Peter McGavin

Peter McGavin

Senior Research Scientist

Applied Technologies

Powerful IoT and Data solutions for business

I am a Senior Research Scientist in the IoT and Data team. With a passion for cutting-edge technologies and data-driven solutions, my expertise lies in transforming raw data into actionable insights that drive innovation and business growth. My journey in the field of IoT and Data has been both challenging and rewarding. Our projects have delivered powerful solutions from optimising manufacturing processes to enhancing healthcare systems.

With a background in computer science and a deep understanding of IoT technologies, my work ranges from designing innovative data-driven products and services to developing advanced algorithms for predictive analytics. I thrive on exploring new possibilities and uncovering hidden insights within vast datasets. I have spent more than 40 years helping some of New Zealand’s top mathematicians and scientists debug, port and optimise their computer programs.

The Data Vision team are at the forefront of harnessing the power of data and the Internet of Things (IoT) to revolutionise industries and create a smarter future for New Zealand businesses. I take pride in being part of this dynamic team that leverages data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to solve complex challenges and enable data-driven decision-making.

Areas of expertise
  • High performance computing
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Numerical and statistical computing
  • Algorithms
  • Linux
  • B.Sc.(Hons), VUW, 1979
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Computer Science), Victoria University of Wellington, 1990
Memberships and awards
  • Affiliate Member, Institute of IT Professionals (IITP) NZ, since 1980
  • Ordinary Member, New Zealand Mathematical Society, since 1980
Selected publications
  • Effects of Void Array Orientation on Compressive Properties of Cellular Structures. Dahm, K. L., McGavin, P. N. and Brown, I. W., Advanced Engineering Materials, 19: 1700060, 2017. doi:10.1002/adem.201700060
  • Optimizing Cellular Structures for Titanium Implant Design, Ian Brown, Geoff Smith, Peter McGavin, Matt Sharp, Martin
  • Ryan, Warwick Downing, Jonathan Bray, Cellular Materials - CellMat 2014, International Conference Center, Dresden, Germany, 22-24 Oct, 2014
  • The coefficient of restitution for the rigid-plastic impact of a spherical, nano-scale particle on a rigid plane. Graham Weir, Peter McGavin, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 2008, Volume 464, p.1295-1307.
  • Computer Simulation of Pitting Corrosion: Multiple Interacting Pits. D. Krouse, P. McGavin and N. Laycock, 48th Annual Conference of the Australasian Corrosion Association 2008: Corrosion and Prevention 2008, p.203-210.
  • Expressions for the normal distribution and repeated normal integrals. C S Withers and P N McGavin, Statistics & Probability Letters, 76 (5) 479-487, 2006.
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