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Dr Michael Luke Walker
M.Phil. (Bioinformatics), Ph.D (Theoretical Physics)

Theoretical physicist come modeller and data scientist.

Currently I work at the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales where I develop and use an agent-based model to study the transmission of STIs among gay and bisexual men.

My MPhil thesis applied machine-learning methods to a longitudinal cohort study of childhood asthma. One chapter used linear classification methods (both Bayesian and logistic regression) to identify subtypes of asthma according to their exclusive predictors, while another inferred networks of asthma-related variables from Markov Chain Monte-Carlo inferencing methods.

More recently, I added neural networks (specifically multilayer perceptrons) and support vector regression (using radial basis functions) to a published molecular modelling package called BioPPSy.

Here are some more details and other resources of interest, including the commercialisation of quantum computing.

My papers include mathematical analysis, numerical solutions, and computer simulations.

I am available on a consulting basis for any project requiring data-analytic or other modelling skills. 

Contact: Dr Michael Walker  mlwalker [at] schrocat [dot] net