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Associate Professor Winston Sweatman

Associate Professor

School of Natural and Computational Sciences

Winston has worked in various areas of mathematics, in particular applying mathematical modelling.  He is a former President of the New Zealand Mathematical Society  (2013-2015). In his work in  stellar dynamics and celestial mechanics, he studies problems relating to a number of gravitationally attracting masses. He  is also active in mathematics-in-industry study groups, completing his 22nd in 2018. As well as study groups in New Zealand and Australia, he has contributed to  study groups in Canada, China, Ireland and Japan.  He is keen on sport and  won a Commonwealth Games silver medal at judo at Auckland 1990,  competing  for Scotland. 


Prizes and Awards

  • Best Poster ECMI 2008 (European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry 2008 conference), University College, London. The poster, 'A model for crop spray adhesion, bounce and shatter at a leaf', concerned maths-in-industry research and was joint work with G.N.Mercer of University of New South Wales and W.A.Forster of Plant Protection Chemistry NZ. A paper based on the poster was published in the conference proceedings. - (2008)
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Research Expertise

Research Interests

Mathematics: stellar dynamics, mathematics-in-industry, celestial mechanics, mathematical modelling, mathematical astronomy


21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Applied Mathematics (010200): Mathematical Aspects of Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information Theory (010503): Mathematical Physics (010500): Mathematical Sciences (010000): Numerical and Computational Mathematics (010300)

Research Outputs

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 1
Co-supervisor 3 8

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Neelum Bashir - Doctor of Philosophy
    Computational Studies in the Planar Symmetric Few-Body Problem

Co-supervisor of:

  • Shumaila Noreen - Doctor of Philosophy
    The effect of Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia on coronary blood flow and cardiac output
  • Mehmood Baryalai - Doctor of Philosophy
    A Platform for Practical Homomorphic Encryption in Neural Network Classification

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2019 - Valeriia Chopovda - Doctor of Philosophy
    Computational Studies in the Few-Body Problem

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2018 - ~ Khadija Tul Kubra - Doctor of Philosophy
    Mathematical modelling of fluid flow and heat and pollutant transport in a porous medium with embedded objects
  • 2016 - Saghir Ahmad - Doctor of Philosophy
    Design and construction of software for general linear methods
  • 2015 - Yu Zhao - Doctor of Philosophy
    Event based transient notification architecture and NoSQL solution for astronomical data management
  • 2015 - Amjad Ali - Doctor of Philosophy
    Simplified Modelling of Pollutant Transport in Naturally-layered Aquifers
  • 2013 - Haydn Cooper - Doctor of Philosophy
    Discrete Groups and Computational Geometry
  • 2013 - Cho Hong Ling - Doctor of Philosophy
    Simulation and Modelling of Gravitational Microlensing Events Using Graphical Processing Units
  • 2009 - Senaratne Galkadowite Gametiralalage - Doctor of Philosophy
    Microwave Signal processing for Foreign Object Identification.
  • 2006 - Leng Leng Lim - Doctor of Philosophy
    Modelling of Volcanic Ash

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