Steve Sugden is Adjunct Associate Professor at Bond University, previously Lecturer in Mathematics at Queensland University of Technology and Associate Professor (Mathematics & Computation) at Bond University. He earned his PhD in Operations Research (nonlinear integer programming) from Bond in 1992, working under the supervision of Professor Bruce Murtagh, creator of the AESOP and MINOS optimization packages, maintained at Stanford University.
His scientific career has been somewhat broad, with significant periods in industry, working in areas as diverse as solar energy, technical engineering software for various Queensland electricity authorities, and cryptographic software engineering. In recent years, he has been active in consulting work and has developed several mathematical models relating to aspects of Keno. His present research interests centre on the use of technology in mathematics education, especially modern spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft’s Excel. In 2002, he established the open access electronic journal Spreadsheets in Education, hosted at Bond University.
This journal publishes fully peer-reviewed articles plus classroom resources for teachers. In 2009 he was awarded a federal ALTC Citation for Teaching Excellence.