Dr Michelle Dunbar

Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
ACRF Image-X Institute,
Sydney Medical School (Central Clinical School).

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Biographical details

Dr Michelle Dunbar completed her PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University of New South Wales in 2012, and from 2012-2015 was a Vice Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the SMART Infrastructure Facility at the University of Wollongong. Michelle has experience in applying mathematical optimisation techniques to both medicine and public transport networks, to assist in key operational decisions and provide robust solutions under uncertainty. She also has experience in applying non-linear optimisation tools to a variety of medical datasets to allow for improved disease detection and diagnosis; one of these tools has subsequently been taken up by a health care company.

Michelle's current research involves developing mathematical optimisation algorithms for optimising the imaging and treatment of cancerous tissue subject to internal motion (breathing, heartbeat, peristalsis etc). The objective of this work is to develop robust models capable of reducing image blur and artefacts while accurately treating the tumour, and reducing the unnecessary dose to the healthy surrounding tissue.

Current projects

Current Projects:

Current Ph.D. Supervision (Co-supervisor)
- Nicholas Hindley

Past Student Supervision:
- Ruebena Dawes (AMSI VRS Scholarship)
- Nicholas Hindley (Summer Scholarship)

Awards and honours

  • 2018:
    Recipient of AMSI ChooseMATHS Travel Grant for Early Career Researchers.
  • 2012 - 2015:
    Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Wollongong
  • 2014:
    Vice Chancellor’s Early Career OCTAL Award, Engineering Sciences. UOW For
    Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning.
  • 2010:
    Faculty of Science Award for Excellence in Sessional Teaching. UNSW,
    Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales.
  • 2008 - 2010:
    Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), UNSW.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Shieh, C., Caillet, V., Dunbar, M., Keall, P., Booth, J., Hardcastle, N., Haddad, C., Eade, T., Feain, I. (2017). A Bayesian approach for three-dimensional markerless tumor tracking using kV imaging during lung radiotherapy. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 62(8), 3065-3080. [More Information]
  • Ogie, R., Holderness, T., Dunbar, M., Turpin, E. (2017). Spatio-topological network analysis of hydrological infrastructure as a decisions support tool for flood mitigation in coastal mega-cities. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, 44(4), 718-739. [More Information]
  • Waters, E., Hamilton, A., Sidhu, H., Dunbar, M., Sidhu, L. (2016). Zoonotic Transmission of Waterborne Disease: A Mathematical Model. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 78(1), 169-183. [More Information]
  • Namazi-Rad, M., Dunbar, M., Ghaderi, H., Mokhtarian, P. (2015). Constrained optimization of average arrival time via a probabilistic approach to transport reliability. PloS One, 10(5), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Munoz, A., Dunbar, M. (2015). On the quantification of operational supply chain resilience. International Journal of Production Research, 53(22), 6736-6751. [More Information]
  • Dunbar, M., Froyland, G., Wu, C. (2014). An integrated scenario-based approach for robust aircraft routing, crew pairing and re-timing. Computers and Operations Research, 45, 68-86. [More Information]
  • Dunbar, M., Froyland, G., Wu, C. (2012). Robust Airline Schedule Planning: Minimizing Propagated Delay in an Integrated Routing and Crewing Framework. Transportation Science, 46(2), 204-216. [More Information]
  • Cysique, L., Murray, J., Dunbar, M., Jeyakumar, V., Brew, B. (2010). A screening algorithm for HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. HIV Medicine, 11(10), 642-649. [More Information]
  • Dunbar, M., Murray, J., Cysique, L., Brew, B., Jeyakumar, V. (2010). Simultaneous classification and feature selection via convex quadratic programming with application to HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder assessment. European Journal of Operational Research, 206(2), 470-478. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Wang, S., Harrison, M., Dunbar, M. (2014). Toll Pricing with Elastic Demand and Heterogeneous Users. 2nd International Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management (ICVRAM 2014) and the 6th International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis (ISUMA 2014), Liverpool: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). [More Information]

2017

  • Shieh, C., Caillet, V., Dunbar, M., Keall, P., Booth, J., Hardcastle, N., Haddad, C., Eade, T., Feain, I. (2017). A Bayesian approach for three-dimensional markerless tumor tracking using kV imaging during lung radiotherapy. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 62(8), 3065-3080. [More Information]
  • Ogie, R., Holderness, T., Dunbar, M., Turpin, E. (2017). Spatio-topological network analysis of hydrological infrastructure as a decisions support tool for flood mitigation in coastal mega-cities. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, 44(4), 718-739. [More Information]

2016

  • Waters, E., Hamilton, A., Sidhu, H., Dunbar, M., Sidhu, L. (2016). Zoonotic Transmission of Waterborne Disease: A Mathematical Model. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 78(1), 169-183. [More Information]

2015

  • Namazi-Rad, M., Dunbar, M., Ghaderi, H., Mokhtarian, P. (2015). Constrained optimization of average arrival time via a probabilistic approach to transport reliability. PloS One, 10(5), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Munoz, A., Dunbar, M. (2015). On the quantification of operational supply chain resilience. International Journal of Production Research, 53(22), 6736-6751. [More Information]

2014

  • Dunbar, M., Froyland, G., Wu, C. (2014). An integrated scenario-based approach for robust aircraft routing, crew pairing and re-timing. Computers and Operations Research, 45, 68-86. [More Information]
  • Wang, S., Harrison, M., Dunbar, M. (2014). Toll Pricing with Elastic Demand and Heterogeneous Users. 2nd International Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management (ICVRAM 2014) and the 6th International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis (ISUMA 2014), Liverpool: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). [More Information]

2012

  • Dunbar, M., Froyland, G., Wu, C. (2012). Robust Airline Schedule Planning: Minimizing Propagated Delay in an Integrated Routing and Crewing Framework. Transportation Science, 46(2), 204-216. [More Information]

2010

  • Cysique, L., Murray, J., Dunbar, M., Jeyakumar, V., Brew, B. (2010). A screening algorithm for HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. HIV Medicine, 11(10), 642-649. [More Information]
  • Dunbar, M., Murray, J., Cysique, L., Brew, B., Jeyakumar, V. (2010). Simultaneous classification and feature selection via convex quadratic programming with application to HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder assessment. European Journal of Operational Research, 206(2), 470-478. [More Information]

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