The modelling of complex systems and processes underpins all challenges in Engineering for Remote Operations (ERO).

Examples include estimating and managing the remaining useful life of assets in a mine; foundational and structural mechanics in offshore platforms; stability and management of distributed and heterogeneous power grids; spread of infection or wildfire; and image recognition and signal processing in robotic systems.

Michael Small is an ARC Future Fellow and Winthrop Professor in Applied Mathematics at UWA's School of Mathematics and Statistics. His research expertise encompasses complex systems; non-linear time series; non-linear dynamics and computational modelling

Michael's research on complex organisational and infrastructural systems is focused on generating reliable predictions about the complicated and diverse interactions between (and within) interconnected components, through the holistic study of these (complex organisational and infrastructural) systems.