Senior Lecturer in the Optimization and OR group in the School of Mathematics
Member of the COIN-OR Foundation and Project Manager for its LP solver Clp
Received a Google Faculty Research Award for 2015
Organiser of the NATCOR Convex Optimization course in Edinburgh 4-8 June 2018
School Postgraduate Taught Programme Coordinator and Programme Director for the Edinburgh Operational Research MSc
Born in 1964 in Macclesfield, England. Educated at King's School Macclesfield (1974-83), New College Oxford (Mathematics BA First Class 1987) and the [then] Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Dundee (PhD 1992, supervisor Prof. Roger Fletcher). Employed by the University of Dundee as a research assistant (1988-90) and then by the University of Edinburgh in the School of Mathematics as a lecturer (1990-date). I live with Agnès Guyon and we have daughters Lucie and Katya.
My research interests are the development of algorithmic and computational techniques for solving large scale linear programming (LP) problems using the revised simplex method on both serial and parallel computers. A consequential research interest is the application of these techniques in other areas of computational optimization and linear algebra.
- Awarded the prize for the best paper of 2015 in Computational Optimization and Applications
- Awarded the COIN-OR INFORMS 2013 Cup (with Miles Lubin, Cosmin Petra and Mihai Anitescu)
- Awarded the prize for the best paper of 2013 in Computational Optimization and Applications
- Awarded the prize for the best paper of 2005 in Computational Optimization and Applications
Chair of the organising committee of EUROPT 2015, July 8-10 2015, Edinburgh
I teach linear programming, numerical analysis and modelling using Xpress-MP.