Associate Professor Leanne Rylands
Associate Professor,
Mathematics & Statistics
Biography
I am currently a member of the Centre for Research in Mathematics and Data Science, School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics. One of my research interests is combinatorics.
I am also head of the Mathematics Education Support Hub, which provides maths and stats support for all WSU students as well as assistance to staff for matters relating to maths and stats teaching, curriculum and assessment. Amother research interest is in mathematics tertiary education with an emphasis on firstyear mathematics.
I also have an interest in permutation puzzles (for example Rubik's Cube).
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Rylands.
Qualifications
 PhD University of Sydney
 MSc University of Sydney
 BSc University of Sydney
Interests
 Mathematics and Computer Science
Organisational Unit (School / Division)
 Mathematics & Statistics
Contact
Email:  L.Rylands@westernsydney.edu.au 

Phone:  (02) 47360 813 (02) 47360 813 
Mobile:  
Location:  Y.3.31 Penrith (Kingswood)Y.3.31 Penrith (Kingswood) 
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Publications
Books
 Pettigrew, J., Rylands, L., Shearman, D. and Yeung, A. (2021), 'Swan Delta 2019: Proceedings of the Twelfth Southern Hemisphere Delta Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics: Reflections of Change', : Western Sydney University 9781741084986.
Journal Articles
 Walker, C., Pettigrew, J., Hunt, L., Rylands, L. and Wilson, N. (2023), 'Nurse education leaders' perspectives on the teaching of numeracy to undergraduate nursing students : a qualitative research study', Nurse Education in Practice, vol 72 .
 Mullen, C., Cronin, A., Pettigrew, J., Shearman, D. and Rylands, L. (2023), '[In Press] Optimising the blend of inperson and online mathematics support : the student perspective', International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, .
 Mullen, C., Pettigrew, J., Cronin, A., Rylands, L. and Shearman, D. (2022), 'The rapid move to online mathematics support : changes in pedagogy and social interaction', International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, vol 53, no 1 , pp 64  91.
 Yang, X., Yi, X., Kelarev, A., Rylands, L., Lin, Y. and Ryan, J. (2022), 'Protecting private information for two classes of aggregated database queries', Informatics, vol 9, no 3 .
 Rylands, L., Seberry, J., Yi, X., Kelarev, A., Ryan, J. and Lin, Y. (2021), 'Collusionresistant protocols for private processing of aggregated queries in distributed databases', Distributed and Parallel Databases, vol 39, no 1 , pp 97  127.
 Walker, C., Wilson, N., Rylands, L., Hunt, L. and Pettigrew, J. (2021), 'Undergraduate nursing curricula : numeracy and accreditation', Collegian, vol 28, no 5 , pp 559  564.
 Mullen, C., Pettigrew, J., Cronin, A., Rylands, L. and Shearman, D. (2021), 'Mathematics is different : student and tutor perspectives from Ireland and Australia on online support during COVID19', Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, vol 40, no 4 , pp 332  355.
 Kelarev, A., Yi, X., Badsha, S., Yang, X., Rylands, L. and Seberry, J. (2019), 'A multistage protocol for aggregated queries in distributed cloud databases with privacy protection', Future Generation Computer Systems, vol 90 , pp 368  380.
 Geiger, V., Mulligan, J., DateHuxtable, L., Ahlip, R., Jones, D., May, E., Rylands, L. and Wright, I. (2018), 'An interdisciplinary approach to designing online learning : fostering preservice mathematics teachers' capabilities in mathematical modelling', ZDM, vol 50, no 12 , pp 217  232.
 Kelarev, A., Yi, X., Cui, H., Rylands, L. and Jelinek, H. (2018), 'A survey of stateoftheart methods for securing medical databases', AIMS Medical Science, vol 5, no 1 , pp 1  22.
 Rylands, L. and Shearman, D. (2018), 'Mathematics learning support and engagement in first year engineering', International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, vol 49, no 8 , pp 1133  1147.
 Huang, J., Jiang, Z., Rylands, L. and Negnevitsky, M. (2018), 'SVMbased PQ disturbance recognition system', IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol 12, no 2 , pp 328  334.
 Kelarev, A., Ryan, J., Rylands, L., Seberry, J. and Yi, X. (2018), 'Discrete algorithms and methods for security of statistical databases related to the work of Mirka Miller', Journal of Discrete Algorithms, vol 5253 , pp 112  121.
 Huang, J., Negnevitsky, M., Jiang, Z., Rylands, L. and Wen, F. (2018), 'Tiered energy storage system for auxiliary service of power systems with wind farms', International Journal of Trend in Research and Development, vol Special issue , pp 61  64.
 Matthews, K., Belward, S., Coady, C., Rylands, L. and Simbag, V. (2016), 'Curriculum development for quantitative skills in degree programs : a crossinstitutional study situated in the life sciences', Higher Education Research and Development, vol 35, no 3 , pp 545  559.
 Huang, J., Jiang, Z. and Rylands, L. (2016), 'Aggregate power demand model and parameter identification for voltage stability enhancement', Universal Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, vol 4, no 2 , pp 57  66.
 Rylands, L. and Shearman, D. (2015), 'Supporting engagement or engaging support?', International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, vol 23 , pp 64  73.
 Brinkmann, G., Mourisse, D. and Rylands, L. (2015), 'On the existence of nanojoins with given parameters', Journal of Mathematical Chemistry, vol 53, no 9 , pp 2078  2094.
 Nicholas, J. and Rylands, L. (2015), 'HSC mathematics choices and consequences for students coming to university without adequate mathematics preparation', Reflections: Journal of the Mathematical Association of New South Wales, vol 40, no 1 , pp 2  7.
 Gruttmuller, M., Roberts, I. and Rylands, L. (2014), 'Antichains and completely separating systems : a catalogue and applications', Discrete Applied Mathematics, vol 163 , pp 165  180.
 Miller, M., Phanalasy, O., Ryan, J. and Rylands, L. (2014), 'A note on antimagic labelings of trees', Bulletin of the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications, vol 72 , pp 94  100.
 Miller, M., Phanalasy, O., Ryan, J. and Rylands, L. (2013), 'Sparse graphs with vertex antimagic edge labelings', AKCE International Journal of Graphs and Combinatorics, vol 10, no 2 , pp 193  198.
 Rylands, L., Simbag, V., Matthews, K., Coady, C. and Belward, S. (2013), 'Scientists and mathematicians collaborating to build quantitative skills in undergraduate science', International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, vol 44, no 6 , pp 834  845.
 Rylands, L., Phanalasy, O., Ryan, J. and Miller, M. (2013), 'An application of completely separating systems to graph labeling', Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8288 , pp 376  387.
 Miller, M., Phanalasy, O., Ryan, J. and Rylands, L. (2012), 'Antimagicness of some families of generalized graphs', Australasian Journal of Combinatorics, vol 53 , pp 179  190.
 Brinkmann, G., Crevals, S., Melot, H., Rylands, L. and Steffen, E. (2012), 'alphalabelings and the structure of trees with nonzero alphadeficit', Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, vol 14, no 1 , pp 159  174.
 Rylands, L., Phanalasy, O., Ryan, J. and Miller, M. (2011), 'Construction for antimagic generalized web graphs', AKCE International Journal of Graphs and Combinatorics, vol 8, no 2 , pp 141  149.
 Roberts, I., Rylands, L., Montag, T. and Gruttmuller, M. (2010), 'On the number of minimal completely separating systems and antichains in a Boolean lattice', The Australasian Journal of Combinatorics, vol 48, no 0 , pp 143  158.
 Rylands, L. and Coady, C. (2009), 'Performance of students with weak mathematics in first year mathematics and science', International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, vol 40, no 6 , pp 741  753.
 Phanalasy, O., Roberts, I. and Rylands, L. (2009), 'Covering separating systems and an application to search theory', The Australasian Journal of Combinatorics, vol 45, no 0 , pp 3  14.
 Roberts, I. and Rylands, L. (2005), 'Minimal (n) and (n,h,k) Completely Separating Systems', Australasian Journal of Combinatorics, vol 33 , pp 57  66.
 Howlett, R., Rylands, L. and Taylor, D. (2001), 'Matrix generators for exceptional groups of Lie type', Journal of Symbolic Computation, vol 31 , pp 429  445.
Conference Papers
 Intepe, G., Shearman, D. and Rylands, L. (2019), 'Workshop support for firstyear mathematics and statistics', Delta Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics, Fremantle, W.A..
 Kelarev, A., Seberry, J., Rylands, L. and Yi, X. (2018), 'Combinatorial algorithms and methods for security of statistical databases related to the work of Mirka Miller', International Workshop on Combinational Algorithms, Newcastle, N.S.W..
 Geiger, V., DateHuxtable, L., Ahlip, R., Herberstein, M., Jones, D., May, E., Rylands, L., Wright, I. and Mulligan, J. (2016), 'Designing online learning for developing preservice teachers' capabilities in mathematical modelling and applications', Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Conference, Adelaide, S.A..
 Nicholas, J., Rylands, L., Coady, C., Armstrong, L., Dhindsa, H., McGlynn, S., Nicholls, J., Pettigrew, J. and Shearman, D. (2015), 'A tale of two very different mathematics support centres at two very different universities', Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications. Conference, Glasgow, Scotland.
 Huang, J., Jiang, Z. and Rylands, L. (2015), 'Aggregate power demand modelling for voltage stability enhancement', International Symposium on Electrical, Electronic Engineering and Digital Technology, Tokyo, Japan.
