Carlo R. Laing

Carlo R. Laing, FNZMS
Professor of Nonlinear Mathematics
School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences
Massey University (Albany)
Private Bag 102-904
North Shore Mail Centre
New Zealand

2024 NZMRI Summer workshop on Mathematical Neuroscience

ph: +64-9-414 0800 extn 43512
fax: +64-9-443 9790
email: c.r.laing at
Office: 3.08, MS building (Campus maps)

TEACHING: 160.318
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Google Scholar Citations
I edited the book Stochastic Methods in Neuroscience with Gabriel Lord

Flyer and order form
I am on the editorial boards of Applied Mathematical Modelling, Mathematical Neuroscience and Applications and Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation.


  • 1989-91: B.Sc., University of Auckland.
  • Nov 1991-Jan 1992: Dept of Theoretical Physics, Australian National University.
  • 1992-93: M.Sc. (Physics), University of Auckland.
  • June 1994: 5th Complex Systems Summer School, Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico.
  • October 1994-October 1997 : Ph.D. Dept of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge.
  • August 1999: Methods in Computational Neuroscience, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.


  • November 1997-April 1998 : Research Assistant, University College London and University of Cambridge.
  • April 1998-August 1998 : Research Assistant, University of Surrey.
  • August 1998-August 2000 : Visiting Research Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh.
  • August 2000-August 2002 : Research Associate, University of Ottawa.
  • October 2002-December 2006 : Lecturer, Massey University.
  • January 2007-December 2012 : Senior Lecturer, Massey University.
  • January 2013-December 2016 : Associate Professor, Massey University.
  • January 2017-: Professor, Massey University.
  • Here's a PDF CV.
  • Michell Medal articles

  • Other People

  • Paul Glendinning, my Ph.D. supervisor (now at Manchester).
  • Peter Wills and Vivien Kirk, my M.Sc. supervisors at Auckland.
  • Steve Coombes, at Nottingham.
  • Carson Chow and Bard Ermentrout at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Andre Longtin and Len Maler at the University of Ottawa.
  • Yannis Kevrekidis at Johns Hopkins.
  • Steve Strogatz at Cornell.


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