Lesley Ward is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of South Australia. She earned her BSc Honours degree from ANU and her PhD from Yale University, then held postdoctoral positions at Rice University and MSRI, and a continuing position at Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA. Her research is mainly in harmonic analysis and complex analysis. She also works in industrial applications of mathematics, carried out through the UniSA Mathematics Clinic, which she directs. Her book “Harmonic Analysis: From Fourier to Wavelets”, coauthored with M. Cristina Pereyra, appeared in 2012. Lesley Ward is the Chair of the Women in Mathematics Group (WIMSIG) of the Australian Mathematical Society, and has worked on gender... Read more
Research collaborators
International Teaching Award
2006 Mathematical Association of America Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching
Institutional Teaching Awards
2014 UniSA Indigenous Education Teaching Award, ITEE Indigenous Content Team
2012 UniSA Supported Teacher Award
2011 UniSA Supported Teacher Award
2008 UniSA Enhancing Learning Award, Division of ITEE First Year Experience Team
1993 Yale Prize Teaching Fellowship
Courses I teach
About me
Lesley Ward is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of South Australia. She earned her BSc Honours degree from ANU and her PhD from Yale University, then held postdoctoral positions at Rice University and MSRI, and a continuing position at Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA. Her research is mainly in harmonic analysis and complex analysis. She also works in industrial applications of mathematics, carried out through the UniSA Mathematics Clinic, which she directs. Her book “Harmonic Analysis: From Fourier to Wavelets”, coauthored with M. Cristina Pereyra, appeared in 2012. Lesley Ward is the Chair of the Women in Mathematics Group (WIMSIG) of the Australian Mathematical Society, and has worked on gender equity issues in STEM disciplines at five institutions over many years. She has won several teaching awards, notably the Mathematical Association of America’s Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching.
2015present: Associate Professor of Mathematics, School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, UniSA.
20062014: Senior Lecturer, School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences (until 2012 the School of Mathematics and Statistics), UniSA.
20032006: Associate Professor, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California, USA.
19972003: Assistant Professor, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California, USA.
1995: Postdoctoral Fellow, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), Berkeley, California, USA. Spring semester.
19941997: G.C. Evans Instructor of Mathematics, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA.
Selected awards and distinctions
2015: Coorganiser, http://www.unisa.edu.au/ices Indigenous Content in Education Symposium (ICES '15), University of South Australia, 21 Sep 2015.
2014: Coorganiser, Special Session in Harmonic Analysis and PDEs, http://www.austms2014.ms.unimelb.edu.au/ 8th AustraliaNew Zealand Mathematics Convention, incorporating the 58th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society and the 2014 New Zealand Mathematics Colloquium, University of Melbourne, 812 Dec.
2014: Coorganiser, http://unisa.edu.au/mathssymposium Indigenous Content in STEM Symposium, Division of ITEE, UniSA, 26 Aug 2014.
2014: Coorganiser, http://rutherglen.science.mq.edu.au/ha2014/ The AMSI/AustMS 2014 Workshop in Harmonic Analysis and its Applications, Macquarie University, 2125 Jul 2014.
2013: Senior Visiting Fellow, IPAM, UCLA, Program on Interactions between Analysis and Geometry. March.
2009: Visiting Researcher, Department of Mathematics, Brown University, USA. OctDec.
2009: Visiting Researcher, Departamento de Matematica, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (PUCRIO), Brazil. AugOct.
20082009: Chair of Local Organising Committee, Member of Programme Committee, and Treasurer, http://w3.unisa.edu.au/austms2009/ 53rd Annual Conference of the Australian Mathematical Society, held 28 Sep1 Oct 2009, UniSA. Jan 2008June 2009
2006: Mathematical Association of America (MAA) http://www.maa.org/Awards/alder.html Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member. One of three awarded in the US and Canada.
2006: My department (http://www.math.hmc.edu/ Department of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College) was awarded the inaugural http://www.ams.org/ams/press/mudd05.html American Mathematical Society (AMS) Award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department. All departments of mathematical sciences in the US and Canada that offer at least a bachelor's degree in mathematical sciences are eligible.
2004: http://nieis.anu.edu.au/programs/NIEIS_programs_weis.html WEIS Visiting Fellowship for a Senior Academic Woman in Engineering and Information Sciences, National Institute of Engineering and Information Sciences (NIEIS), Australian National University.
2004: Taught short course with Cristina Pereyra on Harmonic Analysis: From Fourier to Haar, http://www.math.ias.edu/womensprogram/ IAS/Princeton Program for Women in Mathematics, Analysis and Nonlinear PDEs, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey. May.
2003: Taught short course on Wavelets, http://pcmi.ias.edu/ IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute, Harmonic Analysis and Partial Differential Equations, Park City, Utah. July.
1995: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), Berkeley, California, Program in Complex Dynamics and Hyperbolic Geometry.
19911992: Yale Prize Teaching Fellowship. Awarded for `excellence in performance as a Teaching Fellow', to eight PhD students chosen from all departments at Yale University.
1986: Tillyard Prize, Australian National University. Awarded to the student whose personal qualities and contribution to University life have been outstanding and who in the year of the award has completed a Degree of Bachelor with Honours.
1986: Hanna Neumann Prize for Mathematics IV (Honours), Australian National University.
About me
Leadership in the mathematics profession
Membership of professional assocations
About me
Date  Title 

