Professor Jito Vanualailai

New_JitoProfessor Jito Vanualailai
Director Research
Email: vanualailai@usp.ac.fj
Phone: (+679) 323 2661
Fax: (+679) 323 1504

Biography

Prof. Jito Vanualailai obtained his PhD in Applied Mathematics (Systems and Control Theory) from Kobe University, Japan, in 1994, after which he joined the School of Computing, Information & Mathematical Sciences of the University of the South Pacific, Fiji, where he is now a Professor of Mathematics. His research interests include Stability of Nonlinear Systems, Artificial Neural Networks, Volterra Integro-differential Systems, Planning Algorithms, and Swarm Intelligence.

Postgraduate Supervisions

Prof. Vanualailai has successfully supervised 21 postgraduate students (18 masters students and 3 PhD students), five of whom won the USP Gold Medal for Best Thesis.

Successful Gold Medal Recipients

  1. Bibhya Sharma (2008), New Directions in the Applications of the Lyapunov-based Control Scheme to the Findpath Problem, USP Gold Medal Winner for Best PhD Thesis.
  2. Dinesh Kumar (2010), Animating Facial Expressions with Facial Action Coding Sys- tem, USP Gold Medal Winner for Best MSc Thesis.
  3. Ashehad Ashween Ali (2006), A Solution to the Findpath Problem of Anchored and Unachored Manipulators in Constrained Environments, USP Gold Medal Winner for Best MSc Thesis.
  4. Krishna Raghuwaiya (2003), Stability Analysis of Volterra-type Integro-differential Equations, USP Gold Medal Winner for Best Mc
  5. Ravi Venkatesan, (1997), The Stability Analysis of a Hopfield-type Neural Network, USP Gold Medal Winner for Best MSc Thesis.

Administrative Experience

  1. Director of Research, USP, August 2011 – present.
  2. Associate Dean (Research & Graduate Affairs), Faculty of Science, Technology & Environment (FSTE), January 2010 – July 2011.
  3. Head of School of Computing, Information & Mathematical Sciences, FSTE, January 2004 – December 2009.


Publications

Book Review or Scholarly Comment

Conference Proceedings

Conference Proceedings

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Journal Article

Professional and Technical Reports

Professional and Technical Reports