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Biographical entry McKay, Brendan Damien (1951 - )

FAustMS, FAA

Born
26 October 1951
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Mathematician and Computer scientist
Website
http://cs.anu.edu.au/~bdm/

Summary

Brendan Damien McKay is Professor of Computer Science at the Australian National University in Canberra. His association with the University and Computer Science Department has been long and varied, beginning in 1980 when he was appointed Assistant Professor. During his illustrious career, McKay has authored at least 127 refereed publications, has been an Editor of many top class mathematical journals including The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, Australasian Journal of Combinatorics and the SIAM Journal of Discrete Mathematics, and has been a long-term council member of the Combinatorial Mathematics Society of Australasia. Brendan McKay was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA) in 1997.

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1974
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Melbourne
1975 - 1980
Career position - Tutor in Mathematics (part-time then full time) at the University of Melbourne
1976
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1980
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Melbourne
1980 - 1983
Career position - Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA
1983 - 1986
Career position - Lecturer in Computer Science at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra
1986 - 1989
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at ANU
1987
Career position - Director of the Combinatorial Mathematics Society of Australasia
1990
Award - Medal of the Australian Mathematical Society received
1990 - 1995
Career position - Convenor of Graduate Programs in Computer Science and Technology at ANU
1990 - 1998
Career position - Reader in Computer Science at ANU
1997 -
Career position - Council member of the Combinatorial Mathematics Society of Australasia
1997 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1998 -
Career position - Professor of Computer Science at ANU
2000
Award - Fellow of the Australian Mathematical Society (FAustMS)

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