Associate Professor Brailey Sims
Conjoint Associate Professor
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Mathematics)
 Email:brailey.sims@newcastle.edu.au
 Phone:(02) 4921 5540
Career Summary
Biography
Sims' broad area of research is functional and nonlinear analysis, in which he has published over 60 refereed research papers in major international journals. More specifically his interest and expertise is in geometry in both Banach spaces and convex metric spaces, attainment problems and the use of embedding techniques (for example, embedding into ultrapowers) for solving such problems. His investigations have included attainment problems associated with boundary points of operator numerical ranges, and more recently the attainment of fixed points by various classes of mappings. Nonlinear optimization and control leads to variational inequalities and hence to fixed points. Equilibria of dynamical systems correspond to fixed points, whose approximability relate to the stability and ergodic behaviour of the system. The research aims to further our understanding of nonexpansive type mappings, with an emphasis on establishing easily verified, yet widely applicable, criteria for the existence of a fixed together with effective iterative algorithms for their approximation. Of particular interest are the little understood cases where the underlying space admits no natural linear structure or nice geometry, so the usual tools of convex analysis are inapplicable. Geodesic metric spaces and notions of hyperbolicity are a fertile setting for investigations while ultraproduct methods provide powerful techniques.
Teaching Expertise
Sims has taught undergraduate courses in most areas of pure mathematics, and some in applied mathematics; in particular mathematical modelling in the life sciences, operations research and optimization. These have been at all levels; preundergraduate to honours and to students of all ability levels.
Administrative Expertise
Head of Department/School Deputy President of Academic Senate Member of numerous selection and diverse other University Committies.
Qualifications
 PhD, University of Newcastle
 Bachelor of Science, University of Newcastle
 Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Newcastle
Keywords
 All areas at undergraduate level
 At all levels
 Banach space geometry
 Functional Analysis
 Functional analysis at graduate level
 Metric fixed point theory
 Nonlinear Analysis
 Ultraproducts of metric and Banach space
Fields of Research
Code  Description  Percentage 

010299  Applied Mathematics not elsewhere classified  35 
010199  Pure Mathematics not elsewhere classified  65 
Professional Experience
Academic appointment
Dates  Title  Organisation / Department 

1/1/1995   Membership  Australian mathematical society  Australian mathematical society Australia 
1/3/1972  1/12/1989  Lecturer/Senior Lecturer  University of New England Department of Mathematics 
Membership
Dates  Title  Organisation / Department 

Assistant Editor  Journal of Fixed Point Theory and Applications Australia 

Associate Editor  Jourenal of Nonlinear Analysis  Theory, Methods and Applications  Jourenal of Nonlinear Analysis  Theory, Methods and Applications Australia 

Assistant Editor  Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications  Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications Australia 
Invitations
Participant
Year  Title / Rationale 

2005 
7th International Conference on Fixed point Theory and Applications Organisation: CIMAT Description: Member of Scientific Committee Member of Organizing Committee Editor of Proceedings Keynote speaker 
Publications
For publications that are currently unpublished or inpress, details are shown in italics.
Book (2 outputs)
Chapter (6 outputs)
Year  Citation  Altmetrics  Link  

2013 
Kozlowski WM, Sims B, 'On the Convergence of Iteration Processes for Semigroups of Nonlinear Mappings in Banach Spaces', Computational and Analytical Mathematics, Springer, New York 463484 (2013) [B1]


2011 
Borwein JM, Sims B, 'The DouglasRachford algorithm in the absence of convexity', FixedPoint Algorithms for Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering, Springer, New York 93109 (2011) [B1]


