Information for intending students
I enjoy working with PhD students and I am very proud of
my students and their very substantial successes. You can
see information about my
previous research students
elsewhere on this site. They have been conspicuously
successful, often winning awards for their dissertations
and each has moved on to important and fulfilling careers,
usually in academia, ICT research, or the finance industry.
My students work in highly technical areas, typically on the
boundaries of mathematics and information technology, and most
often using tools from Category Theory.
Appropriate background includes a degree in mathematics, with
substantial studies in abstract algebra, and a strong interest
in information technology. Alternatively, very strong students
with degrees in information technology and a strong interest in
mathematics and a willingness to learn the requisite mathematics
may be appropriate.
Macquarie University is one of the world centres of category
theory. Many of the world's best category theorists either work
here or visit here frequently, and there is a vibrant group of
research students as well as senior academics.
In addition to normal candidature at Macquarie University
I have often supervised students formally enrolled at other
Australian universities, and I am available for co-tutelle and
other joint supervision arrangements with major non-Australian
If you are interested in studying with me please feel free to
write to me including details about your former academic results
and your research interests.