News from AMSI Member, The University of Wollongong:
From cybersecurity, AI, and robotics to analysing climate change and the spread of a global pandemic, mathematical sciences permeate every thread of our lives, impacting our professional, academic and everyday activities.
In 2020 – in a bid to counter the declining role of mathematics in Australia – the Tibra Foundation, a philanthropic arm of the finance company Tibra Capital, funded a $1.25m professorial chair in mathematical sciences to be based at the University of Wollongong (UOW). It was the country’s first philanthropically endowed chair in the mathematical sciences in over a century. This year, after a meticulous two-year recruitment process, the position has been filled.
The head of the School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics, Associate Professor Maureen Edwards, said she was delighted to announce that early in 2023, UOW will welcome Professor Sumeetpal Singh, an esteemed Australian statistician, to become the Tibra Chair in Mathematical Sciences within the National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA).
Professor Singh – who joins UOW from the University of Cambridge, UK – will be responsible for developing a world-leading research program in computational statistics and its applications.
“Our school has established an enviable reputation for being research-intensive, and our academic research staff are internationally recognised as leaders in their respective fields. We’re extremely excited to have Professor Singh join and support our team to grow,” Associate Professor Edwards said.
Read the full press release on UoW’s website here.