These doctors came from three continents and seven different
countries. Our discussions were held in four different languages.
The first fourteen of them got their degrees during my tenure at
Uppsala University; the last four after my retirement in 2006.
Borell. Thesis: Convex Measures on
Infinite-Dimensional Vector Spaces, defended on 1974 May 20
at Uppsala University. Opponent: Jørgen Hoffman-Jørgensen. The Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded him its Strömer–Ferrnerska Prize in 1977 and
its Edlundska Prize on 1998 March
26 (50 kSEK). Professor at Chalmers University of Technology,
- Urban Cegrell. Thesis:
Removable Singularities for Plurisubharmonic Functions and Related
Problems, defended on 1975 May 23 at Uppsala University. Opponent:
Pierre Lelong. Professor at Umeå University up to his retirement in
2010. Lived in Stockholm after that.
Urban was born on 1943 May
28 and died on 2021 June 29. He was the advisor of twelve PhD
students, earning their degrees during the period 1989–2012. He
is the author of 78 publications, 1970–2019.
Josefson. Thesis: Analytic Phenomena in
and c0(A), defended on 1975
October 29 at Uppsala University. Opponent: Martin Schottenloher.
Senior university lecturer at Linköping University until his
retirement in 2014.
- Aboubakr Bayoumi.
Thesis: Holomorphic Functions on Metric Vector
Spaces, defended on 1979 April 07 at Uppsala University.
Opponent: Bengt Josefson. Now at Al-Azhar University, Cairo, and
Basic Research Institute, Florida, USA; earlier professor at King Saud
University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Berg. Thesis: Bounded Holomorphic
Functions of Several Variables, defended on 1979 May 26 at
Uppsala University. Opponent: Tord Ganelius. Senior lecturer at
Uppsala University up to his retirement in 2009. Doing research on the
history of mathematics.
Gunnar received in 2016 the Pedagogical Prize of the Union of the
Students in the Faculty of Science and Technology, Uppsala University.
Abrahamsson. Thesis: Extension of
Holomorphic Mappings, defended on 1982 November 13 at
Uppsala University. Opponent: Lawrence Gruman. Now senior lecturer
at Uppsala University and Director of the International Programme in
the Mathematical Sciences, Uppsala University.
- Mikael Passare. Thesis:
Residues, Currents, and Their Relation to
Ideals of Holomorphic Functions, defended on 1984 December 15 at
Uppsala University. Opponent: Nils Øvrelid.
Mikael was born on 1959 January 01, and died prematurely in Oman on
2011 September 15. Please go to the web page
PASSARE IN MEMORIAM.
- Xiaoqin Wang. Thesis: Singular
Integrals and Analyticity Theorems in Several Complex
Variables, defended on 1990 May 05. Opponent: Ahmed
Zeriahi. Now senior lecturer at University of Gävle.
gave her Docent Lecture in Gävle on 2016 January 14 and was appointed
a Docent on 2016 May 02.
Stanley Einstein-Matthews. Thesis: Extremal Plurisubharmonic Functions and Complex
Monge–Ampère Operators, defended on 1993 May 08 at
Uppsala University. Opponent: Sławomir Kołodziej. Now
Stanley is full professor at Howard University, Washington, DC, USA.
- Stefan Halvarsson. Thesis:
Duality in Convexity Theory Applied to Growth
Problems in Complex Analysis, defended on 1996 May 15 at
Uppsala University. Opponent: Józef Siciak.
Now working with
the National Defence Radio Establishment, Försvarets radioanstalt,
- Jonas Avelin.
Thesis: Differential Calculus for
Multifunctions and Nonsmooth Functions, defended on 1997
May 24 at Uppsala University. Opponent: Boris Mordukhovich.
Now working as a Senior System Developer at the Uppsala Monitoring Centre, WHO Collaborating
Centre for International Drug Monitoring.
Ivarsson. Thesis: Regularity and
Boundary Behavior of Solutions to Complex Monge–Ampère
Equations, defended on 2002 February 08 at Uppsala
University. Opponent: Zbigniew Błocki. Now senior university
lecturer at Aalto University.
- Thomas Ernst.
Thesis: A New Method for q-Calculus,
defended on 2002 November 14 at Uppsala University. Opponent: Hari
M. Srivastava. (Sten Kaijser was his principal advisor prior to
December 2001; after that assistant advisor). Thomas has 51
publications in MathSciNet during the period 2001 through 2021.
- Ola Weistrand.
Thesis: Global Shape Description of Digital
Objects, defended on 2005 December 09 at Uppsala
University. Opponent: Michael S. Floater. (Gunilla Borgefors
and Örjan Smedby were assistant advisors.) Now working with RaySearch Laboratories in
- Erik Melin.
Thesis: Digital Geometry and Khalimsky
Spaces, defended on 2008 February 29 at Uppsala
University. Opponent: Jean Serra. (Gunilla Borgefors and Mikael
Passare were assistant advisors.) The Royal Society of Sciences at
Uppsala awarded him a Benzelius
prize on 2008 September 02. Now working at Comsol in Stockholm.
