Ashley Wright

Ashley Wright

Research Fellow

Monash University


Driven to deliver innovative, data based, solutions which provide impact and value. Not one to shy away from a challenge, I completed a PhD in 2017 which focused on improving forecasting skill at Monash University.

Career highlights for me have involved engaging with clients and working in cross functional teams to deliver strategic analytic solutions for Australian banks.

Outside of work you can find me training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). It is a martial art that is often described as human chess. I enjoy the challenges, exercise, and culture associated with BJJ.

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  • All things machine learning
  • Communicating data driven insights
  • Extracting value from data


  • PhD in Optimisation and Modeling, 2017

    Monash University

  • BEng in Civil Engineering, 2012

    Monash University

  • BSc majoring in Applied Maths & Physics, 2010

    Monash University



improving Flood Forecast Skill Using Remote Sensing Data

Accurate flood predictions are critically important for limiting the damage caused by floods. This research integrates remote sening data into flood forecasting models.

Leapfrogging strategy for Bogor Raya

This project developed a strategy for the Indonesian city of Greater Bogor to leapfrog to a more sustainable city.



Research Fellow - Flood Forecasting

Monash University

Sep 2018 – Present Clayton

Responsibilities include:

  • Improve forecasting models
  • Assimilate remote sensing data into models
  • Deliver guidelines
  • Develop and deliver lectures
  • Supervise honours students

Research Fellow - Flood mitigation strategy

Monash University

Sep 2017 – Dec 2018 Clayton

Responsibilities included:

  • Organise workshop sessions
  • Develop an app to assess receptivity to flood mitigation options
  • Lead and manage 3 research assistants
  • Supervise honours students