Professor Dennis Nickson
University of Strathclyde, UK
Visiting 12 - 19 September 2016
Nominated by: Professor Christorpher Warhurst, Institute for Employment Research
Dr Kylie Gray
Monash University, Australia
Visiting 13 September - 8 October 2016
Nominated by: Professor Richard Hastings, Centre for Educational Development
Associate Professor Gray has an extensive expertise in the area of developmental disorders and disability in children and young people. This has included addressing issues around diagnosis and assessment, development of assessment tools, mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of children and their parents, and the development and evaluation of treatments. Her research is published in some of the best journals in her field, for example, the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and in the world’s most prestigious medical journals, most notably Journal of the American Medical Association.
Associate Professor Gray has a well established international track record and standing in the provision of professional training in autism assessment (ADI-R and ADOS), evidenced by the delivery training workshops across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. These workshops have collectively trained more than a thousand clinicians in gold standard methods of autism assessment. Associate Professor Gray also supervises psychology students who go on to work in research in mental health, head community clinical psychology services, and work in senior positions in hospital child psychiatry services.
Professor Nicholas Hall
Fisher College of Business, USA
Visiting 26 September - 6 October 2016
Nominated by: Professor Bo Chen, Warwick Business School
Nicholas G. Hall is Professor of Management Sciences and Integrated Systems Engineering at The Ohio State University. He holds a Ph.D. (Management Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1986), and B.A., M.A. (Economics, University of Cambridge). His research and teaching interests include project management, scheduling, and pricing. He has published 82 articles in Operations Research, Management Science, Mathematics of Operations Research, Mathematical Programming, Games and Economic Behavior, Interfaces, and other journals. He has served as Associate Editor of Operations Research (1991–) and Management Science (1993–2008). His 335 presentations include11 keynote addresses, 8 INFORMS tutorials, and 98 invited talks in 23 countries. A 2008 citation study ranked him 13th among 1,376 operations management scholars. He won the Fisher College Faculty Research Award (1998, 2005). He served as President of MSOM (1999-2000), Treasurer of INFORMS (2011-2014), and on the Ohio Steel Industry Advisory Council (1997-2002). He is the owner of a consulting business, CDOR, which provides solutions to project companies, and advises New York law firms on intellectual property issues. He is a candidate for President in the 2016 INFORMS election.
Dr Alessandro Belmonte
IMT School for Advanced Studies, Italy
Visiting 3 - 21 October 2016
Nominated by: Dr Vincenzo Bove, Department of Politics & International Studies
Alessandro Belmonte is an Assistant Professor of Economics at IMT Alti Studi Lucca. He obtained a PhD in Economics from IMT Alti Studi Lucca in 2014 and an MSc in Economics from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in 2010. His recent activities include teaching (at graduate level) and research appointments at the Invalsi Research Institute (2014/2015) and at Rome’s City Hall (2015). Alessandro's main research interest is political economy and public economics, with a special focus on the interaction between formal and informal institutions---such as norms, attitudes, and beliefs, from both an analytic and empirical perspective. He is also interested in educational economics and in the frictions that generate inequalities among Italian students.
Dr Stanislav Soskin
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Visiting 1 November - 1 December 2016
Nominated by: Dr Igor Khovanov, School of Engineering
Dr Nicodemo Di Pasquale
University of Manchester, UK
Visiting 24 - 31 January 2017
Nominated by: Dr Thomas Hudson, Mathematics Institute
Professor Wil Pansters
Utrecht University, Netherlands
Visiting 1 Febrary - 12 April 2017 & 12 - 26 June 2017
Nominated by: Dr Benjamin Smith,School of Comparative American Studies
Wil G. Pansters is head of the Department of Social Sciences at University College Utrecht and professor at the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Utrecht University. He is also Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Groningen and director of the Centro de Estudios Mexicanos in Groningen. He has been a research fellow at El Colegio de México, and the University of Oxford amongst others. In 2012, he occupied the Friedrich Katz Chair at the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez. Over the years, he has done ethnographic and historical field research in Mexico. He has published on political culture, regional history, democratisation and social change. Currently he focuses on the meanings of (drugs related) violence in politics and society, and on the search of people for justice in environments of insecurity. His most recent book is Violence, Coercion and State-Making in Twentieth-Century Mexico. The Other Half of the Centaur (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012). In 2011 he received the Orden del Águila Azteca from the Mexican government.
Professor Daniele Marchisio
Politecnicio di Torino, Italy
Visiting 12 - 19 February 2017
Nominated by: Dr Matteo Icardi, Mathematics Institute
Daniele Marchisio graduated in Chemical Engineering in 1997 from Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and obtained his PhD from the same institution in 2001 (with a stay at Iowa State University as visiting scholar). After a post-doc at Iowa State University (2001-2003) and a short permanence as visiting guest at ETH Zurich (2004) he became assistant professor at Politecnico di Torino (2004), where he was then promoted to associate (2010) and full professor (2016). He has also been visiting professor at ULC (summers of 2007 and 2008), visiting scientist at CSIRO (2013) and has been appointed adjunct visiting professor at the Beijing University of Chemical Technology (2016). He is an active member of different professional organizations (AIDIC, GRICU, AIChE, EFCE, APS) including the working parties on multiphase flow and industrial crystallization of the EFCE and of several scientific committees. He has co-authored a book on computational models for multiphase flows (for Cambridge Univ. Press) and more than 100 papers published on international journals.
Professor Christine Goettler
Bern University, Switzerland
Visiting 6 - 10 March 2017
Nominated by: Professor Anne Gerritsen, Department of History
Professor Jean-Michel Marin
Universite de Montpellier, France
Visiting 6 - 10 March 2017
Nominated by: Professor Christian Robert, Department of Statistics
Jean-Michel Marin is a researcher in the field of Statistics. He began his carreer with a PhD thesis on the optimality properties of some small sample sizes estimates. For the past 15 years, he has focused on two main areas. Bayesian statistics, where he contributed to the development and the evaluation of Bayesian methods, especially in the field of model choice. And computational statistics, where he has developed tests and new strategies for adaptive simulation, generically or in connection with specific statistical problems. In the past 10 years, his main application field has been population genetics. Jean-Michel Marin has so far written 2 books and 57 papers. These works contain some important contributions on Bayesian inference. Some of them have impacted other scientific fields. It is notably the case of Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC) techniques used intensively in population genetics. He can be considered as one of the international experts in the world of ABC methodologies. He participated to the production of the DIYABC software. This a reference software for population genetics analysis. Typically using DIYABC it is possible to infer population history through ABC approximations using microsatellite, DNA sequence and SNP data. Jean-Michel Marin is the head of the Alexander Grothendieck Montpellier Institute which hosts above 150 researchers.
Dr Sylvian Schmitz
University of Paris-Saclay, France
Visiting 20 - 24 March 2017
Nominated by: Dr Ranko Lazic, Department of Computer Science
Sylvain Schmitz (PhD University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis 2007) is an Assistant Professor at ENS Paris-Saclay and a permanent member of LSV, one of the top European research centres in logical aspects of computer science. In 2015, Schmitz was a Leverhulme Visiting Professor at Warwick. An author of over 40 articles in international journals and conferences, Schmitz's work has attracted over 500 citations, won best-paper awards, and been presented at several invited talks and European doctoral schools.
Dr Kaveh Yazdani
University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
Visiting 19 - 23 April 2017
Nominated by: Professor Anne Gerritsen, Department of History
Wonder Injector, Italy
Visiting 4 - 14 May 2017
Nominated by: Dr Fabio Camilletti, School of Modern Languages & Cultures
Even in its very name, the cultural project of the Enlightenment is often defined through references to the semantic sphere of light: “illuminer”, “rayonner”, “éclairer”. In spite of this intellectual, cultural, and even political agenda, 18th-century Europe is also the golden age of charlatans, magicians, and necromancers of various kinds. “Magnetism” is the password granting the access to the Otherworld. In the streets, but also in the rooms of aristocratic or royal palaces, conjurers exploit the magnetic properties of stones in ingenious ways; Pinetti’s automata seem to possess a conscious mind; Cagliostro manipulates magic mirrors, Étienne-Gaspard Robertson creates projections of ghosts, and Franz Anton Mesmer even postulates the existence of an “animal magnetism”. Long before nowadays’ discussions on “post-truth”, newspapers and the public debate vehemently discuss the nature of reality, opposed to illusion, enchantment, and belief: when witnessing such amazing phenomena, can we still trace a line between fact and fiction?
Mariano Tomatis’ lecture-show brings back to life the scientists and magicians of the 18th century through their objects, their stories, and their tricks, focusing on the way their shadow still haunts contemporary ideas. “Mesmerized!” re-stages an authentic 18th-century demonstration in amusing physics, intertwined with an analysis of the rhetorical and mechanical techniques “behind the curtains”. Among talking skulls and magic lanterns, X-ray glasses and rising cards, you will take part in a learned and amazing journey into the dark side of Enlightenment.
Maëline Le Lay
CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/French National Centre for Scientific Research), France
Visiting 6 - 11 May 2017
Nominated by: Professor Pierre-Philippe Fraiture, School of Modern Languages & Cultures
Maëline Le Lay is a research fellow at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/French National Centre for Scientific Research) in Bordeaux, at the research centre « Les Afriques dans le monde » (LAM). Her research focuses on theatre, performing arts and literature in DRC and the African Great Lakes Region. She has published « La Parole construit le pays ». Théâtre, langues et didactisme au Katanga (RDC), (Paris, Honoré Champion, 2014) and, together with Dominique Malaquais and Nadine Siegert, she co-edited Archive (re)mix. Vues d’Afrique (2015), a collective transdisciplinary book. She is the Review editor of the peer-reviewed journal Etudes Littéraires Africaines.
Professor Mykhaylo Zarichnyy
Visiting 8 - 13 May 2017
Nominated by: Dr Roman Kozhan, WBS
Mykhailo Zarichnyi graduated in Mathematics in 1979 from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine) and obtained his PhD from the Moscow University in 1983. He is the author of more than 110 papers and three monographs. In 2004-2016 he served as the dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Professor Zarichnyi is a researcher in the field of topology and its applications, in particular, to game theory and mathematical economics. In a joint publication with Dr Roman Kozhan he introduced and investigated a special class of games in capacities. Some of his results concern topology of spaces of (non-additive) measures, the asymptotic dimension theory, and topology of infinite-dimensional manifolds.
Professor Nathan DeYonker
University of Memphis, USA
Visiting 4 - 17 June 2017
Nominated by: Dr Scott Habershon, Department of Chemistry
Nathan DeYonker received his B. Sc. in Chemistry with a minor in Astrophysics from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 2001. His PhD studies in computational and theoretical chemistry were completed in 2005 at the University of Georgia, under the direction of Prof. Henry F. Schaefer III. Dr. DeYonker then worked as a postdoctoral associate under the joint direction of Profs. Angela K. Wilson and Thomas R. Cundari at the University of North Texas. After a long stint as a staff Research Scientist at the University of Memphis, Dr. DeYonker was re-hired there as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Fall 2016. His research interests are (perhaps too) broad, but primarily focus on electronic structure theory. Current research thrusts in his lab involve modeling the gas phase spectroscopy of inorganic astrochemicals, and improving visualization, reproducibility, and workflow in mechanistic studies of enzymes and inorganic/organometallic catalysts. Prof. DeYonker mostly spends his free time giggling with his infant daughter Patti.
Dr Erin Connelly
Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Visiting 5 - 15 June 2017
Nominated by: Dr Freya Harrison, School of Life Sciences
Erin Connelly is the CLIR-Mellon Fellow for Data Curation in Medieval Studies in the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts. She holds a Ph.D. in Medieval English from the University of Nottingham with a special interest in medieval medical texts and the relevance of medieval medicine for modern infections (Ancientbiotics). Her doctoral project was the first edition of the 15th-century Middle English translation of Bernard of Gordon's Lilium medicinae.
Dr Maria Mut
Visiting 16 June - 05 July 2017
Nominated by: Dr Christopher Browning, Department of Politics & International Studies
Maria Mut Bosque is Lecturer in International and European Law at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (Barcelona) and Deputy Dean of post-graduate studies and international relations of the Faculty of Law. She has two degrees in Law and Political Science from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, respectively, as well as two MA in International Studies and European Law from the Universitat de Barcelona and a post-graduate degree in Public Law and Political Science from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. In 2009 she was granted with a predoctoral scholarship. Three years ago she obtained a doctor of law degree from the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, within the framework of the European PhD Programme. This Programme allowed her to do a research stay at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICS) of the University of London for one-year period. Since 2009 she has been Research Fellow of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies of the University of London.
Her research interests are International Organisations, particularly the Commonwealth and the European Union, ant the role of the UK in both organisations. Moreover, she has a long running interest in international subjectivity and how different territories can obtain it. In this sense, her work is focused on overseas territories and crown dependencies, particularly in Gibraltar. Her research stay at the Political and International Studies Department of the University of Warwick will give her the chance to deepen the study of the new post-Brexit International scenario for the United Kingdom and its overseas territories.
Dr Audrey Msimanga
University of Witwatersrang, South Africa
Visiting 14 - 19 August 2017
Nominated by: Dr Sue Johnston-Wilder, Centre for Education Studies
Dr Audrey Msimanga a Senior Lecturer of science education in the School of Education at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Her interest is in the teaching and learning of science in contexts of teacher and student diversity as well as in constrained learning environments. The diversity of contexts includes under preparation for the level, language, literacies, alternative worldviews, understandings of the nature of science and the development of reasoning.
She is a holder of several research grants, one of which is a collaborative research project on the role of learners’ home language in science teaching and learning which includes researchers from five countries: South Africa, Rwanda, India, the UK and Brazil.