2001  Sims AD, Sims B, 'Assessing the minimality of change in belief revision: capacities', Frontiers in Belief Revision, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dortrecht/Boston/London 163177 (2001) [B1]  
2001  Sims B, 'Examples of fixed point free mappings', Handbook of Metric Fixed Point Theory, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dortrecht/Boston/London 3548 (2001) [B1]  
2001  Khamsi MA, Sims B, 'Ultramethods in fixed point theory', Handbook of Metric Fixed Point Theory, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dortrecht/Boston/London 177199 (2001) [B1]  
2001  Chen S, Cui Y, Hudzik H, Sims B, 'Geometric properties related to fixed point theory in some Banach function lattices', Handbook of Metric Fixed Point Theory, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dortrecht/Boston/London 339389 (2001) [B1]  
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Journal article (53 outputs)
Year  Citation  Altmetrics  Link  

2020 
Lindstrom SB, Sims B, 'Survey: Sixty Years of DouglasRachford', Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society, (2020) © 2020 Australian Mathematical Publishing Association Inc. The DouglasRachford method is a splitting method frequently employed for finding zeros of sums of maximally monotone op... [more] © 2020 Australian Mathematical Publishing Association Inc. The DouglasRachford method is a splitting method frequently employed for finding zeros of sums of maximally monotone operators. When the operators in question are normal cone operators, the iterated process may be used to solve feasibility problems of the following form: Find. The success of the method in the context of closed, convex, nonempty sets is well known and understood from a theoretical standpoint. However, its performance in the nonconvex context is less well understood, yet it is surprisingly impressive. This was particularly compelling to Jonathan M. Borwein who, intrigued by Elser, Rankenburg and Thibault's success in applying the method to solving sudoku puzzles, began an investigation of his own. We survey the current body of literature on the subject, and we summarize its history. We especially commemorate Professor Borwein's celebrated contributions to the area.


2019 
Dalby T, Sims B, 'Weakly orthogonal Banach lattices with uniformly monotone norm are uniformly opial', Journal of Nonlinear and Convex Analysis, 20 20132017 (2019) © 2019 Yokohama Publications. All rights reserved. In 2005 Dalby and Sims showed that a weakly orthogonal Banach lattice with uniformly monotone norm satisfies Opial's condit... [more] © 2019 Yokohama Publications. All rights reserved. In 2005 Dalby and Sims showed that a weakly orthogonal Banach lattice with uniformly monotone norm satisfies Opial's condition. This short paper improves this result by showing that these Banach lattices satisfy the stronger uniform Opial's condition. 

2019 
Lamichhane BP, Lindstrom SB, Sims B, 'APPLICATION OF PROJECTION ALGORITHMS TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS: BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS', ANZIAM JOURNAL, 61 2346 (2019) [C1]


2018 
CastilloSántos FE, Dowling PN, Fetter H, Japón M, Lennard CJ, Sims B, Turett B, 'Nearinfinity concentrated norms and the fixed point property for nonexpansive maps on closed, bounded, convex sets', Journal of Functional Analysis, 275 559576 (2018) [C1]


2018 
Borwein JM, Lindstrom SB, Sims B, Schneider A, Skerritt MP, 'Dynamics of the DouglasRachford Method for Ellipses and pSpheres', SETVALUED AND VARIATIONAL ANALYSIS, 26 385403 (2018) [C1]


2017 
Lindstrom SB, Sims B, Skerritt MP, 'COMPUTING INTERSECTIONS OF IMPLICITLY SPECIFIED PLANE CURVES', JOURNAL OF NONLINEAR AND CONVEX ANALYSIS, 18 347359 (2017) [C1]


2016  Sims B, Bendit T, 'The structure of the norned lattice generated by the closed bounded convex subsets of a normed space', Journal of Nonlinear and Convex Analysis, 17 10691081 (2016) [C1]  
2015 
Soleimani H, Vaezpour SM, Asadi M, Sims B, 'Fixed point and endpoints theorems for setvalued contraction maps in cone metric spaces', Journal of Nonlinear and Convex Analysis, 16 24992505 (2015) © 2015. Wardowski [D. Wardowski, End points and fixed points of setvalued contractions in cone metric spaces, J. Nonlinear Analysis, doi:10.1016 j.na.2008. 10.089] introduced the... [more] © 2015. Wardowski [D. Wardowski, End points and fixed points of setvalued contractions in cone metric spaces, J. Nonlinear Analysis, doi:10.1016 j.na.2008. 10.089] introduced the concept of setvalued contractions in cone metric spaces and proved some theorems in normal cone metric spaces. In this work we prove a theorem for nonexpansive set valued maps and by omitting the assumption of normality in some results we generalize some end point and fixed point theorems for setvalued maps. 

