Ground breaking research recognised with award of prestigious Leslie Fox Prize

24 June 2021

MSI Fellow Lindon Roberts is transforming the way we solve optimisation problems with new techniques that have potential applications in several fields including machine learning and medical imaging.

Lindon's was recently awarded the prestigious Leslie Fox Prize, 2021 recognising his work in this area.

He presented aspects of his research when he stepped up as a finalists for the 20th Leslie Fox Prize event hosted by the Institute of Mathematics and its applications (IMA). He was one of 5 young international researchers, each presenting their interesting research in the field of numerical analysis.

Reflecting on the finals event, Lindon says “The shortlisted papers were outstanding in their achievements and it was interesting to see how the field is evolving. In particular, there was a large focus both on the role of numerical analysis in machine learning and how techniques from machine learning and related areas can be used in more traditional settings. For me personally, I feel honoured to join what is an impressive list of previous winners and finalists, and it gives me encouragement to continue pursuing this line of research.”

Lindon is the first researcher affiliated with the ANU to be named as a finalist and subsequent winner for this prestigious award and also the first from the southern hemisphere.

The event was hosted online from the UK on 21 June.