CMSS Roles & Membership

Co-Directors: Arkadii Slinko (Department of Mathematics, UOA) and Simona Fabrizi (Department of Economics, UOA)

Management Group: Steven Galbraith (Department of Mathematics, UOA) and Steffen Lippert (Department of Economics, UOA)

Website Editor & Seminar Coordinator¬†–¬†Simona Fabrizi


  • Quentin Atkinson
    Professor (Department of Psychology, UOA)
  • Joseph Bulbulia
    Professor (Department of Theological and Religious Studies, UOA)
  • Jiling Cao
    Professor of Mathematics (Department of Mathematical Sciences, AUT)
  • Alexandre Dmitriev
    Senior Lecturer (Department of Economics, UOA)
  • Simona Fabrizi
    Senior Lecturer (Department of Economics, UOA)
  • Prasanna Gai
    Professor (Department of Economics, UOA)
  • Patrick Girard
    Senior Lecturer (Department of Philosophy, UOA)
  • Robin Hankin
    Senior Lecturer (Department of Mathematical Sciences, AUT)
  • John Hillas
    Associate Professor (Department of Economics, UOA)
  • Steffen Lippert
    Senior Lecturer (Department of Economics, UOA)
  • Jiamou Liu
    Lecturer (Department of Computer Science, UOA)
  • Jeff Nijsse
    Lecturer (Department of Mathematical Sciences, AUT)
  • Dion O’Neale
    Lecturer (Department of Physics, UOA)
  • Tava Olsen
    Professor (Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, UOA)
  • Valery Pavlov
    Senior Lecturer (Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, UoA)
  • Thomas Pfeiffer
    Professor of Computational Biology (New Zealand Institute of Advanced Study, Massey University)
  • Geoffrey Pritchard
    Senior Lecturer (Department of Statistics, UOA)
  • Matthew Ryan
    Professor (School of Economics, AUT)
  • Erwann Sbai
    Senior Lecturer (Department of Economics, UOA)
  • Jeremy Seligman
    Senior Lecturer (Department of Philosophy, UOA)
  • Arkadii Slinko
    Professor (Department of Mathematics, UOA)
  • Suzanne Woodward
    Associate Director Research Impact, Knowledge Translation Specialist (Public Policy Institute, UOA)

Current research students

      • Chanelle Duley (PhD, P. Gai and S. Lippert, UOA)
      • Danny Kwon (PhD, S. Fabrizi and S. Lippert, UOA)
      • Doriani Lingga (PhD, S. Fabrizi and S. Lippert, UOA)
      • Jenny Long (PhD, Q. Atkinson, UOA)
      • Songbao Mo (Honours, A. Slinko, UOA)
      • Isabella McAllister (PhD, Patrick Girard, UOA)
      • Adrian Ortiz-Cervantes (PhD, Dion O’Neale, UOA)
      • Sergey Ozernikov (PhD, A. Slinko, UOA)
      • Rae Rho (PhD, S. Fabrizi, S. Lippert and B. Sharp, UOA)
      • Zhu Rui (PhD, J. Seligman, UOA)
      • Yunjie Shi (PhD, S. Fabrizi, S. Lippert and R. MacCulloch, UOA)
      • Catriona Sissions (PhD, D. O’Neale, UOA)
      • Stan Wang (PhD, T. Pfeiffer and S. Schmeier, Massey University; J. Nijsse, AUT)
      • Ziheng Wei (PhD, J. Liu, UOA)
      • Shaun White (PhD, P. Girard, UOA)
      • Xinyan Zhang (PhD, S. Fabrizi and S. Lippert, UOA)
      • Liang Zhen (PhD, J. Seligman, UOA)

Former research students (in reverse chronological order)

    • Pansye Elkashef (PhD, T. Pfeiffer, and J. Matthewson, Massey University; A. Chaudhuri, UOA, 2021).
    • Michael Gordon (PhD, T. Pfeiffer and A. Smith, Massey University)
    • Demival Vasques Filho (PhD, D. O’Neale, UOA, 2020). Research Associate, Leibniz Institute of European History
    • Yen Ling Tan (Honours, S. Fabrizi, UOA, 2019). Started her PhD in Economics at the University of Virginia (2020 intake) with full scholarship
    • Rae Rho (Master of Arts (Economics, UOA, 2019), S. Fabrizi, S. Lippert, 2019)
    • Yan Kolezhitskiy (Honours, A. Slinko, UOA)
    • Samin Aref (PhD, M. Wilson, 2019, now at Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany)
    • Jiangheng (Leo) Lin (Honours in Economics, S. Fabrizi, 2018). Started his PhD in Economics at Washington University in St Louis (2019 intake) with full scholarship
    • Antonia Chen (PhD, M. Ryan and E. Sbai, 2018)
    • Nina Anchugina (PhD, M. Ryan and S. Galbraith, 2017)
    • Anastasia Moskvina (PhD, J. Liu, Completed in 2017, Auckland University of Technology)
    • Addison (Siwen) Pan (PhD, S. Fabrizi, T. Pfeiffer and M. Ryan, Completed in 2016, Massey University, currently an Assistant Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, International Business School Suzhou, Economics Discipline)
    • Ali Hameed (PhD, A. Slinko, 2013)
    • Reyhaneh Reyhani (PhD, M. Wilson, 2013, then working in the USA)
    • Tatiana Gvozdeva (PhD, A. Slinko, 2012, then a postdoc in Singapore)
    • Egor Ianovski (BSc(Hons), M. Wilson, 2012, then PhD 2016, University of Oxford)
    • John C. McCabe Dansted (MSc, A. Slinko, 2006, then PhD, University of Western Australia)

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