**Research interests**

Analysis of algorithms, combinatorics, computational complexity, number theory, numerical analysis,

parallel computing, randomised algorithms, random number generators.

**Education and degrees**

1968 BSc Monash Honours 1 in Mathematics

1970 MSc Stanford in Computer Science

1971 PhD Stanford in Computer Science

1981 DSc Monash in Computer Science

1998 MA Oxon (by special resolution)

**Awards and distinctions**

1963 BHP Prize, Victoria

1982 Fellow, Australian Academy of Science

1984 Australian Mathematical Society Medal

1990 Forsythe Memorial Lecturer, Stanford University

1991 Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA (Life Fellow, 2011)

1993 Fellow, Institution of Engineers, Australia (resigned 1998)

1994 Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery, USA (resigned 2013)

1997 Fellow, Australian Mathematical Society

2000 IEEE Millennium Medal

2002 Fellow, British Computer Society (resigned 2008)

2003 Fellow, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, UK

2005 Hannan Medal of the Australian Academy of Science

2009 Fellow, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, USA

2009 Foreign Fellow, Bangladesh Academy of Science

2014 Moyal Lecturer and Medallist, Macquarie University

2015 Golub Memorial Lecturer, Hong Kong Baptist University

2019 Distinguished Fellow of the International Engineering and Technology Institute (IETI)

**Employment**

1968 Teaching Fellow, Computer Centre, Monash University

1971 Research Employee, IBM Research Center, Yorktown Heights, USA

1972 Research Fellow, Computer Centre, ANU

1973 Fellow, Computer Centre, ANU

1976 Senior Fellow, Computer Centre/Computing Research Group, ANU

1978 Foundation Professor and Head of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, ANU

1983 Professor, Centre for Mathematical Analysis, ANU

1985 Professor and Head, Computer Sciences Laboratory, RSPhysS/RSPhysSE/RSISE, ANU

1998 Statutory Professor of Computing Science and Fellow of St Hugh's College, Oxford, UK

2005 ARC Federation Fellow, MSI & RSISE, Australian National University

2010 Distinguished Professor, MSI & CECS, Australian National University

2011 Emeritus Professor, Australian National University

**Visiting positions**

1975 Visiting Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Stanford University (3 months)

1978 Visiting Professor, EECS, University of California, Berkeley (3 months)

1989 Visiting Professor, Computer Science, Carnegie-Mellon University (2 months)

1997 Visiting Professor, Mathematics, Harvard University (2 months)

2005{2011 Visiting Professor, University of Oxford, UK (short visits)

2014{2017 Vice-Chancellor's Visiting Fellow, University of Newcastle, NSW

2011{2020 Conjoint Professor, Mathematics, University of Newcastle, NSW

**Teaching**

Taught many undergraduate and graduate courses in both Computer Science (Stanford, Oxford, ANU)

and Mathematics (Harvard, ANU, Newcastle), 1975-2013

**Professional activities**

Editor/associate editor of journals: Journal of the ACM (1976{79), Numerische Mathematik (1981{

87), Advances in Computer Science (Prentice-Hall Book Series, 1987{95), SIAM J. on Matrix

Analysis and Applications (1987{89), Parallel Processing Letters (1990{93), Internat. J. of High

Speed Computing (1990{2005), Asian J. of Mathematics (1997{2006), Mathematics of Computation

(1998{2007), Internat. J. High Performance Computing and Networks (2004{), Contributions to

Discrete Mathematics (2005{).

Reviewer for numerous journals and granting bodies.

Program/organising committee member for numerous national and international conferences, e.g.

ACCMCC 2010, CATS 2008, PDCAT 2004{07, ICCSA 2004{05, ANTS 2004, FOCM 1999{2002,

PDCS 2001, ISAAC 2001, ARITH15 2001.

Member, IFIP Working Group 2.5 on Numerical Software, 1978{86.

Member, National Committee for Mathematics, 1979{81, 1983{86, 1995{98.

Foundation member and Secretary, Association of Australian Professors of Computer Science

(now \CORE"), 1981{1985.

Member, Council of the Australian Mathematical Society, 1983{1986.

Member, ARC Engineering I Panel, 1994{96.

Chair, Australian Academy of Science Sectional Committee 1, 2012{2014.

Supervised 20 PhD students (plus 1 current) and numerous MSc and Honours students.

Consultant and software architect for Quintessence Labs (2nd-generation quantum cryptography).

**Research grants (since 2005)**

ARC Federation Fellowship Exploring the Frontiers of Feasible Computation, 2005{2010.

CI in ARC Centre of Excellence Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems (MASCOS) with

A. Guttmann (Melbourne) et al, 2005{2010.

Australian leader in INRIA Associate Team program Algorithms, Numbers, Computation with

P. Zimmermann (INRIA, France), 2008{2010.

CI in ARC Discovery grant Integral Lattices and their Theta Series with J. Cannon (Sydney),

2008{2010.

CI in ARC Discovery grant An Integrative and Interactive Approach for Co-estimation of Multiple

Sequence Alignment and Phylogeny Reconstruction with B. Zhou (Sydney), 2009{2011.

CI in ARC Linkage grant Robust Numerical Solution of Partial Dierential Equations on Petascale

Computer Systems with Applications to Tsunami Modelling and Plasma Physics with M. Hegland,

A. Rendell, S. Roberts, P. Strazdins (ANU), R. Nobes (Fujitsu Laboratories Europe), 2011{2014.

CI in ARC Discovery grant Exploratory Experimentation and Computation in the Mathematical

Sciences with J. Borwein (Newcastle) and D. Bailey (USA), 2014{2017.

**Research contributions**

Brent's work is well-known and widely quoted in several areas of Computer Science and Mathematics,

including algorithms for structured linear systems, analysis of algorithms, area-time bounds, compu-

tational complexity, computational number theory, high-precision computations, optimisation, parallel

algorithms, random number generation, and solution of nonlinear algebraic systems.