Jerzy Filar is Professor of Applied Mathematics, and Director, Centre for Applications in Natural Resource Mathematics, School of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Queensland.
He is also an Adjunct Professor at Flinders University.
Jerzy Filar is a broadly trained applied mathematician with research interests spanning a spectrum of both theoretical and applied topics in Operations Research, Optimisation, Game Theory, Applied Probability and Environmental Modelling. Professor Filar co-authored a research level text book 'Competitive Markov Decision Process' published by Springer in 1996. He authored or co-authored approximately 100 refereed research papers. Professor Filar has a record of research grants/contracts with agencies and research institutes such as NSF, ARC, US EPA, World Resources Institute, DSTO and the Sir Keith and Sir Ross Smith Foundation. He is editor-in-chief of Environmental Modelling and Assessment and serves on editorial boards of Operations Research, JMAA and a number of other journals. Professor Filar is a Fellow of the Australian Mathematical Society. He has supervised 18 PhD students. Jerzy's Erdos Number is 3 (see details, below).
1972 B.Sc.(Hons) Mathematical Statistics University of Melbourne, Australia.
1975 M.Sc.Statistics, Monash University, Australia.
1977 M.A. Mathematics, University of Illinois, Chicago.
1980 Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Illinois, Chicago.
1968-72 Commonwealth Tertiary Scholarship, University of Melbourne, Australia.
1973-74 Graduate Scholarship, Monash University, Australia.
1976,78 University Fellowship, University of Illinois, Chicago. USA.
1981 Award for the best paper published in OPSEARCH in 1981.
1985 Environmental Science and Engineering Fellowship, from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, USA.
1989/90 Guest Professor, Department of Mathematics at Rijksuniversiteit Limburg, The Netherlands.
1997 Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Ulm, Germany.
1998 Visiting Professor, Department of Systems Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong .
1998 Visiting Professor, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France.
1999 Guest Professor, Institute for Econometrics and Operations Research, Technical University of Vienna, Austria.
2002 Visiting Professor; Department of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California, USA and in INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France.
2003 Fellow of the Australian Mathematical Society.
2005 Ren Potts Medal of the Australian Society for Operations Research.
2006 Australian Research Council Professorial Fellowship 2006-2010.
2007 South Australian Science Excellence Award: Science Leadership and Management Category.
Research Grants and Contracts (see details, in CV attached below)
Jerzy Filar has an established record of research grants and contracts with government agencies and research funding organizations such as NSF, ARC, US EPA, World Resources Institute, DSTO and the Sir Keith and Sir Ross Smith Foundation.