Distinguished Visiting Scholars Scheme recipients 2012
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Professor Philip Mirowski, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Position: Carl Koch Professor in Economics and the History and Philosophy of Science, Faculty Fellow, Reilly Centre for the History and Philosophy of science.
UTS host: Cosmopolitan Civil Societies, Dr Jeremy Walker
Professor Mirowski is an outstanding influential and internationally recognised scholar who works across the disciplines of the philosophy of science, the history of economics, and science and technology studies. During his time at UTS Professor Mirowski will give the keynote address to a conference titled "Life and Death: Living thorough the Financialisation of the biosphere."
Professor Chan Kwok Bun, Hong Kong Baptist University, University of Macao
Position: Professor Emeritus of Sociology; Adjunct Professor of Sociology
UTS host: China Research Centre, Professor Carolyn Cartier
Professor Chan Kwok Bun is a world-renowned authority in migration, the Chinese diaspora, ethnic / immigrant entrepreneurship, and Chinese business networks. Whilst at UTS, Professor Chan will run workshops with scholars and graduate students, present public lectures and develop research capacities with UTS scholars in the China Research Centre and School of Business and Design on Chinese family-run business firms in China’s most developed cities.
Dr Frieda Ekotto, University of Michigan, USA
Position: Professor of Comparative Literature and Afroamerican and African Studies
UTS host: Transforming Cultures, Dr Julie Robert
Professor Frieda Ekotto is a dynamic scholar and pioneer in the fields of literary and cultural studies. Her work in the areas of Francophone and postcolonial studies covers the globe, from North and West Africa, to France and the Caribbean. At UTS, Dr Ekotto will contribute to HDR and supervisor development, dissemination of current research / creative work and workshops targeting early career researcher development.
UTS Business School
Professor William Lazonick, University of Massachusetts
Position: Professor and Director of the Centre for Industrial Competitiveness
UTS host: Centre for Corporate Governance, Professor Thomas Clarke
Professor Lazonick has been awarded 38 major research grants from international and national agencies for his pioneering work on innovation and competition, knowledge based economy, venture creation and venture finance, skill formation, economic performance and technology, industrial innovation and economic policy. He has published eleven books, forty four journal articles, seventy four book chapters and has proved influential in academic circles and international policy makers. Whilst at UTS Professor Lazonick will work closely with the research team at the Centre for Corporate Governance on existing and potential research projects, and deliver a number of seminars.
Professor Joel Horowitz, Northwestern University, Illinois
UTS host: Centre for the Study of Choice, Professor Jordan Louviere
Professor Horowitz's expertise lies in Econometric theory, Semiparametric and nonparametric estimation, Bootstrap methods, functional data and analysis and estimation of high-dimensional models. During his visit to UTS Professor Horowitz will be conducting two public lectures, workshops for UTS researchers and meeting with faculty staff.
Professor Eric Johnson, Columbia University
UTS host: Centre for the Study of Choice, Associate Professor Sandra Burke
Professor Eric Johnson's research expertise lies in consumer and managerial decision-making and electronic commerce. According to the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Research ratings he is one of the most widely cited scholars in marketing. He has received international success after being published in a number of journals, presenting his work before the Federal Trade Commission and being quoted in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. During his time at UTS he will be giving two public lectures along with completing workshops with UTS staff and students.
Professor Christos Pitelis, Cambridge University
Position: Fellow, Queens' College
UTS host: Centre for Management & Organisation Studies, Professor Stewart Clegg
Professor Pitelis has published significant work on the knowledge and capabilities based theory and multinational enterprise. His published work also outlines a capabilities and power based approach to economic institutions such as the market, the firm and the state. During his time here Professor Pitelis will collaborate with academics from the Centre for Management and Organisational studies on a key topic within the field of economics, with the aim of publishing in a top tier journal.
Professor George Foster, Stanford University, California
Position: Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Management
UTS host: Management and Accounting Discipline Groups, Associate Professor Paul Johnson
Professor Foster is a world leading academic in his field of Entrepreneurship, Sport Management and Sport Business. His most recent research into early stage entrepreneurial companies included case studies of over 70 companies globally. His commitment to business literature as been shown by his journal articles, case studies and text books. His work has been recognised by a number of prestigious awards. On his visit to UTS he will be conducting research seminars, guiding integrated research and be presenting at the 2012 Annual Conference of Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand which is being hosted at UTS.
Professor Jacob Goeree, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Position: Head of the Chair for Organizational Design
UTS host: Economics Discipline Group, Professor John Wooders
Professor Goeree is one of the world’s leading experimental economists and an expert on combinatorial auctions. He is a prolific publisher in the very best economics journals, and has advised the FCC and the Australian Communication and Media Authority on auctions for radio frequency spectrums. During his time at UTS, Professor Goeree will present a seminar and meet with senior staff at the UTS Business School to discuss the possibility of moving to UTS in conjunction with a Laureate Fellow application.
Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
Professor Philip Ursprung, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland
Position: Professor for the History of Art and Architecture
UTS host: Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, Ms Sandra Karina Löschke
Professor Philip Ursprung is an internationally known theorist, historian and critic whose work explores the limits between contemporary culture, art and related disciplines. Professor Ursprung’s time at UTS will include the delivery of a keynote speech at the Interstices Symposium 2012, contributions to discussions throughout the symposium, and chairing a DAB postgraduate research seminar.
