He has been offered a number of senior academic positions overseas.
However, he would continue with his contributions, achievements, services and develop all aspects of
the academic life for his own professional satisfaction and for future reference.
He is a member of FIRN.
He is a member of FIRN.
Associate 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|
Director - Statistics Teaching Program|
Sub Dean - Faculty of Science
Associate Editor (see below: Editorial Work)
Justice of the Peace (NSW) (see below: Other Community Services)
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 resolve this using reasonable measures and practical guidelines to identify 'good teachers', standards of mathematics and statistics education will deteriorate at hyperbolic or exponential rate! If this trend continues, in 10 or 15 years time we may need about 10% of the current staff to teach mathematics/statistics as there will be very few students interested of doing mathematics.
His recent publications include joint authorship with * C.R.Rao, * Bovas Abraham, * Vo Anh, * David Allen, * A.Thava, * J.Robinson and * S.Yadavalli.
Recently 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".
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 (2005-2006).
A short story: Scholarship to Sydney (Thisara Tharana (2008), 89-98, ISBN 978-955-600-6, Dayawansa Jayakody & Co, Colombo, Sri Lanka)
A short story: Another Spring (The Sinhala, Aug 2008, pp22-24; 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: The Moon is Shining Again (The Sinhala, Aug 2009, pp16-18; ISSN: 1834 7061, National Library of Australia)
A short story: Antho Jata I (Tangled Mind - part one) (Pahana Community Magazine, September 2009 - Issue 77, p24)
A short story: Antho Jata II (Tangled Mind - Part two) (Pahana Community Magazine, Oct/Nov 2009 - Issue 78, p26-27)
A short story: Mother's Love (The Sinhala, Aug 2010, pp11-14; ISSN: 1834 7061, National Library of Australia)
(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)