MIMS news archive
Professor Françoise Tisseur has been elected Vice President 2013-2015 of
the SIAM UK and Republic of Ireland Section.
Professor Oliver Jensen is the first holder of the new
Sir Horace Lamb Chair.
Professor Françoise Tisseur has been elected Program Director 2013-2015 of
the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra.
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Professors Toby Stafford and Alex Wilkie have been named Fellows of the
American Mathematical Society for 2013
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Professor Sven Hammarling has been named a 2012 SIAM Fellow
"for his contributions to numerical linear algebra, including the LAPACK
(Linear Algebra PACKage) project".
Professor Toby Stafford has been awarded a Clay Mathematics Institute Senior
Dr Françoise Tisseur has won the 2011/12 Adams Prize.
Professor Nick Higham has been re-elected as Vice
President at Large of SIAM, 2012-2013.
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Professor Jack Dongarra has been awarded the 2011 IEEE Charles Babbage
Award in recognition of his pioneering work in numerical algorithms and
linear algebra libraries for parallel computing.
Professor Paul Glendinning is Vice President (Learned Society) of The
Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, 2011-2012.
Professor Bill Lionheart is to receive The University of Manchester's
Researcher of the Year 2011 award.
Professor Alex Wilkie has taken over as Director of
MIMS from February 2011.
Professor Nick Higham has been awarded a 2M euro ERC Advanced Grant to
support his research on matrix functions.
Professor Bill Lionheart has won the
Defence and Security prize at The Engineer's Technology &
Innovation Awards 2010.
The School of Mathematics has been awarded a £0.5M
Platform Grant (2011-2015) by EPSRC to support research across the
Professor Jack Dongarra is featured in a
Microsoft Technical Computing
NVIDIA have donated two Tesla C2050 GPU (Fermi) Computing Processors
to Professor Jack Dongarra to support research in GPU computing in
the School of Mathematics.
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Dr Françoise Tisseur has been awarded a 5-year EPSRC Leadership
Fellowship to carry out research on nonlinear eigenvalue problems.
Professor Bill Lionheart is a co-winner of the 2010 Martin Black Prize
from the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine for the best
paper published in Physiological Measurement.
Dr Françoise Tisseur has been awarded a 2010 Whitehead Prize by the
London Mathematical Society.
Professor Jack Dongarra has been awarded the 2010 Career Prize of the
SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing.
Professor Jack Dongarra is a co-Editor-in-Chief of the newly launched
Journal of Computational Science (Elsevier).
Professor Paul Glendinning has been awarded the Catherine Richards
Prize by the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications for the
best article published in Mathematics Today in 2009.
Andrew Gordon, second year PhD student in Numerical Analysis,
has been selected as one of the four winners of the 2010 Copper
Mountain Student Paper Prize.
The new Manchester SIAM Student Chapter is
is open to join.
Most viewed MIMS EPrints of 2009.
Professor Nick Higham has been elected Vice President at Large
of SIAM for a two year period beginning January 2010.
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Professor Alex Wilkie takes up the elected position of President of
The Association for Symbolic Logic in January 2010.
Professor Nick Higham's paper "The Scaling and Squaring Method for the
Matrix Exponential Revisited" appears in the SIGEST section of SIAM
Review, Dec. 2009.
SIGEST "highlights an exceptional paper, chosen for its readability and wide appeal to the SIAM community".
has been awarded the 2007 Jacob Wolfowitz Prize
by the American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences
for his paper "Exact Distribution of XY for the
Elliptically Symmetric Pearson Type II Distribution".
Professor Paul Glendinning has been awarded the Catherine Richards
Prize by the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications for
the best article published in Mathematics Today in 2008.
Awad Al-Mohy, third year PhD student in Numerical
Analysis, has been selected as one of the
three winners of the 2009 SIAM Student Paper Prize.
Professors Jack Dongarra and Nick Higham, FRS, have been named 2009
"For contributions to numerical linear algebra, including EISPACK, LINPACK, and
LAPACK, and high-performance computing" (Dongarra) and
"For contributions to numerical linear algebra and rounding error analysis"
Professor David Silvester has been elected
President of the UK and Republic of Ireland SIAM Section for a two
year period beginning April 2009.
Members of the School of Mathematics have recently
been elected to the Council of the London Mathematical Society
(Borovik, Wilkie) and
the Board of Trustees of SIAM (Higham),
and have joined the editorial boards of
Inverse Problems (Dorn),
Journal of Applied Mathematics and Stochastic Analysis (Zhang),
and the Armenian Journal Of Mathematics (Khudaverdian).
- Professor Martin Taylor, FRS, has received a knighthood in the New Years
Honours list for his services to science.
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Professor Jack Dongarra's invited presentation
"An Overview of High Performance Computing and Challenges for the Future"
at the 2008 SIAM Annual
Meeting is available as
slides with synchronized audio.
Professor Nick Higham, FRS, has won the London Mathematical Society's 2008
Fröhlich Prize in recognition of his leading contributions to
numerical linear algebra and numerical stability analysis.
