SÁNDOR ZOLTÁN NÉMETH

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Personal Data
  • 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)
  • 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, 2011/12-2015/16: Heuristic Optimisation, School of Mathematics, The University of Birmingham, U.K.
  • 2007/08-2010/11, 2012/13-2015/16: 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 (27 years)
  • Differential Geometry (24 years)
  • Optimisation (19 years)
  • Multicriteria Decision Problems (17 years)
  • Artificial Intelligence (16 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
  • 60 articles in Optimisation, Nonlinear Analysis, Multicriteria Decision Problems, Differential Geometry, Linear Algebra, Artificial Intelligence, Fluid Mechanics, Elementary Geometry
    • 55 journal articles
    • 2 periodical articles
    • 3 conference proceeding articles

Language Skills
  • Hungarian (native language)
  • Romanian (equivalent to native language)
  • English (full professional)
  • Portuguese (reading=intermediate, writing and speaking=beginner)

Research Interests
  • ORDERED VECTOR SPACES
    • Projection onto cones and applications
      !!! Highly recommended PhD topic !!! See item 3. of this page to see how popular is this topic). Contact me if you wish to do a PhD in this topic. Possible applications of this topic are: regression, image reconstruction, pattern recognition, portfolio optimisation, quadratic programming, complementarity, non-negative solutions of linear systems of equations etc.
    • 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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