20/05/2016 
The Wire: Womenonly Math Jobs Offered by University of Melbourne, http://thewire.org.au/story/70717/ 
19/05/2016 
The Age: Melbourne Uni offers women'sonly maths jobs, http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourneuniofferswomensonlymathsjobs20160519goytqb.html 
18/05/2016 
ABC PM: Melbourne University advertises femaleonly jobs in bid to remedy gender imbalance in maths, http://www.abc.net.au/news/20160518/melbourneuniversityopensupjobstowomenapplicantsonly/7426704 
About me
Doctor of Philosophy Yale University
Master of Science Yale University
Masters Philosophy in Mathematics Yale University
Bachelor of Science Australian National University
Research
Excludes commercialinconfidence projects.
Multiparameter Harmonic Analysis: Weighted Estimates for Singular Integrals, ARC  Discovery Projects, 01/01/2016  31/12/2018
Harmonic analysis: Function spaces and singular integral operators, ARC  Discovery Projects, 31/10/2012  31/10/2017
Maths Clinic Industry Project: DSTO's Vehicle Fleet Mix Problem, Defence Science & Technology Organisation  Business & Commercialisation Office, 09/05/2014  01/12/2015
Research
Research since 2008 is shown below. To see earlier years visit ORCID, ResearcherID or Scopus
Year  Output 

2015 
Albrecht, A, Belchamber, ER, Bradford, EV, Galapitage, AHN, Mills, SJ, Nguyen, TTT, Sargent, AM, Ward, K, Ward, L & Williams, P 2015, 'Mathematical techniques to aid the Australian Army in selecting new defence vehicles', in R Anderssen, T Weber & M McPhee (eds), MODSIM 2015, 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, pp. 788794. 
2015 
Chen, P, Duong, XT, Li, J, Ward, LA & Yan, L 2015, 'Product Hardy spaces associated to operators with heat kernel bounds on spaces of homogeneous type', Mathematische Zeitschrift, vol. 282, no. 3/4, pp. 10331065. 
2013 
Chen, P, Li, J & Ward, LA 2013, 'BMO from dyadic BMO via expectations on product spaces of homogeneous type', Journal of Functional Analysis, vol. 265, no. 10, pp. 24202451.
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2012 
Pereyra, MC & Ward, LA 2012, Harmonic analysis : from Fourier to wavelets, American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI. 
2008 
Pipher, J & Ward, LA 2008, 'BMO from dyadic BMO on the bidisc', Journal of London Mathematical Society, vol. 77, no. 2, pp. 524544.
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Year  Output 

2012 
Pereyra, MC & Ward, LA 2012, Harmonic analysis : from Fourier to wavelets, American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI. 
Year  Output 

2015 
Chen, P, Duong, XT, Li, J, Ward, LA & Yan, L 2015, 'Product Hardy spaces associated to operators with heat kernel bounds on spaces of homogeneous type', Mathematische Zeitschrift, vol. 282, no. 3/4, pp. 10331065. 
2015 
Li, J, Pipher, J & Ward, LA 2015, 'Dyadic structure theorems for multiparameter function spaces', Revista Matematica Iberoamericana, vol. 31, pp. 767797.
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2014 
Barton, A & Ward, LA 2014, 'A new class of harmonic measure distribution functions', Journal of Geometric Analysis, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 20352071. 
2013 
Chen, P, Li, J & Ward, LA 2013, 'BMO from dyadic BMO via expectations on product spaces of homogeneous type', Journal of Functional Analysis, vol. 265, no. 10, pp. 24202451.
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2013 
Li, J & Ward, LA 2013, 'Singular integrals on Carleson measure spaces CMOp on product spaces of homogeneous type', Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 141, no. 8, pp. 27672782.
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2011 
Pipher, J, Ward, LA & Xiao, X 2011, 'Geometriearithmetic averaging of dyadic weights', Revista Matematica Iberoamericana, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 953976.
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2008 
Pipher, J & Ward, LA 2008, 'BMO from dyadic BMO on the bidisc', Journal of London Mathematical Society, vol. 77, no. 2, pp. 524544.
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12

Year  Output 

2015 
Albrecht, A, Belchamber, ER, Bradford, EV, Galapitage, AHN, Mills, SJ, Nguyen, TTT, Sargent, AM, Ward, K, Ward, L & Williams, P 2015, 'Mathematical techniques to aid the Australian Army in selecting new defence vehicles', in R Anderssen, T Weber & M McPhee (eds), MODSIM 2015, 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, pp. 788794. 
2008 
Chapman, DM, Sambell, DJ, Ward, LA & Wong, VWZ 2008, 'The Value to the Electricity Market and the Electricity Network of Photovoltaic Generation', in ISES, The Conference, pp. 111. 
Research
Research collaborators
External engagement & recognition
Organisation  Country 

Brown University  UNITED STATES 
Defence Science and Technology Organisation  AUSTRALIA 
Georgia Institute of Technology  UNITED STATES 
Macquarie University  AUSTRALIA 
Sun YatSen University  CHINA 
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities  UNITED STATES 
University of New Mexico  Albuquerque  UNITED STATES 
University of South Australia  AUSTRALIA 
Zhejiang Agricultural and Forestry University  CHINA 
External engagement & recognition
Leadership in the mathematics profession
Membership of professional organisations
Teaching & student supervision
Teaching & student supervision
Supervisions from 2010 shown
Thesis title  Student status 

Functions of bounded mean oscillation adn boundedness of operators in product spaces of homogeneous type  Current 
Functions of vanishing mean oscillation, weight functions and spaces of homogeneous type  Current 
Mathematical tools for maximising renewable energy use in electricity supply  Current 