After growing up in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, Anthony Mays completed a Bachelor degree in economics and Mandarin Chinese at Monash University. He then undertook a second degree in mathematics and physics before moving to Melbourne University to graduate with Honours in mathematics. Continuing on at Melbourne University with a PhD under Peter Forrester, he studied the eigenvalue correlation functions of various random matrix ensembles. The title of his doctoral thesis was "A geometrical triumvirate of real random matrices", which he submitted in 2011. Since then, he has been a research assistant at Vanderbilt University, and has been awarded a LiftOff Fellowship by the Australian Mathematical Society. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Centrale-Supélec at the Large Networks and Systems Group (LANEAS). Anthony is also keen juggler and has a strong interest in the mathematics of juggling - the title of his Honours thesis was "Combinatorial aspects of juggling", for which he received the Wyselaskie Scholarship in Mathematics.