International Visitor Program – 2023 round 2 Successful Applicants

SMRI congratulates the following researchers in the mathematical sciences on their successful applications. There were 20 successful applicants in the International Visitor Program 2023 Round 2, closed in August 2023.

As always, SMRI is grateful for the valuable contributions (financial and otherwise) made by the hosts listed below, both inside and outside our School. The selections were made by SMRI’s Scientific Advisory Committee.

The next IVP application round (2024 Round 1) will open later in 2023, for visits from 2025.

Below is the list of these visitors, in order of their visit dates, which are quite tentative in some cases. Visitor information is up to date as of 11 October 2023. For current information, see the visitor list.

Alan Agresti (University of Florida)
Research interests: General statistical theory, categorical data analysis, statistics for data science, history of statistics, statistical education
Dates: 1 – 14 November 2024 (University of Sydney, Host: Jean Yang)
15 – 22 November 2024 (Queensland University of Technology, Host: Kerrie Mengersen)
23 – 30 November 2024 (University of Western Australia, Host: Michael Giudici)
1 – 7 December 2024 (University of Melbourne, Host: Howard Bondell)

Dietmar Bisch (Vanderbilt University)
Research interests: Operator algebras, quantum information theory, quantum computing, fusion categories
Dates: 15 – 28 January 2025 (University of Sydney, Host: Nathan Brownlowe)
29 January – 16 February 2025 (University of New South Wales, Host: Pinhas Grossman)
17 February – 1 March 2025 (Australian National University, Host: James Tener)

Elijah Bodish (MIT)
Research interests: Representation theory, modular representation theory, diagrammatic algebra, monoidal categories, categorification, link homology, quantum groups
Dates: 29 July – 12 August 2024 (University of Sydney, Host: Daniel Tubbenhauer)
13 – 18 August 2024 (University of Melbourne, Host: Peter McNamara)
19 August – 30 August 2024 (University of Sydney, Host: Daniel Tubbenhauer)

Nisha Chandramoorthy (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Research interests: Nonlinear dynamics, ergodic theory, chaotic systems, computational statistics, Bayesian statistics, generalization and statistical learning theory
Dates: 1 – 30 July 2024 (University of Sydney, Host: Georg Gottwald)

Laszlo Feher (University of Szeged, Hungary)
Research interests: Integrable Hamiltonian systems, group theoretic interpretation of integrable many-body systems, Hamiltonian reduction, group theoretic methods, dynamical Yang–Baxter structures, soliton equations
Dates: 12 August – 9 September 2024 (University of Sydney, Host: Holger Dullin)

Shane Henderson (Cornell University)
Research interests: Stochastic optimisation, stochastic simulation, stochastic modeling, applications in bike sharing, healthcare, emergency services, epidemiology
Dates: 1 – 15 March 2024 (University of Sydney, Host: Lindon Roberts)
16 March – 26 April 2024 (University of Adelaide, Host: Matthew Roughan)

Christophe Hohlweg (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Research interests: Coxeter groups, algebraic and geometric combinatorics, Lie theory, combinatorial representation theory
Dates: 1 November – 1 December 2024 (University of Sydney, Host: James Parkinson)

Anatoli Ivanov (Pennsylvania State University)
Research interests: Differential equations (ordinary, delay, functional), dynamical systems, difference equations, bifurcation theory, chaotic systems, applications in mathematical modelling
Dates: 8 – 19 July 2024 (Deakin University, Host: Gleb Beliakov)
20 July – 2 August 2024 (Flinders University, Host: Sergiy Shelyag)
5 – 16 August 2024 (University of Sydney, Host: Martin Wechselberger)

Mair Khan (University College of Zhob, BUITEMS, Pakistan)
Research interests: Newtonian fluid, non-Newtonian fluid, heat and mass transfer, sort effect and dufour effect thermo-physical properties, solar radiation, slip condition and non-slip condition flow, stability analysis, asymptotic methods, temperature based viscosity, doub
Dates: 15 July – 15 September 2024 (University of Sydney, Host: Sharon Stephen)

Abel Lacabanne (Université Clermont Auvergne)
Research interests: Representation theory, quantum enveloping algebras, categorification, diagrammatic calculus
Dates:  1 – 26 July 2024 (University of Sydney, Host: Daniel Tubbenhauer)

Ehud Meir (University of Aberdeen)
Research interests: Representation theory, tensor categories, Hopf algebras, invariant theory
Dates:  15 – 28 July 2024 (University of Sydney, Host: Kevin Coulembier)
29 July – 25 August 2024 (Australian National University, Host: Uri Onn)

Max Nendel (Bielefeld University)
Research interests: Financial mathematics, model uncertainty, partial differential equations, Markov processes, mean field games, optimal control
Dates: 3 February – 16 March 2024 (University of Sydney, Host: Beniamin Goldys)

Angela Reynolds (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Research interests: Ordinary and partial differential equations, agent-based modeling for medical applications, dynamical systems approaches, computational methods
Dates:  5 – 17 August 2024 (University of Sydney, Host: Mary Myerscough)
18 – 30 August 2024 (MATRIX)

Stefano Riolo (University of Bologna)
Research interests: Geometric topology, hyperbolic geometry, low-dimensional topology, geometric structures on manifolds and deformations, hyperbolic 4-manifolds
Dates:  17 February – 2 March 2025 (University of Sydney, Host: Jonathan Spreer)
3 – 17 March 2025 (University of New South Wales, Host: Daniele Celoria)

Michael Röckner (Bielefeld University)
Research interests: Probability theory, stochastic analysis, partial differential equations, Fokker-Planck-Kolmogorov equations, potential theory, Dirichlet forms, spectral theory, functional inequalities, mathematical physics
Dates:  19 February – 16 March 2025 (University of Sydney, Host: Beniamin Goldys)

Elissa Schwartz (Washington State University)
Research interests: Dynamical systems, ordinary differential equations, agent-based modeling, bifurcation analysis, infectious disease dynamics, epidemiology, biological modeling, virus dynamics
Dates: 16 September – 13 October 2024 (University of Sydney, Host: Mary Myerscough)
14 October – 8 November 2024 (University of Sydney, Host: Peter Kim)
9 November – 13 December 2024 (University of New South Wales, Host: Miles Davenport)

Christian Voigt (University of Glasgow)
Research interests: Noncommutative geometry, quantum groups, K-theory
Dates: 16 September – 6 October 2024 (University of Sydney, Host: Nathan Brownlowe)
7 – 14 October 2024 (University of New England, Host: David Robertson)
15 – 27 October 2024 (University of Wollongong, Host: Adam Rennie)

Johannes Wiesel (Carnegie Mellon University)
Research interests: Quantitative finance, risk management, robust pricing bounds, robust pricing-hedging duality, distributionally robust optimisation, Martingale optimal transport, convex order, Wasserstein distance, Robust statistics, non-parametric statistics, dependence
Dates: 30 October – 10 November 2024 (University of Sydney, Host: Anna Aksamit)
11 – 24 November 2024 (Monash University, Host: Ivan Guo)
25 November – 14 December 2024 (University of Sydney, Host: Anna Aksamit)

Jeroen Wouters (University of Reading)
Research interests: Stochastic limit laws (homogenization), response theory, large deviation theory, rare event simulation, tipping points, rare transitions, extreme value theory
Dates: 22 July – 1 September 2024 (University of Sydney, Host: Georg Gottwald)

Ye Zheng (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center)
Research interests: Statistical modeling, biostatistics, statistical computing, bioinformatics, genomics
Dates: 1 – 30 July 2024 (University of Sydney, Host: Jean Yang))

Larissa Fedunik-Hofman