Researcher

Dr Benjamin David Kaehler

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Microbial Ecology, Bioinformatics, Phylogeny and Comparative Analysis

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Biography

Dr Ben Kaehler is a Lecturer of Industrial and Applied Mathematics in the School of Science at UNSW Canberra. He develops mathematical techniques to extract meaning from biological information. He has drawn on the fields of machine learning and stochastic processes to build tools for microbial ecology and create fundamental insights in molecular evolution. He is a core developer for the QIIME 2 microbiome bioinformatics platform and regular...view more

Dr Ben Kaehler is a Lecturer of Industrial and Applied Mathematics in the School of Science at UNSW Canberra. He develops mathematical techniques to extract meaning from biological information. He has drawn on the fields of machine learning and stochastic processes to build tools for microbial ecology and create fundamental insights in molecular evolution. He is a core developer for the QIIME 2 microbiome bioinformatics platform and regular contributor to the cogent3 comparative genomics library.

PhD Opportunities and Scholarships

Scholarships of $35,000 (AUD) are available for PhD students who achieved H1/High Distinction in their UG program and/or have completed a Masters by Research.

If you are interested in working on a PhD to develop mathematical, statistical, or computational techniques for analysing biological data contact Dr Ben Kaehler.


My Research Activities

  • Microbial Ecology
  • Phylogenetics
  • Molecular Evolution
  • Machine Learning
  • Bioinformatics

My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

Dr Kaehler is recruiting students who are interested in developing mathematical, statistical, or computational techniques for analysing biological data.


My Teaching

  • ZPEM2311 Mathematical Modelling
  • ZPEM1307 Computational Problem Solving
  • ZPEM2309 Engineering Mathematics 2A
  • ZPEM3901 Research Project 2
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