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Robert MacKay

Professor and Director of Mathematical Interdisciplinary Research (University of Warwick)

Robert MacKay is a Professor in the Mathematics Institute of the University of Warwick and Director of Mathematical Interdisciplinary Research.

His research in Nonlinear Dynamics has been recognised by the first Stephanos Pnevmatikos International Award for Research in Nonlinear Phenomena (1993), Junior (1994) and Senior (2015) Whitehead prizes of the London Mathematical Society, election to Fellowships of the Royal Society (2000), the Institute of Physics (2000) and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (2003), entry to the ISI Highly cited list under Mathematics in 2008, a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2012-7), serving as President of the IMA (2012&13), and Renowned Fellow (EPSRC Recognising Influential Scientists and Engineers, 2014).

He has published 136 refereed journal articles, 50 articles in conference proceedings, lecture notes and similar, written 1 book, and co-edited 1 reprint selection, 4 conference proceedings and 2 volumes of lecture notes.

He has extensive research leadership and management experience. In particular, he is PI of an EPSRC/MRC Centre for Doctoral Training on Mathematics for Real-world Systems (MathSys).

He has hosted 33 postdoctoral fellows of whom 1 current, and supervised 32 PhD students (17 shared and 5 current) and 21 MSc dissertations or projects.

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CECAN recently guest edited a special issue of the leading evaluation journal ‘Evaluation’. The issue, written by members of CECAN and some of its collaborators, aims to bring together a set of ideas and methods for handling complexity in evaluation based on extensive practical experience in addressing these issues, from a research perspective, in UK central government evaluation.

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