Professor Doreen Thomas

Doreen was Head of the School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne; Associate Dean Research and Research Training and Adjunct Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics.  She holds an MSc and DPhil (Mathematics) from, University of Oxford.  Doreen has applied her fundamental mathematical research in network optimisation to underground mine design, and her research has been supported by both the ARC and the mining industry.  She was a founding director of MineOptima, through which her mining software has been commercialised. She has over 200 international peer-reviewed publications and technical reports. She has been recognised with a national teaching award to contribute to engineering education and mentorship and is a passionate ambassador for women in science and engineering. She is Vice President Membership of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and a Fellow of Engineers Australia.