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The Newton Gateway to Mathematics is the impact initiative of the Isaac Newton Institute (INI) and reaches out to and engages with the users of maths – in industry, business, public sector and other scientific disciplines. There are five full-time staff – Manager, Senior Knowledge Exchange Coordinator, Scientific Knowledge Exchange Coordinator, Events and Marketing Coordinator and Events and Marketing Assistant. The Manager reports to the Director of the Isaac Newton Institute. The Newton Gateway to Mathematics is an integral component of the Isaac Newton Institute and therefore support is provided by INI to enable the Gateway to continue to develop its current service to the community. The University of Cambridge contributes to the funding of the Newton Gateway to Mathematics through the Higher Education Innovation Funding scheme, which partially covers administrative costs, but not expenses for specific Gateway activities.

Responsibility for the budget and short-term and long-term financial planning is overseen by INI's Management Committee and undertaken on a day by day basis by Newton Gateway staff. The Gateway reports to the INI Director who in turn is responsible to the Management Committee.

The Newton Gateway is supported in delivering activity by an Advisory Board and the Gateway Scientific Advisory Panel, who advise on programmes and activities and help with quality assurance in aspects of delivery and operations. The key aim is to help ensure that the highest levels of delivery and operations are achieved throughout Gateway activity and its effectiveness is fully maximised.

Gateway Advisory Board

The Advisory Board meets twice a year in Cambridge and members are from industry and public bodies. They advise on strategic matters, important themes and the overall development of the Newton Gateway.

The Members are:

Nick Easton - BAE Systems Applied Intelligence (Chair of the Advisory Board)
Nick is Head of Capability at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. He acts as Engineering Authority for AI Labs, developing and maintaining the engineering framework for this group of engineers and scientists. Nick is an active Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and acts on their behalf as a Professional Registration Advisor and Assessor, in particular encouraging younger engineers to work towards chartership. He currently acts as an Industrial PhD Supervisor at Bristol University.

Dawn Geatches - Innovate UK Business Connect
Dawn is the knowledge transfer manager for mathematical sciences at Innovate UK Business Connect. Previous to this she worked as a computational scientist and impact manager for the Computational Science Centre for Research Communities (CoSeC) at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). Dawn gained her first degree in mathematical sciences with the Open University, and a doctorate in computational physics at Durham University, and went on to use her training to explore the physical and chemical properties of energy materials. 

Vera Hazelwood - AstraZeneca
Vera has a degree and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine, and a PhD in Computational Physics from the Southampton University. After that, she had been a Mathematical Consultant and Project and Programme Manager at the Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics and System Engineering, where she was closely involved in numerous knowledge exchange initiatives, involving the Knowledge Exchange Framework, Industrial Mathematics Internships and other interdisciplinary programmes co-funded by industry the UK Research Councils. She was a Chief Strategy Officer at Researchfish before its acquisition by Interfolio and Elsevier, and is now a Director of Collaborative Data Science Programmes at Astrazeneca, where her role is to accelerate the impact of data science on medicine discovery and development through cross functional interdisciplinary collaborations with internal and external partners. 

Lauren Hyndman - Knowledge Exchange Manager for the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS)
Lauren is the Knowledge Exchange Manager for the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS). She has a background in mathematics and engineering, first studying Mathematics at the University of Strathclyde and then gaining a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Glasgow. Throughout her research, she worked on several multidisciplinary projects in collaboration with academic and industry partners, applying mathematics to help solve real-world problems. Lauren also sits on the Executive Team for the KE Hub. 

Joanna Jordan - Freelance Mathematics Knowledge Exchange
Joanna is a freelance mathematics knowledge exchange specialist. Previously, as the Manager of the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry, she led engagement with industry partners, and as Manager of the Bath Institute for Mathematical Innovation she set up a new mathematics knowledge exchange team. She founded and chaired the Horizon 2020 funded Mathematics for Industry Network (MI-NET) and served on the Expert Review Committee for the 2018 Bond Review.

Robert Leese - Smith Institute
Robert was appointed as Chief Technical Officer of the Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics and System Engineering in May 2017 and was previously Chief Executive and a member of its Council since 1999. Prior to this, he held Research Fellowships at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and a visiting position at Brown University. Robert holds a PhD in mathematical physics from the University of Durham and has been a Fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford, since 1993. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and a member of the Peer Review College of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. His current technical interests are in the implementation of combinatorial auctions. Robert moved from the Programmes Committee to the Advisory Board in February 2019. 

