Elected: 1999
Discipline: Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics
Mr Rodney Alistair Kempton FRSE
Rob Kempton, Director of Biomathematics & Statistics Scotland (BioSS) since its inception in 1987, died of a heart attack while on a cycling holiday in North Yorkshire, on Sunday May 11th 2003 at the age of 56. He was President-elect of the International Biometric Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Rodney Alistair Kempton, or Rob as he was known by all, was born in Isleworth, Middlesex in 1946. After attending Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School, he read mathematics at Wadham College, Oxford, graduating in 1968. He followed this by a BPhil. at Oxford in Applied Statistics, an almost unique qualification as the course was discontinued after just one year.

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