Associate Professor Amie Albrecht is the Interim Dean of Programs (Science, Technology & Mathematics), and responsible for leading the quality and performance of UniSA's degrees in science, environmental science, information management, information technology, and mathematics.
Amie's teaching expertise lies in developing mathematical thinking and problemsolving skills in students, and in innovative design of curricula and assessment that supports student growth. Her work has been recognised with national and university teaching awards, including an 2019 AAUT Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. She is a regular speaker to maths teachers and school... Read more
About me
Associate Professor Amie Albrecht is the Interim Dean of Programs (Science, Technology & Mathematics), and responsible for leading the quality and performance of UniSA's degrees in science, environmental science, information management, information technology, and mathematics.
Amie's teaching expertise lies in developing mathematical thinking and problemsolving skills in students, and in innovative design of curricula and assessment that supports student growth. Her work has been recognised with national and university teaching awards, including an 2019 AAUT Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. She is a regular speaker to maths teachers and school students, having given more than 30 invited keynotes, presentations and workshops across Australia since 2016.
Amie's research focusses mainly on industrial applications of mathematics, particularly scheduling and control methods for railway operations and energyefficient driving, and has been funded by the ARC Discovery and Linkage schemes and Cooperative Research Centres.
Her interest in creating supportive learning environments and inclusive professional communities has led to a number of service and leadership roles within the mathematics profession and education communities. Amie is currently the Secretary of ANZIAM and an AustMS Council member. She also serves on the AustMS Standing Committee on Mathematics Education, the AMSI Education Advisory Committee, the AMT Challenge Committee, and the Research Advisory Committee of the South Australian Museum.
She is one of 16 women featured in the upcoming Australian Women of Mathematics gallery of portraits.
About me
Current leadership in the mathematics profession
Current leadership in mathematics education
Current leadership in other organisations
Membership of professional associations
About me
Doctor of Philosophy University of South Australia
Master of Teaching (Secondary) (In Progress) University of South Australia
Bachelor of Information Technology (Computing and Mathematics) University of South Australia
Efficient rail transport
The Energymiser incab driver advice system, developed by the UniSA Scheduling and Control Group, uses optimal control theory to help train drivers stay on time and minimise energy use. The system is used by railways around the world, including passenger trains in the UK and TGV trains in France. ARC Linkage Project with Peter Pudney and Phil Howlett (UniSA).
Perturbed linear operators
Numerical solution procedures for the inversion of linear matrix pencils. ARC Discovery Project with Phil Howlett and Geetika Verma (UniSA) and Kostia Avrachenkov (INRIA France).
Research
Excludes commercialinconfidence projects.
The fundamental equations for inversion of operator pencils, ARC  Discovery Projects, 01/04/2016  31/08/2019
Improving train flows with connected driver advice systems, TTG Transportation Technology Pty Limited, 01/07/2015  31/12/2018
Improving train flows with connected driver advice systems , ARC  Linkage Project, 15/12/2015  31/12/2018
Saving energy on trains  demonstration, evaluation, integration, ARC  Linkage Project, 25/11/2011  30/06/2016
Saving energy on trains  demonstration, evaluation, integration, TTG Transportation Technology Pty Limited, 01/01/2011  31/12/2015
Maths Clinic Industry Project: DSTO's Vehicle Fleet Mix Problem, Defence Science & Technology Organisation  Business & Commercialisation Office, 09/05/2014  01/12/2015
Research
Research since 2008 is shown below. To see earlier years visit ORCID, ResearcherID or Scopus
Open access indicates that an output is open access.
Year  Output 

2020 

2020 
Open access

2020 
1

2020 
Open access
4
2
2

2019 
3
2

2019 
Open access
5
4
11

2018 
Open access
2
2

2018 

2018 
Open access
5
4
3

2018 
Open access
3
3
1

2018 
Open access
1

2016 
Open access
6
4

2016 
2

2016 
Open access
100
77
1

2016 
Open access
80
56
1

2015 
Open access
25
21
1

2015 
Open access
4
4

2014 
Open access
8
7

2013 
120
95

2013 
68
59

2013 
1
1
1

2013 
Open access
2
1

2012 

2011 
Open access
6
6

2010 
Open access
1

2010 
3
2

2010 
Open access
7
6

2009 

2008 
Albrecht, A & White, K 2008, 'Counting paths in a grid', vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 4348.
Open access

