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Biographical entry Brent, Richard Peirce (1946 - )

FAA, FBCS, FIEEE, FIMA, FIEAust, FAustMS, FACM

Born
20 April 1946
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Computer scientist

Summary

Richard Peirce Brent has been Professor and Head of the Computer Sciences Laboratory at the Mathematical Sciences Institute and Research School of Information Science and Engineering, Australian National University since March 2005. Prior to this he was Professor of Computing Science and Fellow of St Hugh's College at the University of Oxford, England. Brent is one of Australia's leading mathematicians and computer scientists and is regularly engaged as key note speaker at international institutions and conferences. He is a Fellow of seven prestigious professional societies and an author of well in excess of 200 publications.

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1968
Career position - Teaching Fellow in the Computer Centre at Monash University (eight months)
1968
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at Monash University in Clayton, Victoria
1970
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at Stanford University, USA
1971
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at Stanford University
1971 - 1972
Career position - Special Research Agreement Employee in the Mathematical Sciences Department of the IBM Research Centre in New York, USA
1972 - 1976
Career position - Research Fellow, then Fellow, in the Computer Centre at the Australian National University in Canberra
1976 - 1978
Career position - Senior Fellow of the Computer Centre/Computing Research Group at the Australian National University
1978 - 1985
Career position - Foundation Professor of Computer Science at the Australian National University
1981
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from Monash University
1982 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1982 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1985 - 1998
Career position - Professor of Computer Sciences and Head of the Computer Sciences
1991 -
Award - Fellow of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (FIEEE)
1993 -
Award - Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia (FIEAust)
1994 -
Award - Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (FACM)
1995 -
Award - Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (FACM)
1997 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Mathematical Society (FAust MS)
1998
Education - Master of Arts (MA) completed at Oxford University, UK
1998 - 2005
Career position - Fellow of St Hugh's College, UK
1998 - 2005
Career position - Professor of Computing Science at Oxford University, UK
2003
Award - Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (FIMA)
2005
Award - Hannan Medal received from the Australian Academy of Science
March 2005 -
Career position - Federation Fellow, Professor and Head of the Computer Sciences Laboratory in the Mathematical Sciences Institute and Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering at the Australian National University

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