Katie Buchhorn

2021 Speaker

Katie Buchhorn

Katie is currently undertaking her PhD at QUT, researching in the field of Bayesian statistics. Her work focuses on water quality in river networks, and how we can best collect these data using sensors; an optimisation called adaptive design. She studied theoretical mathematics as an undergraduate and then turned to the financial industry for three years before undertaking her doctorate.

In 2021, she published her book “Wondrous Worlds: The Extraordinary Adventures of a Curious Mathematician” in the hopes to demystify career opportunities within the mathematical sciences. Katie hopes to inspire the next generation of thinkers into STEM, one story at a time.