Michael Kemp

Heads of School

Associate Professor Michael Kemp

BSc(Hons), PhD USyd

Acting Head of School / Associate Professor in Mathematics and Statistics
Building 1013 Room 013

Michael did a BSc(Adv) with the USyd. After getting the University of Sydney Science Achievement Prize in 2000 for getting the best weighted average mark for a BSc student, he graduated with first class honours and a medal in 2001. He then did his PhD on Geometric Seifert 4-manifolds over aspherical bases for the next three and a half years. Just before submitting his PhD he moved to Orange to become a lecturer at University of Sydney's Orange campus in 2004. When the campus was transferred to CSU in 2005, Michael transferred too and he has been there since.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • MTH101: Computer Aided Mathematics 1
  • MTH218: Multivariate Calculus
  • MTH307: Mathematical Modelling
  • MTH418: Topics in Calculus
  • STA201: Scientific Statistics

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Member of Learning and Teaching Committee


Research Focus
  • Pattern recognition and computer vision
  • Algebraic Topology
  • Krylov Spaces
  • Statistics
Projects that have been consulted
  • Dispensing tablets
  • Comparing oils
  • Evaluation of a youth help clinic
  • Drug and alcohol agencies
  • Physiotherapy
  • Polypharmacy
Research Project Supervision
  • Algebraic Topology
  • Krylov Spaces
  • Statistics

Selected Publications

Refereed Journal Articles:
  • J. Allan, M. Kemp and A. Golden, The prevalence of cognitive impairment in a rural in-patient substance misuse treatment programme, Mental Health and Substance Use, Vol 5, Issue 4, p303-313, 2012,  doi:10.1080/17523281.2012.711767
  • J. Allan, M. Kemp, Aboriginal and Non Aboriginal Women in New South Wales Non Government Organisation (NGO) Drug and Alcohol Treatment and the Implications for Social Work: Who Starts, Who Finishes, and Where Do They Come From?, Australian Social Work, Vol 64, Issue 1, March 2011, p68-83, doi:10.1080/0312407X.2010.536986
  • R. Xu, M. Kemp, Fitting Multiple Axis-Connected Ellipses to an Image Silhouette Hierarchically, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, (19), No. 7, July 2010, p1673-1682, doi:10.1109/TIP.2010.2045071
  • R. Xu, M. Kemp, An iterative approach for fitting multiple connected ellipse structure to silhouette, Pattern Recognition Letters, Vol 31, Issue 13, 2010, p1860-1867, doi:10.1016/j.patrec.2010.01.017
  • A. Crowther, M. Kemp, Generational attitudes of rural mental health nurses, Aust J Rural Health, 17 (2) (2009) 97-101 M. Kemp, Geometric Seifert 4-manifolds over hyperbolic bases, J. Math. Soc. Japan, 60, No. 1 (2008) 1-33
  • M. Kemp, Seifert 4-manifolds over hyperbolic bases, Bull. Austral. Math. Soc., 72(2005), 335-336 [Abstract of Thesis]
Refereed Conference Proceedings:
  • R. Xu, M. Kemp, Multiple Curvature Based Approach To Human Upper Body Parts Detection With Connected Ellipse Model Fine-Tuning, Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, p2577-2580, doi:10.1109/ICIP.2009.5413999
  • M. Kemp, A. Hall, J. Louis, R. Bramley, Topographic corrections of remotely sensed trellis data, 13th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference, 20 - 24 November 2006, Canberra, Australia.

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