Stephen Marsland

I'm professor of mathematics and data science in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. I'm also theme leader for the Complexity, Risk, and Uncertainty theme within Te Punana Matatini, the New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence on Complex Systems.

I have a degree in maths from Oxford University (graduated 1998) and a PhD from Manchester University, which I was awarded in 2002. After various postdoc positions I moved to Massey University in Palmerston North (in New Zealand) in 2004 to work as a lecturer, become professor of scientific computing there in 2012, and moving to Victoria University in 2018. My research interests are in applications of geometry and complex systems, principally shape spaces, machine learning, and algorithms. I do a lot of work analysing birdsong, with the aim of automatically recognising bird species and inferring population densities from this information.
The links on the left provide more information about my research interests and publications, etc.


School of Mathematics and Statistics
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600, Wellington 6140
New Zealand
Phone: +64 (0)4 463 9695