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Name: Sándor Zoltán Németh
Date of birth: 10 June 1968
Place of birth: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Marital status: Married
Mailing address: School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham, Watson Building, Edgbaston, B15 2TT Birmingham, United Kingdom
Phone: +44-121-414-6404
Fax: +44-121-414-3389
E-mail: s [dot] nemeth [at] mat [dot] bham [dot] ac [dot] uk
Education
1975-1983: Báthory István primary-school, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
1983-1987: Báthory István high-school, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
1988-1993: Mathematics student, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer-Science, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
July 1993: Graduation as chief of promotion (Equivalent to MSc in Mathematics)
1995-1998: Ph.D. student in Mathematics, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
May 1999: Defense of Ph.D. dissertation, qualification Summa Cum Laude in Mathematics
Title of Ph.D. thesis: Geometric aspects of Minty-Browder monotonicity
Employment
Record
1993-1995: Teaching Assistant, Chair of Geometry, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
1999-2005: Senior Researcher, Laboratory of Operations Research and Decision Systems, Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2001 autumn term: External Lecturer, School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Birmingham
2002-2003: Honorary Research Fellow, School of Computer Science, The University of Birmingham
From 1st September 2005: Lecturer, From 1st October 2013: Senior Lecturer School of Mathematics, The University of Birmingham
Scholarships
and Awards
1989: 3rd prize at the university's Olympiad
1989: 2nd prize at the university's Scientific Student Conference
1992/93: Tempus scholarship, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
1995-1998: Scholarship of the Hungarian Ministry of Education
1998-2001: Bolyai János fellowship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2000: Farkas Gyula prize for Applied Mathematics of the Bolyai János Mathematical Society
Other
achievements
Associate Editor (Member of the Editorial Board) for the Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications
Stream organizer for the Mathematical Programming Stream of the EURO XXI Conference, Reykjavík, Iceland, July 2-5, 2006
Session Chair for the Complementarity Problems and Equilibrium Session, Mathematical Programming Stream, EURO XXI Conference, Reykjavík, Iceland, July 2-5, 2006
Invited talk for the EURO XXI Conference, Reykjavík, Iceland, July 2-5, 2006 (G. Isac and S. Z. Németh: REFE-acceptable mappings and a necessary and sufficient condition for the non-existence of the regular exceptional family of elements, Complementarity Problems and Equilibrium Session, Mathematical Programming Stream)
Stream organizer for the Mathematical Programming Stream of the EURO XXII Conference, Prague, Czech Republik, July 8-11, 2007
Session Chair for the Variational Inequalities and Complementarity Problems Session, Mathematical Programming Stream, EURO XXII Conference, Prague, Czech Republik, July 8-11, 2007
Invited talk for the EURO XXII Conference, Prague, Czech Republik, July 8-11, 2007 (G. Isac and S. Z. Németh: The non-existence of a regular exceptional family of elements. A necessary and sufficient condition. Applications to complementarity theory, Variational Inequalities and Complementarity Problems Session, Mathematical Programming Stream)
Stream organizer for the Mathematical Programming Stream of the EURO XXIV Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, July 11-14, 2010
Session Chair for the Complementarity Problems, Variational Inequalities and Equilibrium Session, Mathematical Programming Stream, EURO XXIV Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, July 11-14, 2010
Invited talk for the EURO XXIV Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, July 11-14, 2010 (S. Z. Németh: Iterative methods for nonlinear complementarity problems on isotone projection cones, Complementarity Problems, Variational Inequalities and Equilibrium Session, Mathematical Programming Stream)
Stream organizer for the Mathematical Programming Stream of the EURO XXV Conference, Vilnius, Lituania, July 8-11, 2012
Stream organizer for the Mathematical Programming Stream of the EURO XXVI Conference, Rome, Italy, July 1-4, 2013
Session Chair for the Complementarity Problems and Variational Inequalities 1 Session, Mathematical Programming Stream, EURO XXVI Conference, Rome, Italy, July 1-4, 2013
Invited talk for the EURO XXVI Conference, Rome, Italy, July 1-4, 2013 (S. Z. Németh: Extended Lattice Operations and Isotone Projection Sets, Complementarity Problems and Variational Inequalities 1 Session, Mathematical Programming Stream)
Stream organizer for the Mathematical Programming Stream of the EURO XXVII Conference, Glasgow, UK, July 12-15, 2015
Session Chair for the Complementarity Problems, Variational Inequalities and Equilibrium Session, Mathematical Programming Stream, EURO XXVII Conference, Glasgow, UK, July 12-12, 2015
Invited talk for the EURO XXVII Conference, Glasgow, UK, July 12-15, 2015 (S. Z. Németh: The extended Lorentz cone a tool for solving equilibrium problems, Complementarity Problems, Variational Inequalities and Equilibrium Session, Mathematical Programming Stream)
