Dr Tom Hanna



Dr Tom Hanna is the director of Hypercube Scientific. A physicist by training, he has worked in industry since 2011 and is recognised as an expert in supply chain simulation, advanced analytics and data-driven decision support. He has given several invited talks at industry events and regularly hosts interns as part of his passion for building links between industry and academia. Tom completed a DPhil at Oxford University in 2008 as a John Monash scholar and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Joint Quantum Institute (NIST and the University of Maryland) before returning to Australia. He has published 12 peer reviewed journal articles and 2 book chapters.

Tom started Hypercube Scientific Consulting as a vehicle for his passion for turning scientific analysis into business value. Before Hypercube, he held technical leadership roles at Suncorp Group and Fortescue Metals Group.


D.Phil. (Oxon) 2008

BSc (Hons) ANU, 2003

BSc (Advanced) USyd, 2002


Dr Emma Smith

Senior Simulation Specialist

A  high-performing  simulation  modeller  and  data analyst with a PhD in Applied Mathematics and over 10 years' commercial experience as a statistical consultant. Outcomes focussed, with a proven record in strategic information and evidence-based decision making. An innovative, enthusiastic problem solver that can be relied upon to deliver autonomously, but thrives as part of a  multi-disciplinary,  multi-cultural  team,  achieving excellence and promoting a positive, inclusive culture.


BSc (Mathematical Sciences) (Hons)

PhD (Applied Mathematics)

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Dr Jason Matthews

Senior Optimisation and Scheduling Specialist

Jason is an analytics and optimisation professional driven by adding value to organisations and teams. With a PhD in Operations Research and over 10 years' experience solving optimisation and advanced analytics problems, evidenced through consultancy and industry research. Proven record of autonomous delivery, yet thriving on teamwork and collaboration with a track record of communicating complex and technical concepts to audiences with a wide range of analytical backgrounds.


BComm Hons (Mathematical Sciences)

MSc (Mathematical Sciences)

PhD (Operations Research)

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Dr Annika Kramer

Simulation Specialist

A  high-performing  simulation  specialist  and  data analyst with a PhD in Computer Science and over 10 years' commercial experience in the mining and automotive industry as manager, team leader and software developer. Enthusiastic about helping others by finding solutions for challenging problems. Self-driven, high attention to detail and good communication skills. Thrives as part of a multi-disciplinary,  multi-cultural  team promoting a positive and inclusive team culture and can be relied upon to deliver excellence in autonomy.


BSc  (Computer Science) (Hons)

PhD (Computer Science)

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Dr Andrew Wood

Simulation Specialist

An experienced experimentalist, simulation modeller and scientific consultant, Andrew has recently completed his PhD in experimental quantum optics. In his time at Hypercube Scientific Andrew has been central to the understanding and development of supply chain optimisation models, building simulation analysis tools and ongoing management of simulation models and tools.


BSc (Photonics)

MSc (Quantum Optics)

PhD (Quantum Optics)


Zsofia Dobos

Senior Analyst and Business Development

Zsofia Dobos graduated from the University of Oxford with a Master’s Degree in Water Science, Policy and Management. She has worked in hydrology and engineering in the UK, US, and Australia. Zsofi brings her creative problem-solving skills to the Hypercube Team, and looks after business development.


MSc University of Oxford

BSc  University of Pecs


Dr Karsten Lehmann

Senior Optimisation and Algorithm Specialist

A mathematician with a talent for algorithms and logic, a passion for programming and 6 years of experience with industry problems. Karsten has a proven record in creating value by exploring and researching impactful optimisation, data science and algorithmic challenges as either solo developer, technical support, teammate and project lead. 


BSc (Mathematics / Computer Science)

MSc  (Mathematics / Computer Science)

PhD (Artificial Intelligence)