Researcher

Associate Professor Chris Tisdell

Biography

ABOUT ME

 

Biography

Champion of education, mathematician and former DJ.

Education

  • PhD in Mathematics, The University of Queensland, 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons I), Double major in Mathematics, 1998.

 

RESEARCH

 

Research Goals

  • Advancing our understanding of the solutions to differential, difference and integral equations.

Research in Detail

Dr Chris Tisdell is Associate Dean, Faculty of Science at UNSW Australia who has inspired millions...view more

ABOUT ME

 

Biography

Champion of education, mathematician and former DJ.

Education

  • PhD in Mathematics, The University of Queensland, 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons I), Double major in Mathematics, 1998.

 

RESEARCH

 

Research Goals

  • Advancing our understanding of the solutions to differential, difference and integral equations.

Research in Detail

Dr Chris Tisdell is Associate Dean, Faculty of Science at UNSW Australia who has inspired millions of learners through his passion for mathematics and his innovative online approach to maths education.  Chris has created an online classroom that has reached over 10 million people.  For example, he runs the top-ranked learning and teaching website across Australian universities on the education hub YouTube EDU.

His free online etextbooks are some of the most popular mathematical books of their kind with more than 10,000,000 readers in over 200 countries. A champion of free and flexible education, he is driven by a desire to ensure that anyone, anywhere at any time, has equal access to the mathematical skills that are critical for careers in science, engineering and technology.

At UNSW he pioneered the video-recording of live lectures. He was also the first Australian educator to embed Google Hangouts into his teaching practice in 2012, enabling live and interactive learning from mobile devices.

Chris has collaborated with industry and policy makers, championed maths education in the media and constantly draws on the feedback of his students worldwide to advance his teaching practice.

Research Grants

  • ARC Discovery Grant 2004-7, Dynamic Equations on Measure Chains
  • ARC Linkage International 2005-6, Differential Inclusions
  • Australian Academy of Science, Scientific Visits to Europe, 2005
  • Australian Academy of Science, Scientific Visits to USA, 2004.

Current Student Projects (PhD and Honours)

When do fractional differential equations have solutions?

What can difference equations tell us about differential equations?

What is the link between discrete and continuous mathematics?

Advice for prospective students

UNSW is a inspiring and dynamic place to study. I welcome you to make contact with me and to discuss your plans.

 

TEACHING & OUTREACH

 

Courses I teach

MATH1231: Mathematics 1B

Professional affiliations and service positions

Editor, Journal of Classical Analysis

Editor, Differential Equations and Applications

Editor, Australian Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications

 

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Staff Excellence Award, Diversity & Inclusion, UNSW Australia, 2015

Australia Award for University Teaching, Teaching Excellence Award 2014

Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence, 2012/13

John Yu Fellowship, Imperial College, London, 2005

Cheung Kong Fellowship, The University of Hong Kong, 2006.


My Expertise

Open Educational Resources, such as: YouTube EDU; Academic Earth; bookboon.com; and MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses), Online Education, Mathematics Education and Mathematics communication.

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Location

School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052
The Red Centre
Room 4079

Contact

9385 6792
9385 7123

Videos

Improved contraction methods for discrete boundary value problems
Banach's fixed point theorem
e is a Magic Number (Song About e)
A passion for teaching via free and scalable methods: Chris Tisdell
The future of education lies beyond the classroom
Chris Tisdell discusses his national Award for Teaching Excellence
Improved contraction methods for discrete boundary value problems
Banach fixed point theorem & differential equations
e is a magic number (song about e)
A passion for teaching via free and scalable methods: Chris Tisdell
The future of education lies beyond the classroom
Chris Tisdell discusses his national Award for Teaching Excellence