Mathematics
Te Tari Pāngarau me te Tatauranga
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
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Academic Mathematics Staff


Professor Robert Aldred

(PhD Melbourne)

Graph theory and combinatorics.
Research interests and publications 

Office: 211A
Phone: 479-7766
Email: raldred@maths.otago.ac.nz        
** Head of Department **

Assoc Prof Boris Baeumer

(PhD Louisiana State)

Fractal transport in porous media, anomalous diffusion, transform theory.
Research interests and publications 

Office: Science III, room 213
Phone: 479-7763
Email: bbaeumer@maths.otago.ac.nz        
** Director of Studies (Graduate) **

Dr Florian Beyer

(PhD Potsdam)

Mathematical and computational General Relativity
Research interests and publications 

Office: Science III, room 218
Phone: 479-7768
Email: fbeyer@maths.otago.ac.nz        

Professor David Bryant



Applications of mathematics and statistics to evolutionary biology and genetics
Research interests and publications 

Office: 232A
Phone: 479-7889
Email: dbryant@maths.otago.ac.nz        
** Director of Computational Modelling (COMO) **

Dr Timothy Candy

(PhD University of Edinburgh)

Partial Differential Equations and Harmonic Analysis
Research interests and publications 

Office: Science III, room 216
Phone: 479-7781
Email: tcandy@maths.otago.ac.nz        

Boris Daszuta



Summer school lecturer

Email: bdaszuta@maths.otago.ac.nz        

Professor Jörg Frauendiener

(PhD Tübingen)

Mathematical Physics
Research interests and publications 

Office: Science III, room 223
Phone: 479-7770
Email: joergf@maths.otago.ac.nz        
** Chair of Applied Mathematics **

Dr Jörg Hennig

(PhD Jena)

Analytical and Numerical Relativity
Research interests and publications 

Office: Science III, room 215
Phone: 479-7765
Email: jhennig@maths.otago.ac.nz        

Tom McCone



Summer school lecturer

Office: Science III, room 427
Email: tomamccone@gmail.com        

Dr Fabien Montiel

(PhD Otago)

Scattering theory, Ocean waves-sea ice interactions, Acoustics, Wave energy
Research interests and publications 

Office: Science III, room 514
Phone: 479-7760
Email: fmontiel@maths.otago.ac.nz        

Warren Palmer

(BA(Hons) MSc(Otago) DipTchg(DTC), CertTchg(NZDE))

Teaching Fellow

Email: wpalmer@maths.otago.ac.nz        

Dr Dominic Searles

(PhD U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

Algebraic combinatorics
Research interests and publications 

Office: Science III, room 219
Phone: 479-7762
Email: dsearles@maths.otago.ac.nz        

Dr John Shanks

(DPhil Oxford)

Numerical analysis
Research interests and publications 

Office: Science III, room 513
Phone: 479-7778
Email: jshanks@maths.otago.ac.nz        

Dr Melissa Tacy

(PhD Australian National University)

Semiclassical and harmonic analysis
Research interests and publications 

Office: Science III, room 220
Phone: 479-7769
Email: mtacy@maths.otago.ac.nz        

Ilija Tolich



Summer school lecturer

Office: 427b
Email: itolich@maths.otago.ac.nz        

Dr Robert Van Gorder

(PhD)

Applied Mathematics
Research interests and publications 

Office: Science III, room 212
Email: rvangorder@maths.otago.ac.nz        

Assoc Prof Sarah Wakes

(PhD Nottingham)

Computational Fluid Dynamics, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Engineering Design
Research interests and publications 

Office: Science III, room 217
Phone: 479-3148
Email: sarah.wakes@otago.ac.nz        
** Office hours by arrangement **

Dr Phillip Wilcox

(BForSci(Hons)(Cant) PhD(Nth Carolina > SU) DipTeAraReoMāori(Te Wananga o Aotearoa))

Quantitative genetics, applied genomics, breeding, medical genetics, Māori engagement

Office: Science III, room 221
Phone: 479-7771
Email: phillip.wilcox@otago.ac.nz        
** Iwi affiliations: Ngāti Rakaipaaka, Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa **