About the Author

Alona Ben-Tal

Alona Ben-Tal was initially trained as a mechanical engineer and worked for a few years in industry before pursuing a Ph.D. in mathematics, followed by a New Zealand Science and Technology Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute. She is now a senior lecturer in mathematics and Deputy Head of Institute at Massey University’s Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences in Auckland, New Zealand.