I am a Professor in Mathematics at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and a Principal Investigator at Te Pūnaha Matatini.
ResearchI am an Applied Mathematician and Mathematical Biologist with research interests in ecological and social networks, population dynamics, size-structured marine ecosystems, collective cell behavior, and intracellular dynamics. Some of the tools I use in my research include stochastic processes, integro and partial differential equations, dynamical systems, spatial moment dynamics, statistical modelling, and parameter inference.
Here is a very brief CV
Potential postgraduate and Honours students
If you are interested in any of my currently available projects, please get in touch with me.
The University of Canterbury offers a limited number of Doctoral Scholarships (fees plus stipend), which are open to domestic and international students. There are also fees-only scholarships for Masters and Doctoral students.
Michael Plank, Room 614 Erskine Building, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canterbury, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 3692462