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Prof

Doreen Thomas

Honorary
Mechanical Engineering
science & technology
technology
physical sciences
mathematics
computer science
operations research & management science
engineering
mathematics, applied
engineering, electrical & electronic
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Prof

Doreen Thomas

 
Division
Engineering
 
Primary Interest
Electric vehicle charging and grid constraints
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Prof

Doreen Thomas

 

Professor Doreen Thomas completed a BSc at the University of Cape Town, her Honours year in Mathematics at the University of Witwatersrand and then a MSc and DPhil Degree in Mathematics at St Anne's College, University of Oxford.

Professor Thomas has applied her fundamental mathematical research in network optimisation to applications in a number of areas including underground mine access. The software encapsulating her work has been licensed to mining companies such as BHP Billiton, Newmont and Rio Tinto to reduce underground mine development and haulage costs.

She is the director of a start-up company MineOptima, through which the software has been commercialised. It has been included in the international mining software company Maptek's Vulcan software as well as Deswik's.

She has over 150 publications in international peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings.

She has always placed a great emphasis on teaching and was head of the Engineering Mathematics program at the University of Melbourne from 1999-2008. In 2011, she was awarded a Citation for an Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

Professor Thomas is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. She is also a Fellow of Engineers Australia.

Projects

Displaying the 26 most recent projects by Doreen Thomas.

26

Projects

Project Types


20

Research Grant


5

Research Contracts


1

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 140 most recent scholarly works by Doreen Thomas.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2011

Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC)

2011

2011 Patricia Grimshaw Award for mentoring excellence

The University of Melbourne

2007

Best Paper Award, 2007 International Conference of Wireless Networks (ICWN'07)

The International Association of Engineers (IAEng)

2003

Universitas 21 Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching

The University of Melbourne

1998

Teaching Excellence Award

Faculty of Engineering, University of Melbourne

1976

Una Goodwin Research Scholarship

Oxford University, St Anne's College

2012

FTSE - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering


2007

FIEAUST - Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Australia


8

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary (Professor Emeritus)

Mechanical Engineering

Senior Member

IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

Member

The Australian Mathematical Society

Education


Doctor of Philosophy (Mathematics)

University of Oxford

Master of Science (Mathematics)

University of Oxford

Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Mathematics)

University of Witwatersrand

Bachelor of Science (Mathematics)

University of Cape Town