PROF Jonathan Manton

PROF Jonathan Manton


  • Differential Geometry
  • Optimisation
  • Signal Processing
  • Systems Biology
  • Systems Neuroscience



  • Professor Jonathan Manton holds a distinguished Chair at the University of Melbourne with the title Future Generation Professor. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Mathematical Sciences Institute at the Australian National University. He is a Fellow of the Australian Mathematical Society (FAustMS) and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (FIEEE).

    Professor Jonathan Manton received his Bachelor of Science (mathematics) and Bachelor of Engineering (electrical) degrees in 1995 and his Ph.D. degree in 1998, all from the University of Melbourne, Australia. From 1998 to 2004, he was with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne. During that time, he held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship then subsequently a Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship, both from the Australian Research Council. 

    In 2005 he became a full Professor in the Department of Information Engineering, Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering (RSISE) at the Australian National University. From July 2006 till May 2008, he was on secondment to the Australian Research Council as Executive Director, Mathematics, Information and Communication Sciences. Professor Jonathan Manton's traditional research interests range from pure mathematics (e.g. commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, differential geometry) to engineering (e.g. signal processing, wireless communications). Recently though, led by a desire to participate in the convergence of the life sciences and the mathematical sciences, he has started to apply his expertise to research in neuroscience. Professor Jonathan Manton also has extensive experience in software development. 

    Prof. Jonathan Manton received a 2009 Future Summit Australian Leadership Award in recognition of "outstanding achievements and commitment to playing a leading role in shaping the future of Australia."   


Member of

  • American Mathematical Society (AMS). Member, American Mathematical Society (AMS) 2003 -
  • Australian Mathematical Society (AusMS). Member, Australian Mathematical Society (AusMS) 2003 -
  • IEEE- Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Inc. Senior Member, IEEE 2003 -
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Member, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) 2003 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • 2013-2015: J. Manton and D. Liley, 'Model-based estimation methods for improved classification of electroencephalographic data: application to monitoring depth of anaesthesia', ARC LInkage Project with Cortical Dynamics Pty Ltd, Australian Research Council, ARC funding 195K   


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1998
  • BEng, University of Melbourne 1995
  • BSc, University of Melbourne 1995

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 2015
  • Fellow of the Australian Mathematical Society, 2015
  • One of 8 participants in the Australia Japan Emerging Research Leaders Exchange Program, 2014
  • Young Author Best Paper Award from IEEE Signal Processing Society (Co-Author), 2013
  • 2009 Future Summit Australian Leadership Award, 2009
  • Achieved IEEE Senior Member status, Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship, 2003



Available for supervision

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