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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

- 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

- 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: Associate Professor School of Mathematics, The University of Birmingham

- 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

- 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)

- Stream organizer for the “Nonlinear Programming: Theory" Stream of the EURO XXIX Conference, Valencia, Spain, July 8-11, 2018

- Session Chair for the Convexity on Riemannian Manifolds, Feasibility and Equilibrium Session, "Nonlinear Programming: Theory" Stream, EURO XXIX Conference, Valencia;, Spain, July 8-11, 2018

- Invited talk for the EURO XXIX Conference, Valencia, Spain, July 8-11, 2018 (S. Z. Németh: On the spherical convexity of quadratic functions, Convexity on Riemannian Manifolds, Feasibility and Equilibrium Session, "Nonlinear Programming: Theory" Stream)

- Stream organizer for the Mathematical Programming Stream of the EURO XXX Conference, Dublin, Ireland, June 23-26, 2019

- Session Chair for the Optimization and Equilibrium Problems on Riemannian Manifolds Session, Mathematical Programming Stream, EURO XXX Conference, Dublin, Ireland, June 23-26, 2019

- Invited talk for the EURO XXX Conference, Dublin, Ireland, June 23-26, 2019 (S. Z. Németh: On the spherical quasi-convexity of quadratic functions on spherical self-dual convex sets, Optimization and Equilibrium Problems on Riemannian Manifolds Session, Mathematical Programming Stream)

- Programme Committee member and organising two streams (“Complementarity problems, variational inequalities and related topics” & “Optimization on manifolds”) for the EUROpt 2023 Conference in Budapest, Hungary, August 23-25, 2023

- Invited talk for the EUROpt 2023 Conference in Budapest, Hungary, August 23-25, 2023 (S. Z. Németh: Convexity of non-homogeneous functions on the hyperbolic space, “Convexity on manifolds and metric spaces” session, “Optimization on manifolds” 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 other contributed and invited talks at international conferences and workshops

- 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, 2011/12-2023/24: Heuristic Optimisation, School of Mathematics, The University of Birmingham, U.K.

- 2007/08-2010/11, 2012/13-2023/24: 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.

- Nonlinear Analysis (34 years)

- Differential Geometry (30 years)

- Optimisation (25 years)

- Multicriteria Decision Problems (24 years)

- Artificial Intelligence (23 years)

- Fluid Mechanics (1 year)

- The efficiency of the Tender for Developing the Economy (on the behalf of Hungarian Ministry of Economic Affairs), November 1999

- 1 book

- 4 book chapters

- 75 articles in Optimisation, Nonlinear Analysis, Multicriteria Decision Problems, Differential Geometry, Linear Algebra, Artificial Intelligence, Fluid Mechanics, Elementary Geometry

- 70 journal articles

- 2 periodical articles

- 3 conference proceeding articles

- Hungarian (native or bilingual proficiency)

- Romanian (native or bilingual proficiency)

- English (full professional proficiency)

- Portuguese (professional proficiency)

- Spanish (limited working proficiency)

- Italian (limited working proficiency)

- French (elementary proficiency)

- Catalan (elementary proficiency)

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