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Associate Professor Alona Ben-Tal BSc, PhD, MSc, NZMS
Associate Professor in MathematicsDoctoral Supervisor School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences
My research is truly interdisciplinary and lies in the fields of applied mathematics, dynamical systems, numerical methods and physiology. My main interest is the integrated behaviour of the cardiorespiratory system and over the years, I have studied different aspects of this system including lung mechanics, gas exchange, neural control of breathing and heart rate control. My research involves mathematical modelling at different levels of complexity and mathematical analysis using a variety of mathematical techniques.
- Bachelor of Science - Israel Institute of Technology (1991)
- Doctor of Philosophy - University of Auckland (2001)
- Master of Science - Israel Institute of Technology (1994)
Fellowships and Memberships
- Member, New Zealand Mathematical Society (Fellow) (2016)
Certifications and Registrations
- Licence, Supervisor, Massey University
Regulation and function of the cardio-respiratory system.
Health and Well-being
Area of Expertise
Field of research codes
Applied Mathematics (010200):
Curriculum and Pedagogy (130200): Education (130000): Education Systems (130100):
Higher Education (130103):
Interdisciplinary Engineering (091500):
Mathematical Sciences (010000):
Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Medical Physiology (111600):
Numerical and Computational Mathematics (010300):
Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212):
Systems Physiology (111603)
Mathematical Biology and Modelling
Project Title: Complexity reduction in neural models
Date Range: 2009 - 2012
Funding Body: Marsden Fund - Full
Teaching and Supervision
Papers taught recently:
160.319 Mathematical Modelling.
160.715 Advanced Computational Methods.
Current Doctoral Supervision
Main Supervisor of:
Doctor of Philosophy
Equation-free investigations of heterogeneous networks.
Doctor of Philosophy
Computational Studies in the Planar Symmetric Few-Body Problem