New Zealand
Mathematics and Statistics Postgraduate Conference


17 Nov. 2022 – 19 Nov. 2022

General Information

Main building of University of Otago in Dunedin, South Island of New Zealand

This year the conference is being planned by PhD students from the Mathematics and Statistics department at the University of Otago.

The New Zealand Mathematics and Statistics Postgraduate (NZMASP) conference intends to provide an open platform for all postgraduate students in mathematics and statistics to present their research and grow their collaborative networks; regardless of ethnicity, culture, gender or disability. For information on the steps that the 2022 organising committee are taking to make this happen see our statement on diversity and equity.

Wanaka Community Hub

We are excited and hopeful that this year we will finally be hosting the first in person NZMASP since 2019 .

The conference will be held in Wanaka at the Wanaka Community Hub.

Accommodation has been booked at the Wanaka Lakeview Lodge.

Transportation between Queenstown and Wanaka will be provided by Ritchies Queenstown.

Click Image to register for NZMASP 2022

Registrations are now open!

The philosophy of the NZMASP conference is to make the conference registration fees as affordable as possible for student speakers. To assist us in our goal, we ask that those who plan on attending the conference express their interest now.

All attendees are required to agree to the NZMASP code of conduct when registering for the conference.

Conference Details


The conference will start the morning of Thursday the 17th of November and end in the afternoon on Saturday the 19th of November.


This year the conference will be held in the Sidey Auditorium at the Wanaka Community Hub.

Accommodation has been booked at the Wanaka Lakeview Lodge.

Transportation between Queenstown and Wanaka will be provided by Ritchies Queenstown.

Contributed Talks

Attendees are asked to present a talk and to provide an abstract when registering for the conference.

Student talks will be 15 minutes in length followed by 5 minutes of question time.

Have a look below to find out more about the three confirmed plenary speakers.

Registration & Abstracts

Registrations for this years conference have not yet opened. Those who believe that they are likely to attend the conference this year can express their interest by filling out the form linked at the top of this page.

We will notify everyone who expressed interest in attendance
when registrations are open.

Plenary Speakers

Chris Stevens

Chris Stevens is an applied mathematician specialising in general relativity from Dunedin, New Zealand. He completed his Ph.D. in the field of general relativity at the University of Otago in 2016 and subsequently went on to postdoctoral fellowships and a permanent lecturing appointment at Rhodes University, South Africa.

Now a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at the University of Canterbury, his research interests focus on the theoretical study of black holes and gravitational waves through the elegant interplay between differential geometry,
PDE theory and numerical methods.

Chris also has an early-stage start-up company together with a colleague at the University of Otago,
SCRI Ltd, which has a focus on heat flow and ventilation simulations in buildings.

Lisa Orloff Clark

Lisa Orloff Clark is a pure mathematician.  She has contributed in a variety of mathematical areas including combinatorics, quantum information theory, set theory, convex analysis, algebra and functional analysis. 

She got her PhD at Dartmouth in the USA in 2004.   Subsequently she spent 6 years in the Mathematical Sciences department at Susquehanna University in the USA, gaining tenure, before moving to New Zealand in 2011 to join the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Otago.  Since 2017 she has been in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at Victoria University of Wellington and is currently the Deputy Head of School.

Matt Parry

Matt Parry is a statistician at the University of Otago and is currently president of the NZ Statistical Association. However, Matt set out studying mathematics and physics, and has a PhD in theoretical cosmology.

If there is a thread that connects all aspects of his career so far it is the idea of modelling. Matt’s current research interests include modelling disease spread, epigenetic variation, geomagnetic storms, and gravitational wave detection.

Financial Assistance

ANZIAM travel support

ANZIAM would like to remind attendees that travel support is available for student members of the NZ Branch of ANZIAM to attend conferences, meetings and workshops. Applications can be made by submitting a form found on our website.


University of Otago
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
New Zealand Statistical Association
New Zealand Mathematical Society
Australia and New Zealand
Industrial and Applied Mathematics

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is New Zealand’s central bank. They are primarily a policy organization and exist to promote a sound and dynamic monetary and financial system. For graduate opportunities, see their website.


Please email us via if you have any questions.

Organising Committee:
Pedro Henrique Barboza Rossetto | Jandre Snyman | Lydia Turley | Salvo Vultaggio | Ben Wilks

Code of Conduct

Statement on Diversity and Equity

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