CMSS Roles & Membership

Director Steffen Lippert

Deputy Director – Thomas Pfeiffer

Website Editor – Simona Fabrizi

Publicity and Outreach – Dion O’Neale

Website Administrator – Mark C. Wilson



  • Nina Anchugina
    Data Scientist (AUT)
  • Quentin Atkinson
    Associate Professor (Department of Psychology, UoA)
  • Jiling Cao
    Professor of Mathematics (Department of Mathematical Sciences, AUT)
  • Alexandre Dmitriev
    Senior Lecturer (Department of Economics, UoA)
  • Simona Fabrizi
    Senior Lecturer (Department of Economics, UoA)
  • Patrick Girard
    Senior Lecturer (Department of Philosophy, UoA)
  • Robin Hankin
    Senior Lecturer (Department of Mathematical Sciences, AUT)
  • John Hillas
    Associate Professor (Department of Economics, UoA)
  • Steffen Lippert
    Senior Lecturer (Department of Economics, UoA)
  • Jiamou Liu
    Lecturer (Department of Computer Science, UoA)
  • Dion O’Neale
    Lecturer (Department of Physics, UoA)
  • Tava Olsen
    Professor (Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, UoA)
  • Addison Pan
    Post-Doctoral Fellow (Department of Economics, UoA), Manager of DECIDE
  • John Panzar
    Professor (Department of Economics, UoA and Emeritus Northwestern University)
  • Valery Pavlov
    Senior Lecturer (Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, UoA)
  • Thomas Pfeiffer
    Professor of Computational Biology (New Zealand Institute of Advanced Study, Massey University)
  • Geoffrey Pritchard
    Senior Lecturer (Department of Statistics, UoA)
  • Matthew Ryan
    Associate Professor (Department of Economics, AUT)
  • Jeremy Seligman
    Senior Lecturer (Department of Philosophy, UoA)
  • Arkadii Slinko
    Professor (Department of Mathematics, UoA)
  • Mark C. Wilson
    Senior Lecturer (Department of Computer Science, UoA)

Current research students

      • Samin Aref (PhD, M. Wilson)
      • Antonia Chen (PhD, M. Ryan and E. Sbai)
      • Yan Kolezhitskiy (Honours, A. Slinko)
      • Jenny Long (PhD, Q. Atkinson)
      • Sergey Ozernikov (PhD, A. Slinko)
      • Zhu Rui (PhD, J. Seligman)
      • Neda Sakhaee (PhD, M.Wilson)
      • Catriona Sissions (PhD, D. O’Neale)
      • Demival Vasques Filho (PhD, D. O’Neale)
      • Ziheng Wei (PhD, J. Liu)
      • Shaun White (PhD, P. Girard)
      • Liang Zhen (PhD, J. Seligman)

Former research students

    • Nina Anchugina (PhD, M. Ryan and S. Galbraith)
    • Anastasia Moskvina (PhD J. Liu, Completed in 2017, Auckland University of Technology).
    • Addison Pan (PhD S. Fabrizi, T. Pfeiffer and M. Ryan, 2016, then post-doctoral fellow at The University of Auckland, Sept 2016 – Feb 2020)
    • Ali Hameed (PhD A. Slinko, 2013)
    • Reyhaneh Reyhani (PhD M. Wilson, 2013, then working in USA)
    • Tatiana Gvozdeva (PhD A. Slinko, 2012, then postdoc in Singapore)
    • Egor Ianovski (BSc(Hons) M. Wilson, 2012, then PhD 2016, University of Oxford)
    • John C. McCabe Dansted (MSc A. Slinko, 2006, then PhD, University of Western Australia)

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