**
Chair: Professor
Ian Sloan,
University of New South Wales
Chair of
National Committee for Mathematics.
**

**Biographical note: **Ian was educated in Mathematics and Physics at
Melbourne,
Adelaide and
London,
finishing with a PhD in Theoretical Physics.
Since 1965 he has been in the
*School of Mathematics* at the
University of New South Wales.
Nowadays, his research interests lie with the mathematics of solving problems in
science and engineering, using computers.
He was appointed to a *Personal Chair* in 1983,
and was *Head of School* from 1986 to 1993.
Ian collaborates with numerous research groups in Europe and the USA,
and is on the editorial board of five international mathematics journals.
He has been a Fellow of the
Australian Academy of Science since 1993
and occupies the Chair of the
National Committee for Mathematics.

1/28/1997