Dr Benjamin Kaehler

Lecturer of Industrial and Applied Mathematics
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Dr Ben Kaehler is a Lecturer of Industrial and Applied Mathematics in the School of Science at UNSW Canberra. He develops mathematical techniques to extract meaning from biological information. He has drawn on the fields of machine learning and stochastic processes to build tools for microbial ecology and create fundamental insights in molecular evolution. He is a core developer for the QIIME 2 microbiome bioinformatics platform and regular contributor to the cogent3 comparative genomics library.

PhD Opportunities and Scholarships

Scholarships of $35,000 (AUD) are available for PhD students who achieved H1/High Distinction in their UG program and/or have completed a Masters by Research.

If you are interested in working on a PhD to develop mathematical, statistical, or computational techniques for analysing biological data contact Dr Ben Kaehler.

Journal articles

Kaehler BD; Bokulich NA; McDonald D; Knight R; Caporaso JG; Huttley GA, 2019, 'Species abundance information improves sequence taxonomy classification accuracy', Nature Communications, vol. 10, pp. 4643, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-12669-6

Bolyen E; Rideout JR; Dillon MR; Bokulich NA; Abnet CC; Al-Ghalith GA; Alexander H; Alm EJ; Arumugam M; Asnicar F; Bai Y; Bisanz JE; Bittinger K; Brejnrod A; Brislawn CJ; Brown CT; Callahan BJ; Caraballo-Rodríguez AM; Chase J; Cope EK; Da Silva R; Diener C; Dorrestein PC; Douglas GM; Durall DM; Duvallet C; Edwardson CF; Ernst M; Estaki M; Fouquier J; Gauglitz JM; Gibbons SM; Gibson DL; Gonzalez A; Gorlick K; Guo J; Hillmann B; Holmes S; Holste H; Huttenhower C; Huttley GA; Janssen S; Jarmusch AK; Jiang L; Kaehler BD; Kang KB; Keefe CR; Keim P; Kelley ST; Knights D; Koester I; Kosciolek T; Kreps J; Langille MGI; Lee J; Ley R; Liu YX; Loftfield E; Lozupone C; Maher M; Marotz C; Martin BD; McDonald D; McIver LJ; Melnik AV; Metcalf JL; Morgan SC; Morton JT; Naimey AT; Navas-Molina JA; Nothias LF; Orchanian SB; Pearson T; Peoples SL; Petras D; Preuss ML; Pruesse E; Rasmussen LB; Rivers A; Robeson MS; Rosenthal P; Segata N; Shaffer M; Shiffer A; Sinha R; Song SJ; Spear JR; Swafford AD; Thompson LR; Torres PJ; Trinh P; Tripathi A; Turnbaugh PJ; Ul-Hasan S; van der Hooft JJJ; Vargas F; Vázquez-Baeza Y; Vogtmann E; von Hippel M; Walters W, 2019, 'Author Correction: Reproducible, interactive, scalable and extensible microbiome data science using QIIME 2 (Nature Biotechnology, (2019), 37, 8, (852-857), 10.1038/s41587-019-0209-9)', Nature Biotechnology, vol. 37, pp. 1091, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41587-019-0252-6

