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In a previous life I taught maths & stats to TAFE and BBus students in Wangaratta and Albury, and basic maths & comp to Higher College of Technology students in Sharjah in the UAE. I have a BAppSc(Hons) degree in Stats & OR from Charles Sturt University. I used an ordinal logistic regression model to predict platypus habitat preference for my project.
More recently I’ve done work on determining parameter estimates for nonlinear regression models. To cut a long story short, I’ve developed an evolutionary algorithm to find “good” initial parameter estimates for nonlinear regression models. The algorithm I developed was initially done in EXCEL (so slow but interesting graphics). I then converted the algorithm to Mathematica and then R (much faster).
So now, from using biology (evolution) to solve problems in mathematics I have progressed to learning how to use mathematics to address problems in biology. It’s an interesting learning curve at this stage