Imran Nasim - IBM
Imran is a Generative AI Engineer at IBM and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of Surrey. He works in the discipline of Applied Mathematics investigating dynamical systems in addition to Deep Learning methodologies with applications in Healthcare and Life Sciences. Imran received his PhD from the University of Surrey, where he specialised in Theoretical Astrophysics. Upon the completion of his PhD, he undertook a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position at Harvard University (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) in collaboration with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard where he worked at the interface of Data Science and Biomedical Informatics.

Tom Rackham - UK Civil Service
Tom has spent more than 15 years as a research mathematician working on a wide range of projects in algorithms, graph theory, data analysis, and machine learning. Tom particularly enjoys finding applications of academic work to real-world problems, and liaising between academia and the Civil Service.

Sian Thomas MBE ​- Department for Business and Trade​
Sian is the Chief Data Officer at the Department for Business and Trade and was previously Head of Information Management at the Food Standards Agency. She leads, amongst other things, the organisations data rights and data science functions. A big open data advocate, Sian has expertise in Government around transparency, publishing data that is useful to third parties and using data to support decision making. Sian did a PhD in biotechnology, and has held posts in Government in natural and social sciences, as well as science governance. She has represented the UK on two European Food Safety Authority Working Groups on data. Sian was awarded an MBE for Public Service in the 2023 New Year Honours. 

Previous Advisory Board Members were:

Matt Butchers is an experimental physicist who has worked across academia, industry and Government and is well connected across these stakeholders. He is an Adviser at DSIT. Formerly, he led the industrial mathematics and uncertainty quantification & management communities in Innovate UK's Knowledge Transfer Network.

Dougal Goodman was Chief Executive of The Foundation for Science and Technology, a charity which facilitates debate between parliament, Whitehall Departments, and the business and the research communities on policy issues that have a science, engineering or medical element. He also does consulting work for the marine insurance sector and serves on a wide range of Advisory Committees including for the National Oceanography Centre and for the insurance market. He is a former Deputy Director of the British Antarctic Survey and a general manager for BP.

Graham Keniston-Cooper is a private investor and a non-executive director of a number of companies. He has had a long and distinguished career in private equity, including significant investment, CEO and board experience including General Partner at Cinven, CEO of Lazard Private Equity Partners and Head of Morgan Stanley Private Equity in Europe. Prior to his career in private equity Graham worked as head of business development at Kingfisher and senior consultant at The Boston Consulting Group.

Peter Landrock is the President of Cryptomathic, which he co-founded in 1986 as a spin-off from the University of Aarhus, Denmark. Cryptomathic is one of the first companies to commercialise cryptographic algorithms, and it was Peter’s participation in an Isaac Newton Institute programme on Cryptology and Coding Theory, that inspired him to leave academia and focus on the company. All its innovation takes place in a division in the Science Park in Cambridge, and Peter has lived permanently in Cambridge since 2001. Peter was previously Chair of the Gateway Advisory Board. 

Natasa Milic-Frayling is a CEO and Founder of Intact Digital Ltd and a Chair in Data Science at the University of Nottingham. With 20 years of research experience in computer science and mathematics, she is now focusing on the critical issue of technology obsolescence that endangers information and knowledge derived through computation and stored in digital media. As a Professor of Data Science, Natasa is fostering cross-disciplinary projects that take multiple perspectives on computing and advocates responsible technology innovation that empowers users and respects societal values of privacy and self-determination. Natasa is serving on the advisory board for the course in Entrepreneurship at the University of Cambridge and closely collaborates with the Centre for Entrepreneurship at the Judge Business School.

Richard Pinch retired from GCHQ where his roles included Deputy Director of the Heilbronn Institute and Head of Profession for Mathematics. Before joining GCHQ he had held research and teaching positions at Cambridge and Glasgow, with research interests in computational number theory and combinatorics. He was Vice President of Professional Affairs and Industry at the IMA from 2014-2017.

Dan Shepherd is Senior Cryptographic Consultant at NCSC and a researcher into Cryptography and Quantum Information, and leads on University liaison.