2015 
Borwein JM, Sims B, Tam MK, 'Norm convergence of realistic projection and reflection methods', Optimization, 64 161178 (2015) [C1] © 2014 Taylor & Francis. We provide sufficient conditions for norm convergence of various projection and reflection methods, as well as giving limiting examples regarding co... [more] © 2014 Taylor & Francis. We provide sufficient conditions for norm convergence of various projection and reflection methods, as well as giving limiting examples regarding convergence rates.


2014 
Borwein D, Borwein JM, Sims B, 'On the Solution of Linear Mean Recurrences', AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL MONTHLY, 121 486498 (2014) [C1]


2012 
Bacak M, Searston IJ, Sims B, 'Alternating projections in CAT(0) spaces', Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 385 599607 (2012) [C1]


2012  Cui Y, Hudzik H, Sims B, 'Properties (UÃ2)* and (WÃ2) in Orlicz spaces and some of their consequences', Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 387 400409 (2012) [C1]  
2011 
Khandani H, Vaezpour SM, Sims B, 'Common fixed points of generalized multivalued contraction on complete metric spaces', Journal of Computational Analysis and Applications, 13 10251038 (2011) [C1]


2010 
Goebel K, Sims B, 'Mean Lipschitzian mappings', Contemporary Mathematics, 513 157167 (2010) [C1]


2009 
Mustafa Z, Sims B, 'Fixed point theorems for contractive mappings in complete Gmetric spaces', Fixed Point Theory and Applications, 9 110 (2009) [C1]


2006 
Dhompongsa S, Kirk WA, Sims B, 'Fixed points of uniformly lipschitzian mappings', Nonlinear AnalysisTheory Methods & Applications, 65 762772 (2006) [C1]


2006 
Mustafa ZY, Sims B, 'A new approach to generalized metric spaces', Journal of Nonlinear and Convex Analysis, 7 289297 (2006) [C1]


2005 
Kirk WA, Sims B, 'An ultrafilter approach to locally almost nonexpansive maps', Nonlinear Analysis, Theory, Methods and Applications, 63 e1241e1251 (2005) [C1]


2003 
Dominguez T, Hudzik H, Lopez G, Mastylo M, Sims B, 'Complete characterizations of KadecKlee properties in Orlicz spaces', HOUSTON JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICS, 29 10271044 (2003)


2003  Tomas D, Genaro L, Henryk H, Mastylo M, Sims B, 'Complete characterization of KadecKlee properties in Orlicz spaces', Houston Journal of Mathematics, 29 10271044 (2003) [C1]  
2002 
Li G, Sims B, 'Fixed point theorems for mappings of asymptotically nonexpansive type', Nonlinear Analysis, 50 10851091 (2002) [C1]


2001  Sims B, Xu HK, 'Locally almost nonexpansive mappings', Communications on Applied Nonlinear Analysis, 8 8188 (2001) [C1]  
2001  Kirk WA, Sims B, 'Uniform normal structure and related notions', Journal of Nonlinear and Convex Analysis, 2 129138 (2001) [C1]  
2000 
Kirk WA, Sims B, Yuan GXZ, 'The KnasterKuratowski and Mazurkiewicz theory in hyperconvex metric spaces and some of its applications', Nonlinear Analysis, 39 611627 (2000) [C1]