Stream organizer for the Mathematical Programming Stream of the EURO XXVIII Conference, Poznań , Poland, July 3-6, 2016
Session Chair for the Complementarity Problems, Variational Inequalities and Equilibrium Session, Mathematical Programming Stream, EURO XXVIII Conference, Poznań;, Poland, July 3-6, 2016
Invited talk for the EURO XXVIII Conference, Poznań;, Poland, July 3-6, 2016 (S. Z. Németh: Pursuing cones, convex sets and mappings with good order preserving properties, Complementarity Problems, Feasibility and Equilibrium Session, Nonlinear Programming Stream)
Session Chair for the Convexity on Riemannian Manifolds, Variational Inequalities and Equilibrium Session, "Nonlinear Programming: Theory" Stream, EURO XXVIX Conference, Valencia;, Spain, July 8-11, 2018
Invited talk for the EURO XXVIII Conference, Valencia;, Spain, July 8-11, 2018 (S. Z. Németh: On the spherical convexity of quadratic functions, Convexity on Riemannian Manifolds, Variational Inequalities and Equilibrium Session, "Nonlinear Programming: Theory" Stream)
November 10-18, 2007 and March 18-24, 2002: Research visit and invited talk to the School of Mathematics and Computer Science, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario
December 6, 2007: Invited talk to the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, University of Greenwich
January 24, 2012: Invited talk to the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Kent
Refereing papers for several international journals (Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Journal of Global Optimization, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Acta Mathematica Hungarica, Studia Sci. Math. Hungarica etc.)
Invited talk to the AMS Sectional Meeting, Special Session on Optimization and Related Topics, University of Maryland, Baltimore MD, USA, March 29-30, 2014
Invited talks to Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Federal University of Goiás, Brazil, August, 2014
Book reference for Springer (G. Isac: Leray-Schauder Type Alternatives, Complementarity Problems and Variational Inequalities, 2006)
Book reference for Elsevier (I. V. Konnov: Equilibrium Models and Variational Inequalities, 2007)
Several contributed talks at international conferences
Teaching
Experience
1993/94-1994/95: Classes in Synthetic, Analytic, Projective and Differential Geometry, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj
1997/98: Classes in Descriptive, Absolute and Convex Geometry, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
1999/00-2000/01: Classes in Multicriteria Decision Software, Budapest University of Economic Sciences
2001/02: Lectures in Intelligent Tools, School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Birmingham
2005/06-2006/07: Lectures in Nonlinear Programming, School of Mathematics, The University of Birmingham, U.K.
2005/06-2007/08: Lectures in Operations Management, School of Mathematics, The University of Birmingham, U.K.
2005/06-2007/08: Joint Lectures in Impact of Mathematics (20%), School of Mathematics, The University of Birmingham, U.K.
2006/07: Joint Lectures in Research Frontiers in Management Mathematics (50%), School of Mathematics, The University of Birmingham, U.K.
2008/09: Research Frontiers in Management Mathematics, School of Mathematics, The University of Birmingham, U.K.
2006/07-2007/08, 2009/10, 2011/12-2017/18: Heuristic Optimisation, School of Mathematics, The University of Birmingham, U.K.
2007/08-2010/11, 2012/13-2017/18: Multicriteria Decision Making, School of Mathematics, The University of Birmingham, U.K.
2009/10-2011/12: Mathematical Finance, School of Mathematics, The University of Birmingham, U.K.
Professional
Experience
Nonlinear Analysis (29 years)
Differential Geometry (26 years)
Optimisation (21 years)
Multicriteria Decision Problems (19 years)
Artificial Intelligence (18 years)
Fluid Mechanics (1 year)
Participation
in projects
The efficiency of the Tender for Developing the Economy (on the behalf of Hungarian Ministry of Economic Affairs), November 1999
Publications
1 book
4 book chapters
67 articles in Optimisation, Nonlinear Analysis, Multicriteria Decision Problems, Differential Geometry, Linear Algebra, Artificial Intelligence, Fluid Mechanics, Elementary Geometry
62 journal articles
2 periodical articles
3 conference proceeding articles
Language
Skills
Hungarian (native language)
Romanian (equivalent to native language)
English (full professional)
Portuguese (intermediate)
Research
Interests
ORDERED VECTOR SPACES
Projection onto cones and applications
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Latticially ordered Euclidean and Hilbert spaces
EQUILIBRIUM SYSTEMS
Applications of nonlinear analysis, topological methods and ordered vector spaces to fixed point theorems, surjectivity theorems, nonlinear spectral theory, variational inequalities, nonlinear complementarity problems and integral equations
MULTICRITERIA DECISION PROBLEMS
Stability of decision models
global optimisation methods
genetic programming methods
Axiomatic foundation
RIEMANNIAN GEOMETRY
Extensions of monotone operators
Extensions of variational inequalities and singularities of vector fields
Algorithms
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Genetic programming
diversity of genetic programs
limitation of code growth
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