Distinguished Visiting Scholars Scheme recipients 2014
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Professor Barbara Jaworski, Loughborough University
UTS host: Centre for Research in Learning and Change, Dr Anne Prescott
Professor Jaworski is the Head of the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University and is recognised internationally for her research on the theory and practice of learning and teaching mathematics. Her time at UTS will include the development of a partnership grant with UTS and Loughborough University, building upon the strong connection between Professor Jaworski’s research investigating pedagogical aspects of learning mathematics in first year university teacher education and science courses.
Professor Rafael Rodriguez Prieto, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain
Position: Professor Titular, Filosofia del Derecho y Politica
UTS Host: Cosmopolitan and Civil Societies Research Centre, Professor Andrew Jakubowicz and Aleksandra Hadzelek
Professor Rodriguez’s research focuses on three areas of interest: critical theory of democracy and its links with social justice; analysis of internet and media; and new anti-semitism. He is currently the principal investigator on a Spanish Government research and development grant on “Human Rights and the Internet”. He has been elected to the Research Committee of the Cátedra Universataria España-Israel, a research centre that works on establishing academic relations between the two countries.
Professor Sanjay Seth, University of London
UTS host: Cosmopolitan and Civil Societies Research Centre, Associate Professor Devleena Ghosh and Professor Heather Goodall
Professor Sanjay Seth is an eminent and highly respected political scientist whose work has not only opened up major new questions in our understanding of state and educational politics in democratic systems but has pioneered the analysis of modernity and education in diverse societies. During the month that Professor Seth will be at UTS, he will contribute to two public lectures, one staff / postgraduate seminar, two formal luncheons and one intensive information session.
UTS Business School
Professor Charles Calomiris, Columbia University Graduate School of Business, USA
Position: Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions
UTS Host: UTS Business School, Associate Professor Peter Docherty
Professor Calomiris is an expert on financial and banking regulation. He is the recipient of research grants and awards from the National Science Foundation, the World Bank, the Japanese Government, the Herbert V Prochnow Foundation and the Garn Institute of Finance. He serves or has served as a consultant or visiting scholar for institutions including Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and Lloyds.
Professor Rene Carmona, Princeton University
UTS host: Quantitative Finance Research Centre, Emeritus Professor Carl Chiarella, Associate Professor Juri Hinz and Professor Alex Novikov
Professor Rene Carmona is one of the most distinguished scholars in the field of financial mathematics and operations research, specifically within Financial Mathematics and Computational and Environmental Finance. Whilst at UTS, Professor Carmona will work with the QFRC on risk assessment of climate change mitigation measures, a core ARC-grant support research area.
Professor Mike Geppert, University of Surrey
UTS host: Centre for Management and Organisation Studies, Professor Stewart Clegg
Professor Geppert is a Professor in Strategic and International Management, holding positions in the University of Surrey and Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena. These are two significant European universities for the UTS Business School. During his time at UTS, Professor Geppert and Professor Clegg will write a chapter together on the study of multinational corporations in Organisation Studies, for inclusion in A* research annual series Research in the Sociology of Organisations.
Professor John Ledyard, California Institute of Technology
Position: Allen and Lenabelle Davis Professor of Economics and Social Sciences
UTS host: Economics Discipline Group, Professor Jacob Goeree and Professor John Wooders
Professor John Ledyard is a pioneer in the field of Mechanism Design, and highly regarded as one of the most influential scholars in economic theory for the past 40 years. While visiting UTS, Professor John Ledyard will continue his research program on mechanism design and market design, as well as contributing to strategic plans for strengthening the UTS Business School unit and providing feedback on the new lab in the Chau Chak Wing building.
Professor Mariana Mazzucato, University of Sussex
UTS host: Centre for Corporate Governance, Professor Thomas Clarke
Professor Mazzucato is a world leader in research on the innovative state and innovative business. Whilst at UTS, Professor Mazzucato will work with CCG to investigate Australian and European finance, governance and innovation policies and performance. The focus will be upon the relationship between financial institutions, modes of financing and modes of industrial innovation and growth.
Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
Professor Nathalie Drouin, ESG-UQAM
Position: Associate Dean of Research
UTS host: Centre for Contemporary Design Practices, Associate Professor Shankar Sankaran
Professor Drouin’s research interests are in delivering organisational strategy though projects, collaboration and innovation and novel research methods. During her time at UTS, Professor Drouin will deliver a series of public lectures, contribute to HDR mentoring, and scope some interdisciplinary research opportunities with CCDP.
Professor Linda Mulcahy, London School of Economics
UTS host: Design, Architecture and Building, Dr Emma Rowden and Associate Professor Kirsten Orr
Professor Mulcahy is a world leading researcher whose interests lie in the socio-legal dynamics of disputes and their resolutions. Her visit to UTS will involve the delivery of public lectures and the development of interdisciplinary Discovery and Linkage Projects with DAB and Law.
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Dr Tho Le-Ngoc, McGill University
UTS host: Centre for Health Technologies, Professor Tuan Hoang
Professor Le-Ngoc has made significant contributions to both industrial and academic research in telecommunications with eight years of industrial experience and over twenty-five years as a full-time academic at Concordia University and McGill University. While at UTS, Professor Le-Ngoc will work with Professor Hoang and other core members of CHT in the area of resource allocation and management for co-operative communications systems with specific applications in health technologies.
Professor Ramon Lopez de Mantaras, Spanish National Research Council
Position: Director of the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute
UTS host: Centre for Quantum Computation and Intelligent Systems, Associate Professor Guangquan Zhang
Professor Lopez de Mantaras is an undisputed leader in the research fields of Artificial Intelligence. He is also the founder of the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute of the Spanish National Research Council, considered one of the top AI institutions in Europe. His time at UTS will include co-supervision of research students, contributing to research grant applications, and delivering seminars on specific research topics at the School of Software.
Professor Huei Peng, US-China Clean Energy Research Centre
UTS host: Centre for Intelligent Mechatronics Systems, Professor Nong Zhang
Professor Peng is an international scholar in the areas of vehicle powertrain electrification and vehicle dynamics. His time at UTS will include the delivery of a public seminar at UTS and the facilitation of a formal international workshop on electrification of power propulsion systems of vehicles. In addition, he will also be involved in supervising academic staff, research associates and PhD research students from the Automotive Research Group.
Professor Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada
UTS Host: Centre for Quantum Computation and Intelligent Systems (QCIS), Associate Professor Guangquan Zhang
Professor Yao is a world-renowned researcher in rough sets, decision making, granular computing and data mining. He has authored and co-authored over 300 refereed articles in leading international journals and conferences. He is a pioneer in several fields, and his work is highly cited. In 2014 he received the University of Regina Alumni Association Faculty Award for Research Excellence.
Faculty of Science
Professor Yeshayahu Lifshitz, Israel Institute of Technology
Position: Chair Professor
UTS host: Materials and Technology for Energy Efficiency, Dr Igor Aharonovich
Professor Lifshitz is one of the world’s top leaders in materials science. During his time at UTS, he will deliver a series of seminars on emerging topics in materials science including novel synthesis of semiconductor nanowires and synthesis of carbon related materials. He will also present a public lecture on novel materials for energy.
Institute of Sustainable Futures
Professor Raimo P Hamalainen, Aalto University
UTS host: Institute of Sustainable Futures, Professor Cynthia Mitchell
Professor Hamalainen is well known for his work in dynamic game theory and decision analysis. While at UTS, Professor Hamalainen and Professor Mitchell will develop a program of research around systems thinking, including identifying appropriate funding opportunities, areas of future collaboration and other activities.