Laureate Professor Peter Taylor

Laureate Professor Peter Taylor

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Peter Taylor is a Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Melbourne. He uses the theory of probability to analyse models of real-world phenomena. His main area of application is the mathematical modelling of queueing systems and stochastic networks for the purposes of predicting performance and understanding control, but he has also worked in areas as diverse as ecosystem modelling, reliability prediction, mechanism design in economics, bushfire and climate statistics, and epidemiology. Peter is passionate about spreading the idea that mathematics can have a role in solving problems in society and is committed to helping this happen.  He is a Past President of the Australian Mathematical Society and its Division of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. In 2013, he was awarded an Australian Laureate Professor Fellowship by the Australian Research Council and he is now the Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Mathematical  and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS).

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