Rhys Hawkins

Jubilee Joint Fellow


  • Numerical Simulation (in particular seismic wave propagation)
  • High performance computing
  • Approximating PDEs with Reduced Basis or Machine Learning techniques
  • Bayesian inference and Adaptive paramemterizations.



After completing undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Engineering, and a MPhil in Computer Science, Rhys worked for more than a decade as a research programmer with positions at the ANU School of Computing, CSIRO, and NCI (Australia’s peak supercomputing facility). He developed an interest in the Earth sciences which lead to him completing a PhD in Geophysics in 2018. Rhys combines computational geophysics, applied mathematics and machine learning techniques to robustly determine the composition of the Earth at various scales

Available Student Projects

Please see the potential projects on my personal webpage linked above.

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The Australian National University acknowledges, celebrates and pays our respects to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people of the Canberra region and to all First Nations Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

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