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Professor Hamido Fujita, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan
Position: Director of Intelligent Software Systems
UTS host: School of Software, Professor Jie Lu
Professor Fujita is world class researcher in the area of software methodology, he has led several research projects in Japan and also joint international projects on intelligent decision making and software intelligence. He is Editor in Chief of Knowledge-Based systems, Vice President of the International Society of Applied Sciences and has had a long term research relationship with UTS. Whilst at UTS Professor Fujita will work closely with the research team in the School of Software, both on existing projects and potential joint proposals. He will also assist with HDR student supervision and conduct a number of seminars on his research expertise.
Provost's Chair Professor Limsoon Wong, School of Computing, National University of Singapore (NUS)
Position: Head of Computer Science
UTS host: Advanced Analytics Institute, Associate Professor Jinyan Li and Professor Longbing Cao
Professor Wong’s world leading research is based in the field of knowledge discovery technologies and specifically in their application to biomedicine. He has also completed significant research in database query language theory and finite model theory, as well as development work in broad scale data integration systems. During his time at UTS Professor Wong will collaborate with students and core members of FEIT to discuss future collaboration on bioinformatics research.
Professor Philip Yu, University of Illinois, Chicago
Position: Professor on CS Department and Wexler Chair in Information Technology
UTS host: Advanced Analytics Institute, Professor Longbing Cao
Professor Yu's standing as a world leading academic in engineering comes from his extensive research into data mining, privacy preserving publishing and mining, data streams, database systems, internet applications and technologies, multimedia systems. During his time at UTS he will be conducting seminars on data mining to communicate with FEIT and the broader community.
Professor Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta
Position: Professor and Canada Research Chair
UTS host: Quantum Computation and Intelligent Systems, Professor Jie Lu
Professor Witold Pedrycz is one of the influential world-class leaders in the area of Computational Intelligence, its different conceptual developments and numerous highly relevant applications. At UTS, Professor Pedrycz will provide a series of research seminars to the research community and PhD students, as well as investigating alternatives of long-term research projects and explore alternatives towards ARC and other grant applications.
Professor Jie Wang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Position: Director of Institute of Image Processing and Pattern Recognition
UTS host: Centre for Innovation in IT Services Applications (iNEXT), Professor Sean He
Professor Jie Wang is internationally recognised as a pioneer in the research field of knowledge-based intelligent systems. He is a professor of the Joint Research Centre in Intelligent Systems between SJTU and UTS and an Adjunct Professor of UTS Engineering and IT. During his time at UTS, Professor Wang will conduct a public seminar, collaborate and discuss joint research papers as well as joint ARC and NSFC grant applications.
Professor Dan Schonfeld, University of Illinois, Chicago
UTS host: Advanced Analytics Institute, Dr Jian Zhang
Professor Dan Schonfeld is a researcher in the fields of signal processing, image and video analysis, video retrieval and communications, multimedia systems, computer vision, medical imaging and genomic signal processing. During Professor Schonfeld’s visit to UTS, Schonfeld plans to introduce UTS to the Multimedia Communications Laboratory at the University of Illinios (UIC). It is expected that the preliminary projects will serve as the foundation for a long-term collaboration between UIC and UTS.
Faculty of Health
Distinguished Professor Adeline Nyamathi, UCLA
Position: Distinguished Professor/ Associate Dean Research School of Nursing
UTS host: Health Services and Practice, Professor John Daly
Professor Nyamathi is an internationally recognised expert on research in undeserved and vulnerable populations. She has also completed significant research in the areas of AIDS knowledge, abuse of alcohol and other drugs and HBV prevention for homeless at-risk persons. During her time at UTS Professor Nyamathi will conduct a number of master classes and she work with research students to develop international collaborative research.
Faculty of Science
Emeritus Professor John Raven, University of Dundee
Position: Emeritus Professor
UTS host: Plant Functional Biology and Climate Change Cluster, Professor Peter Ralph
Professor Raven has made significant contributions to the study of mechanisms by which photosynthetic organisms acquire resources and how these resources are used in metabolism; how organism perform in the environment and the relation of photo synthetic organisms drive biochemistry. While at UTS Professor Raven will be conducting seminars, contributing to research at the UTS C3 Research Strength and oversee a number of UTS PhD Students.
Professor Dr. (h.c) Marilyn A. Huestis, National Institutes of Health and University of Baltimore
Position: Chief, Chemistry and Drug Metabolism, Intramural Research Program
UTS host: Centre for Forensic Science, Dr Shanlin Fu
Professor Huestis is a world leading expert in forensic toxicology and forensic chemistry, her work with a variety of drugs has allowed her to conduct a range of studies, and author 253 peer reviewed manuscripts, book chapters and abstracts. She has also won an outstanding collection of forensic and toxicology awards. During her time at UTS she will be giving a series of lectures, workshops and seminars within the UTS Centre for Forensic Science.
Professor Brendan Wren, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
UTS host: ithree, Professor Ian Charles
Professor Wren's research has developed strong links to the improvement of global health. His international scientific standing comes from his research into bacterial epidemiology ad evolution studies, and toward identifying novel antibacterial targets and vaccine candidates, exemplified by his pioneering research on bacterial glycosylation systems. During his time at UTS Professor Wren will work with the ithree institute to complete further research into biofilms using the world first OMX microscope.