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Emeritus Professor Vo Anh

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Mathematical Sciences,
Applied and Computational Mathematics

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Name
Emeritus Professor Vo Anh
Position(s)
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Science and Engineering Faculty,
Mathematical Sciences,
Applied and Computational Mathematics
Emeritus Professor
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Discipline *
Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Numerical and Computational Mathematics
Phone
+61 7 3138 5195
Fax
+61 7 3138 2310
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (University of Tasmania), MEc (University of New England), BSc(Hons) (University of Tasmania)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Fellow of the Australian Mathematical Society
  • Member of the Statistical Society of Australia
Keywords

applied probability, financial modelling, statistical estimation, stochastic analysis and modelling, stochastic differential equations

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

  • Distinguished Professor, School of Mathematics and Computational Science, Xiangtan University, Hunan, China, since September 2017
  • Emeritus Professor, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia, since April 2016
  • Professor, School of Mathematical Sciences, QUT, August 2004-July 2014
  • Member, Research Evaluation Committee, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2012, Australian Research Council, 2012
  • Director, Mathematical Sciences Cluster, QUT, 2009
  • Co-Director,  Program in Statistics and Operations Research, QUT, 2002-2008
  • Associate Director, University Centre in Statistical Science & Industrial Mathematics, QUT, 1993-2002
  • Director, Centre in Statistical Science, QUT, 1990-1992
  • Director, Research Concentration in Mathematical Modelling, QUT, 1989
  • Lecturer (1984-1991), Senior Lecturer (1991-1998), Associate Professor (1998-2004), QUT
  • Research Officer/Senior Research Officer, Bureau of Agricultural Economics, Canberra, 1980-1984
  • Tutor, Department of Mathematics, University of New England, 1978-1979

Named a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher for 2015, 2016 and 2017. Received 8537 citations and an h-index of 46 (Google Scholar Citations, 4 October 2017)

  • Distinguished Overseas Scholar, Hunan Province, hosted by Xiangtan University, China, 2014
  • Julius Kühn Professor, Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, July 2009
  • Invitation Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, hosted by Hokkaido University, November 2002
  • Guest Professor, Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, January 1998
  • Invitation Fellow, Foundation of Academic Advancement and International Exchange, Japan, hosted by Muroran Institute of Technology, July 1997
  • Fellow of the Australian Mathematical Society since 1996
  • QUT Award for Outstanding Contribution in Research & Scholarship, 1996
  • QUT Award for Distinguished Academic Service, 1990
  • Inaugural Dean’s Award, Faculty of Science, QUT, 1988
  • University of Tasmania Postgraduate Research Award, 1975-1977
  • Colombo Plan Scholarship, 1970-1974

Curriculum Vitae (PDF, 124KB)

This information has been contributed by Emeritus Professor Vo Anh.

Experience

Research theme: Environment, Energy

Research discipline: Mathematical Sciences

Research projects

  • New methods in theory and applications of spherical random fields

This project aims to investigate and model spherical random fields which are described as solutions of infinite-dimensional stochastic differential equations on a sphere. The project studies properties and develops spectral analysis of these solutions. The obtained theoretical results will be used to construct new methods for numerical approximation and statistical estimation of these random fields. In particular, novel asymptotic and statistical methodology will be developed for tensor-valued spherical random fields. The results will be applied to model and analyse cosmic microwave background data. The work will improve the accuracy in determining cosmological parameters and provide novel tools for better understanding of the Universe during its early stages.

  • Stochastic modelling of spatiotemporal nonlinear diffusion processes with multifractal characteristics

This project aims at developing new mathematical and statistical tools for modelling and prediction of spatiotemporal nonlinear systems with multifractal scaling, including the Burgers equation and the KPZ equation. The renormalised solutions of these equations, leading to their scaling laws and non-Gaussian central limit theorems, are obtained. Their spectral properties and higher-order spectra are derived.

  • Statistical estimation and approximation of anomalous diffusion

This project develops a comprehensive theory of diffusion and transport processes, such as heat conduction and fluid flow, in highly heterogeneous media based on recent advances in mathematical and statistical research. The theory produces analytical tools and faster algorithms for statistical estimation, numerical approximation and prediction of anomalous diffusion.

  • Diffusion and transport of saltwater in coastal aquifers

Saltwater intrusion is a severe environmental problem in coastal regions of Australia, resulting in loss of agricultural land at an alarming rate. This project aims to develop a three-dimensional mathematical model for the simulation and prediction of saltwater intrusion into complex coastal aquifers based on recent advances in the theory of anomalous diffusion, stochastic modelling and numerical methods.