2000  Park S, Sims B, 'Remarks on fixed point theorems in hyperconvex spaces', Nonlinear Funct. Anal. & Appl., 5 5164 (2000) [C1]  
1999 
Sims B, Smyth MA, 'On some Banach space properties sufficient for weak normal structure and their permanence properties', TRANSACTIONS OF THE AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY, 351 497513 (1999)


1999  Kirk WA, Sims B, 'Convergence of Picard Iterates of Nonexpansive Mappings', Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences Mathematics, 47 147155 (1999) [C1]  
1999  Sims B, Yu HK, Yuan GXZ, 'The homotopic invariance for fixed points of setvalued nonexpansive mappings', Josai Mathematical Monograph, 1 5565 (1999) [C1]  
1998 
LlorensFuster E, Sims B, 'The Fixed Point property in $c_0$', Canadian Mathematical Bulletin, 41 413422 (1998) [C1]


1998 
GarciaFalset J, LlorensFuster E, Sims B, 'Fixed point theory for almost convex functions', Nonlinear Analysis. Theory Methods and Applications, 32 601698 (1998) [C1]


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Conference (18 outputs)
Year  Citation  Altmetrics  Link  

2020 
Borwein D, Borwein JM, Sims B, 'Symmetry and the monotonicity of certain Riemann sums', Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics (2020) © Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020. We consider conditions ensuring the monotonicity of right and left Riemann sums of a function f:[0,1]¿ R with respect to uniform partitions.... [more] © Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020. We consider conditions ensuring the monotonicity of right and left Riemann sums of a function f:[0,1]¿ R with respect to uniform partitions. Experimentation suggests that symmetrization may be important and leads us to results such as: if f is decreasing on [0,¿1] and its symmetrization, (Formula Presented), is concave then its right Riemann sums increase monotonically with partition size. Applying our results to functions such as (Formula Presented) also leads to a nice application of Descartes¿ rule of signs.


2020 
Bailey DH, Borwein NS, Brent RP, Burachik RS, Osborn JAH, Sims B, Zhu QJ, 'Preface', Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics (2020)


2020 
Bailey DH, Borwein JM, Salehipour A, López de Prado M, 'Do financial gurus produce reliable forecasts?', Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics, Newcastle, Australia (2020) [E1]


2020 
Borwein NS, Osborn JAH, 'On the educational legacies of Jonathan M. Borwein', From Analysis to Visualization A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Jonathan M. Borwein, Newcastle, NSW (2020) [E1]


2008  Dhompongsa S, Goebel K, Kirk WA, Plubtieng S, Sims B, Suantai S, 'Conference Editors', Fixed Point Theory and its Applications, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2008) [E4]  
2008  Li G, Sims B, 'TDemicloseness principle and asymptotic behavior for semigroups of nonexpansive mappings in metric spaces', Fixed Point Theory and its Applications, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2008) [E1]  
2006  Nathansky HF, De Buen BG, Goebel K, Kirk WA, Sims B, 'Fixed Point Theory and its Applications', Fixed Point Theory and its Applications, Guanajuato, Mexico (2006) [E4]  
2006  Dalby T, Sims B, 'Banach lattices and the weak fixed point property', Fixed Point Theory and its Applications, Guanajuato, Mexico (2006) [E1]  
2004  Falset JG, Fuster EL, Sims B, 'Proceedings of the International Conference on Fixed Point Theory and Applications', Proceedings of the International Conference on Fixed Point Theory and Applications, Valencia, Spain (2004) [E4]  
2004  Mustafa ZY, Sims B, 'Some remarks concerning D  metric spaces', Proceedings of the International Conference on Fixed Point Theory and Applications, Valencia, Spain (2004) [E1]  
2003  Sims B, 'Perspectives on metric fixed point theory', Proceedings to be published, Poland (2003) [E2]  
2003  Sims B, 'Some thoughts on generalized metrics', Proceedings to be published, Valencia Spain (2003) [E2]  
2001 
Sims B, Xu HK, Yuang GXZ, 'The homotopic invariance for fixed points of setvalued nonexpansive mappings', FIXED POINT THEORY AND APPLICATIONS, VOL 2, GYEONGSANG NATL UNIV, CHINJU, SOUTH KOREA (2001)


