Announced today, the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) welcomes Professor Stephan Tillmann as its new Deputy Director.
Most recently a Professor of Geometric Topology at the University of Sydney, Professor Tillmann brings extensive academic and leadership experience to AMSI. He has a highly decorated list of achievements, publications and awards; most recently the award for Australian Research Council Future Fellowships (2018-2021).
AMSI Director, Professor Tim Marchant, said the Institute was excited to welcome Professor Tillmann as Deputy Director at what is an important time for AMSI and the Australian mathematical sciences, as it faces high demand from many sectors of Australia’s innovation ecosystem.
“Stephan shares AMSI’s passion and understanding of the discipline’s critical role in education, research, research training and industry. We welcome Stephan and look forward to working with him to continue deepening AMSI’s impact as the national voice for the mathematical sciences,” said Professor Marchant.
Completing his PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2002 in geometric topology, Professor Tillmann has since held positions at the University of Montreal, the University of Melbourne and the University of Queensland, before arriving at the University of Sydney in 2011. He has received six ARC grants, three education grants, is an editor for the Journal of Computational Geometry and an invited speaker at many international conferences.
Associate Professor Tillmann’s appointment follows Professor Mat Simpson’s two-year term in the role.
AMSI is the collaborative enterprise of Australia’s mathematical sciences. Established as an independent platform and advocate for the discipline, the Institute has built a record of national and international achievement as the recognised leader in delivery of services, activities and strategic initiatives across the mathematical pipeline. Working with key discipline, government and industry partners, AMSI delivers its mission through the delivery of activities and engagement under its Schools, Research, Higher Education and APR.Intern Programs.
Professor Tim Marchant, AMSI Director
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