Areas of expertise

  • Stochastic Processes and Random Fields
  • Stochastic modelling
  • Time series analysis
  • Environmental modelling
  • Financial modelling

Grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC)

  • ARC Discovery Grant DP160101366, 2016-2018, $324,686. P. Broadbridge (La Trobe), A. Olenko (La Trobe), V.V. Anh (QUT), N.N. Leonenko (Cardiff). Project: New methods in theory and cosmic applications of spherical random fields.
  • ARC Discovery Grant DP120103770, 2012-2014, $360,000. I. Turner (QUT), K. Burrage (QUT), V.V. Anh (QUT), T. Moroney (QUT). Project: From genes to organs: Understanding how heterogeneity in tissue modulates cellular behaviour in the heart.
  • ARC Discovery Grant DP0986766, 2009-2011, $185,000. I. Turner (QUT), V.V. Anh (QUT). Project: A multi-scale approach for modeling coupled transport in heterogeneous and anisotropic porous media.
  • ARC Discovery Grant DP0559807, 2005-2009, $353,000. V.V. Anh (QUT), K.S. Lau (Chinese University of Hong Kong), N.N. Leonenko (Cardiff University), J.M. Angulo and M.D. Ruiz-Medina (University of Granada). Project: Stochastic modeling of spatiotemporal nonlinear diffusion processes with multifractal characteristics.
  • ARC Linkage-Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities LE0453501, 2004, $406,097 from ARC with $650,000 cash contributions from QUT and James Cook University. A.N. Pettitt (QUT), J.C. Patterson (JCU), D.L. McElwain (QUT), V.V. Anh (QUT), M. Mahendran (QUT), A.S. Hurn (QUT), S.R. Connolly (JCU), R.H. Crozier (JCU), T. Hardy (JCU), F.R. Keene (JCU). Project: A computational research grid serving regional and metropolitan Queensland.
  • ARC Linkage-Projects Grant LP0348653, 2003-2006, $263,300 plus $60,000 cash contribution from Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines. V.V. Anh (QUT), I. Turner (QUT), K. Bajracharya (DNRM) and A. Durick (DNRM). Project: Diffusion and transport of saltwater in coastal aquifers.
  • ARC Linkage International Grant LX0348297, 2003-2004, $24,200. V.V. Anh (QUT), J.M. Angulo and M.D. Ruiz-Medina (University of Granada). Project: Stochastic modeling and analysis of spatial-temporal processes with fractal characteristics.
  • ARC Discovery Grant DP0345577, 2003-2005, $195,000. V.V. Anh (QUT), C.C. Heyde (Australian National University & Columbia University) and N.N. Leonenko (Cardiff University). Project: Statistical estimation and approximation of anomalous diffusion.
  • ARC Large Grant A10024117, 2000-2002, $153,000. V.V. Anh (QUT) and C.C. Heyde (ANU & Columbia University). Project: Stochastic analysis of long-range dependent multifractals.
  • ARC SPIRT Grant C10024101, 2000-2002, $225,000 plus $48,000 cash contribution from Queensland Department of Natural Resources. V.V. Anh (QUT), I. Turner (QUT), K. Bajracharya (DNR) and J. Arunakumaren (DNR) . Project: Monitoring and modelling of saltwater intrusion into heterogeneous aquifer systems.
  • ARC Research Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities Grant R00002823, 2000, $692,000 from ARC, $596,000 from QUT and $100,000 from Griffith University. A.N. Pettitt (QUT), J. Diederich (QUT), D. Thiel (GU), V.V. Anh (QUT) and D.S. McElwain (QUT). Project: Queensland High Performance Computing (HPC) MetaCentre Enhancement.
  • ARC Large Grant A69804041, 1998-2000, $186,000. V.V. Anh (QUT), C.C. Heyde (ANU) and M. Farge (CNRS, France). Project: Structural study of long-range dependence, infinite variance and coherent structures.
  • ARC Large Grant A89601825, 1996-1998, $175,140. V.V. Anh (QUT), P.E. Kloeden (Deakin University & Goethe University) and W.H. Melbourne (Monash University). Project: Multifractal analysis and stochastic models of turbulence dispersion.
  • ARC Collaborative Grant C19600199, 1996-1998, $180,000 plus $20,000 cash contribution from Environment Protection Authority of New South Wales. V.V. Anh (QUT), P.E. Kloeden (Deakin University & Goethe University) and G. Johnson (CSIRO, Sydney). Project: Stochastic models for air quality management.
  • ARC Large Grant A69531724, 1995-1997, $91,330. V.V. Anh (QUT) and C.C. Heyde (ANU). Project: Statistical analysis of data with long-range dependence.
  • ARC Small Grant, 2000, $16,000. V.V. Anh (QUT). Project: Characterisation and representation of multifractals.
  • ARC Small Grant, 1997, $12,500. V.V. Anh (QUT), C.C. Heyde (ANU) and P.E. Kloeden (Goethe University). Project: Financial stochastics.
  • ARC Small Grant, 1995, $10,300. V.V. Anh (QUT). Project: Real-time forecasting models for air quality management.
  • ARC Small Grant, 1994, $19,900. V.V. Anh (QUT). Project: Real-time forecasting models for air quality management.