2001 
Goebel K, Sims B, 'More on minimal invariant sets for nonexpansive mappings', Nonlinear Analysis, Theory, Methods and Applications, Catania, Sicily (2001) [E1]


1999  Sims B, 'Maps which have fixed points for any Banach Space', Proceedings of the Centre for Mathematics and Its Applications, The University of Newcastle (1999) [E1]  
1999  Ireland MJ, Kirk WA, Sims B, 'The LeraySchauder Alternative for Nonexpansive Maps from the Ball Characterize Hilbert Space', Proceedings of the International Conference on Nonlinear analysis and Convex Analysis, Japan (1999) [E1]  
1999 
Sims B, Yu HK, Yuan GXZ, 'The homotopic invariance for fixed points of setvalued nonexpansive mappings', The Third Symposium on Nonlinear Analysis, Josai University (1999) [E1]


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Grants and Funding
Summary
Number of grants  26 

Total funding  $18,220,168 
Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.
20161 grants / $593,621
Relaxed reflection methods for feasibility and matrix completion problems$593,621
Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)
Funding body  ARC (Australian Research Council) 

Project Team  Laureate Professor Jon Borwein, Associate Professor Jeffrey Hogan, Associate Professor Russell Luke, Associate Professor Brailey Sims 
Scheme  Discovery Projects 
Role  Investigator 
Funding Start  2016 
Funding Finish  2018 
GNo  G1500027 
Type Of Funding  Aust Competitive  Commonwealth 
Category  1CS 
UON  Y 
20121 grants / $390,000
Structured barrier and penalty functions in infinite dimensional optimization and analysis$390,000
Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)
Funding body  ARC (Australian Research Council) 

Project Team  Laureate Professor Jon Borwein, Professor Andrew Eberhard, Professor Adrian Lewis, Associate Professor Brailey Sims, Professor Qiji Zhu 
Scheme  Discovery Projects 
Role  Investigator 
Funding Start  2012 
Funding Finish  2014 
GNo  G1100082 
Type Of Funding  Aust Competitive  Commonwealth 
Category  1CS 
UON  Y 
20091 grants / $267,361
Computer Assisted Research Mathematics and its Applications$267,361
Funding body: University of Newcastle
Funding body  University of Newcastle 

Project Team  Laureate Professor Jon Borwein, Conjoint Professor Natashia Boland, Associate Professor Brailey Sims, Professor George Willis 
Scheme  Priority Research Centre 
Role  Investigator 
Funding Start  2009 
Funding Finish  2012 
GNo  G0189866 
Type Of Funding  Internal 
Category  INTE 
UON  Y 
20082 grants / $9,971,084
Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control$9,648,000
Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)
Funding body  ARC (Australian Research Council) 

Project Team  Emeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Professor Minyue Fu, Professor Reza Moheimani, Doctor Julio Braslavsky, Dr GREG Adams, Associate Professor Jose De Dona, Associate Professor Maria Seron, Associate Professor James Welsh, Professor Andrew Fleming, Associate Professor Tristan Perez, Doctor Damian Marelli, Associate Professor Brailey Sims, Conjoint Professor Kerrie Mengersen, Professor A Pettitt, Dr R Reeves, Professor Ian Turner, Dr Salvatore Crisafulli, Dr M Downey, Mr J Lee, Mr P Stone, Conjoint Professor John Rayner 
Scheme  ARC Centres of Excellence 
Role  Investigator 
Funding Start  2008 
Funding Finish  2010 
GNo  G0188623 
Type Of Funding  Aust Competitive  Commonwealth 
Category  1CS 
UON  Y 
Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control$323,084
Funding body: NSW Department of State and Regional Development
Funding body  NSW Department of State and Regional Development 

