Meet the team
With a background in theoretical and applied statistics, Nicola undertook her PhD at the University of California in Berkeley during the late 1990s when new genetics technologies were revolutionising our understanding of biology and the human genome.
Roger has a keen interest in effective optimisation techniques for open pit mine scheduling problems; modelling of granular material flows; discrete optimisation; teaching and learning.
John Curtin Distinguished Professor
Professor Yong Hong Wu obtained his PhD degree from University of Wollongong in 1990. He then worked in the Department of Mathematics at Wollongong as an ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow. In 1993, Professor Wu joined Curtin University and since then, he has been working as a regular Teaching and Research Academic in Mathematics and Statistics at Curtin.
Dr Wang has a 4-year BSc degree in Applied Mathematics from Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electric Engineering (now Wuhan University) and a PhD degree in Numerical Analysis from Trinity College, University of Dublin (TCD). He also has experience as a senior software engineer and technical director.
Dr. Suman Rakshit is currently working at SAGI-West, Curtin University, as a Research Fellow, where the core focus of his research is to develop experimental designs for agricultural field trials and analysis of the trial data using advanced statistical techniques such as linear mixed model, factor analytic model, and spatial variogram modelling.
Jo-Anne is Program Director of Actuarial Studies bringing over 20 years of global business experience to the actuarial program.
She is a fully qualified actuary who applies her strong analytical and modelling capabilities to a variety of projects and has provided evidence-based insights to a range of business decisions.
Since 2015, Benchawan has been working as an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Mathematics and Statistics within the School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Curtin University.
Andrew Grose, BSc(Hons)
Andrew is a Statistician with a previous background in experimental design and statistical analysis of agricultural research trials. His knowledge and experience extends across a range of areas including spatial statistics, linear mixed models, experimental design, robust statistics, cluster analysis and outlier detection.
Through his career he has been involved with a number of research publications and data-driven web tools which assist in real world applications for research, industry and government aligned stakeholders. Andrew has a friendly demeanour and a keen passion and enthusiasm for statistical consulting and problem solving.
Dr. Elham Mardaneh
Elham’s expertise lies in the use of mathematical and quantitative methods for optimising complex systems. She has experience in building optimisation solutions and tools in applications such as oil and gas, mining, agriculture, and education with a focus on scheduling and logistics.
Dr. Fabrizio Padula
Fabrizio focuses on modelling industrial processes and designing advanced control algorithms. He has worked with various industry partners to bring new control methodologies to fruition across different domains, including mechatronics, chemical processes, power plants and mining.