Grant Keady

I'm an aging mathematician, now based exclusively in Perth.
I have associations with two universities in Perth, Western Australia - UWA (University of Western Australia) and Curtin.
(I have joint papers with colleagues who were at Murdoch, and with one who is at Edith Cowan, and have translated code Java to Matlab of a colleague now at Edith Cowan. Perth is sufficiently isolated that WA universities are best working together. Canberra will try to take money off WA anyway, usually successfully, but we can still keep the place running if we work efficiently together.)

My first degree - in Maths, and completed 1967 - was from UWA.
I also chose to accept Hackett and Gledden Scholarships from UWA to support me while doing a PhD at Cambridge (declining CSIRO and Commonwealth Scholarship offers as these had conditions, e.g. returning to Australia, that, at the time, I did not want to agree to).
See under 1970 at http://www.web.uwa.edu.au/university/history/hackett#y1961-1970
I was employed in the Maths Department of UWA between 1 Jan 1974 and 31 Dec 2010.
UWA chose to shed lots of older staff from its (admittedly overstaffed) Maths Department in 2010, and tax rules associated with the redundancy I felt forced to accept, meant that I had to wait until 2013 before returning to UWA.
* As from 1 Jan 2011 I have had an Adjunct position and sessional teaching at Curtin University.
I'm active with collaborative research, etc. with colleagues at UWA and at Curtin.
* My return to UWA began in March 2013 , unpaid, with work at UWA's Centre for Water Research and continued at CWR until its closure in June 2015.
(Australian Tax Office rules associated with redundancies did not allow me to work, even unpaid, at UWA, for the 2 years 2011-12.)
After the closure of CWR other (unpaid) work with UWA staff and students continues. I live very close to UWA (a short walk) and personal factors (i) limit my travel to Curtin to at most one day a week and (ii) mean that I cannot be absent from home for longer than 3 consecutive hours without employing outfits like Silver Chain. Anyway, it isn't only the waste of time and tedium of transport (e.g. parking) at Curtin that encourages my interest in work on projects in which both Curtin and UWA are involved.

While I'm more interested in maintaining and using my maths and computing skills than earning money, I am interested in the latter too when it uses my skills. In connection with consulting work, I would prefer (even with the loss of money from the overheads) to send that through University Departments' Consulting Groups either at Curtin or UWA.

See http://maths.curtin.edu.au/people/index.cfm/Grant.Keady

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I have a ResearcherID up at my publications page.
I've also listed some interests at ResearchGate and at LinkedIn.
Some of my recent preprints are at arXiv.

As stated above, from March 2013 to the closure of CWR in June 2015, I worked, esp. trying to help PhD students, etc., at the University of Western Australia's Centre for Water Research.
Some notes are at this site at a CWR_GKprojects page, but these are not up-to-date.

  • Curtin-Maths: See under the publications link above.
    2011-13: 1-defective 2-colourings of triangle-free graphs.
  • 2016: flows in microchannels.

  • As in the recent past, any postgrad supervision I do is as a co-supervisor. (I help postgrads, esp. with math software, without being any sort of supervisor.)
    Although I no longer lecture undergrads, I continue to (tutor, supervise computer lab work, and to) be involved with various Computer Aided Assessment systems.

    I retain interests in Hons level teaching, e.g. I would help (mentor?) Perth students who take the AMSI Australian-Maths-Society Access Grid Honours courses. Especially when it overlaps with my Computer Algebra interests, I also help with Hons project supervision (e.g. in 2008 I co-supervised with Alan Woods a project using GAP, and Mathematica just for the graphics, on the numbers of solutions of systems of quadratic equations over finite fields).

    There is a bit of variety in my efforts. Patchy records associated with those in 2013 (before joining CWR) and starting again in 2016 (after CWR's closure), including enquiries are at the files: uwaAssociation, curtinAssociation

    There may be outfits, centres, etc. which have associations jointly with UWA and with Curtin.
    One that I have checked out is PATREC, the Planning and Transport Research Centre. Items about applied maths modelling and that at Curtin Maths is at


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