Statistics
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Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Our current Postgraduate Students

PhD and MSc students


Jessica Allen

Studying for Master of Science

Area of study: Advanced Hidden Markov Models for the Analysis and Prediction of Low Frequency Earthquakes

Supervisor: Ting Wang


Email: allje831@student.otago.ac.nz  


Pedro Barboza Rossetto

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: Relativistic Magnetic Accretion on Neutron Stars and Gravitational Wave Generation     (See more)

Supervisor: Jörg Frauendiener


Email: prossetto@maths.otago.ac.nz  


Josh Bardwell

Studying for Master of Science

Area of study: Asymptotic solutions for classical two-phase Stefan problems on planar domains.

Supervisor: Robert Van Gorder


Email: barjo848@student.otago.ac.nz  


Joel Carman

Studying for Master of Science

Area of study:

Supervisor: —


Email: carjo970@student.otago.ac.nz  


Taylor Hamlin

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: Movement and breeding ecology of Adélie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) in the Ross Sea     (See more)

Supervisor: Matthew Schofield


Email: hamta777@student.otago.ac.nz  


Jie Kang

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: Multi Allelic Genotyping-By-Sequencing (MA-GBS) to improve genomic selection models in forage     (See more)

Supervisor: Phillip Wilcox


Email: kanji709@student.otago.ac.nz  


Shabina Khalid

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

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Alastair Lamont

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: Estimation of genetic breeding values: Development of a missing data approach, with comparison to established literature models     (See more)

Supervisor: Matthew Schofield


Email: alamont@maths.otago.ac.nz  


Yiming Ma

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: Mathematical and statistical modeling of slow slip events     (See more)

Supervisor: Fabien Montiel


Email: mayi3318@student.otago.ac.nz  


Bethany MacDonald

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

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Supervisor: —


Email: macbe375@student.otago.ac.nz  


Nico Mokus

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: Large scale modelling of waves and sea ice interactions in the marginal ice zone

Supervisor: Fabien Montiel


Email: mokni923@student.otago.ac.nz  


Lara Najim

Studying for Master of Science

Area of study: Space weather forecasting using Hidden Markov models     (See more)

Supervisor: Ting Wang


Email: najla197@student.otago.ac.nz  


Lilac Pons

Studying for Master of Science

Area of study: Simulating ocean waves in the Ross Sea marginal ice zone using WaveWatch III

Supervisor: Fabien Montiel


Email: ponai238@student.otago.ac.nz  


Anna Redmond

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: Spatial models for muscle fibre data     (See more)

Supervisor: Tilman Davies


Email: redan738@student.otago.ac.nz  


Joshua Ritchie

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: Numerical study of stable big bang formation.

Supervisor: Florian Beyer


Email: ritjo945@student.otago.ac.nz  


Matthew Slattery Holmes

Studying for Master of Science

Area of study:

Supervisor: —


Email: slama077@student.otago.ac.nz  


Jandre Snyman

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study:

Supervisor: David Bryant


Email: snyja081@student.otago.ac.nz  


Lydia Turley

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: Mathematical Models for Fungal Population Genetics     (See more)

Supervisor: David Bryant


Email: turly826@student.otago.ac.nz  


Salvatore Vultaggio

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

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Yue Wang

Studying for Master of Science

Area of study: Population genetics is the study of properties of biological populations using genetic data from a sample of individuals from the populations. Mathematical models form the bridge which connects the genetic data to the conclusions that biologists are interested in. Fungi have weird lifecycles and mating patterns which violate a number of assumptions on which standard population genetic models are built. I am working on deriving population genetic models tailored to fungi. I will investigate how and where these lead to different results than the standard models, and test their practical application to local populations of Amanita muscaria.

Supervisor: Matthew Parry


Email: wanyu368@student.otago.ac.nz  


Ben Wilks

Studying for Doctor of Philosophy

Area of study: Rainbow Trapping in Water Waves     (See more)

Supervisor: Fabien Montiel


Email: wilbe612@student.otago.ac.nz  


Natasha Windermeyer

Studying for Master of Science

Area of study:

Supervisor: Phillip Wilcox


Email: winna661@student.otago.ac.nz  


Diploma and Honours students


Albert Baeumer

Studying for Honours

Email: baeal712@student.otago.ac.nz