Our Program


AMSI Research and Higher Education delivers and funds national online and face-to-face mathematical sciences research training.

We support undergraduate students through to early-career researchers and professionals by:

Supplementing university curriculums

The ACE Network and annual AMSI Summer School provide Honours, Masters and PhD students access to mathematical science courses in key topics which may not be available at their home university with the option for the classes to be taken for credit towards their degree.

Providing discipline-specific careers advice

Multiple career events ranging in formats from interactive panel sessions, specialised presentations and career fairs are delivered annually at AMSI BioInfoSummer, AMSIConnect and AMSI Summer School to promote career awareness, educational and job pathways, and to increase employability.

Building strong science communication skills

Through the AMSI Vacation Research Scholarship program, undergraduate students are mentored through a 6-week research project, a presentation of their findings (often their first in a mathematical conference setting) and the writing of a formal research report.

New and established mathematical scientists have the opportunity to present posters, conference presentations and research talks at BioInfoSummer, Optimise, Winter School, Summer School and AMSI Scientific Workshops.

Creating networking opportunities

The AMSI Research and Higher Education calendar of activities brings the Australian mathematical sciences community together multiple times throughout the year. Students, researchers and industry professionals have the opportunity to meet and build their national and international networks with each other and the invited speakers.

AMSI Travel Grants ensure these networking opportunities are accessible to students across Australia by providing funding to assist with the travel and accommodation expenses of attending interstate Research and Higher Education events.

Facilitating new collaborations

AMSI Optimise fosters research collaborations between academia and industry by connecting business with Australia’s future workforce.

Similarly, BioInfoSummer and the AMSI Scientific Workshops create connections within the academic community and between the academic community and industry for future partnerships.


AMSI’s Research and Higher Education program is governed by the Research Committee, chaired by the AMSI Deputy Director. The Research Committee monitors mathematical sciences research activity in Australia and provides strategic advice to the Board on AMSI’s Research and Higher Education activities.

AMSI Research Committee members:

James McCoy
The University of Newcastle, Chair & AMSI Deputy Director

Phil Broadbridge
La Trobe University, Deputy Chair

Tim Marchant
AMSI Director, ex officio

Angela Coughlin
AMSI Research & Higher Education Program Manager, ex officio

Stephen Davis
RMIT, AMSI ACE Network Director, ex officio

John Bamberg
The University of Western Australia

Linda Cummings
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Yasuhide Fukumoto
Kyushu University

Ezra Getzler
Northwestern University

Ramiro Lafuente
The University of Queensland

Mary Myerscough
The University of Sydney

Aidan Sims 
The University of Wollongong

Scott Sisson 
The University of New South Wales

Terry Tao
UCLA; Clay Mathematics Institute

Lesley Ward
University of South Australia