Doctor David Kedziora

Senior Research Officer – Computational Epidemic Modelling


  • 2015 - Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Physics, University of Sydney


  • 2015 - Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (PhD), Australian National University
  • 2010 - Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Sydney


  • The Director’s Prize, John Carver Seminar Series 2013
  • ANU Supplementary Scholarship 2011
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) 2011
  • The Australian Institute of Physics NSW Branch Prize for Physics Honours 2010
  • The Shiroki Prize for Best Honours Project in Physics 2010
  • University of Sydney Honours Scholarship 2010
  • The Deas-Thomson Scholarship in Physics 2009
  • Placed on the Dean’s List of Excellence in Academic Performance 2009
  • Complex Systems Scholarship 2009
  • The Slade Prize in Intermediate Physics Practical 2008
  • School of Information Technologies Honour Roll 2007
  • University of Sydney Science Scholarship 2007


  • “The Hierarchy of Rogue Wave Solutions in Nonlinear Systems” (PhD)
  • “Quantum Plasma and Arbitrary Degeneracy: A Numerical Investigation of Electrostatic Vibrations” (Honours)
  • “Computationally investigating super-heavy atom generation via inverse quasi-fission” (2010)
  • “Modelling the observation of QSO 2237+0305 via polarimetry and microlensing” (2009)
  • “Model development and parameter investigation of unihemispheric sleep” (2008)

Projects (4)

Current (4)

  • Optima decision science
    Research and applications across disease areas to improve allocative efficiency.
  • Optima Malaria
    Optima Malaria is a quantitative tool that assists with the allocation of budgets for malaria control programs.
  • Optima Nutrition
    A quantitative tool to assist with the allocation of intervention budgets to minimise stunting in children.
  • Optima TB
    Identifying cost-effective interventions to achieve the greatest health impact against tuberculosis.

Publications (17)

2018 (1)

  • The global Optima HIV allocative efficiency model: targeting resources in efforts to end AIDS.
    Sherrie L Kelly, Rowan Martin-Hughes, Robyn M Stuart, Xiao F Yap, David J Kedziora, Kelsey L Grantham, S Azfar Hussain, Iyanoosh Reporter, Andrew J Shattock, Laura Grobicki, Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli, Jolene Skordis-Worrall, Zofia Baranczuk, Olivia Keiser, Janne Estill, Janka Petravic, Richard T Gray, Clemens J Benedikt, Nicole Fraser, Marelize Gorgens, David Wilson, Cliff C Kerr, David P Wilson
    Lancet HIV. 2018 Mar; Epub ahead of print

2017 (2)

2014 (2)

2013 (2)

2012 (4)

2011 (2)

2010 (2)

2008 (2)