QUT grants

  • QUT Strategic Collaborative Program Grant, 2003-2004, $300,000. J. Hogan, P. Timms, A. Pettitt, V. Anh, P. Roe, W. Kelly, S. Geva, A. van Daal, P. Chen. Project: High performance computing and algorithms for molecular biology.
  •  QUT Strategic Collaborative Program Grant, 2003-2004, $236,400. M. Cox, A. Goonetilleke, V. Anh, I. Turner, R. Frost. Project: Environmental hydrology and groundwater resource sustainability.
  • QUT Strategic Links Scheme Grant, in collaboration with Queensland Department of Primary Industries-Forestry and Pacific Harbour, 2002-2004, $30,000. M. Cox, V.V. Anh and I. Turner. Project: Modelling of Bribie Island groundwater.
  • QUT Meritorious Grant, 1993, $14,500 plus matching funds from Voxson Pty Ltd. V.V. Anh and S. Sridharan (School of Electrical & Electronic Systems Engineering). Project: Full motion picture video compression to MPEG standard.
  • QUT Research Encouragement Award, 1992, $19,000. V.V. Anh and S. Sridharan (School of Electrical & Electronic Systems Engineering). Project: Statistical image compression.
  • QUT R&D Grant, 1991, $14,000. V.V. Anh and S. Sridharan (School of Electrical & Electronic Systems Engineering). Project: Image compression for videotelephone systems.
  • DEET Mechanism B funding, 1992, $114,000. V.V. Anh, Director, School Centre in Statistical Science.
  • DEET Mechanism B funding, 1991, $150,000. V.V. Anh, Director, School Centre in Statistical Science.
  • QUT Special Research Grant, 1990, $25,000. V.V. Anh, D. Huang (School of Mathematics) and J. Wong (School of Physics). Project:  Development of a low-cost 2D digital filter.
This information has been contributed by Emeritus Professor Vo Anh.

Publications


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Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
From Genes to Organ Function: Understanding how Heterogeneity in Tissue Modulates Cellular Behaviour in the Heart
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP120103770
Start year
2012
Keywords
Heterogeneous Computing; Cardiovascular System; Mathematical Modelling; Simulation Algorithm
Title
A Multi-Scale Approach For Modelling Coupled Transport In Heterogeneous And Anisotropic Porous Media
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0986766
Start year
2009
Keywords
Anomalous Diffusion; Fractional Partial Differential Equations; Finite Volume Method; Krylov Subspace Methods; Matrix Function Approximation; Computational Mathematics;
Title
Stochastic Modelling of Spatiotemporal Nonlinear DiffusionProcesses with Multifractal Characteristics
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0559807
Start year
2005
Keywords
Stochastic modelling Nonlinear diffusion Anomalous diffusion Spatiotemporal processes Multifractal analysis Generalised random fields
Title
Diffusion and Transport of Saltwater in Coastal Aquifers
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0348653
Start year
2004
Keywords
saltwater intrusion; environmental modelling; flow and transport equations; salinity process; groundwater modelling; complex systems
Title
Stochastic Modelling and Analysis of Spatio-Temporal Processes with Fractal Characteristics
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LX0348297
Start year
2004
Keywords
Fractional diffusion
Title
Statistical Estimation and Approximation of Anomalous Diffusion
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0345577
Start year
2003
Keywords
Statistical estimation; Generalised random fileds; long-rnage dpendence; Diffusion processes; Stochastic partial differential equations; Levy processess

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