ACEMS Associate Investigator Wins Prestigious Honour at ANZIAM 2016

ACEMS is proud to announce that Associate Investigator Dr Joshua Ross has won the 2016 JH Michell Medal at this year’s Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) Conference.


Dr Joshua Ross (left) with Yvonne Stokes (Michell Medal Committee Member). Picture Courtesy: Mark McGuiness

The JH Michell Medal is awarded annually to an outstanding early career researcher, and is named in honour of the late mathematician, John Henry Michell. Dr Ross is an Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics at The University of Adelaide, as well as being an Australian Research Council Future Fellow.

“It’s fantastic to have this kind of recognition from the main community that I feel a part of in Australia, the applied maths community,” said Dr Ross, “so to win this medal means a great deal to me.”

Dr Ross’ research interests are in stochastic and statistical modelling of biological systems. In particular, a lot of his focus recently has been in epidemics. Dr Ross said he was pleased with the number of talks at this year’s ANZIAM Conference dealing with maths and biology.

“There’s a lot of maths now being applied to interesting biological problems,” said Dr Ross, “like epidemics, cancer and cell biology.”

ACEMS Deputy Director and Chief Investigator Nigel Bean (The University of Adelaide) nominated Ross for the award.

“I am thrilled that Josh has won the JH Michell Medal. He is a richly deserving recipient,” said Professor Bean. “Josh is a highly committed and exciting researcher. He has been very productive in his early career and has published consistently high-quality research. He also conducts research that has potentially significant impact for the community.”

This year’s ANZIAM Conference took place in Canberra, wrapping up on the 11th of February.

Media Contact: Tim Macuga, ACEMS Communication & Media Officer, 07 3138 6741