The theme focuses on the mathematical and computational description of system dynamics.
It includes areas such as:
 computational group theory
 the study of mathematical objects with high degrees of symmetry
 algebraic graph theory
 finite geometry
 dynamical systems theory and optimization
 the stability of fluid and solid mechanics systems
 control theory
 robotics
 artificial neural networks
 signal and image processing
 computer vision
 sensor networks
Research groups and areas
 Applied Mathematics
 This research group uses the theory and techniques of mathematics and statistics to understand and deal with the "real world".
‘World’ may mean the physical world (for example, weather forecasting), or it may mean humancreated activities (such as financial mathematics).
Biological and physical sciences, computing, commerce, medicine, manufacturing industry and environmental management are some of the fields which need to connect with mathematics and it’s the job of the applied mathematician to make the connections.
 Automation and Sustainability

The IDEAL House project includes all aspects where electrical, electronic, and computing technologies can contribute to human wellbeing. Facets of this type of house include:
 energy production
 energy efficiency
 automated control of appliances
 leisure and entertainment
 comfort and safety
 Centre for Applied Statistics
 This centre provides expert training and consultancy in statistics to enable the University, industry and government to produce excellent research.
 Centre for the Mathematics of Symmetry and Computation

This centre is focused on research in the areas of group theory, combinatorics and computation. Particular areas of research include:
 computational group theory
 properties of permutation groups
 study of mathematical objects with high degrees of symmetry
 algebraic group theory
 finite geometry
 matroid theory
 Computational Modelling

Computation Modelling refers to the areas of research that require computer simulation of complex systems. Research groups in this area make use of mathematical and computational methods for understand biological systems and solving information problems in the life and health sciences, focussing on:
 bioinformatics
 computational biology
 complex systems
 Computer Vision
 Computer vision is a branch of artificial intelligence which aims to extract intelligent information about the three dimensional world from two dimensional images.
 Elektromobility
 The Renewable Energy Vehicle project (REV) is an initiative formed by The University of Western Australia to design and develop environmentally sustainable technologies for future transportation. In times of rising fuel prices, growing air pollution and global warming, finding ways for sustainable, environmentally friendly transportation is a fundamental goal.
 Logic and Computation

This group uses logic and related techniques to model, specify, verify and reason about computational processes, and in particular, those of complex, reactive and dynamic systems. Automated reasoning algorithms and tools are developed to be used to verify the correctness, reliability or security of such systems.
 Mathematics and Information Science

This group reflects academic interests across related disciplines in mathematics and its applications in engineering and physical science at UWA.
They have strong interdisciplinary links and a significant advisory role on academic matters relating to teaching, research, appointments and promotions.
 Pure Mathematics
 Pure Mathematics proves theorems in a wide range of topics usually motivated and illustrated by problems in physics, engineering and computer science.
Topics can be categorised roughly as “algebra” and “analysis”. Algebra has a discrete feel to it (like constructing or breaking codes), whereas analysis has a continuous flavour (like studying properties of mechanical systems).
 Robotics and Automation
 Research is being conducted on autonomous mobile robots, including intelligent driving and walking robots, autonomous underwater vehicles, and unmanned aerial vehicles.
 Signals and Information Processing

This area focuses on timefrequency and statistical analysis and modelling of audiovisual, biometric signals (e.g. audio speech and visual face features) for the purposes of pattern recognition and modelling of humancomputer interaction, including:
 speech enhancement
 speech and speaker recognition
 object recognition and tracking
 interpretative behaviour analysis
 Simulation and Modelling

This group researches naturallyoccurring systems to predict future behaviour and allow for the better management of:
 bushfires
 epidemics
 crowds
 Statistics

The study of mathematical statistics involves quantitative skills and knowledge of statistical methods, both their practical application and their mathematical foundations.
Applied statistics is concerned with the application of statistical methods. These applications can be in a huge variety of areas, such as medicine, business, finance, science and industry.
Research includes:
 practical experience using computer systems to analyse data
 the ability to understand and criticise arguments based on numerical data or mathematical reasoning