Project Team  Emeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Professor Minyue Fu, Professor Reza Moheimani, Doctor Julio Braslavsky, Dr GREG Adams, Associate Professor Jose De Dona, Associate Professor Maria Seron, Associate Professor James Welsh, Professor Andrew Fleming, Doctor Damian Marelli, Associate Professor Brailey Sims, Conjoint Professor Kerrie Mengersen, Professor A Pettitt, Dr R Reeves, Professor Ian Turner, Dr Salvatore Crisafulli, Dr M Downey, Mr J Lee, Mr P Stone 
Scheme  ARC Centres of Excellence Partner Funding 
Role  Investigator 
Funding Start  2008 
Funding Finish  2010 
GNo  G0189187 
Type Of Funding  Other Public Sector  State 
Category  2OPS 
UON  Y 
20032 grants / $6,938,092
Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control.$6,929,432
Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)
Funding body  ARC (Australian Research Council) 

Project Team  Professor Rick Middleton, Emeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Professor Minyue Fu, Conjoint Professor Kerrie Mengersen, Professor Iain Raeburn, Professor Reza Moheimani, Dr William Heath, Doctor Julio Braslavsky, Associate Professor Jose De Dona, Doctor Richard Gerlach, Associate Professor Maria Seron, Associate Professor Brailey Sims 
Scheme  ARC Centres of Excellence 
Role  Investigator 
Funding Start  2003 
Funding Finish  2007 
GNo  G0182216 
Type Of Funding  Aust Competitive  Commonwealth 
Category  1CS 
UON  Y 
The Great Australian Science Show Off!$8,660
Funding body: Department of Education, Science and Training
Funding body  Department of Education, Science and Training 

Project Team  Doctor Terry Burns, Associate Professor Brailey Sims 
Scheme  National Science Week Grant 
Role  Investigator 
Funding Start  2003 
Funding Finish  2003 
GNo  G0182687 
Type Of Funding  Other Public Sector  Commonwealth 
Category  2OPC 
UON  Y 
20022 grants / $6,486
Visit of Prof Piotr Mankiewicz, from 21 March 2002 to 28 April 2002$3,486
Funding body: University of Newcastle
Funding body  University of Newcastle 

Project Team  Associate Professor Brailey Sims 
Scheme  Visitor Grant 
Role  Lead 
Funding Start  2002 
Funding Finish  2002 
GNo  G0181742 
Type Of Funding  Internal 
Category  INTE 
UON  Y 
Special Interest Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society from 27 September 2002 to 29 September 2002$3,000
Funding body: University of Newcastle
Funding body  University of Newcastle 

Project Team  Associate Professor Brailey Sims 
Scheme  Conference Establishment Grant 
Role  Lead 
Funding Start  2002 
Funding Finish  2002 
GNo  G0181859 
Type Of Funding  Internal 
Category  INTE 
UON  Y 
20012 grants / $7,511
Visit of Prof Mariusz Wodzicki from 2 December 2001 to 21 January 2002$5,011
Funding body: University of Newcastle
Funding body  University of Newcastle 

Project Team  Associate Professor Brailey Sims 
Scheme  Visitor Grant 
Role  Lead 
Funding Start  2001 
Funding Finish  2001 
GNo  G0181634 
Type Of Funding  Internal 
Category  INTE 
UON  Y 
Fifth International Conference on Fixed Point Theory and its Applications, Israel 1319 June 2001$2,500
Funding body: University of Newcastle
Funding body  University of Newcastle 

Project Team  Associate Professor Brailey Sims 
Scheme  Travel Grant 
Role  Lead 
Funding Start  2001 
Funding Finish  2001 
GNo  G0180941 
Type Of Funding  Internal 
Category  INTE 
UON  Y 
20003 grants / $12,891
Visitor  Prof Chris Rodger August to December 2000$6,605
Funding body: University of Newcastle
Funding body  University of Newcastle 