Bolyen E; Rideout JR; Dillon MR; Bokulich NA; Abnet CC; Al-Ghalith GA; Alexander H; Alm EJ; Arumugam M; Asnicar F; Bai Y; Bisanz JE; Bittinger K; Brejnrod A; Brislawn CJ; Brown CT; Callahan BJ; Caraballo-Rodríguez AM; Chase J; Cope EK; Da Silva R; Diener C; Dorrestein PC; Douglas GM; Durall DM; Duvallet C; Edwardson CF; Ernst M; Estaki M; Fouquier J; Gauglitz JM; Gibbons SM; Gibson DL; Gonzalez A; Gorlick K; Guo J; Hillmann B; Holmes S; Holste H; Huttenhower C; Huttley GA; Janssen S; Jarmusch AK; Jiang L; Kaehler BD; Kang KB; Keefe CR; Keim P; Kelley ST; Knights D; Koester I; Kosciolek T; Kreps J; Langille MGI; Lee J; Ley R; Liu YX; Loftfield E; Lozupone C; Maher M; Marotz C; Martin BD; McDonald D; McIver LJ; Melnik AV; Metcalf JL; Morgan SC; Morton JT; Naimey AT; Navas-Molina JA; Nothias LF; Orchanian SB; Pearson T; Peoples SL; Petras D; Preuss ML; Pruesse E; Rasmussen LB; Rivers A; Robeson MS; Rosenthal P; Segata N; Shaffer M; Shiffer A; Sinha R; Song SJ; Spear JR; Swafford AD; Thompson LR; Torres PJ; Trinh P; Tripathi A; Turnbaugh PJ; Ul-Hasan S; van der Hooft JJJ; Vargas F; Vázquez-Baeza Y; Vogtmann E; von Hippel M; Walters W, 2019, 'Reproducible, interactive, scalable and extensible microbiome data science using QIIME 2', Nature Biotechnology, vol. 37, pp. 852 - 857, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41587-019-0209-9

McDonald D; Kaehler B; Gonzalez A; DeReus J; Ackermann G; Marotz C; Huttley G; Knight R, 2019, 'Redbiom: A rapid sample discovery and feature characterization system', mSystems, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/mSystems.00215-19

Bokulich N; Dillon M; Bolyen E; Kaehler B; Huttley G; Caporaso J, 2018, 'q2-sample-classifier: machine-learning tools for microbiome classification and regression', Journal of Open Source Software, vol. 3, pp. 934 - 934, http://dx.doi.org/10.21105/joss.00934

Sutherland TD; Sriskantha A; Rapson TD; Kaehler BD; Huttley GA, 2018, 'Did aculeate silk evolve as an antifouling material?', PLOS ONE, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0203948

Bokulich NA; Kaehler BD; Rideout JR; Dillon M; Bolyen E; Knight R; Huttley GA; Caporaso JG, 2018, 'Optimizing taxonomic classification of marker-gene amplicon sequences with QIIME 2 ' s q2-feature-classifier plugin', MICROBIOME, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40168-018-0470-z

Buchmann B; Kaehler B; Maller R; Szimayer A, 2017, 'Multivariate subordination using generalised Gamma convolutions with applications to Variance Gamma processes and option pricing', STOCHASTIC PROCESSES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS, vol. 127, pp. 2208 - 2242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.spa.2016.10.008

Kaehler BD, 2017, 'Full reconstruction of non-stationary strand-symmetric models on rooted phylogenies', JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL BIOLOGY, vol. 420, pp. 144 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.03.007

Kaehler BD; Yap VB; Huttley GA, 2017, 'Standard Codon Substitution Models Overestimate Purifying Selection for Nonstationary Data', GENOME BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, vol. 9, pp. 134 - 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evw308

Zhang C; Stadler T; Klopfstein S; Heath TA; Ronquist F, 2016, 'Total-Evidence Dating under the Fossilized Birth-Death Process', SYSTEMATIC BIOLOGY, vol. 65, pp. 228 - 249, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/sysbio/syv080

Maitip J; Trueman HE; Kaehler BD; Huttley GA; Chantawannakul P; Sutherland TD, 2015, 'Folding behavior of four silks of giant honey bee reflects the evolutionary conservation of aculeate silk proteins', INSECT BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, vol. 59, pp. 72 - 79, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibmb.2015.02.007

Kaehler BD; Maller RA, 2010, 'A Generalized Skewness Statistic for Stationary Ergodic Martingale Differences', MATHEMATICAL METHODS OF STATISTICS, vol. 19, pp. 267 - 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.3103/S106653071003004X

Theses / Dissertations

Kaehler B, 2009, Option pricing for alternative risky asset price models, and model verification results