Sir Bernard Silverman is Emeritus Professor of Statistics at the Universities of Bristol and Oxford, and from 2010 to 2017 was Chief Scientific Adviser to the Home Office. He now has a range of roles including research, charity trusteeship, consultancy, and advice to Government. A past president of the Royal Statistical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Academy of Social Sciences, his research has been both in his core interest of computational statistics (both mathematical and practical aspects) as well as in collaborative and applied work across the disciplinary spectrum. One of his current active research interests is in modern slavery and human trafficking. Sir Bernard remains a member of the INI Development Board. 

Stacie Tibos is an Associate Principal Engineer working at PepsiCo International based at their Global R&D centre at Beaumont Park, Leicester. He leads the computational simulation and modelling agenda for PepsiCo in the UK and Europe. He previously worked in the Power Industry and spent 9 years working at General Electric and Alstom Power before joining PepsiCo back in the summer of 2017. Stacie holds a PhD in mechanical engineering and is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Stacie is also a member of the Process Industries Division Board, a member of the Young Members Board and a member of the Food and Drink Engineering Committee at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Dawn Wasley  -  International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS)
Dawn managed the programme of Knowledge Exchange activities at ICMS. She has extended the cross-discipline, industry, government and public body involvement in ICMS events over recent years. A key focus is community building across the UK Mathematical Sciences. Dawn has a background in scientific R&D  project management.

Gateway Scientific Advisory Panel

The Gateway Scientific Advisory Panel members are from academia and provide guidance and advice on specific scientific and research matters relevant to Gateway activities. The Panel operates in a virtual way via email and telephone and is responsive to ad-hoc questions and requests for guidance from the Gateway. The Panel is invited to join a meeting of the Gateway Advisory Board every Autumn, to ensure members are able to engage in a proactive way and have the opportunity to input more strategically to the growth of the Gateway.

The Members are:

Philip Aston - University of Surrey
Philip is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Surrey. Philip’s research interests are broadly in nonlinear dynamical systems, and with application particularly to mathematical biology. More specifically, his interests include bifurcation theory, symmetry, computation of Lyapunov exponents using spatial integration, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PKPD), non-exponential radioactive decay, mathematical models of hepatitis C infection, attractor reconstruction methods for extracting information from physiological time series and machine learning. Philip also has a joint appointment with the Data Science group at the National Physical Laboratory where he is involved in a multinational project which is working on machine learning for ECG signals.

Martine Barons - University of Warwick
Martine is the Director of the Applied Statistics and Risk Unit at the University of Warwick Department of Statistics.  In this role, she leads for the department in engagement with business, Industry & Government to enable the early application of theoretical, algorithmic and methodological developments. Martine's own research is in probabilistic models for decision support under uncertainty.  Martine works closely with policymakers on the application of these decision support methods in household food security and leads the interdisciplinary Food Action & Research Midlands (FARM) group. Martine is a Chartered Mathematician, a member of the RSS and IMA, part of the steering group for Analysis under Uncertainty for Decision Makers (AU4DM) and a member of the Bond Implementation Group under the chairmanship of Bernard Silverman.

Chris Breward - University of Oxford
Chris is the co-Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Industrially Focused Mathematical Modelling (InFoMM) at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.

Peter Challenor - University of Exeter
Peter is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Exeter. A statistician, he has broad interests; mainly concerned with the relationship between models (both mechanistic and statistical) and the real world. These range from the methods of estimating uncertainty in complex numerical models, probabilistic numerics and spatio-temporal modelling. Current areas of application include climate and healthcare.

Alan Champneys - University of Bristol (Chair of the Scientific Advisory Panel)
Alan is Professor of Applied Non-linear Mathematics and currently Head of Department of Engineering Mathematics at the University of Bristol. Alan's research interests cover dynamical systems and interdisciplinary mathematical modelling in engineering and the life sciences. Application areas include mechanical vibrations, contact mechanics, renewable energy, fluid-structure interaction, neuroscience, pattern formation across many length scales and healthcare analytics. He obtained his DPhil from Oxford in 1991, in 2014 he gave the Alan Tayler Lecture in Industrial Mathematics and in 2016 he received an honorary degree from the Budapest University of Technology for his industrial work on valve dynamics.

Christine Currie - University of Southampton
Christine is a Professor of Operational Research in Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton and a previous director of the Centre for Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems (CORMSIS). She is Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Simulation and co-chaired the UK national OR Conference OR63 in 2021. Her research interests include simulation optimisation, applications of simulation in health care, optimal pricing and disaster management. She can be contacted by email and more information is on her webpage.

