Title Project Discription Level Supervisor
SRS-24/17 Mathematical/computational modelling of tissue morphology and tumour growth

Suitable for:  Second/Third year students with background in mathematics, physics, engineering who are interested in the applications of mathematical models and computer simulation into cell biology and medicine (previous background in biology is not required).

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Summer Project Ms Janet Seddon
SRS 23/17 Cosmology with the Dark Energy Survey

Suitable for:  High level undergraduate students with physics experience and ability to code in Python (or desire to learn).

Project:  This project will perform cosmological measurements for the Dark Energy Survey (DES).  DES is an...

Summer Project Ms Janet Seddon
SRS-22/17 Black holes in star clusters

Suitable for:  Students with basic programming skills, ideally with a scripting language like Python, Matlab, or IDL.  Placements available for 1-2 students.

Project:  Some star clusters seem to be too massive for the number of stars they...

Summer Project Ms Janet Seddon
SRS-20/17 Design of organic solar cells and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs)

Suitable for:  Advanced undergraduates, with strong physics or chemistry background.

Project:  To head off the threat to the planet posed by climate change we need to develop radical new technologies that change the way we generate and use...

Summer Project Ms Janet Seddon
SRS-17/17 Demonstrating the Jarzynski equality in a superfluid

Suitable for:  Students with an interest in computational science and theoretical quantum physics.  Students should have completed at least two years of physics study, and be familiar with quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, and preferably statistical mechanics.

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Summer Project Ms Janet Seddon
SRS-15/17 Patterns of EEG in network models of human brains

Note:  While this project is hosted by another UQ unit at Herston (not SMP), students studying Maths/Physics are encouraged to apply.

Suitable for:  Students with a background in mathematics, physics, electrical engineering and...

Summer Project Ms Janet Seddon
SRS-14/17 Simulation of brain network

Note:  While this project is hosted by another UQ unit at Herston (not SMP), students studying Maths/Physics are encouraged to apply.

Suitable for:  Students with a background in Applied Mathematics, Physics, and Electrical...

Summer Project Ms Janet Seddon
SRS-08/17 Fracture in two dimensional porous materials

Suitable for:  Third year students with good programming background and knowledge of partial differential equations.

Project:  There remain questions about how failure initiates in complex geometrical situations.  We will model the stress...

Summer Project Ms Janet Seddon
SRS-07/17 An undergraduate applications simulation tool

Suitable for:  Second or third year students with knowledge of mechanics, differential equations, and good programming skills.

Project:  Understanding the differential equations in many applied mathematics problems involves having a good...

Summer Project Ms Janet Seddon
SRS-06/17 Network models of the human brain

Suitable for:  Second or third year students, who must have programming skills and knowledge of systems of differential equations.

Project:  We will investigate how different types of node interconnectivity patterns affect simulated EEG patterns...

Summer Project Ms Janet Seddon
SRS-05/17 Hybrid Monte Carlo and Partial Differential Equation computational methods for exotic options

Suitable for:  Master/Honours students with a good background in computational mathematics and/or scientific computing.  Proficiency in C++ is a must.

Project:  The project will focus on the development of hybrid Monte...

Summer Project Ms Janet Seddon
SRS-04/17 Hybrid Monte Carlo and PDE methods for valuation adjustments in finance

Suitable for:  Master/Honours students with an excellent background in computational mathematics and a strong interest/background in finance (eg Master of Financial Mathematics).

Project:...

Summer Project Ms Janet Seddon
SRS-03/17 Computational analysis of single-molecule movements

Suitable for:  A strong mathematical background and good programming skills are essential.  Prior knowledge of neuroscience is not required.

Project:  With developments in super-resolution microscope technology, it is now possible to image...

Summer Project Ms Janet Seddon
SRS-02/17 The mathematics of neural coding

Suitable for:  A strong mathematical background and good programming skills are essential.  Prior knowledge of neuroscience is not required.

Project:  In the lab we are imaging the activity of many neurons in the zebrafish brain...

Summer Project Ms Janet Seddon
SRS-01/17 Power rankings and predictions in sports using extedned Bradley-Terry models

Suitable for:  Third year and honours-level students in statistics, mathematics and/or computer science.  Familiarity with R or Matlab is highly desirable.

Project:  A novel application of generalised linear models is in the power rankings...

Summer Project Ms Janet Seddon
Advanced Monte Carlo Methods
Many real-world quantitative problems are solved nowadays through Monte Carlo methods: that is, through random experiments on a computer....
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Professor Dirk Kroese
Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory

Student projects are available in the areas of dynamical systems and ergodic theory. Possible topics include the analytical and computational study of metastable and coherent structures. Such structures encode important properties of the long term behaviour of the underlying system. They have...

PhD Project
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Dr Cecilia González Tokman
Theory of organic photovoltaics
Organic solar cells differ from conventional (inorganic) ones in several ways. Most importantly, organic materials are disordered, meaning that charges tend to be localised and move by hopping---quite distinct from the band transport in...
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Dr Ivan Kassal
Efficient Simulation of Random Networks

The properties of complex networks are difficult to study without the aid of simulation, and so efficient and reliable simulation techniques for random networks are of great interest.  Two such methods are degree distributions and graph motifs.

In this project, you will investigate...

Honours Project
Summer Project
Dr Thomas Taimre
Empirical Study of Stochastic Network Games

Stochastic game theory is the study of strategic interactions between actors in an environment where their payoffs are affected by the actions of all players in the past.

In this project, you will investigate in simulation simple models for stochastic network games, where the environment...

Honours Project
Summer Project
Dr Thomas Taimre
Efficient Simulation for the Poisson Lily-Pond Model

The Poisson lily-pond model is a spatial germ--grain process, whose ``germs'' are points of a Poisson process with ``grains'' growing at uniform rate from these germs, stopping when their boundaries touch.  While some results regarding the size of the largest connected...

Honours Project
Summer Project
Dr Thomas Taimre
Importance Sampling for Diffusion Processes via Path-Dependent Mapping

A diffusion process on a Riemannian manifold has infinitesimal generator which is fundamentally related to the Laplace--Beltrami operator on that manifold.  For a...

Masters Project
Honours Project
Dr Thomas Taimre
Efficient Parameter Estimation for Signals from Laser Interferometers

The excess-phase model for interferometric signals is a simple model which well captures much of the complex behaviour observed in laser interferometers. ...

Honours Project
Summer Project
Dr Thomas Taimre
Sequential Importance Sampling with Mixture Models

Mixture models are a powerful tool for many statistical applications, including density estimation from data.  
This project focuses on using mixture models in sequential or on-line importance sampling.  A specific application of interest is to the estimation of rare events,...

Honours Project
Summer Project
Dr Thomas Taimre
Numerically Stable Simulation of Stochastic Differential Equations Driven by Empirical Processes

Stochastic differential equations driven by Brownian motion or L\'evy processes are well established as models for many real-world phenomena.  Just as there are efficient...

Masters Project
Honours Project
Dr Thomas Taimre
Efficient Estimation for Heavy-tailed Random Sums of Light-Tailed Random Variables

Random sums of random variables arise in many contexts of applied probability such as the probability of buffer overflow in queues, or when considering the probability of ruin for risk models.  When such quantities of interest cannot be evaluated precisely, there are many well established...

Masters Project
Honours Project
Dr Thomas Taimre
Design of organic solar cells and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs)

To head of the threat to the planet posed by climate change we need to develop radical new technologies that change the way we generate and use electricity. Solar cells and OLEDs represent two sides of this coin (light...

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Professor Ben Powell
Quantum enhancement of light harvesting in sunlight

Photosynthetic organisms harvest light through large antenna complexes containing many chlorophyll molecules. Recent experiments have found that energy may be transported through antenna...

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Dr Ivan Kassal
Effective Computing in Model Predictive Control for Urban Road Traffic Networks

This project deals with control of traffic light systems in large urban networks. It has recently been suggested to apply model predictive control techniques which involve large scale optimization repeatedly. The goal of this project is to analyze the associated optimization problems and find...

Masters Project
Honours Project
Dr Yoni Nazarathy
Design of quantum measurement devices using cold atoms in exotic geometries

This project is aimed at a theoretical and computational exploration of the quantum-atom optics of ultracold matter.  The goal is to design and characterise novel high-...

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Summer Project
Dr Michael Bromley
Structure-Property Relationships in Complex Materials

A number of projects are available in the area of predicting the macroscopic properties of materials from a knowledge of their microstructure. Depending on the background and interests of the student the projects can focus on
1. applied probabilistic modelling of material structures using...

PhD Project Associate Professor Anthony Roberts