2008 

Year  Output 

2019 
Open access

2019 
Open access

2015 
Open access

2015 

2015 
8
7

2015 
Open access

2014 
3
2

2013 
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2013 
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2013 
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2013 
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2012 

2011 
Open access
8

2011 
Open access
24
3

2011 

2009 

2009 

2009 
1

2009 
4

Research
Efficient rail transport
The Energymiser incab driver advice system, developed by the UniSA Scheduling and Control Group, uses optimal control theory to help train drivers stay on time and minimise energy use. The system is used by railways around the world, including passenger trains in the UK and TGV trains in France. ARC Linkage Project with Peter Pudney and Phil Howlett (UniSA).
Perturbed linear operators
Numerical solution procedures for the inversion of linear matrix pencils. ARC Discovery Project with Phil Howlett and Geetika Verma (UniSA) and Kostia Avrachenkov (INRIA France).
Research
Details  Registry  Status 

Improving timekeeping and energy efficiency for trains Pudney, Peter John; Howlett, Philip George; Albrecht, Amie Renee 
WO  Filed 
External engagement & recognition
Organisation  Country 

Beijing Jiaotong University  CHINA 
Defence Science and Technology Organisation  AUSTRALIA 
Delft University Of Technology  NETHERLANDS 
Flinders University  AUSTRALIA 
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine  UNITED KINGDOM 
INRIA Sohpia Antipolis  FRANCE 
Loughborough University  UNITED KINGDOM 
Massey University  NEW ZEALAND 
Queensland University of Technology  AUSTRALIA 
TTG Transportation Technology  AUSTRALIA 
University of Adelaide  AUSTRALIA 
University of Malaysia, Terengganu  MALAYSIA 
University of Melbourne  AUSTRALIA 
University of South Australia  AUSTRALIA 
University of Twente  NETHERLANDS 
External engagement & recognition
Engagement/recognition  Year 

Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student LearningOffice for Learning and Teaching, Department of Education and Training, Australian Government 
2020 
Associate EditorAustralian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) Journal 
2019 
Committee MemberAustralian Mathematics Trust (AMT) Challenge Committee 
2019 
Committee MemberSouth Australian Museum Research Advisory Committee 
2019 
Honorary SecretaryAustralian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) 
2019 
MemberAustralian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) 
2019 
MemberNominations and Publications Committee of the Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS) 
2019 
MemberCouncil of Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS) 
2019 
Member, Education Advisory CommitteeAustralian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) 
2019 
State representative (SA), Standing Committee on Mathematics EducationMathematics Education, Australian Mathematical Society 
2019 
Associate Supervisor of PhD student at University of QueenslandUniversity of Queensland 
2018 
Committee MemberSouth Australian Museum Research Advisory Committee 
2018 
Committee MemberMathematical Association of South Australia (MASA) 
2018 
Keynote SpeakerSA Literacy and Numeracy Forum, Adelaide 
2018 
Keynote SpeakerMathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) 
2018 
Keynote SpeakerCASIO Microconference, Brisbane 
2018 
MemberAustralian Mathematical Society (AustMS) 
2018 
MemberAustralian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics Division of the AustMS(ANZIAM) 
2018 
MemberAustralian Society of Operations Research (ASOR) 
2018 
MemberInternational Association of Railway Operations Research (IAROR) 
2018 
MemberAustralian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT) 
2018 
MemberMathematical Association of South Australia (MASA) 
2018 
MemberNational Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), North America 
2018 
MemberNominations and Publications Committee of the Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS) 
2018 
MemberAustralian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) 
2018 
Member of Organising Committee, 2019 ANZIAM ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) 
2018 
Member, Education Advisory CommitteeAustralian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) 
2018 
Member, Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group (WIMSIG)Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS) 
2018 
State representative (SA), Standing Committee on Mathematics EducationMathematics Education, Australian Mathematical Society 
2018 
Web EditorAustralian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) 
2018 
Associate Supervisor of PhD student at University of QueenslandUniversity of Queensland 
2017 
Committee MemberMathematical Association of South Australia (MASA) 
2017 
Keynote SpeakerApplied/Industrial Mathematics Stream, AustMS Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney 
2017 
Keynote SpeakerCelebration of Women in Australian Mathematical Sciences, WIMSIG Conference, Adelaide 
2017 
Keynote SpeakerMathematical Association of South Australia (MASA), Adelaide 
2017 
Keynote SpeakerAustralia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (Division of the AustMS) Conference, Adelaide 
2017 
MemberAustralian Mathematical Society (AustMS) 
2017 
MemberAustralian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics Division of the AustMS(ANZIAM) 
2017 
MemberAustralian Society of Operations Research (ASOR) 
2017 
MemberInternational Association of Railway Operations Research (IAROR) 
2017 
MemberAustralian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT) 
2017 
MemberMathematical Association of South Australia (MASA) 
2017 
MemberNational Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), North America 
2017 
Member, Education Advisory CommitteeAustralian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) 
2017 
Member, Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group (WIMSIG)Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS) 
2017 
Member, Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group (WIMSIG) Travel Grants Selection CommitteeAustralian Mathematical Society (AustMS) 
2017 
State representative (SA), Standing Committee on Mathematics EducationMathematics Education, Australian Mathematical Society 
2017 
Academic Board MemberEynesbury College 
2016 
Associate Supervisor of PhD student at University of QueenslandUniversity of Queensland 
2016 
Chief Examiner of Mathematics (Foundation Studies Program)Eynesbury College 
2016 
Committee MemberMathematical Association of South Australia (MASA) 
2016 
Member, Education Advisory CommitteeAustralian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) 
2016 
State representative (SA), Standing Committee on Mathematics EducationMathematics Education, Australian Mathematical Society 
2016 
Academic Board MemberEynesbury College 
2015 
Chief Examiner of Mathematics (Foundation Studies Program)Eynesbury College 
2015 
Committee MemberMathematical Association of South Australia (MASA) 
2015 
Keynote SpeakerAustralian Association of Mathematics Teacher (AAMT) 
2015 
MemberAustralian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) SA Branch 
2015 
Member, Education Advisory CommitteeAustralian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) 
2015 
Member, Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group (WIMSIG) Travel Grants Selection CommitteeAustralian Mathematical Society (AustMS) 
2015 
State representative (SA), Standing Committee on Mathematics EducationMathematics Education, Australian Mathematical Society 
2015 
State representative for South AustraliaAustralian Society for Operations Research (ASOR), Victoria chapter 
2015 
Academic Board MemberEynesbury College 
2014 
Chief Examiner of Mathematics (Foundation Studies Program)Eynesbury College 
2014 
Committee MemberMathematical Association of South Australia (MASA) 
2014 
Member, Education Advisory CommitteeAustralian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) 
2014 
Member, Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group (WIMSIG) Travel Grants Selection CommitteeAustralian Mathematical Society (AustMS) 
2014 
State representative (SA), Standing Committee on Mathematics EducationMathematics Education, Australian Mathematical Society 
2014 
State representative for South AustraliaAustralian Society for Operations Research (ASOR), Victoria chapter 
2014 
Academic Board MemberEynesbury College 
2013 
Chief Examiner of Mathematics (Foundation Studies Program)Eynesbury College 
2013 
Honorary VicePresidentMathematical Association of South Australia (MASA) 
2013 
Member, Education Advisory CommitteeAustralian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) 
2013 
State representative (SA), Standing Committee on Mathematics EducationMathematics Education, Australian Mathematical Society 
2013 
Academic Board MemberEynesbury College 
2012 
Chief Examiner of Mathematics (Foundation Studies Program)Eynesbury College 
2012 
CoEditorGazette of the Australian Mathematical Society 
2012 
Exofficio MemberCouncil of Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS) 
2012 
Honorary TreasurerMathematical Association of South Australia (MASA) 
2012 
Academic Board MemberEynesbury College 
2011 
Chief Examiner of Mathematics (Foundation Studies Program)Eynesbury College 
2011 
CoEditorGazette of the Australian Mathematical Society 
2011 
Honorary TreasurerMathematical Association of South Australia (MASA) 
2011 
CoEditorGazette of the Australian Mathematical Society 
2010 
Honorary TreasurerMathematical Association of South Australia (MASA) 
2010 
A comprehensive list of recent keynotes and invited presentations with the Australian mathematics teaching community can be found at my personal website: amiealbrecht.com.
Teaching & student supervision
Teaching & student supervision
Supervisions from 2010 shown
Thesis title  Student status 

Computational methods for the inversion of matrix pencils  Current 
Stochastic optimal control of a solar powered car  Current 
Optimal placement of passing bays in underground mines  Completed 
Realtime rescheduling of trains to smooth traffic flows  Completed 