Dr Vanessa Robins

PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2000
Research Fellow in Applied Mathematics (ARC Future Fellowship)
ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Applied Mathematics 0102
  • Pattern Recognition And Data Mining 080109
  • Algebraic And Differential Geometry 010102
  • Theoretical And Applied Mechanics 010207
  • Stochastic Analysis And Modelling 010406
  • Ordinary Differential Equations, Difference Equations And Dynamical Systems 010109
  • Surfaces And Structural Properties Of Condensed Matter 020406
  • Statistical Mechanics, Physical Combinatorics And Mathematical Aspects Of Condensed Matter 010506

Research interests

My main research interest is in computational topology and geometry. I work on the underlying mathematics, algorithms, and applications to scientific problems. 

Available student projects

See my physics profile page (also linked at the bottom of this page). 



Current student projects

Amit Singh,  RSB, PhD Candidate. Dynamics Properties, Formation and Shape of Leaves

Gilbert Riedelbauch, School of Art, PhD Candidate. Self forming surfaces

Sahar Masoudian, RSPE, PhD Candidate. Computing topological invariants for knotted and linked graphs in the 3-torus. 

Joel Martin, MSI, Honours student. Topological crystallography of graphs and surfaces. 

Past student projects

Toen Castle, RSPE, PhD 2013. Entangled Graphs on Surfaces in Space. 

Myfanwy Evens, RSPE, PhD 2011. Three-Dimensional Entanglement: Knots, Knits, and Nets.

Kassel Hingee, Maths, Hons 2008. Morse-Smale functions and image analysis. 





Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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Updated:  21 January 2019 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers