James Gleeson holds the Chair in Industrial and Applied Mathematics at the University of Limerick. As co-director of MACSI, the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry, he leads research into applications of mathematics to real-world problems with significant economic and social impact. James is a graduate of University College Dublin in Mathematical Sciences and Mathematical Physics and received his PhD in Applied Mathematics from California Institute of Technology in 1999. Following his graduation from Caltech, he held positions as a visiting assistant professor in Arizona State University, postdoctoral research positions in the Department of Applied Mathematics at University College Cork (UCC) and National Microelectronic Research Centre (NMRC, now Tyndall Institute), and as a senior lecturer in the School of Mathematical Sciences, UCC before moving to Limerick. His research interests are in mathematical modelling, particularly of stochastic dynamics on complex networks.
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