The PhD thesis of Steve Mackey
for Matrix Polynomials (2006) has won an honorable mention
in the Householder Award XIII (2008).
Professor Jack Dongarra has won the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) Medal of Excellence in Scalable
Computing. The medal was established in 2008 to recognize significant
contributions to the scalable computing community through the IEEE
Technical committee on Scalable Computing and/or its activities,
coupled with an outstanding record of high quality and high impact
MIMS is marking its first year in the new Alan Turing Building by holding a
series of ten
New Directions Workshops,
organized by members of the School of Mathematics.
These workshops showcase the broad spectrum of research in the
School and some of our current interdisciplinary collaborations.
The School of Mathematics is represented on the editorial boards of
many journals and book series.
Recent additions are to Biometrics (Pan),
International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies (Dongarra),
Journal of Distribution Theory (Nadarajah),
Mechanics Research Communications (Gray),
Proceedings of the Moscow Mathematical Society (Buchstaber),
Scholarly Research Exchange (Dongarra),
SANKHYA, the Indian journal of Statistics (Subba Rao),
SIAM Journal On Matrix Analysis and Applications (Tisseur),
Tbilisi Math Journal (Plymen),
and Transformation Groups (Premet).
The elite group of papers by members of the School of Mathematics having
over 100 citations on the ISI Web of Science was joined recently by
Dr Françoise Tisseur's paper
The Quadratic Eigenvalue
Problem (with K. Meerbergen, SIAM Review, 2001).
- Congratulations to Professor Toby Stafford on the award of a prestigious
Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award. Professor Stafford, who recently joined the
School from the University of Michigan, received the award to help him
further his research on noncommutative algebraic geometry and its applications
over the next five years.
- Professors Peter Duck and Nick Higham recently gave presentations
on their research in mathematical finance at a NAG and Wilmott Finance
Seminar in London. Videos of the talk are available online from the
site (registration required). These talks illustrate some of
the mathematical finance-related work going on in Manchester and will
be of particular interest to those considering graduate work (MSc,
MPhil, PhD) in this area.
Congratulations to Professor Nick Higham, who has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. The Society cites his fundamental work on numerical linear algebra and its influence on the development of computer software.
- Professor Paul Glendinning's paper How chaotic are strange non-chaotic attractors? has been selected as one of the "High-Profile Articles" of 2006 for
the journal Nonlinearity.
- Professor Nick Higham has been added to Thomson Scientific's ISIHighlyCited.com, a free, publicly available
website intended to highlight the world's most cited and influential researchers from the last three decades.
Currently, there are 10 other academics at The University listed on the site and in mathematics only 21 in the UK and just over 300 worldwide.
Bill Lionheart and Rapiscan Systems join forces for a new £750,000
research project on 3D x-ray scanning. (October 2006)
- MIMS forum focus on an area
of mathematics used by a wide variety of different research groups within
the university and our industrial partners. Meetings are roughly every month
and include several short presentations, often on results that are puzzling
or problems only partially solved. The first two MIMS Forums are on Ray Transform
Reconstruction and Non-linear Inverse Problems. (September 2006)
- Professor Barry Greenberg visits MIMS from March 07 to September 07
- Professor Albert Shiryaev visits MIMS from June 07 to July 07
- Professor Peter Lancaster visits MIMS from January 07 to March 07
- Professor Leonid Chekhov visits MIMS from February 07 to March 07
- Professor Vladimir Sokolov visits MIMS from December 06 to February 07
- Professor Grigory Milstein visits MIMS from October 06 to November 06
- Professor Ross Maller visits MIMS from September 06 to October 06
- Professor Ron Doney has been honoured
by the community by being made a Fellow of the
Institute of Mathematical Statistics at the IMS Annual
Meeting in Rio de Janeiro. (August 2006)
- Professor Paul Glendinning's paper
How chaotic are strange non-chaotic attractors? has been selected for IoP Select, a special collection of journal articles from
the Institute of Physics chosen for their significant breakthroughs, future impact or novelty. (August 2006)
MIMS EPrints electronic repository for mathematical research, released in November 2005,
now has over 350 entries covering the period 1986--2006. You can browse by
year, subject, or
MIMS EPrints number (August 2006)
- Professor Leonid Chekhov visits MIMS (May 2006)
- Professor Dmitri I. Panyushev visits MIMS (May-June 2006)
- Dr. Stef Graillat visits MIMS from January 2006 - March 2006
- Pictures of Prof. Devaney's lecture are now available (February 2006)
- Professor David Makinson visits MIMS from
February 2006 to March 2006
- Professor Albert Shiryaev visits MIMS from January 2006 to February 2006
- Professor Nalini Joshi visits MIMS from December 2005 to January 2006
- The School of Mathematics hosts the 2005 LMS Popular Lectures in Mathematics (September 2005)
- Professor Chun-Hua Guo visits MIMS from
July 2005 to December 2005
Preliminary Report from workshop Where will the next generation of mathematicians come from?, supported by MIMS, attracts
media coverage. (July 2005)
- An Interview with Peter Lancaster, by Nicholas Higham, now available. (June 2005)