Research opens door to life’s solutions

University of Melbourne PhD candidate Olivia Madill enjoys maths so much she uses it in her spare time to address issues such as how to make airlines run more efficiently.

Ms Madill, 23, was inducted into her PhD straight from her double degree in engineering and science and now consults to Constraint Technologies, which advises companies, including Qantas. Ms Madill said that during her undergraduate science degree she had intended to pursue pure mathematics but became attracted to a highly applied branch of maths known as operational research. “When people need help with real-world problems they come to people like us at operational research, where we use maths to do optimisation,” she said.

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