Academic staff member in the School of Mathematics and Statistics
at the University of Sydney.
He has been offered a number of academic positions overseas, including:
However, he opted to continue with his contributions to:
The above three give a great professional satisfaction. In addition, he continues to:
He is a member of FIRN.
Professor Shelton Peiris|
School of Mathematics and Statistics F07
University of Sydney NSW 2006
|Office:||Room 819, Carslaw Building|
|Telephone:||+61 2 9351 5764|
|Department Fax:||+61 2 9351 4534|
I am a member of the Statistics group.
What is good teaching?
Good teaching is a complex process that begins and ends with students. It takes into account who they are, what they already know, what interests they may already have, and what they will need to know. But subject expertise alone does not a good teacher make. The difference between subject expertise and the kind of explanatory expertise that results in good teaching is real important. In sense, the real difference between being an expert in something and being an expert who teaches is showing students how you got-and how they can get-the rabbit out of the hat should be identified.
Q: How can one identify Satisfactory teaching, Superior teaching and Outstanding teaching?
Unless the authorities/superiors find ways to identify these levels of teaching using reasonable measures, the situation will continue to fall and the tandards of mathematics and statistics education will deteriorate at hyperbolic or exponential rate! If this trend continues, in 10-15 years, we may need a very small number the staff to teach mathematics/statistics as there will be very few students interested of doing mathematics.
Some suggestions are:
His recent publications include joint authorship with leading researchers including * C.R.Rao, * Bovas Abraham, * Vo Anh, * David Allen, * Michael McAleer, * A.Thava, * J.Robinson, * Neville Weber, * Tommaso Proietti, * Richard Gerlach, and * S.Yadavalli.
Allan, McAleer, Peiris and Chan won an ARC Linkage grant of A$295000 (for 2004-2007) for the project "Modelling stock market liquidity in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region".
Recently, Gerlarch and Peiris have received an ARC bridging grant from the University Sydney for the project "ACD Modelling and Applications".
Recently, a group consisting of KHNg, Peiris, KHNg, Nor Aishah Hamzah, Pooi Ah Hin and Wu Swee Leng have received research funds from the University of Malaya and from the Government og Malaysia projects on "Stochastic modelling and Applications in Finance" and "Statistical Quality Control".
He was a council member and treasurer of the SSAI (Statistical Society of Australia Inc.) NSW branch (2003-2006). He has organised a number of workshops and invited paper sessions in Australia and overseas. He is an elected member of ISI.
He was the Director of Statistics Teaching Program until 2015.
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A short story: A Past Spring (The Sinhala, Dec 2015, pp28-29; ISSN: 1834 7061, National Library of Australia)
A short story: A Memory of Christmas (The Sinhala, Dec 2014, pp22-23; ISSN: 1834 7061, National Library of Australia)
A short story: Hantanen Esala Sandak (The Sinhala, Aug 2014, pp27-29; ISSN: 1834 7061, National Library of Australia)
A short story: Charlis Mama (The Sinhala, Aug 2013, pp8-9; ISSN: 1834 7061, National Library of Australia)
A short story: Mother's Love (The Sinhala, Aug 2010, pp11-14; ISSN: 1834 7061, National Library of Australia)
A short story: Antho Jata II (Tangled Mind - Part two) (Pahana Community Magazine, Oct/Nov 2009 - Issue 78, p26-27)
A short story: Antho Jata I (Tangled Mind - part one) (Pahana Community Magazine, September 2009 - Issue 77, p24)
A short story: The Moon is Shining Again (The Sinhala, Aug 2009, pp16-18; ISSN: 1834 7061, National Library of Australia)
A short story: Destiny (The Sinhala, Oct 2008, pp21-23; ISSN: 1834 7061, National Library of Australia)
A short story: Another Spring (The Sinhala, Aug 2008, pp22-24; ISSN: 1834 7061, National Library of Australia)
A short story: Scholarship to Sydney (Thisara Tharana (2008), 89-98, ISBN 978-955-600-6, Dayawansa Jayakody & Co, Colombo, Sri Lanka)
(Appeared in Lankaramaya News Letter, Vesak (May) Issue 2010)
A Review: Family Night (ISSN: 1834 7061, National Library of Australia)
Writers Guild of the SCF of NSW: Writers Guild (ISSN: 1834 7061, National Library of Australia). The Sinhala, January 2010.
A short story: Tangled Mind (web publication)