Chris Dent - University of Edinburgh
Chris is Professor of Industrial Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh, and a Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute. He has worked since 2007 in energy systems analysis, with current interests also in wider issues of how modelling is used in government. He has participated regularly in Newton Institute and Gateway events since 2009.

Rosemary Dyson - University of Birmingham
Rosemary is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at the University of Birmingham. She applies the principles of mathematical modelling to mechanical problems in biological and industrial contexts, generating novel insights into the systems involved, as well as new mathematical techniques. As such her work is inherently highly collaborative, involving frequent interactions with experimentalists.

Des Higham - University of Edinburgh
Des held the 1966 Chair of Numerical Analysis at the University of Strathclyde. He has research interests in the design and evaluation of computational methods; notably in Stochastic Computation, with applications in sociological/technological networks, future cities/digital economy and computational biology. He has experience of collaboration and knowledge exchange with non-academic partners in digital marketing, infographics and biosciences. He currently holds an EPSRC Digital Economy Established Career Fellowship in Data Analytics/Internet of Things. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a Royal Society/Wolfson Research Merit Award holder and runs the Survey and Review section of SIAM Review.

Rebecca Hoyle - University of Southampton
Rebecca is a professor of mathematics researching in evolutionary biology, mathematical psychology, dynamics on social networks and molecular motor dynamics. Her recent work focuses on the effect of empathy and emotion in strategy decisions, cooperation in social networks, the evolution of maternal effects in response to environmental change and the mechanism of DNA unwinding by the eukaryotic replicative helicase. She has also studied what makes researchers creative and why, and how collaboration and interdisciplinarity lead to new ideas. Rebecca has performed stand-up comedy inspired by her research.

Jane Hutton - University of Warwick
Jane works in medical statistics, particularly survival analysis and non-random data. Jane has major collaborations in cerebral palsy and epilepsy, and her research has had impact through clinical guidelines and in legal cases. Jane has also published on ethics and philosophy of statistics. Professor Hutton is a member of the Core Methodology Panel, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Education Committee of the International Biometric Society.

Arieh Iserles - University of Cambridge
Arieh is Professor Emeritus in Numerical Analysis of Differential Equations, at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge. Arieh’s areas of interest include different aspects of the numerical solution of differential equations and other areas of interest in computational mathematics.

Katerina Kaouri - Cardiff University
Katerina is a Reader at the School of Mathematics at Cardiff University and the departmental Director for Impact and Engagement. She has obtained her DPhil from Oxford in 2005. She has subsequently worked in industry and has extensive expertise in industrial engagement and knowledge exchange. As a mathematical modeller she has been working on a range of interdisciplinary, real-life challenges; application areas include fluid mechanics, viral transmission, fertilization and embryogenesis. She has established several successful collaborations with external partners (companies, non-profits, government) and has led the organisation of two European Study Groups with Industry. She is a Council member of the European Consortium of Mathematics in Industry and has been a Working Group Leader in the EU-funded Mathematics for Industry Network (MI-NET). She is passionate about science communication and public engagement and has both organised and participated in several scicomm activities over the last 15 years.

William Lee - University of Huddersfield
William is Professor of Industrial Mathematics and Deputy Director of the Centre for Mathematics and Data Science.

Gabriel Lord - Radboud University (and Heriot-Watt​ University)
Gabriel is Professor of Applied Analysis at Radboud University (with a part position at Heriot-Watt University). Gabriel's research interests are in applied computational mathematics, particularly in the development of efficient numerical techniques to simulate stochastic systems and applications from a broad range of areas such as mathematical biology and medicine, volcanology, finance and pattern formation.

Anotida Madzvamuse - The University of British Columbia
Anotida is a professor of mathematics at the University of British Columbia. Previously, he held a Chair in Mathematical and Computational Biology in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Sussex and is a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award Holder (2016-2021). His research focuses on Quantitative Biology at the interface between fundamental disciplines (e.g. mathematics, numerical analysis, biophysics, HPC scientific computing) and experimental sciences (e.g. cell motility, cancer biology, biomedicine, developmental biology, plant biology). 

