David Bryant

Professor
FRSNZ
President of the NZ Mathematics Society (2020-2022)
Director of Computational Modeling (COMO)
University of Otago

david.bryant@otago.ac.nz

 

Background

  • (Current) Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Otago
  • Associate Professor of Mathematical Biology, University of Auckland, 2008--10
  • Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology, University of Auckland, 2005-2007
  • Associate Professor, Dept. Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University, Montreal. 2005
  • Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science and Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University, Montreal. 2001-2005
  • Postdoc at LIRMM, Montpellier, with Olivier Gascuel, 2000-2001 
  • Postdoc at CRM, Montreal, with David Sankoff, 1998-2000
  • Ph.D. (Mathematics) at University of Canterbury with Mike Steel 1994-1997

Affiliations

  • New Zealand Mathematics Society
  • Royal Society of New Zealand (Fellow)
  • New Zealand Statistics Association

Research Areas

Mathematical, statistical, and computational aspects of evolutionary biology. Much of my work to date has focused on phylogenetics, the reconstructon of evolutionary history. I am currently investigating areas of cross-over between phylogenetics, population genetics and geography. 

Graduate Positions

I will not be looking for more PhD students until 2022, however I would consider supervising masters students - contact me if you are interested.