 Shearman, D., Rylands, L. and Coady, C. (2013), 'Improving student engagement in mathematics using simple but effective methods', Joint International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and the Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA), University of Sydney.
 Huang, J., Jiang, Z., Rylands, L. and Negnevitsky, M. (2013), 'Power quality distrubance recognition employing state vector machine methods', IASTED International Conference on Control and Applications, Honolulu, U.S.A..
 Poladian, L. and Rylands, L. (2013), 'Thinking deeply of simple things : 45 years of the National Mathematics Summer School', Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers. Conference, University of Melbourne.
 King, D., Loch, B. and Rylands, L. (2013), 'Perceptions of feedback in mathematics ? results from a preliminary investigation at three Australian universities', Delta Conference of teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics and statistics, Kiama, N.S.W..
 Rylands, L. (2013), 'Mathematics and ocean swimming', Delta Conference of teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics and statistics, Kiama, N.S.W..
 Phanalasy, O., Miller, M., Rylands, L. and Lieby, P. (2011), 'On a Relationship between Completely Separating Systems and Antimagic Labeling of Regular Graphs', The 21st International Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms, London, UK.
 Phanalasy, O., Miller, M., Rylands, L. and Lieby, P. (2011), 'On a Relationship between Completely Separating Systems and Antimagic Labeling of Regular Graphs', The 21st International Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms, London, UK.
 Ryan, J., Phanalasy, O., Miller, M. and Rylands, L. (2011), 'On Antimagic Labeling for Generalized Web and Flower Graphs', The 21st International Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms, London, UK.
 Ryan, J., Phanalasy, O., Miller, M. and Rylands, L. (2011), 'On Antimagic Labeling for Generalized Web and Flower Graphs', The 21st International Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms, London, UK.
 Belward, S., Matthews, K., Rylands, L., Coady, C., Adams, P. and Simbag, V. (2011), 'A Study of the Australian Tertiary Sector's Portrayed View of the Relevance of Quantitative Skills in Science', AAMTMERGA conference held in Alice Springs, 37 July 2011, incorporating the 23rd biennial conference of The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. and the 34th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc., Alice Springs.
 Rylands, L., Matthews, K., Simbag, V., Belward, S., Adams, P. and Coady, C. (2011), 'Building quantitative skills of undergraduate science students: exploring the educational resources', Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, Melbourne.
 Belward, S., Matthews, K., Thompson, K., Pelaez, N., Coady, C., Adams, P., Simbag, V. and Rylands, L. (2011), 'Applying Mathematical Thinking: The Role of Mathematicians and Scientists in Equipping the New Generation Scientist', Volcanic Delta 2011, the Eighth Southern Hemisphere Conference on Teaching and Learning Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics, Rotorua, New Zealand.
 Rylands, L. and Coady, C. (2009), 'Year 13 or firstyear university  a holistic learning design that attempts to combine elements of secondary and tertiary learning and teaching', 2009 UniServe Science Conference Motivating science undergraduates: Ideas and Interventions, The University of Sydney.
 Coady, C. and Rylands, L. (2008), 'The use of reflective journals in a first year mathematics unit', Uniserve Science, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
 Roberts, I., D'Arcy, S., Gilbert, K., Rylands, L. and Phanalasy, O. (2005), 'Separating Systems, Sperner Systems, Search Theory', Australasian Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms (AWOCA 2005), Ballarat.
Previous Projects
Title:  Development and implementation of MathBench for Australian universities to improve quantitative skills of science and mathematics students [via Deakin Uni] 

Funder: 

Western Researchers:  Leanne Rylands and JoAnne Chuck 
Years:  20131219  20160430 
ID:  P00022340 
Title:  Security and Privacy of Individual Data Used to Extract Public Information [via RMIT Uni] 
Funder: 

Western Researchers:  Leanne Rylands 
Years:  20161020  20191019 
ID:  P00022560 
Supervision
Associate Professor Rylands is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects
Current Supervision
Thesis Title:  Discovering Emergent Networks in Organisations and incorporating them in Business Intelligence and Engineering Intelligence 

Field of Research:  
Thesis Title:  Navigation techniques for synthetic characters 
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