Dr Vanessa Robins

Dr Vanessa Robins
Department of Applied Mathematics
Office phone
Le Couteur 1 17

Research interests

My main research interest is in computational topology and geometry. I work on the underlying mathematics, algorithms, and applications to scientific problems. See my webpage for more details.

Take a look at EPINET: a web database of periodic network structures.

Grants and awards

ARC Future Fellow 2014-2019  Topological data analysis for enhanced modelling of the physical properties of complex micro-structured materials. 


BSc (Hons I and University Medal) in Mathematics, ANU (1994)

MSc, PhD in Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado, Boulder (2000)


I've worked with three artists in residence from the ANU School of Art under the ANU Vice-Chancellor's College Artist Fellowship scheme: Erica SeccombeJulie Brooke, and Al Munroe

Erica and I recently published an essay "3D X-ray art" about the techniques used in her work in the Australian Physics magazine. 

ScienceWise research articles

ScienceWise Magazine - Knots and networks
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