Venue: St Catherine's College, Oxford
Speaker: Prof Kate Smith-Miles (University of Melbourne)
Title: Optimization in the Darkness of Uncertainty when you don't know what you don't know, and what you do know isn't much!
About Alan Tayler
Alan Tayler, the first applied mathematics fellow to be appointed to St Catherine's College, died in January 1995. His lifelong commitment was to the promotion of practical application of mathematical ideas to problems arising in science and industry. His vision provided the inspiration for the instigation and development of many national and international collaborations on the theme of mathematics-in-industry. The annual Smith Lecture was renamed the Alan Tayler Lecture in 1995, as a tribute to his efforts and achievements.
2016 Prof Gilbert Strang (MIT) Matrices of Data and Singular Values
2015 Prof Philip Bond (University of Bristol) How Long is a Piece of Spacetime
2014 Prof Alan Champneys (University of Bristol) The Dynamics of Mathematics with Industry
2013 Prof Alan Newell (University of Arizona) Phyllotaxis, pushed pattern fronts, and optimal packing
2012 Prof Dr Volker Mehrmann (Technische Universität Berlin) Models for Optimal Control and Design of New Cars and Airplanes.
2011 Prof. John Ockendon (Univeristy of Oxford) Mathematical Modelling: Under the Bonnet.
2006 Prof. H. Berestycki (EHESS) Modelling spatial diffusion: From flames to social norms.
2002 Prof H Neunzert (Fraunhofer-ITWM, Kaiserslautern) What did we "Europeans" learn from Alan Tayler?
2001 Prof J C R Hunt (University College London) Maths in industry: past experiences and new challenges.
2000 Prof Sir Tony Hoare (Microsoft Research) Assertions in programs: out of research and into production.
1999 Prof H E Huppert (University of Cambridge) Explosive vulcanism: extreme mechanics.
1998 Prof G I Barenblatt (University of California, Berkeley and University of Cambridge) Turbulence: an old challenge and new perspectives.
1997 Prof L N Trefethen (University of Oxford) Eigenvalues: what they do and do not tell us about dynamics.
1996 Prof P J Fryer (University of Birmingham) Milk, carrots and Weetabix: the mathematics of food.
1995 Dr S D Howison (University of Oxford) Risk and reward: the role of mathematics in finance.
1994 Prof J D Murray (University of Washington) Mathematical biology: nonlinear problems with alligators, aggression and survival of wolves.
1993 Prof H B Keller (California Institute of Technology) The circle lattice problem, quantum statistics and computer graphics.
1992 Prof M van Dyke (Stanford University) Nineteenth century roots of the boundary-layer idea.
1991 Dr E J Hinch (University of Cambridge) Sedimentation, aggregation and compaction.
1990 Prof J L Lions (College de France) Some new mathematical questions arising from space research technology.
1989 Prof Sir James Lighthill (University College London) What triggers the trigger-fishes?
1988 Prof A Friedman (University of Minnesota) Mathematics in industry: a growing commitment.
1987 Prof M V Berry (University of Bristol) Catastrophes and credit cards.
1986 Prof D G Crighton (University of Cambridge) Aeronautical acoustics: a model for applied mathematics.