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Ian Hugh Sloan AO (born 17 June 1938, Melbourne)
is an Australian applied mathematician. He was educated at the University of Melbourne
(BSc 1958, BA (hons) 1960), University of Adelaide (MSc, 1961) and University College
London, where he was supervised by renowned mathematical physicist Sir Harrie Massey,
and earned his PhD in 1964. He was a research scientist for the Colonial
Sugar Refining company 1964–5, and since 1965 has been at the University of New South
Wales, where he has been Scientia Professor since 1999. He served as Head of the School of Mathematics
from 1986 to 1990 and from 1992 to 1993.His early work was in theoretical nuclear physics,
but he moved to applied mathematics, especially numerical analysis. Sloan has published more than 200 papers covering
areas such as the numerical solution of integral equations, numerical integration and interpolation,
boundary integral equations, approximation theory, multiple integration, continuous complexity
theory and other parts of numerical analysis and approximation theory. He has made important contributions to the
theory of numerical integration in many dimensions, in recent years concentrating on quasi-Monte
Carlo methods.After serving as Vice-President and President elect 2017–2018, Sloan became
President of the Royal Society of New South Wales in 2018, taking over from Professor
D. Brynn Hibbert.==Honours==
In 1990 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science
In 1997, he was awarded the ANZIAM Medal of the Australian Mathematical Society. During 1998–2000, he was President of the
Australian Mathematical Society. He was the 2001 winner of the Australian Academy
of Science’s Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal. Also in 2001, he was awarded the Centenary
Medal. In 2002, he shared the inaugural George Szekeres
Medal of the Australian Mathematical Society with Alf van der Poorten of Macquarie University. During 2003–2007, he was President of the
International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM). In the June 2008 Queen’s Birthday Honours,
he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO). In 2012 he became a fellow of the American
Mathematical Society. In 2014 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal
Society of New South Wales (FRSN

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