Rua Murray

Associate ProfessorRua Murray

Director of Research
Erskine 604
Internal Phone: 92389

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

My core research is in the general area of dynamical systems. The subject is exciting because it is a meeting place for real applications, numerical computation and beautiful theorems. A lot of my work is on the probabilistic side of dynamical systems: this is called "ergodic theory", where one seeks to know about the statistical properties of complex systems. I have made significant contributions in "numerical ergodic theory": approximation of important dynamical objects on a computer, with confidence in the accuracy of the output, backed by mathematical rigour. Since joining the University of Canterbury I have worked with collaborators on applications in ecology, energy, finance and physiology.

Recent Publications

  • Mohd MH., Murray R., Plank MJ. and Godsoe W. (2018) Effects of different dispersal patterns on the presence-absence of multiple species. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation 56: 115-130.
  • Davidson SM., Docherty PD. and Murray R. (2017) The dimensional reduction method for identification of parameters that trade-off due to similar model roles. Mathematical Biosciences 285: 119-127.
  • Mohd MH., Murray R., Plank MJ. and Godsoe W. (2017) Effects of biotic interactions and dispersal on the presence-absence of multiple species. Chaos, Solitons and Fractals 99: 185-194.
  • Gray RAL., Docherty PD., Fisk LM. and Murray R. (2016) A modified approach to objective surface generation within the Gauss-Newton parameter identification to ignore outlier data points. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control 30: 162-169.
  • Mohd MH., Murray R., Plank MJ. and Godsoe W. (2016) Effects of dispersal and stochasticity on the presence–absence of multiple species. Ecological Modelling 342: 49-59.