Fellow: Dobson
Elected: 2020
Discipline: Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics
Professor Simon Dobson
Professor of Computer Science, University of St Andrews
Simon Dobson works on adaptive systems, especially those driven by sensors. He has concentrated recently on how to make robust decisions from sensor data as the sensor system degrades, which is a critical foundation for making best use of the torrent of data coming from the ‘Internet of Things’. He is also interested in complex processes such as how epidemics spread in a population and how urban transport networks function, where mathematical models need to be complemented by repeatable and validated computational experiments.