 2013  current: University Lecturer/Associate Professor in Numerical Optimization,
Mathematical Institute (Numerical Analysis Group) and
Balliol College,
University of Oxford.
 2007  2013: Lecturer (tenured assistant professor, permanent post),
School of Mathematics,
Operations Research Group,
University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Affiliations@Edinburgh:
ERGO,
eCoS,
NAIS,
A&C.
 2006  2007: Research Scientist in Numerical Analysis (permanent post),
STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory,
Numerical Analysis Group,
CSE Department, Oxfordshire, UK.
 2004  2006: EPSRC Postdoctoral Researcher,
PI: Dr Raphael Hauser,
Numerical Analysis Group,
University of Oxford.
 2005: PhD in Mathematics, University of Cambridge.
Supervisor: Prof Michael J.D. Powell, FRS.
 1999: Part III of the Mathematical Tripos, University of
Cambridge.
 1998: BSc in Mathematics,
BabeșBolyai University,
ClujNapoca, Romania.
 Associate Member of NAXYS,
The Namur Research Centre on Complex Systems (2010present)
 Visiting Scientist at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory,
Numerical Analysis Group (2007present)
Prizes and awards
 Leslie Fox Prize in Numerical
Analysis, Second Place, IMA, UK, 2005. (Awarded for my PhD research)
 Churchill College Pochobradsky
Scholarship, University of Cambridge. (Fullyfunded PhD place)
 Shell Centenary Scholarship, University of Cambridge.
(Fullyfunded
Part III place)

Using Optimisation Algorithms to tune Climate Models (OptClim), NERC NE/L012146/1 (coPI), 2014  2015.

Optimal Newtontype algorithms for largescale nonlinear optimization, EPSRC EP/I028854/1 (PI), 2011  2013.
 Royal Society International Joint Project (PI), 2010  2012.
 Development of parallel search
algorithms, EPSRC EP/F01130X/1 (coPI), 2007  2009.
 Other grant income: Mathematical Institute
EPSRC Platform Grant (research collaboration visits for Prof Philippe Toint (Namur, Belgium) and
Prof Katya Scheinberg (Lehigh, USA)), NAIS (one year of postdoc time, PI),
Bridging the Gaps grants (PI, with UoE GeoScience and with UoE Engineering), CASE Studentship (coPI, with Selex Galileo and J
Tanner), MAXIMATHS (PI, Parameter estimation for climate modelling),
Maxwell Institute (Cucker Colloquium and Workshop),
ICMS (SPARS'11), etc.
Nonlinear Optimization (4th year and MSc level class),
Global and DerivativeFree Optimization (MSc level class),
SMSTC PhD course/MSc in Maths
Applied Math Methods (optimization lectures),
Facets of Applied Maths (year 2 class,
operations research lectures).
MSc dissertation supervision for the OR MSc programmes.
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