Lewis Mitchell

Dr Lewis Mitchell

Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

School of Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

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


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My research interests are in event prediction using open data, social networks, computational social science, human dynamics, as well as the mathematics of weather and climate, particularly ensemble-based data assimilation techniques. Please consult my homepage for further information.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2014 Lecturer in Applied Mathematics University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2014 Ed Lorenz postdoctoral fellow in the mathematics of climate University of Vermont
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2018 Award ACEMS Recognition for Outstanding Participation in Outreach Award ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) Australia 1000
    2018 Award ACEMS Outstanding Achievements Recognition Award ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers Australia 1000
    2018 Award SA Young Tall Poppy Award Australian Institute of Policy & Science Australia
    2017 Teaching Award ECMS Faculty Teaching Award (Continuing) University of Adelaide Australia 2000
    2017 Honour Fresh Science SA Finallist
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2008 - 2012 University of Sydney Australia PhD
    2003 - 2007 University of Wollongong Australia BMath (Hons) (Adv) / BSc (Physics) (Adv)
  • Research Interests

  • Centre for Invasive Species SolutionsUnderstanding and intervening in illegal trade in non-native species (with Prof. Joshua Ross and A/Prof. Phill Cassey) ($665,000 over 3 years)
  • Data to Decisions CRC Beat The News Project: Predicting common and novel disease outbreaks by assimilating open data into epidemiological models (with A/Prof. Joshua Ross and Prof. Nigel Bean) ($637,606 over 3 years)
  • Data to Decisions CRC Beat The News Project: Predicting civil unrest and election outcomes using Bayesian network models (with Dr. Jonathan Tuke and Prof. Nigel Bean) ($661,261 over 3 years)

 

 

2018
  • APPMTH3001 Applied Probability III
2016-17
  • MATHS2102 Differential Equations II
  • MATHS2104 Numerical Methods II
2015
  • MATHS2102 Differential Equations II
  • MBB Mathematics for Biostatistics (online)
  • MATHS2104 Numerical Methods II
2014
  • MATHS1011 Mathematics 1A (algebra)
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Co-Supervisor Applications of Complex Network Analysis for Strategic Decision Making in Australian Rules Football Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Anton Andreacchio
    2018 Co-Supervisor Analysing Dynamics of the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Adam Toomes
    2018 Principal Supervisor Analysis of World War 1 Diaries Using Natural Language Processing Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Ashley Grace Dennis-Henderson
    2017 Co-Supervisor Temporal Analysis of Social Networks in Television Series Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Michelle Claire Edwards
    2017 Co-Supervisor Early Warning Signals: The Interaction of Social Media With Vaccination and Disease Outbreak Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Dennis Liu
    2017 Co-Supervisor Exploring the Link Between Weather Factors and Influenza Dynamics Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Jessica Penfold
    2017 Co-Supervisor Modelling Information Cascades: Creating Predictive Models on Temporal Networks Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Caitlin Miranda Gray
    2016 Co-Supervisor Trend Detection from Social Media Using Probabilistic Graphical Models Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Peter Mathews
    2016 Co-Supervisor A Census of Social Medial Users: Statistical Techniques for Quantifying and Correcting Biases in Big Open Data Sources Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Max Edward Glonek
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2018 Co-Supervisor A methodology for predictive topic modelling; or, any excuse to watch Love Actually Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Vanessa Grace Glenny
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Network analysis of communication on Twitter University of Adelaide Honours Declan Jamieson
    2018 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Analysis of balance in signed social networks from movies University of Adelaide Honours Saranzaya (Saka) Magsarjev
    2017 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Prediction using emotional arcs in movies University of Adelaide Honours Part Time Luke Pickering
    2016 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Prediction of civil unrest events using Poisson and Hawkes models University of Adelaide Honours Wendy Li
    2016 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Information cascades on random networks University of Adelaide Honours Caitlin Gray
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Member School of Mathematical Sciences Outreach Committee
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2014 - ongoing Member Australian Mathematical Society Australia
  • Position: Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics
  • Phone: 83135424
  • Email: lewis.mitchell@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 3696
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 6
  • Room: 6 46
  • Org Unit: Mathematical Sciences

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