Several academic staff members of the School of Mathematics and Statistics were successful in the most recent round of Australian Research Council (ARC) funding.

Those confirmed for ARC Discovery Projects in 2024 are Feng Chen, Tom Stindl and William Dunsmuir; Frances Kuo and Ian Sloan; Behrouz Taji; and David Warton. They collectively secured almost $2 million in funding for their projects:

  • Inference for Hawkes processes with challenging data (F Chen, T Stindl, W Dunsmuir)
  • High Dimensional Approximation, Learning, and Uncertainty (F Kuo, I Sloan)
  • Deformation of singularities through Hodge theory and derived categories (B Taji, S Kovacs)
  • Modern statistical methods for clustering community ecology data (F Hui, P Menéndez, D Warton, S Woolley, S Foster - through ANU)

The successful DP recipients

A flagship scheme for fundamental research and the largest scheme under the ARC National Competitive Grants Program, Discovery Projects provide funding of between $30,000 and $500,000 each year for up to five consecutive years. 

$20.5 million has been granted to 38 UNSW projects in this round, with UNSW Science securing over $8.6 million distributed across 14 grants.

Congratulations to our colleagues above!