Bruce Desmond Craven, born 7/5/1931.

Master of Science (Honours) (1953) University of Melbourne (Nonlinear elements in electronic simulation)

BAHonours(1959) University of Melbourne

BSc(1951) University of Melbourne

1955-1962 Senior Research Physicist, Research Division, Australian Paper Manufacturers,

Melbourne.

1962-1968 Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Melbourne.

1968 to 1996 Reader, Department of Mathematics. University Of Melbourne.

1997 to present Principal Fellow (honorary), Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics,

University of Melbourne

optimal control, duality theory, generalised convexity, fractional programming,

nonsmooth optimisation, multicriteria optimisation algorithms, operations

research models, optimal control in economic growth and finance models.

Contributions to analysis (both classical and functional) and to probability

(Markov processes).

Funding $20,000 from Australian Research Council small grants (1989-1993).

Teaching Courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in Operations Research and

mathematics. Supervision of honours, MSc, and PhD students

Functional analysis, Operations Research, Mathematical programming and

optimisation, Time series analysis, Topology of surfaces, Measure and

integration, Advanced calculus, and Linear algebra.

Teaching Initiatives Set up and developed a third-year program in Operations IResearch,

involving preparation of notes, teaching material and computer programs,

development and maintenance of extensive program of group projects.

Supervision: Theses supervised include the foillowing:

Probability measures on topological spaces (D. B. Pollard, M.Sc., 1973)

Optimization in abstract spaces (L.Trudzik, PhD, 1982)

Non-differentiable programming (B. M. Glover, M.Sc., 1982)

Nondifferentiable programming and duality with modified convexity

(V. Jeyakumar, PhD, 1986)

Algorithms for zero-one linear programming (D. Sier, M.Sc. 1991).

Topics in multiobjective optimisation (S. Bolintineanu, PhD, 1992).

Optimality conditions in nonsmooth optimisation (B.M. Glover, PhD, 1993).

The development and analysis of four multiple-objective linear programming

algorithms (R. Keam, M.Sc., 1994

Multicriteria optimisation (J. C. San Pedro), PhD, 1997) .

Functions of generalised variation and oscillation (C. A. Wilson, PhD, 1998)

(co-supervisor)

Optimal control with a cost of changing control (Chen PING, M.Sc., 2002)

Research Optimization theory, including nonsmooth and multicriteria optimization,

generalized convexity, optimalcontrol. Collaboration on optimization with

mathematicians in Vietnam (Mathematics Institute, Hanoi), China (Institute

of Systems Science), India, Italy (University of Pisa),and France.

Substantial visits to universities in Sheffield, Poitiers and Seattle

Society of Operations Research, London Mathematical Society, Royal Statistical Society,

Mathematical Programming Society, American Mathematical Society, Operations Research Society

of America. Associate Editor Journal of ANZIAM Jourhnal (formerlyAustralian Mathematical

Society Series B, Applied Mathematics), Bulletin of the Australian Mathematical Society, and

(formerly) Opsearch (the journal of the Indian Operational Research Society, Delhi).

Referee for numerous world standard journals.

B.D. Craven, Functions of Several Variables, Chapman and Hall, London, 1981.

B.D. Craven, Lebesgue Measure and Integral, Pitman, Boston, 1982.

B.D. Craven, Fractional Programming, Heldermann Verlag, Berlin, 1988.

B.D. Craven, Control and Optimization, Chapman and Hall, London, 1995.