Harcourt-Doig Research Fellowship announced

In recognition of the contributions of Dr Alison Harcourt AO, the School of Mathematics and Statistics is pleased to announce a new prestigious four-year Harcourt-Doig Research Fellowship.

The fellowship will be awarded to exceptional early career researchers in the mathematical sciences whose research has the potential to have a significant impact, either in fundamental research or toward practical applications.

Dr Alison Harcourt is a pioneer in the field of optimisation, having co-authored the seminal paper: A. H. Land and A. G. Doig, An Automatic Method of Solving Discrete Programming Problems, Econometrica, vol. 28, no. 3, 1960. The paper was co-authored with Ailsa Hand in 1960 at the London School of Economics.

Despite retiring in 1994, Dr Harcourt continues to make a difference to the lives of our students as a sessional tutor in undergraduate statistics subjects at the University. She was formally recognised for her contributions to society with a Doctor of Science (honoris causa) from the University in 2018 and she was also named 2019 Victorian Senior Australian of the Year.

Starting in 2020, one Harcourt-Doig Research Fellowship will be awarded per year to early career researchers, to be taken up in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne.

Outstanding candidates are invited to apply via mathjobs.org once the fellowships are advertised. The application deadline, eligibility criteria and further information for the fellowship will be posted soon on https://ms.unimelb.edu.au/jobs.