Project Team  Associate Professor Brailey Sims, Conjoint Professor Peter Eades 
Scheme  Visitor Grant 
Role  Lead 
Funding Start  2000 
Funding Finish  2000 
GNo  G0179355 
Type Of Funding  Internal 
Category  INTE 
UON  Y 
Visitor grant Prof Kazimierz Goebel, 5 August to 30 September 2000.$3,786
Funding body: University of Newcastle
Funding body  University of Newcastle 

Project Team  Associate Professor Brailey Sims 
Scheme  Visitor Grant 
Role  Lead 
Funding Start  2000 
Funding Finish  2000 
GNo  G0179571 
Type Of Funding  Internal 
Category  INTE 
UON  Y 
World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts (WCNA2000), Catania, Italy.$2,500
Funding body: University of Newcastle
Funding body  University of Newcastle 

Project Team  Associate Professor Brailey Sims 
Scheme  Travel Grant 
Role  Lead 
Funding Start  2000 
Funding Finish  2000 
GNo  G0180295 
Type Of Funding  Internal 
Category  INTE 
UON  Y 
19992 grants / $4,769
Visitor grant for Professor Genaro Lopez$3,395
Funding body: University of Newcastle
Funding body  University of Newcastle 

Project Team  Associate Professor Brailey Sims 
Scheme  Visitor Grant 
Role  Lead 
Funding Start  1999 
Funding Finish  1999 
GNo  G0179003 
Type Of Funding  Internal 
Category  INTE 
UON  Y 
International Conference on Differential Equations and Related Topics, Pusan, Korea.$1,374
Funding body: University of Newcastle
Funding body  University of Newcastle 

Project Team  Associate Professor Brailey Sims 
Scheme  Travel Grant 
Role  Lead 
Funding Start  1999 
Funding Finish  1999 
GNo  G0180439 
Type Of Funding  Internal 
Category  INTE 
UON  Y 
19981 grants / $1,646
International Conference on Nonlinear Analysis and Convex Analysis, Niigata, Japan$1,646
Funding body: University of Newcastle
Funding body  University of Newcastle 

Project Team  Associate Professor Brailey Sims 
Scheme  Travel Grant 
Role  Lead 
Funding Start  1998 
Funding Finish  1998 
GNo  G0180601 
Type Of Funding  Internal 
Category  INTE 
UON  Y 
19973 grants / $8,433
Investigations related to metric fixed point theory.$4,000
Funding body: University of Newcastle
Funding body  University of Newcastle 

Project Team  Associate Professor Brailey Sims 
Scheme  Project Grant 
Role  Lead 
Funding Start  1997 
Funding Finish  1997 
GNo  G0176803 
Type Of Funding  Internal 
Category  INTE 
UON  Y 
Sims  HongKun Xu 2/7/9722/8/97$3,190
Funding body: University of Newcastle
Funding body  University of Newcastle 

Project Team  Associate Professor Brailey Sims, Assoc. Prof H Xu 
Scheme  Visitor Grant 
Role  Lead 
Funding Start  1997 
Funding Finish  1997 
GNo  G0177507 
Type Of Funding  Internal 
Category  INTE 
UON  Y 
Workshop on Fixed Point Theory, Poland, 2328 June 1997$1,243
Funding body: University of Newcastle
Funding body  University of Newcastle 

Project Team  Associate Professor Brailey Sims 
Scheme  Travel Grant 
Role  Lead 
Funding Start  1997 
Funding Finish  1997 
GNo  G0179568 
Type Of Funding  Internal 
Category  INTE 
UON  Y 
19961 grants / $2,400
Common fixed points for commuting nonexpansive maps$2,400
Funding body: University of Newcastle
Funding body  University of Newcastle 

