Peter Ballard

Dr Peter Ballard

Research Associate

School of Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied Mathematics.

Previously I worked for more than 20 years as an electronic engineer, in the simulation and design of VLSI circuits.

My research involves Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) inference, applied to the area of epidemiology. In particular I am developing software which uses an advanced simulation technique known as importance sampling.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Shearer, F. M., Moss, R., Price, D. J., Zarebski, A. E., Ballard, P. G., McVernon, J., . . . McCaw, J. M. (2021). Development of an influenza pandemic decision support tool linking situational analytics to national response policy. Epidemics, 36, 1-11.
    2017 Ballard, P., Bean, N., & Ross, J. (2017). Intervention to maximise the probability of epidemic fade-out. Mathematical Biosciences, 293, 1-10.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2016 Ballard, P. G., Bean, N. G., & Ross, J. V. (2016). The probability of epidemic fade-out is non-monotonic in transmission rate for the Markovian SIR model with demography. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 393, 170-178.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4 Europe PMC3
    Ballard, P. G., Black, A. J., & Ross, J. V. (n.d.). Inference of population-level disease transmissibility from
    household-structured symptom onset data.
  • Software

    Year Citation
    Ballard, P. (n.d.). Software files for PhD thesis of Peter Ballard [Computer Software].

In 2017, I lectured and tutored the "Research Methods" part of subject "Research Methods andStatistics 7025".

  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2015 - ongoing Member Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS) Australia
    2006 - ongoing Member IEEE United States
  • Position: Research Associate
  • Phone: 83136955
  • Email:
  • Fax: 8313 3696
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 6
  • Room: 6 19
  • Org Unit: Mathematical Sciences

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