Prof Steven Bishop

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4 October 2013

Global System Dynamics and Policies: Best Practice Guidelines. The full report is available on PDF here

23 August 2013

Steven will go to Kenya as part of his Dream Fellowship to see Animesh Kumar, who works for the UN in Nairobi and also visit Maseno University near Kisumu. More >

19 July 2013

Giving a talk at the 3rd European PhD Summer School and workshop on "Mathematical modeling of Complexity", 17-19 July More >

10 July 2013

Steven in Malta till the 13th visiting the Malta Information Technology Agency and holding a UCL Alumni Event. More >

13 June 2013

Steven will participate at the 3rd Technical workshop: Adapting to climate change, in Brussels. You can read the programme here >

10 - 12 June 2013

2nd Open Global Systems Science Conference in Brussels organised by GSDP, the Global Climate Forum, EUNOIA, FOC, INSITE, MULTIPLEX, NESS, HLRS and ECLT. Read the Agenda here >

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Steve Bishop
Dept of Mathematics
Professor of Nonlinear Dynamics
Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

About

Steven Bishop outside of UCL

I am first and foremost an applied mathematician who seeks to apply our knowledge to solve problems of practical interest, while at the same time educating others and allowing them to reach their own potential.

I joined University College London (UCL) in 1984 and since 2004, I have been in the Mathematics Department as Professor of Nonlinear Dynamics specialising in complex systems. My earlier research interests spanned a broad variety of topics motivated mainly by problems in engineering dynamics. Identifying instabilities in nonlinear dynamical systems formed a running theme with particular emphasis on parametrically excited systems and the interesting phenomena found in non-smooth systems, such as those involving repeated impacts. Previous research areas have included the control of chaos and chaotic synchronisation but additionally the concepts of nonlinear dynamics have been applied to study ship capsize, the spread of fires in rooms, the stability of electronic phase-locked loops and other physical problems of practical interest. More recently, after studying a discrete approach to consider the dynamics and morphology of sand dunes, my research has moved more towards social systems where I apply theoretical and computations methods. I have a specific interest in how we can use a systems approach to understanding how local and global influences can be incorporated into simple models that can be used in a policy decision making setting.

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2013

AUG 2013 - Nairobi, Kenya - As part of his Dream Fellowship research Steven visited Nairobi and Kisumu and visited Animesh Kumar, who works for the UN in Nairobi as well as Maseno University near Kisumu, 23 August-2 September More >

JUL 2013 - Heraklion, Greece - Giving a talk at the 3rd European PhD Summer School and workshop on "Mathematical modeling of Complexity", 17-19 July More >

JUL 2013 - Malta - Visiting Alan Attard at the Malta Information Technology Agency and holding a UCL Alumni Event, 10-13 July More >

JUN 2013 - Brussels - 3rd Technical workshop: Adapting to climate change, A dialogue between research and policy, June 13 More>

JUN 2013 - Brussels - Second Open Global Systems Science Conference,                               June 10 - 12 More >

APR 2013 - Japan - Visit to Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and other cities for my Dream Fellowship research More >

MAR 2013 - Warsaw, Poland - ASTI workshop event More >

MAR 2013 - Strasbourg, France - Visit to the European Commission Watch >

MAR 2013 - Swindon, UK - EPSRC Meeting

JAN 2013 - Tallinn, Estonia - Elected Foreign Member of Estonian Academy of Sciences



2012

NOV 2012 - Dublin, Ireland - FuturICT Management Meeting

OCT 2012 - Brussels, Belgium - FET Info Day: Overview of FuturICT

OCT 2012 - Cork, Ireland - FuturICT in Ireland Meeting

OCT 2012 - Ashlyns’ School, Herts, UK - Outreach event: FuturICT

APR 2012 - Kiev, Ukraine - Presentation at FuturICT Hub

APR 2012 - Vienna, Austria - FuturICT meetings

APR 2012 - Brussels, Belgium - ICT&ART Event OCT 2012 - Brussels, Belgium - Meeting with MEPs to discuss FuturICT

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