Brief Biography. (Full CV)
Jonathan Michael Borwein is currently Laureate Professor in the School of Mathematical and
Physical Sciences at the University of Newcastle (NSW)
with adjunct appointments at Chiangmai Mai, Dalhousie, and Simon Fraser.
He directs the University's Priority Research Centre in Computer Assisted
Research Mathematics and its Applications (CARMA).
Dr. Borwein was Shrum Professor of Science (1993-2003) and a Canada Research Chair in Information Technology (2001-08) at Simon Fraser University, and was founding Director of the Centre for Experimental and Constructive Mathematics. From 2004 to 2009 he worked in the Faculty of Computer Science at Dalhousie as a Canada Research Chair in Distributed and Collaborative Research, cross-appointed in Mathematics.
He was born in St Andrews in 1951. After completing an Honours Mathematics degree in 1971 at the University of Western Ontario (now Western University), he received his DPhil from Oxford in 1974, as an Ontario Rhodes Scholar. Prior to joining SFU in 1993, he worked at Dalhousie (1974-91), Carnegie-Mellon (1980-82) and Waterloo (1991-93).
Awards and Honours. He has received various awards including the Chauvenet Prize of the MAA (93), Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada (94), Fellowship in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (02), an honorary degree from Limoges (99), and is a Foreign Member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (03). In 2010 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. He became a 2015 Fellow of the American Mathematical Society and of the Royal Society of New South Wales.
Administration. Dr. Borwein was Governor at large of the MAA (2004-07), is a past President of the Canadian Mathematical Society (2000-02) and past Chair of (the National Science Library) NRC-CISTI's Advisory Board (2001-2003). He was recently co-Chair and Chair (2005-2007) of the Executive of C3.ca,---the national HPC Consortium--- a Member of the Atlantic Computational Excellence Network Executive (www.ace-net.ca) and chaired the International Math Union's Committee on Electronic Information and Communications (www.ceic.math.ca, 2002-2008). From 1997-2002, he served on NATO Science Panels overseeing the Nato Physical Science program and the ASI/Summer School programs (as chair in 1998). During 2006 he was Director of the Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (www.aarms.math.ca). He was a member at large of the Board of the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada (2007-09) and was on the Selection Committee for the Canadian Science and Technology Hall of Fame (2006-08). In 2010 and 2012 he was a panel member for the Excellence in Research for Australia review. He currently chairs the Scientific Advisory Board of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) (2010--) and sits on the Council of the Australian Mathematical Society (2009-16), now as co-editor of the J AustMS, and the Executive of ANZIAM (2010- ).
Research. His interests span pure (analysis), applied (optimization), computational (numerical and computational analysis) mathematics, and high performance computing. He has authored well over a dozen books---most recently half-a-dozen on Experimental Mathematics and mathematical computation (www.expmath.info), a monograph on Techniques of Variational Analysis and a 2010 book on Convex Functions which was a Choice 2011 Outstanding Academic Book---and over 350 refereed articles. His most recent coauthored books are: Lattice Sums Then and Now (2013) and Neverending Fractions (2014), both with Cambridge University Press.
The ISI, http://isihighlycited.com/, has identified him as one of the 250 most cited mathematicians of the period 1980-1999 with more than 5,00 ISI citations. He is also a regular contributor/blogger at the Huffington Post and the Conversation.
Editorial activity. (Further Details.) From 1990 to 2005 Borwein coedited the Canadian Mathematical Society's book series; first with Wiley and after 1996 with Springer. (There are over 50 volumes in print.) Between 2004 and 2007 Dr. Borwein was the Associate Publisher of the Canadian Mathematical Society responsible for Books and Rich Media. He is on, or has recently been on, the editorial board of over a dozen mathematical journals including the Notices (2010-2013) and the Proceedings (1998-2006) of the American Mathematical Society, and the Editorial Board of the American Mathematical Monthly (2012-2016). He is founding co-editor in chief of Springer-Verlag's SUMAT Series of Springer Undergraduate Mathematics and Technology books (2008-- ). Since July 1 2012, he has been co-editor in chief (With George Willis) of the Australian Journal of Mathematics.
Computing and Information Technology. Dr Borwein is co-founder (1995) of a Halifax software company, MathResources (www.mathresources.com), producing highly interactive CD and Web software mainly for school and university mathematics. He was also a coauthor of Canada's Long Range Plan for advanced computing: Engines of Discovery (c3.ca, 2005 and 2007) and sat on the Canada-EC Information Science and Technology committee (2005-08). In 2009 he became one of roughly a dozen Apple Consulting Scientists.