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Biographical entry Sloan, Ian Hugh (1938 - )

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Born
17 June 1938
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Mathematician

Summary

Ian Sloan initially studied few-body collision problems in nuclear physics before changing to computational mathematics. His research focuses on boundary integral equations, high dimensional integration and approximation, information-based complexity, multivariate approximation theory, numerical analysis of integral and partial differential equations. He is noted for his work on the superconvergence properties of the so-called Galerkin method. Sloan was appointed to a personal chair in mathematics at the University of New South Wales from 1985, and was Scientia Professor from 1999 to 2004. For the Australian Academy of Science he was a Member of Council from 1995 to 1998 and chaired the National Committee on Mathematics between 1991 and 1997. In 2018 he became the President of the Royal Society of New South Wales.

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1958
Education - BSc, University of Melbourne
1960
Education - BA (Hons), University of Melbourne
1961
Education - MSc, University of Adelaide
1964
Education - PhD, University of London
1964 - 1965
Career position - Research Scientist, Colonial Sugar Refining Company
1965 - 1968
Career position - Lecturer in Mathematics, University of New South Wales
1968 - 1973
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Mathematics, University of New South Wales
1973 - 1985
Career position - Associate Professor in Mathematics, University of New South Wales
1985 - 1999
Career position - Professor (personal chair, University of New South Wales
1986 - 1990
Career position - Head, School of Mathematics, University of New South Wales
1987
Career position - Associate Editor, Journal of integrated equations and applications
1991 - 1997
Career position - Chair, National Committee on Mathematics, Australian Academy of Science
1992 -
Career position - Associate Editor, Advances in computational mathematics
1992 - 1993
Career position - Head, School of Mathematics, University of New South Wales
1992 - 1994
Career position - Chair, Centre for Advanced Numerical Computation in Engineering and Science, University of New South Wales
1992 - 2000
Career position - Director, NSW Centre for Parallel Computing, University of New South Wales
1993 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1993 - 1998
Career position - Editor, SIAM journal of numerical analysis
1993 - 2000
Career position - Associate Editor, SIMA journal of numerical analysis
1995 - 1998
Career position - Member of Council, Australian Academy of Science
1997
Award - ANZIAM Medal, Australian Mathematical Society
1997
Career position - Member, Australian Research Council Grants Committee
1998 - 2000
Career position - President, Australian Mathematical Society
1999 -
Career position - Senior Editor, Journal of complexity
1999 - 2003
Career position - Chair International Program Committee, 2003 International Congress in Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Sydney
1999 - 2004
Career position - Scientia Professor, University of New South Wales
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science mathematics
2001
Award - Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal, Australian Academy of Science
2002
Award - George Szekeres Medal, Australian Mathematical Society
2003 - ?
Career position - Editor, SIAM journal of numerical analysis
2003 - 2007
Career position - President, International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
2004 -
Career position - Associate Editor, Numerische Mathematik
2008
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to education through the study of mathematics, particularly in the field of computational mathematics, as an academic, researcher and mentor, and to a range of national and international professional associations
2009 - 2013
Career position - Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Maths and Statistics of Complex Systems
2012 -
Award - Fellow, American Mathematical Society
2014 -
Award - Fellow, Royal Society of New South Wales
2015 -
Career position - Emeritus Professor, University of New South Wales
2018 -
Career position - President, Royal Society of New South Wales

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