Frank Kelly is Professor of the Mathematics of Systems at the University of Cambridge and was awarded a CBE for services to mathematical sciences in 2013. His main research is in random processes, networks and optimisation, with a specialist focus on applications to the design and control of networks and to the understanding of self-regulation in large-scale systems.
He has received several prizes for his work. These include the Royal Statistical Society’s Guy Medal in Silver, the John von Neumann Theory Prize of INFORMS, the David Crighton Medal of the London Mathematical Society and Institute of Mathematics and Applications, and the Alexander Graham Bell Medal of the IEEE. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Foreign Member of the National Academy of Engineering.
He served as Chief Scientific Adviser to the Department for Transport (2003-2006), and as Master of Christ’s College, Cambridge (2006-2016).
Frank replaces the Trustee position of John Aston, Professor of Statistics at the University of Cambridge, who was recently appointed as the Home Office’s new Chief Scientific Adviser.
Professor Kelly said: “Data science and artificial intelligence are transforming our economy and society, and The Alan Turing Institute has a central role to play in the fundamental research underpinnings of this revolution. I am excited to be joining the Board as the Institute moves to its next stage of development.”
Howard Covington, Institute Chair commented: “The Alan Turing Institute has had a fantastic first year of research and has ambitious plans for the future. I am delighted to welcome Frank as our newest Trustee and look forward to working with him and our Board Members to build on our success and grow the Institute to the next stage.”
Notes to Editors
The Alan Turing Institute Board of Trustees is made up of independent members and nominated Trustees from each of our six founder partners. A full list of Board members can be found in the Leadership section of our website.