John Maclean

Dr John Maclean

School of Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


I am a postdoc at U. Adelaide, working with Tony Roberts and Judy Bunder on patch dynamics and `equation free' methods; that is, on the simulation of processes that evolve on multiple time and spatial scales, and for which advanced numerical methods are needed.
These methods typically mimic an analytic closure for a multiscale system, but do not require that the analytic result is computable; instead short `bursts' of the system at high fidelity are used to estimate the needed information.

My other interest is data assimilation, which was the topic of my previous postdoc at UNC. I am interested in the development of novel algorithms that bypass the usual restrictions imposed by the dimension of the forecast model, or data, by exploiting lower dimensional structures in either or both.

For access to preprints, please follow the arXiv link below `External Profiles', at the bottom of the page.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 - 2021 Postdoc University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2018 Postdoc Univerity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2011 - 2014 University of Sydney Australia PhD
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Co-Supervisor A modelling framework for estimating the risk of importation of a novel disease Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Antonio Max Parrella
    2019 Co-Supervisor Using Data Assimilation and Lagrangian Coherent Structure Techniques to Improve Error Quantification in Geophysical and Climate Models Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Rose Joy Crocker

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