Rhys Hawkins

PhD Student
Jaeger 2 Rm 130
 +61 2 6125 5162



2006 - 2014 : Visualization Programmer, ANU Supercomputer Centre/NCI

2002 - 2006 : Research Programmer, ANU Dept. Computer Science

2000 - 2002 : Research Programmer, CSIRO Interactive and Virtual Environments Laboratory


Research interests

Bayesian Inference for Inverse Problems

Sparse parameterisations and Sparsity maximizing methods.




Journal Articles:

  • R Hawkins, R Brodie, M Sambridge, "Trans-dimensional Bayesian inversion of airborne electromagnetic data for 2D conductivity profiles" Exploration Geophysics, 2017, link
  • B Kallenberg, P Tregoning, J F Hoffmann, R Hawkins, A Purcell, S Allgeyer, "A new approach to estimate ice dynamic rates using satellite observations in East Antarctica" The Cryosphere, 2016, link
  • K S Hayward, S F Cox, J D Fitz Gerald, B JJ Slagmolen, D A Shaddock, P W F Forsyth, M L Salmon, R P Hawkins, "Mechanical amorphization, flash heating, and frictional melting: Dramatic changes to fault surfaces during the first millisecond of earthquake slip", Geology, 2016, link
  • J Dettmer, R Hawkins, P R Cummins, J Hossen, M Sambridge, R Hino, D Inazu, "Tsunami source uncertainty estimation: the 2011 Japan Tsunami", Journal of Geophysical Research : Solid Earth, 2016, link
  • E Saygin, P R Cummins, A Cipta, R Hawkins, R Pandhu, J Murjaya, Masturyono, M Irsyam, S Widiyantoro and B L N Kennett, "Imaging architecture of the Jakarta Basin, Indonesia with transdimensional inversion of seismic noise", Geophysical Journal International, 2016, link
  • R Hawkins and M Sambridge, "Geophysical imaging using trans-dimensional trees", Geophysical Journal International, 2015, link , Winner: Student Author Award
  • D Heslop, AP Roberts and R Hawkins, "A statistical simulation of magnetic particle alignment in sediments", Geophysical Journal International, 2014, link
  • G Iaffaldano, R Hawkins and M Sambridge, "Bayesian noise‐reduction in Arabia/Somalia and Nubia/Arabia finite rotations since∼ 20 Ma: Implications for Nubia/Somalia relative motion", Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 2014, link
  • G Iaffaldano, R Hawkins, T Bodin and M Sambridge, "REDBACK: Open‐source software for efficient noise‐reduction in plate kinematic reconstructions", Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 2014, link
  • EM Ingham, D Heslop, AP Roberts, R Hawkins and M Sambridge, "Is there a link between geomagnetic reversal frequency and paleointensity? A Bayesian approach", Solid Earth, 2014, link



  • Rhys Hawkins and Malcolm Sambridge, "A Multi-scale Framework for Trans-dimensional Tomography", Poster, AGU 2014, , PDF, Winner: Outstanding Student Presentation Award


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