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The University of Adelaide Australia



 Dr Nicholas Buchdahl

 Dr Nicholas Buchdahl is a Reader in the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide, where he is currently the head of the Pure Mathematics Discipline.  Before coming to Adelaide, he held teaching positions in the United States and research-only positions in France, Germany and the US including at the prestigious Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton and IHES in Paris.

Dr Buchdahl was award his D.Phil from the University of Oxford in 1983.  He has an international reputation for his research, which is focused on problems in geometric analysis mainly arising from mathematical physics, often involving the techniques required for solving non-linear systems of partial differential equations.

In 2005 Dr Buchdahl was appointed as the Director of the Centre for the Quantification and Management of Risk at the University of Adelaide

Scientific Director 

 Prof.  Robert Elliott

Robert Elliott received Bachelors and Masters degrees from Oxford University, and his Ph.D.and D.Sc. from Cambridge University. He has held positions at Newcastle, Yale, Oxford, Warwick, Hull, Alberta, and visiting positions in Toronto, Northwestern, Kentucky, Brown, Paris, Denmark, Hong Kong and Australia. Currently he is the RBC Financial Group Professor of Finance at the University of Calgary, Canada, where he is also an Adjunct Professor in both the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Electrical Engineering.  He also holds a position as Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics at the University of Adelaide.

Deputy Director 

 Dr Alexei Filinkov

Dr Filinkov received his PhD in Mathematics from the Ural State University, Russia, in 1990. From 1994 to 2002 he was a lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Adelaide. From 2004 he is a Visiting Professor in Finance, Haskayne School of Business, The University of Calgary, Canada, and is an Adjunct Fellow in Mathematics at the Australian National University and The University of Adelaide. He is currently a Senior Research Scientist at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australia where his work is focused on Risk Management issues in National Security and Defence context. Dr Filinkov is a member of Australian and New Zealand Chapter of the Society for Risk Analysis .

His research areas include Risk and Investment Analysis, Actuarial Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Operations Analysis, Cognitive Psychology, Stochastic differential equations, White noise analysis, Theory of semigroups of linear operators, Regularisation of ill-posed problems, and Numerical methods for differential equations.