Alexander P Browning
I’m Alex, a postdoctoral researcher at QUT in Brisbane, Australia. My research interests include applied mathematics problems that use individual-based models, inference techniques, optimal control, and, recently, materials science.
Aside from completing a Master of Philosophy and studying for a Doctor of Philosophy (submitted for examination in August 2021), I worked as a Research Assistant for Professor Matthew Simpson for 6 months from mid-2017 to early-2018. During this time, I produced one first author publication and one second author publication. The projects I worked on used mathematical modelling techniques to describe pattern formation and invasion of melanoma cells.
I completed the Bachelor of Mathematics at the Queensland University of Technology in 2015, with a High Distinction. I went on to study a Masters of Philosophy under Professor Matthew Simpson and Professor Scott McCue, at the Queensland University of Technology, which I completed in mid-2017.
I regularly present my work at conferences, and have given numerous talks and school seminars at universities in Australia and the UK. Recently, I was invited to give a plenary presentation at the annual Society for Mathematical Biology conference.
I lectured the first half of MXB107 (Introduction to Statistical Modelling), in Semester 2, 2018 at QUT. I was also ‘super tutor’ for this unit, and worked on creating assessment items for this unit. In Semester 1, 2020, I will lecture and coordinate the second half of SEB113 (Quantitative Methods for Science) at QUT.
I have been a sessional academic at QUT since 2016. During this time I have tutored a range of first to final year mathematics and statistics subjects, including MZB125 (Introductory Engineering Mathematics), MAB141 (Mathematics and Statistics for Health Sciences), MXB101 (Probability and Stochastic Modelling 1), MXB161 (Computational Explorations), MXB107 (Introduction to Statistical Modelling), LQB284 (Biomedical Skills 2), MXB261 (Modelling and Simulation Science), MXB322 (Partial Differential Equations), and MZB126 (Engineering Computation). For MXB101 and MXB107 I have acted as “super tutor”, a role that involves writing workshops and assignments.
Private Tutoring Experience
I created, and ran, the private tutoring business ‘AB Tutors’ from 2013 – 2016. During this time I tutored over ten high school students in Mathematics, Advanced Mathematics and Physics.