I am a PhD candidate in mathematics, with a goal of gaining industry experience, applying the skills I have learned through study and research. I pride myself on my ability to notice problems that need solving and produce high-quality solutions.
Links to examples of my work are available on my website: joshuastevenson.me. References are available on request.
My PhD project aims to develop efficient algebraic methods for computing evolutionary distance between circular genomes.
My thesis investigated matrix rank based approaches to inferring phylogenetic trees from DNA sequence data.
I completed a combined degree, allowing me to obtain both qualifications, including 3 majors within 5 years.
A python package for estimating evolutionary distances between circular genomes.
A python package that implements matrix rank based approaches for inferring evolutionary trees from DNA sequence data.
I recieved a scholarship to complete a summer project on evaluating performance of a new method for reconstructing phylogenetic trees. I continued this work as a research assistant and later as an honours student.
I recieved a scholarship to complete a summer project on modelling real hospital bed queue data as a Markov birth-death process.
I taught mathematics classes at UTAS, including discrete mathematics, linear algebra and first-year calculus.
I worked in the mathematical biology/Phylogenetics group as a casual researcher at UTAS, writing code to perform simulations.
I am helping to develop a website for the UTAS Landcare Society. The website will advertise events and sign-up new members.
Joined a clean up in South Hobart.
Doorknocking to raise funds and awareness for heart disease.
Half-hour show weekly on 97.1FM.
From my study and research experience, I have developed strong problem-solving skills that are transferable to a wide range of scenarios. I am self motivated, and work on small hobby projects in my spare time, ensuring I keep my skills up-to-date.
I have been commended on my ability to communicate my work to others and to teach complex concepts, and I am polite and understanding of the background, point-of-view and level of experience of others.