School of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of Melbourne
Kate Smith-Miles is a Professor of Applied Mathematics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Melbourne, and holds a five year Laureate Fellowship from the Australian Research Council. She has held external roles as President of the Australian Mathematical Society (2016-2018), and a member of the ARC College of Expert s (2017-2019). Kate obtained a B.Sc(Hons) in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, both from The University of Melbourne. She has published over 250 refereed journal and international conference papers in the areas of neural networks, optimisation, data mining, and various applied mathematics topics. Kate was elected Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia (FIEAust) in 2006, and Fellow of the Australian Mathematical Society (FAustMS) in 2008. Awards include: the Australian Mathematical Society Medal in 2010 for distinguished research; the EO Tuck Medal from ANZIAM in 2017 for outstanding research and distinguished service; and the Monash University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Supervision in 2012. In addition to her academic activities, she regularly acts as a consultant to industry in the areas of optimisation, data mining, and intelligent systems. She is also actively involved in mentoring, particularly with the aim of encouraging greater female participation in mathematics, and she is Chair of the Advisory Board for the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute's Choose Maths program.