Adele Marshall - Queen's University Belfast  
Adele is Professor of Statistics, Director of the Mathematics Academy and Programme Director of the MSc Data Analytics programme at Queen's University Belfast. As a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, Adele has been an elected member of the RSS council, one of the founding members of the Young Statisticians Section (YSS) following which she became Chair of the YSS, and Northern Ireland Local Group Chair. She is former President of the Irish Statistical Association and is proactive in working with local companies working in Data Analytics.

Jeremy Oakley - University of Sheffield
Jeremy is a Professor of Statistics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield. His research interests include the elicitation of expert knowledge in the form of probability distributions, and methods for quantifying uncertainty in predictions from mathematical models. He collaborates with academic and industrial partners in various fields, and is particularly interested in applications in healthcare decision making.

Surajit Ray - University of Glasgow
Surajit is a Professor in Statistics at the University of Glasgow. He is a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College. His research interests are in the area of model selection, the theory and geometry of mixture models and functional data analysis. He is especially interested in challenges presented by "large magnitude", both in the dimension of data vectors and in the number of vector. Core areas of methodological research include multivariate mixtures, structural equations models, high-dimensional clustering and functional clustering. Key collaborative activities involve projects in immunology, modelling of climate ecosystem dynamics and medical image segmentation. Surajit has several active collaborations and shared studentships with industry partners in medical imaging and NHS Scotland.

Manuchehr Soleimani - University of Bath
Manuchehr is a Mathematical Engineer with a PhD in applied Mathematics from University of Manchester and undergrad degree in Engineering. He is currently a Professor of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath. He has interests in area of nonlinear inverse problems for tomographic imaging and numerical methods for physical modelling using techniques such as finite element and finite difference methods.

Meric Srokosz – National Oceanography Centre
Meric has degrees in mathematics and in theology, and a PhD in mathematics, the topic of the latter was theoretical aspects wave power absorption (alternative energy). Post-PhD he worked for the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, British National Space Centre and the National Oceanography Centre. His research includes ocean surface waves, satellite oceanography, upper ocean biological-physical interactions and the ocean’s role in climate change. Meric also has an interest in science and religion issues, and from 2012-2015 he was the associate director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge.

Emily Walsh - University of the West of England
Emily is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of the West of England and a Higher Education Academy Fellow. Emily’s interests are in computational mathematics and the solution of partial differential equations. Recent work includes the generation and analysis of adaptive mesh methods, based on optimal transport theory, with application to numerical weather prediction. Emily completed her PhD at the University of Bath, as a CASE award student with the MET Office, returning to academia after a career in secondary mathematics education. Emily is also very actively involved in maths outreach and widening participation.

Adrian Weller - University of Cambridge
Adrian is a Senior Researcher in the Machine Learning Group at the University of Cambridge, a faculty fellow at the Alan Turing Institute and an executive fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. He has broad interests in artificial intelligence, its commercial applications and how it may be used to benefit society. Previously, he held senior roles in finance at Goldman Sachs, Salomon Brothers and Citadel. Adrian graduated in mathematics from Trinity College, Cambridge, and earned a PhD in computer science from Columbia University.

Previous Scientific Advisory Panel Members were:

Jacek Gondzio - University of Edinburgh
Jacek is Professor of Optimisation at the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh. Jacek is interested in the theory and implementation of optimisation methods for linear, quadratic and nonlinear programming. His interests include the use of parallel and distributed computing for solving real-life very large optimisation problems arising in different applications.

Nigel Smart - KU Leuven 
Nigel is a Professor in the Faculty of Engineering Science at KU Leuven in Belgium. Prior to this he was a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol, where he set up the Cryptography and Security group. He is co-Founder of Dyadic Security, a company specialising in mitigating cryptographic risks by deploying distributed cryptographic solutions and was Vice President of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) from 2014-2016. After studying for his PhD and other positions in Computational Number Theory, Nigel joined HP Labs in Bristol and switched to Cryptography and then returned to academia at Bristol University. His interests are in cryptography - ranging from implementation through to provable security and the underlying mathematical primitives.

Helen Wilson - University College London
Helen is Head of the Department of Mathematics at University College London. Her research interests concern complex fluids and rheology, and she was President of the British Society of Rheology from 2015-2017. She is currently Vice President (Learned Societies) of the IMA, a role that includes involvement with the IMA response to the Bond Review of KE in Mathematics, interfacing with EPSRC, and liaison with the other members of CMS on a range of issues.