Uscka-Wehlou (at the time Hanna) defended her
thesis Digital lines, Sturmian Words, and
Continued Fractions on 2009 September 25 at Uppsala
University. Opponent: Damien Jamet. Her other advisors were Maciej
Klimek, Gunilla Borgefors, and Mikael Passare.
She has held several university positions, among them one as senior
university lecturer at Uppsala University during two years, from 2017
up to 2019 August 13. From 2019 August 14, she held a permanent
position as senior university lecturer at Mälardalen University.
She decided to leave this position on 2021 May 18. On 2021 May 18 she
was offered a position of the same type at Uppsala University, having
been ranked first among twenty-three applicants. Three days later she
declined this offer—she prefers to develop online courses at
Udemy, an American massive open online course (MOOC) provider aimed at
professional adults and students.
Hania has received five awards:
- The Royal Society of
Sciences, Sweden's oldest academy, awarded her a Benzelius prize on 2010 August 31.
While this prize is for her research, the following prizes were for
her educational skills, being best-teacher awards.
For the three awards mentioned below, it should be noted that the
competitions were among all teachers and all subjects in the three
engineering programs in the Faculty of Science and Technology of
Uppsala University, not just mathematics:
In January 2019, the
Student Union of the Faculty of Science and Technology of Uppsala
University announced that she will be awarded the
- On 2018 May 13
from the students at the Master Program in Engineering Physics;
On 2018 May 25 from the students at the Master Program in Electrical
- On 2018 December 20 from the students at the
Master Program in Chemical Engineering.
thus now in a competition over all subjects and all
teachers in the whole faculty, which comprises a third of Uppsala
Unversity. The prize is awarded once a year.
Prize for best teacher of the Faculty och Science and
- Shiva Samieinia defended her
thesis Digital Geometry, Combinatorics, and
Discrete Optimization on 2011 January 21 at Stockholm
University. Opponent: Rémy Malgouyres. Her other advisors were
Julius Borcea up to 2009 April 08 and from that day on Rikard Bøgvad.
She presented her Licentiate Thesis at a seminar on 2007 September 25
with Damien Jamet as the opponent.
Shiva Samieinia applied to be a PhD student at Uppsala University but
her application was turned down on 2005 February 01 by the Head of
Department there. Instead, she was welcomed to Stockholm University
by Mikael Passare, then Head of Department, at a meeting on 2005
September 09 and formally accepted as a PhD student at Stockholm
University on the same day.
She has worked as senior university lecturer both at the Royal
Institute of Technology and Uppsala University. More recently, she
was a senior university lecturer at Stockholm University, however with
a time-limited appointment (2015 July 01 through 2017 June 15).
From January 2019 Shiva Samieinia works at EnterCard Group AB,
Shiva received a prize from The Ruth and
Nils-Erik Stenbäck Foundation for Research, which was
handed over at a ceremony in Helsinki on 2016 April 29. The amount of
this scholarship is 30 kEUR.
- Adama Arouna Koné presented
his thesis with title page and full text
digitale utilisée pour la discrétisation et le recouvrement optimal
des objects euclidiens (114 pages) on 2016 January 14
at l'Université des
Sciences, des Techniques et des Technologies de Bamako (USTTB).
Décision du Recteur; Rapport de
soutenance; Procès verbal.
His thesis was approved by the jury, which was chaired by Hamidou
Touré of Université de Ouagadougou, and received the highest
grade, Très honorable. I am happy that I could be present in
Bamako at this important event.
His other advisors were Ouaténi
Diallo and Diby Diarra, both at l'Université des Sciences, des
Techniques et des Technologies, and Gunilla Borgefors of Uppsala
University. He was accepted as a doctoral student by a decision of la Faculté des Sciences et
Technique (FAST), on 2011 October 05.
Adama visited Uppsala to work with me the first time for four weeks,
2012 November 20 through December 17, and then for a second visit of
two months, 2013 March 31 through May 30. His third visit to Uppsala
was during the five months 2014 January 11 through June 12. The host
for these visits was the Department of Mathematics.
His fourth visit was from 2015 January 24 up to June 12, this time at
the Department of Information Technology.
All his visits to Sweden, totalling almost 13 months, have been
supported by the International
Science Programme (ISP), more precisely by its International Programme
in the Mathematical Sciences (IPMS) and its network Partial
Differential Equations, Modelling and Control.
On 2015 December 29 his paper entitled "Covering a Euclidean line or
hyperplane by dilations of its discretization" was accepted for
publication in the Vietnam Journal of Mathematics. It was
published online on 2016 June 03; in print in volume 45 (2017),
no. 3, 351–368.
He was nominated on 2017 November 23 by the Minister for Higher
Education and Scientific Research to be Maître-Assistant at
l'Université des Sciences, des Techniques et des Technologies de
Bamako (USTTB). On 2018 January 08 he was nominated, again by the
Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research, to be
Maître-Assistant at École Normale d'Enseignement
Technique et Professionnel (ENETP), where he now teaches and does