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Biographical entry Fellows, Michael Ralph (1952 - )

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Born
15 June 1952
San Diego, California, U.S.A.
Occupation
Computer scientist

Summary

Michael Fellows is considered the co-founder of the field of theoretical computer science known as Parameterized Complexity which is concerned with modelling, designing and analysing algorithms. He was Australian Professorial Fellow in the School of Engineering and Information Technology at Charles Darwin University, Darwin, from 2010 to 2015, where he was Director of the Parameterized Complexity Research Unit. In 2016 he took up the position of Professor of Computer Science at the University of Bergen, Norway.

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1980
Education - BA, Sonoma State University, California, U.S.A.
1982
Education - MA, University of San Diego, California, U.S.A.
1985
Education - PhD, University of San Diego, California, U.S.A.
1996
Career position - Erskine Fellowship, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
1998
Career position - Fellow, Centre for Religious Studies, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Fellow, Centre for Religious Studies, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
2000 - 2009
Career position - Professor, Computer Science, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom
2004 -
Career position - Area Editor, Journal of Computer and System Sciences
2006
Award - Inaugural Fellow, Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University, United Kingdom
2007
Award - Humboldt Research Prize, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2007
Career position - Fellow, Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University, United Kingdom
2007
Career position - Fellow, Gray College, University of Durham, United Kingdom
2009 -
Career position - Visiting Professor, Royal Holloway, University of London
2010 - 2014
Career position - Australian Professorial Fellow, Australian Research Council
2010 - 2015
Career position - Australian Professorial Fellow, School of Engineering and Information Technology, Charles Darwin University
2010 - 2015
Career position - Director, Parameterized Complexity Research Unit, Charles Darwin University
2013 -
Career position - Associate Member, Australian Computer Society
2014 -
Award - Fellow, European Association of Theoretical Computer Science
2014 -
Award - Honorary Fellow, Royal Society of New Zealand
2014
Award - Nerode Prize, European Association of Theoretical Computer Science
2016 -
Career position - Elite Professor of Computer Science, University of Bergen, Norway
2016
Award - Award - Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for eminent service to higher education, particularly in the field of theoretical computer science, as a leading academic, researcher and author, as a mentor, and through public outreach programs particularly for children

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