Andrew Black

Dr Andrew Black

Senior Lecturer

School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


My research is based around stochastic modelling, mathematical epidemiology, evolution, probabilistic learning and Bayesian inference and Data Science.

Some current projects are:

  • Mathematical modelling of the evolutionary transition from cells to multicellular life.
  • Developing inference methods to assist pandemic preparedness.
  • Quantifying the 1918 influenza pandemic.
  • New simulation methods and importance sampling algorithms for stochastic models.
  • Pseudo-marginal methods for Markov chain Monte Carlo.
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Principal Supervisor More than just a result: using cycle threshold values in household epidemic modelling Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Dylan John Morris
    2022 Co-Supervisor UAiPhD - Flexibility Aggregator Simulation Platform (FRESNO): Prosumers Price Response Modelling (FRESNO B) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Rui Yuan
    2021 Principal Supervisor Diffusion Approximations for Epidemic Modelling and Correlated Pseudo-Marginal Inference Methods. Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Michael Fairbrother
    2021 Principal Supervisor Fast likelihood-free inference for epidemic models using neural density estimation techniques. Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Luke Phillip O'Loughlin
    2021 Principal Supervisor A modelling framework for estimating the risk of importation of a novel disease Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Antonio Max Parrella
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Inference on historical Ebola outbreaks using hierarchical models: a particle filtering approach Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Dylan John Morris
    2018 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Mathematical Modelling of the Early Stages of Multicellular Evolution Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Matthew Cody Nitschke
    2016 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Bayesian Inference and Model Selection for Partially-Observed, Continuous-Time, Stochastic Epidemic Models Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr James Nicholas Walker
    2015 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Epidemiological Characterisation of 1918 Pandemic Influenza Aboard Ships Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Lachlan David Bubb
    2015 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Household Models for Endemic Diseases Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Jonathon James Pantelis
    2014 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Inference Methods for First Few Hundred Studies Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr James Nicholas Walker
    2013 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Approximations of Stochastic Household Models for Comparing Antiviral Allocation Schemes Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Michael John Lydeamore
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2017 - ongoing Treasurer ANZIAM SA Australia
    2017 - 2020 Treasurer ANZIAM Mathematical Biology Special Interest Group Australia
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83134177
  • Email: andrew.black@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83133696
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 6
  • Org Unit: Mathematical Sciences

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