(Note: this site is a continual work-in-progress…)
I’m Georgia, a PhD student in statistical genetics at the University of Melbourne in Australia. I’m originally from Sydney, but I moved to Melbourne for study a few years ago.
My PhD research is about identifying genetic signatures of admixture and local ancestry with statistics. Admixture occurs when organisms from two (or more) genetically distinct populations mix together to produce offspring of ‘mixed ancestry’. Local ancestry refers to the ancestral origin of distinct genomic segments within an admixed individual. Studying this ancestry can yield insights about demography, migratory history, evolution and disease.
For a recent resume, head over here.
I have experience with
R - Python - Stan - Markdown - LaTeX - Bash scripting - Git - TikZ
with particular proficiencies in scientific and statistical computing, data visualization and mathematical typesetting.
Doctor of Philosophy (ongoing), School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne, August 2017 - present. Supervised by Damjan Vukcevic and Stephen Leslie at Melbourne Integrative Genomics.
Master of Science (Statistics and Stochastic Processes), School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne, January 2015 - December 2016. Completed with Distinction. Project work in statistical genetics was supervised by Damjan Vukcevic and Stephen Leslie.
Bachelor of Advanced Mathematics (Pure Mathematics), Hons 1, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South Wales, March 2009 - November 2013. Project work in functional analysis and dynamical systems was supervised by Gary Froyland and Cecilia Gonzalez-Tokman.
Bachelor of Arts, various schools, University of New South Wales, March 2009 - November 2012.
Higher School Certificate, International Grammar School Sydney, 2008.
Some formative professional experiences
Economics: I did an internship with the Reserve Bank of Australia’s Economic Research division over the summer of 2013-2014.
Climate Science: I did an internship with UNSW’s Climate Change Research Centre over the summer of 2014-2015.
Teaching and scientific communication: I have experience teaching both technical and discursive subjects in a tertiary setting. (UNSW Calculus, UNSW SCIF, UNSW Curious Minds)
Student community organising: I’ve been heavily involved in various groups that foster a sense of professional community amongst mathematicians and statisticians. I’m currently the Young Statisticians Representative for the Victorian branch of the Statistical Society of Australia, and have managed a number of events in that role. I have previously been an advocate for students in various positions of leadership in Unimelb’s STAMPS (Statistics and Maths Postgrad Society), and UNSW’s MathSoc.
Music: Most of my free time is spent playing guitar. I have qualifications in jazz guitar from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Open Academy, and can occasionally be spotted backing up my friends at LongPlay in Melbourne.
What I actually look like
My current email for research-related stuff is