Assoc. Professor Marcus Brazil

Marcus Brazil is an Associate Professor and Reader in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Melbourne. He is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, and received a Ph.D. in Mathematics (in the field of Computational and Geometric Group Theory) from La Trobe University in 1995.
Marcus’ main area of research is in Optimal Network Design with applications to Telecommunications, Wireless Sensor Networks, VLSI Physical Design, Underground Mining, and Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles. He also combines this with more theoretical work, particularly in the area of Steiner Trees, which are minimum length networks interconnecting a given set of points. He has published more than 130 academic papers and is co-author of the book Optimal Interconnection Trees in the Plane (2015).
His research and consultancy work in optimisation for underground mine design has been particularly successful, having received strong support from a number of Industry bodies such as BHP Billiton and Newmont Australia Ltd. He was a founder and director of the company MineOptima, providing strategic design software for the mining industry.