Project Team  Associate Professor Brailey Sims 
Scheme  Project Grant 
Role  Lead 
Funding Start  1996 
Funding Finish  1996 
GNo  G0175787 
Type Of Funding  Internal 
Category  INTE 
UON  Y 
19952 grants / $6,897
Visit by Professor W A Kirk, Professor of Mathematics, University of Iowa. 17 May to 15 July 1995.$3,497
Funding body: University of Newcastle
Funding body  University of Newcastle 

Project Team  Associate Professor Brailey Sims 
Scheme  Visitor Grant 
Role  Lead 
Funding Start  1995 
Funding Finish  1995 
GNo  G0175494 
Type Of Funding  Internal 
Category  INTE 
UON  Y 
Fixed point theory for nonexpansive maps$3,400
Funding body: University of Newcastle
Funding body  University of Newcastle 

Project Team  Associate Professor Brailey Sims 
Scheme  Project Grant 
Role  Lead 
Funding Start  1995 
Funding Finish  1995 
GNo  G0174873 
Type Of Funding  Internal 
Category  INTE 
UON  Y 
19941 grants / $3,500
Nonexpansive maps and fixed points in Banach spaces$3,500
Funding body: University of Newcastle
Funding body  University of Newcastle 

Project Team  Associate Professor Brailey Sims 
Scheme  Project Grant 
Role  Lead 
Funding Start  1994 
Funding Finish  1994 
GNo  G0174779 
Type Of Funding  Internal 
Category  INTE 
UON  Y 
19932 grants / $5,477
Visit by Prof Kazimierz Boegel, Maria CurieSklodowska University, Lublin, Poland 1/11/93 to 23/12/93.$3,865
Funding body: University of Newcastle
Funding body  University of Newcastle 

Project Team  Associate Professor Brailey Sims 
Scheme  Visitor Grant 
Role  Lead 
Funding Start  1993 
Funding Finish  1993 
GNo  G0173397 
Type Of Funding  Internal 
Category  INTE 
UON  Y 
'International Conference in Abstract Analysis'  South Africa  14  23 April 1993$1,612
Funding body: University of Newcastle
Funding body  University of Newcastle 

Project Team  Associate Professor Brailey Sims 
Scheme  Travel Grant 
Role  Lead 
Funding Start  1993 
Funding Finish  1993 
GNo  G0174297 
Type Of Funding  Internal 
Category  INTE 
UON  Y 
Research Supervision
Number of supervisions
Current Supervision
Commenced  Level of Study  Research Title  Program  Supervisor Type 

2016  PhD  An Exploration of Generalised Convexity on Semigroups and Semimodules  PhD (Mathematics), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle  CoSupervisor 
Past Supervision
Year  Level of Study  Research Title  Program  Supervisor Type 

2019  PhD  Proximal Point Algorithms, Dynamical Systems, and Associated Operators: Modern Perspectives From Experimental Mathematics  PhD (Mathematics), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle  CoSupervisor 
2016  PhD  Iterative Projection and Reflection Methods: Theory and Practice  PhD (Mathematics), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle  CoSupervisor 
2015  PhD  Tree Actions Associated with the Scale of an Automorphism of a Totally Disconnected Locally Compact Group  PhD (Mathematics), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle  CoSupervisor 
2015  PhD  Expectations over Deterministic Fractal Sets  PhD (Mathematics), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle  CoSupervisor 
2014  PhD  Nonlinear Analysis in Geodesic Spaces  PhD (Mathematics), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle  Principal Supervisor 
2011  PhD  Connections Between Geometrical and Fixed Point Properties  PhD (Mathematics), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle  Principal Supervisor 
2005  PhD  A New Structure for Generalized Metric Spaces  with Applications to Fixed Point Theory  PhD (Mathematics), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle  Principal Supervisor 
Associate Professor Brailey Sims
Position
Conjoint Associate Professor
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science
Focus area
Mathematics
Contact Details
brailey.sims@newcastle.edu.au  
Phone  (02) 4921 5540 
Fax  (02) 4921 6898 
Office
Room  V.18 

Building  Mathematics 
Location  Callaghan University Drive Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia 