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22 hours and 11,000 miles sat on planes, but well worth the journey to be in wonderful Sydney. Here just for 2 days before heading to give a plenary in Adelaide next week :)
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Wait until you have to go back +Paul Harper. The feeling as you enter the torture tube is indescribably dreadful. Muah ha ha.
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An honour to have been invited to present to Welsh Government Assembly Members about our healthcare mathematical modelling research and impact. More great visibility :)
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Thanks TJ. My Welsh wouldn't stand up to a whole talk quite yet!
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A few pics from an enjoyable day spent in Oxford with the family. The streets were welcomely tranquil (we mostly avoided the shops!) and the weather unusually mild for the time of year.

Behind the photo of the kids is the the circular Radcliffe Camera (camera is the Latin word for 'room') which was completed in 1749 to house a library devoted to the sciences. Today it acts as a private reading room for the nearby Bodleian Library. 
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Too true +Kevin Clift! How time flies by... 
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*The dilemma of exchanging gifts at christmas*

Here's a blog post that uses game theory to offer an explanation of why when we agree to not exchange gifts... we do so anyway. (Turns out it's a Prisoner's dilemma :))

http://vknight.org/unpeudemath/code/2015/12/15/The-Prisoners-Dilemma-of-Christmas-Gifts/
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Just cut the Gordion knot: don't have friends. Problem. Solved.
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Still pinching ourselves after winning an award last night for the Times Higher Education Innovation and Technology prize at a very enjoyable and glitzy ceremony in London. Would not have been possible without a wonderful team of researchers (post-docs who do all the hard work) and working with some amazingly talented people in NHS Wales who make it all happen by translating the research into practice.
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This is wonderful, Paul. Congratulations.
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Our annual senior maths team challenge is underway! 18 local schools in teams of 4 working on some seriously challenging mathematical problems for the next 3 hours :) This year I bought some nice books by Ian Stewart to award as prizes for the top teams.
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do share later, the problems asked. thank you.
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Some reflections on the Summer School: http://vknight.org/unpeudemath/mathematics/2016/01/27/UNAM-Mathematics-Summer-School/

It's been an awesome experience.

My post is just a quick lay down of photos and feelings. 
I am writing this post just after two extraordinary weeks in Namibia. This is a quick personal reflection of what has been an awesome experience. As part of Cardiff University’s Phoenix Project, Martin Mugochi, Rob Wilson and I with Cardiff PhD students Geraint Palmer and Alex MacKay worked with the University of Namibia’s faculty of Mathematics to deliver a two week summer school.
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Nice one
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Delighted to be advertising for a Chair in Operational Research to join our thriving and growing group!  
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To celebrate the New Year, here's the complete graph on 64 vertices, with its 2016 edges!

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Three very excited kids in our house just watched the ISS pass by (courtesy of the ISS spotter app for timings and directions) - despite some cloud cover we managed a good view - our youngest thought it might be Santa already :)

A very happy Christmas to all my G+ friends 🚀

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We had the ISS today and again tomorrow. Santa doing a second pass?
Have a great year!
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"My innovative life", apparently!   #famousontheinternet
Watching patients queue on a hospital ward in Mumbai opened Professor Paul Harper’s eyes to solving problems with numbers. Here, he talks about the power of mathematics to save lives.
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I liked this statement best This is much safer than experimenting with changes ‘for real’..
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PSA for math folks: My department at +Grand Valley State University is hiring for a tenure-track position. The application deadline is just 10 days away! If you're on the market, please consider applying -- it's a truly amazing working environment for people who care about undergraduate education. If you're not on the market, please retweet/reshare/get the word out. 
Full service online faculty recruitment site for mathematical institutions worldwide, offered by the American Mathematical Society (AMS).
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Hello paul
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Professor of OR & Deputy Head of the School of Mathematics, Cardiff University, Wales
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Professor of Operational Research.  Deputy Head of the School and Director of Engagement, Mathematics, Cardiff University, Wales. 

Also Head of the OR Group; Director of Health Modelling Centre Cymru (hmc2) (a pan-Wales centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling); Director of MSc programmes in OR, Applied Statistics and Risk.


[Google scholar page: http://goo.gl/AAySS]

Have a really wonderful family (married to Julia with 3 children). Other passions in my life include sport, travel and my faith.  Like to keep a humorous perspective on life - laughter is the language of the soul :)


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Can play my teeth.
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Professor and Deputy Head of School of Mathematics, Cardiff University
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  • Cardiff University
    2007 - present
  • University of Southampton
    1997 - 2007
  • Capgemini
    1996 - 1997
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