• Network Science, Connectome Bioinformatics
  • Null Models, Network Inference, Permutation & Resampling
  • Schizophrenia, Diagnostic Biomarkers
  • Systems Neuroscience, Nerual Mass Models
  • Tractography, Connectome, Functional Connectivity, Neuroimaging



  • I'm a researcher at the University of Melbourne, Australia. I hold a joint appointment between the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, a centre within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences, and the Melbourne School of Engineering. I'm grateful to the NHMRC and ARC for supporting my research. I currently hold the NHMRC CDF. 

    My research is in: i) developing computational methods and mathematical models to analyse large-scale human brain networks (i.e. the human connectome) in health and disease; and, ii) applying these approaches in collaboration with neuroscientists and psychiatrists to understand mental illness in terms of the systems-level function of the brain. I employ a multidisciplinary approach that combines mathematical modelling and network science with real-life brain imaging data acquired in psychiatric populations.

    I developed the network-based statistic, a bioinformatic method that is widely implemented in brain image analysis software. I'm also recognised for publishing some of the first neuroimaging evidence of connectome pathology in schizophrenia. I've co-authored more than 70 peer-reviewed papers, two of which currently feature in Essential Science Indicators' most highly cited list.

    Please vist my homepage to find out more about my research: www.andrewzalesky.com



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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2006
  • BE (Hons), University of Melbourne 2003
  • BSc, University of Melbourne 2003


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I am pleased to offer a $15,000 top-up stipend to suitably qualified local and international graduate students who are awarded a graduate research scholarship (e.g. APA, IPRS) to undertake a PhD at the University of Melbourne under my supervision. The stipend is in addition to the living allowance provided by the research scholarship. I can supervise candidates enrolling through the Melbourne School of Engineering or the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

    I am enthusiastic about supporting both computational projects aimed at developing new methodologies to study connectomic data, as well as clinical projects aiming to understand mental illness with brain imaging techniques. I am particularly keen to hear from talented graduate students with a desire to apply their computational or mathematical skills to understand the human brain in health and disease.

    Before contacting me, please check that you meet the relevant entry requirements to enrol at the University of Melbourne. 

    Please visit my homepage for details about potential projects: www.andrewzalesky.com