - applied analysis, partial differential equations, dynamical systems, data analysis; Applied and Theoretical Physics - dynamics of plasmas, fluids, materials. Please see details of available projects here
- Debora Correa:Music information retrieval with nonlinear time series analysis and complex networks. Please see details of available projects here
- Brendan Florio Industrial modelling(especially in mineral resources),dynamical systems. Please see details of available projects here
- Neville Fowkes: Modelling industrial and scientific problems.Please see details of available projects here
- Des Hill: Dynamical systems
- Jenny Hopwood: Atmospheric modelling
- Kevin Judd: Dynamical systems theory and non-linear time series analysis
- Thomas Jungling: Echo-state networks for nonlinear time-series analysis.Please see details of available projects here
- Miccal Matthews: Theoretical mechanics
- Michael Small: Complex systems, dynamical systems, nonlinear time series analysis, complex engineering systems.Please see details of available projects here
- Thomas Stemler
- David Walker: Complex systems data analysis, applications of complex networks. Please see details of available projects here
- Ayham Zaitouny: Positioning,navigating and tracking moving objects. Please see details of available projects here
Pure mathematics and discrete mathematics
- John Bamberg: Please see details of available projects here.
- Alice Devillers: Permutation groups, graphs, geometries
- Michael Giudici:Permutation groups,group theory,graph symmetry. Please see details of available projects here
- Luke Morgan: Group theory, algebra, algebraic combinatorics
- Lyle Noakes: Applications of differential geometry
- Cheryl Praeger: Group Theory, geometry and combinatorics
- Gordon Royle: Algebra, geometry, graph theory
- Phil Schultz: Algebra, history of mathematics
- Luchezar Stoyanov: Fractal geometry, topological dynamics, differential dynamics and inverse spectral problems
Mathematical statistics and applied statistics
- Ed Cripps: Bayesian statistics, computational statistics, mixture models, model uncertainty
- Nazim Khan: Probability and stochastic processes.Please see details of available projects here
- John Lau: Bayesian statistics, computational statistics, mixture models, Time series
- Robin Milne: Stochastic processes, statistical inference, industrial statistics, history of probability and statistics
- Gopal Nair: Stochastic Modelling, Queuing theory, Spatial point processes, Probability Theory
- Tony Pakes: Probability and stochastic processes
- Berwin Turlach: Computational statistics, smoothing techniques, model selection
Other topics currently available