Dr Frank de Hoog: guiding research in mathematics and statistics
Dr Frank de Hoog, a mathematical scientist with over 30 years' research and teaching experience, is the Chief Scientist at CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics.
1 February 2010 | Updated 16 November 2012
Dr Frank de Hoog's role at CSIRO is to help set research directions and implement research at CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics.
Dr de Hoog's main interests include applying mathematics to:
- modelling blast furnaces
- gravity separation
- alumina precipitation
- mill modelling
- roll coating
- structural vibrations
- coil handling
- financial risk.
Dr de Hoog has worked closely with many industrial colleagues on industrial problems, mainly in the areas of mineral and industrial processing.
'CSIRO's work in solving problems for industry generates questions that feed back into theoretical development of mathematics,' says Dr de Hoog.
'Looking at real-world applications and feeding back into theory to develop the subject is something we hold as a guiding principle at CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics.'
Dr de Hoog has lectured at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and ANU on Computational and Applied Mathematics and has made a number of research contributions in areas including:
- numerical solution of differential and integral equations
- numerical transform techniques
- computational linear algebra
- solid mechanics
- vibration of structures
- stress analysis
- heat and mass transfer
Dr de Hoog's work has involved extensive collaboration with colleagues at:
“Looking at real-world applications and feeding back into theory to develop the subject is something we hold as a guiding principle.”
Dr Frank de Hoog, CSIRO Mathematical Scientist
the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
La Trobe University, Victoria
BHP Billiton, Australia
Bluescope Steel, Australia
James Hardie P/L, Australia
University of Wisconsin, USA
Caltech, California, USA
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada
Technical University, Eindhoven, Netherlands
University of Technology, Vienna, Austria.
He also has extensive research links in Australia, North America and Europe. His contributions to mathematics have been documented in over 100 refereed journal papers and conference proceedings.
Dr de Hoog has been awarded a:
Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Australia, Perth
Doctor of Philosophy from the ANU.
Dr de Hoog has been awarded the:
- 2009 Sir Ian McLennan Award for Industry
- 2004 Professional Engineering Publishing Award
- 1998 Australian Mathematical Society Medal.
He is a member of:
He is a Fellow of the:
- Australian Mathematical Society
- Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
Read an overview of research at CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics & Statistics.