Irene Sciriha

  • Born inMalta
  • Studied inMalta
  • Lives inMalta


Irece Sciriha presently holds the post of associate professor in the math dept of the Faculty of Science at the University of Malta. She was awarded her Doctoral Ph.D. degree from Reading University, UK, where she had the privilege to work with the Euler prize winner Anthony Hilton, Nash Williams, David Stirling and Peter Rowlinson. The Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications of Canada elected her fellow on the basis of her contribution to mathematical knowledge.

She produced several papers, published in prestigious mathematical journals. Her main areas of research are in spectral graph theory, Combinatorics and linear algebra. She is particularly interested in graph spectra and is currently working jointly with professionals from Portugal, Serbia and Montenegro, England, Scotland and Italy on chemical structures, fullerenes, polynomial reconstruction and singular graphs. She has been invited regularly by universities abroad to deliver courses and give talks on her recent research.

For the Dept of Math, she has organised international and local conferences, seminars, workshops and Erasmus exchange programs. She was formerly convenor of EWM, chair of the gender issues committee at the UOM and editor of two professional journals.

The European Mathematical Society that holds the quadrennial European Congress of Math and awards prizes for cutting-edge innovations in math has appointed her vice-chair of the scientific committee for women. She is also Malta’s representative on The Helsinki Group of the European Commission that promotes the interests of Women Scientists in Europe.