This page provides links to webpages and contact details of CARMA members:
  • Full Membership by invitation is available to all University of Newcastle academic staff.
  • Student Membership is offered to students of CARMA members actively working on CARMA related projects.
  • There is also the possibility of Associate Membership which is available to Newcastle Academic Staff and their RHD students. This is aimed at those in cognate disciplines.
  • External Membership by invitation is available to external researchers and practioners for three-year renewable terms.
    External members are expected to interact with CARMA with some frequency, typically for a total of three to four weeks in a year, and to be involved in one or more ongoing research projects with CARMA members. CARMA is able to assist with the travel and living costs of visits.

A list of visitors to CARMA is also available.


CARMA Executive
Jon Borwein
Laureate Prof Jon Borwein — Director
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page
George Willis
Prof George Willis — Deputy Director
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

The Deputy Director represents CARMA alongside the Director as appropriate and on occasions when the Director is not available. He has particular responsibility for relations between CARMA and the Faculty, School and mathematics discipline. He may also promote initiatives regarding computer assisted research in algebra.

Judy-Anne Osborn
Dr Judy-Anne Osborn — Advancement and Outreach
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

Judy-anne Osborn's role is to seize, and at times create, opportunities to promote an understanding of mathematics and of CARMA's unique role to a variety of audiences. The audiences may include: the general public, school children, school teachers, parents, careers advisors, politicians and public servants, academics involved in the practice and scholarships of Teaching and of Science Communication, University undergraduate and postgraduate students, the mathematics research community within and beyond universities (e.g., CSIRO in Australia, INRIA in France), and scientific, artistic or other research communities with which there is scope for cross-fertilization.

The means may include facilitating, encouraging, promoting and participating in activities such as: popular science and mathematics writing, radio interviews, film and television, scientific visualisation and/or communication competitions, the creation of mathematical art, school visits, enrichment programs, the University of Newcastle's Teacher's Visit Day, the University of Newcastle's Year 6 Discover Uni Day, the organisation of public lectures, and of conferences of a range of scales and aims. The means of communication may also include arranging for or participating in the creation, collation and maintenance of useful props and resources for the activities: such as websites, software and posters, as well as physical items which can be given away such as CARMA-branded notepads, pens, coffee mugs and wearable mathematical art in the form of T-shirts.

Mike Meylan
Dr Mike Meylan — Events
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

CARMA supports various events, including focused meetings, outreach activities or other programs as part of its general activities. Dr Michael Meylan is the first point of contact for people wishing for support from CARMA for events. He can be contacted informally to advise on whether the proposed event is expected to fall within the scope of events supported by CARMA and to give guidance about the level of funding which is likely to be granted. Dr Meylan can also help with preparation of proposals for financial support from CARMA. However, the final decision about whether a particular even is supported rests with the entire CARMA advisory board. Dr Meylan will also seek out opportunities for CARMA supported events and will liaise with industry and other organisations who may be participating.

Ljiljana Brankovic
A/Prof. Ljiljana Brankovic — Liaison with other schools and institutions
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

Ljiljana's role is to liaise with other schools and institutions to create opportunities for exchange and joint supervision of RHD students, joint activities and events, and collaboration in general. She provides support to all CARMA members traveling overseas who have an opportunity to promote CARMA activities and establish various kinds of partnership with suitable organisations.

Brailey Sims
Assoc Prof Brailey Sims — Executive member without portfolio
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

Brailey brings to the CARMA executive a wealth of experience in both organizational and mathematical matters. As they arise he will assume responsibility for special initiatives and any not covered by the other portfolios, and will provide assistance and backup where needed.

Michael Coons photo
Dr Michael Coons — Executive member without portfolio
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

Michael is a member of the CARMA executive in an advisory role.


External Advisory Committee
David Bailey
Prof David Bailey
Berkeley, California
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

Anthony Guttmann
Prof Anthony Guttmann
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

Gerard Joseph
Dr Gerard Joseph
IBM Australia
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page


Full Members
Brian Alspach
Prof Brian Alspach
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Eric Beh
Assoc Prof Eric Beh
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Richard Brent
Prof Richard Brent
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Roger Eggleton
Prof Roger Eggleton
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Murray Elder
Dr Murray Elder
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Ali Eshragh
Dr Ali Eshragh
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Ohad Giladi
Ohad Giladi
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Roslyn Hickson
Dr Roslyn Hickson
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

Jeff Hogan
Dr Jeff Hogan
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Kath Holmes
Dr Kath Holmes

Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

Peter Howley
Dr Peter Howley
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Irene Hudson
Prof Irene Hudson
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Mumtaz Hussain
Dr Mumtaz Hussain
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

Thomas Kalinowski
Dr Thomas Kalinowski
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

Chris Kellett
A/Prof Chris Kellett
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

Andrew Kepert
Dr Andrew Kepert
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

Bishnu Lamichhane
Dr Bishnu Lamichhane
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

Yuqing Lin
Dr Yuqing Lin
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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Jim MacDougall
Dr Jim MacDougall
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Mirka Miller
Prof Mirka Miller
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Elena Prieto
Dr Elena Prieto

Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

Colin Reid
Dr Colin Reid
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Malcolm Roberts
Dr Malcolm Roberts
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Sinai Robins
Conjoint Prof Sinai Robins
Nanyang Technological University
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

Joe Ryan
Dr Joe Ryan
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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Amir Salehipour
Dr Amir Salehipour
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

Barrie Stokes
Mr Barrie Stokes
School of Medicine and Public Health
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Masoud Talebian
Dr Masoud Talebian
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

Paul Vrbik
Mr Paul Vrbik
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Steve Wright
Conjoint Prof Steve Wright
Computer Sciences Department and Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

Wadim Zudilin
Prof Wadim Zudilin
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Student Members
Chris Banks
Mr Chris Banks
Seminars | Personal page

Ramiro Feria Purón
Mr Ramiro Feria Purón
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Seminars | Personal page

John Harrison
John Harrison
Seminars | Personal page

Meksianis Ndii
Mr Meksianis Ndii
Seminars | Personal page

Oudone Phanalasy
Mr Oudone Phanalasy
Seminars | Personal page

Cameron Rogers
Cameron Rogers
Seminars | Personal page

Michael Rose
Mr Michael Rose
Seminars | Personal page

Matt Skerritt
Mr Matt Skerritt
Seminars | Personal page

Matthew Tam
Mr Matthew Tam
Seminars | Personal page

Heath Winning
Heath Winning
Seminars | Personal page


External Members
Francisco Aragón Artacho
Dr Francisco Aragón Artacho
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

Miroslav Bacak
Dr Miroslav Bacak
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

Regina Burachik
Assoc Prof Regina Burachik
University of South Australia
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

Andrew Eberhard
Prof Andrew Eberhard
School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences, RMIT University
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

Ulrich Kortenkamp
Prof Ulrich Kortenkamp
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

Jean Lasserre
Dr Jean Lasserre
LAAS-CNRS, Université de Toulouse
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

Warren Moors
Dr Warren Moors
Department of Mathematics, The University of Auckland
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

James Wan
Dr James Wan
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page

Ole Warnaar
Prof Ole Warnaar
School of Mathematics and Physics, The University of Queensland
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page


Emeritus Members
John Giles
Prof John Giles
Seminars | Research profile | Contact | Personal page


Support Staff
David Allingham
Dr David Allingham
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Andrew Danson
Mr Andrew Danson
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Juliane Turner
Ms Juliane Turner
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